First Case

Clock in, scrub up, and join us behind the red line. We are First Case – an operating room podcast bringing you exciting interviews, engaging discussions, and innovative solutions that are changing the way patients receive surgical care. Each episode we talk to frontline staff, perioperative leadership, and nursing entrepreneurs from across the country as they share their stories, experience and expertise on an industry we love.

From the back table to the board room, from wheels in to wheels out. — we tackle the real-life issues affecting the OR. Whether you’re tuning in for surgical service education or inspiration, we’re glad you’re here. And now, it’s time to roll back, and start the First Case…

Episodes

Call Schedules: Is there a way to do them right?

Taking call and covering call schedules is a demanding task that requires a substantial amount of time and energy for everyone in perioperative services. Front-line staff know the struggle of working long hours on difficult call shifts, while management faces the struggle of working long hours on creating call schedules and finding adequate coverage. And while call is a necessary evil for most operating rooms, creating call schedules, ensuring call coverage, and finding a fair balance for staff doesn’t have to be so frustrating. On this episode of the First Case podcast, we talk all things call with James Nideffer, BSN, RN. James is the founder of ORCallStaff.com, a unique and helpful resource designed to assist hospitals in managing their OR call schedules. Tune in as we hear James discuss his experiences with covering call, both as a staff nurse and as a nurse manager. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of covering call, the challenges that we face when taking call, and learn about an exciting solution to the challenges of managing a call schedule.

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else podcasts are heard!

Or you can listen directly from our website: http://www.firstcasemedia.com

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Disclaimer of Endorsement: First Case Media does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise represented in the recording of this podcast.  The views and opinions of guests or advertisers expressed on or in the recording of this podcast does not necessarily state or reflect those of the First Case Media team.

 

More than Letters on a Badge: A Chat about OR Certifications

Are you considering earning your CNOR? Do you feel anxious and a little overwhelmed at the thought of preparing for such an extensive test? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone! Nothing makes an O.R. nurse more uncomfortable than being unprepared, and one of the most helpful ways to prepare for the CNOR is with a CNOR review course. On today’s episode we’re talking about all things certification with Wendy Zander, RN, MSN/ED, CNOR, founder of Zander Perioperative Education. Wendy is an engaging and talented educator who has been successfully preparing nurses for the CNOR exam since 2004. Join us as Wendy shares how she created her review course, learn about the benefits of certification, hear the success stories of other nurses just like you, and get ready to prepare yourself for the CNOR.

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else podcasts are heard!

Or you can listen directly from our website: http://www.firstcasemedia.com

#FirstCase #Certification #CNOR #PerioperativeNurse #Surgery #SurgeryLife #OperatingRoom #OperatingRoomNurse #Podcast

Disclaimer of Endorsement: First Case Media does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise represented in the recording of this podcast.  The views and opinions of guests or advertisers expressed on or in the recording of this podcast does not necessarily state or reflect those of the First Case Media team.

Inaugural Episode: Meet the Hosts and Hear the Vision for First Case

Whether you scrub or circulate, work as front-line staff or serve in leadership, the operating room can be a uniquely challenging but extremely rewarding career. On this inaugural episode of the First Case podcast, get to know our experienced OR hosts who understand firsthand what it’s like to love, hate, and work in the Operating Room (depending on the day!). Tune in as they layout a vision for the First Case podcast and talk about the diverse experiences they will be bringing to this innovative audio project with every episode. Season 1 will be releasing every other week and will be filled with expert interviews from fabulous guests, discussions about shared experiences, and hopefully a few solutions to the challenges that we face every single day! Now, without further ado, it’s time to get started with the First Case…

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else podcasts are heard!

Or you can listen directly from our website: http://www.firstcasemedia.com

#FirstCase #Podcast #Perioperative #Surgery #Operatingroom #OperatingRoomNurse #SurgicalTech #SurgeryLife #SurgTech 

Disclaimer of Endorsement: First Case Media does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise represented in the recording of this podcast.  The views and opinions of guests or advertisers expressed on or in the recording of this podcast does not necessarily state or reflect those of the First Case Media team.

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