Rapid Response RN

Rapid Response RN

A show for Nurses who want the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond to any emergency.

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40:Why Rapid Response Nursing? Interview With The Nurse Keith Show

Get to know Sarah a little better as she is interviewed by the Nurse Keith Podcast.
February 4, 2023

39: Critical Limb Ischemia

At what point does peripheral artery disease become critical limb ischemia (also known as "acute limb ischemia")? What symptoms and assessment findings should you be concerned about? What are the treatment options for patients who lose blood flow to their extremities?
January 27, 2023

38:Q&A: How to Effectively and Professionally Advocate For Your Patient… Even When the Provider is Intimidating

It's a topic that they don't really cover in Nursing school... but the ability to effectively advocate for your patient could save your patient's life! In this episode, Sarah discusses some strategies, techniques, and mindsets that she has used to help her be a strong patient advocate.
January 20, 2023

37: Hypercalcemia Cardiac Arrest with guest Kisha RN

The severity of symptoms of hypercalcemia depend greatly on so many factors. Some patients are asymptomatic, while others have gone into cardiac arrest. On this episode we breakdown causes of hypercalcemia, the range of symptoms, and expected treatment as well as unpacking a crazy story of a patient who came in asymptomatic that ended up going into cardiac arrest.
January 13, 2023

36: Commotio Cordis: Responding to Sports Related Cardiac Events With Guest Dr. Jeremy Alland, Team Physician for the Chicago Bulls

Would you be prepared to respond to a cardiac emergency outside of the hospital? On today’s episode, rapid response nurse and our host, Sarah Lorenzini, has invited guest Dr. Jeremy Alland, the official physician for the Chicago Bulls basketball team, to help us unravel what happened to Damar Hamlin on the football field, and how we can better prepare ourselves for cardiac events as medical professionals in non-medical settings.
January 6, 2023

35: Cardiac Syncope…(DO NOT AMBULATE!)

The most concerning type of syncope! When a patient suddenly passes out from either an arrhythmia or a structural abnormality of the heart... this needs to be investigated and treated... next time they might not wake up from it! If you love learning from other people's mistakes, you will love this episode of when I didn't realize my patient was in V-tach and walked him back to his room! We discuss all of the reasons the heart might cause you to pass out and a little about the challenges of being an ER Triage Nurse in this final episode of the year and the last episode in a 4 part series on syncope. So make sure you also check out episode #32, #33, and #34 to learn seizure vs syncope, reflex syncope, and orthostatic syncope.
December 27, 2022

Rapid Response RN

Do you want to go from dreading emergencies to feeling confident and ready to jump into action to rescue your patient?

Well, this show will let you see emergencies unfold through the eyes of a Rapid Response Nurse. With real life stories from the frontlines of nursing, host Sarah Lorenzini MSN, RN, CCRN, CEN, a Rapid Response Nurse and educator, shares her experiences at rapid response events and breaks down the pathophysiology, pharmacology, and the important role the nurse plays during emergencies.

If you want to sharpen your assessment skills and learn how to think like a Rapid Response Nurse, then Sarah is here to share stories, tips, tricks, and mindsets that will prepare you to approach any emergency.

Every episode is packed full of exactly what you need to know to handle whatever crisis that could arise on your shift. It’s one thing to get the right answer on the test, but knowing how to detect when YOUR patient is declining and what to do when YOUR patient is crashing is what will make or break your day… and might just save your patient’s life.
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Sarah Lorenzini, MSN-ED, RN, CCRN, CEN

Sarah Lorenzini, MSN-ED, RN, CCRN, CEN

Sarah Lorenzini, MSN-ED, RN, CCRN, CEN, is a highly accredited Rapid Response Nurse and host of the Rapid Response RN Podcast. She loves being a nurse and empowering other nurses with the knowledge and confidence to respond to any emergency.

Throughout her extensive nursing career, Sarah's learned not only how to manage a crashing patient, but also how to break down difficult concepts and guide nurses with tips and tricks for managing emergencies.

Sarah uses stories from her almost 20-year career as an ER and Critical Care Nurse to teach critical thinking and to inspire nurses to speak up and advocate with confidence for their patients.

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