Nursing with Dr. Hobbick

Nursing with Dr. Hobbick

Welcome to "Nursing with Dr. Hobbick," the podcast designed exclusively for nursing students. I am Dr. Stacey Hobbick, a dedicated nurse educator with a doctoral background, committed to equipping you with the knowledge and insights you need to excel in your nursing journey. In each episode, we'll dive deep into the core subjects that you encounter in your nursing classes. From fundamental concepts to advanced topics, we'll break down complex ideas into understandable and relatable discussions. As a nursing professor, my goal is to bridge the gap between classroom theory and real-world practice, ensuring you're well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Join me as we explore essential nursing theories, patient care strategies, healthcare ethics, clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and much more. I'll draw upon my extensive experience in both nursing education and practical nursing to provide you with a comprehensive perspective that goes beyond the textbook. This podcast is your companion on your journey toward becoming a proficient and compassionate nurse. Tune in regularly to gain valuable insights, enhance your understanding, and connect with the dynamic world of nursing. Whether you're commuting, studying, or simply seeking to expand your nursing knowledge, "Nursing with Dr. Hobbick" is here to support you every step of the way. Subscribe now to embark on this educational adventure with me. Together, we'll navigate the intricate landscape of nursing education, empowering you to thrive as a skilled and confident nursing professional.

Episodes

November 8, 2023 14 mins

Did you know that everyday items like soap and chemicals can trigger urethritis and cystitis? This episode invites you on a comprehensive journey into the world of urinary tract infections (UTIs), urethritis, and cystitis. We begin by breaking down the differences between upper and lower UTIs and how they relate to acute and recurring UTIs. You'll also understand why bacteria from the bowel play a significant role in UTIs and ...

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What if your life was suddenly disrupted by a mysterious condition that started in your legs and gradually progressed to your face, causing numbness, tingling, and in severe cases, paralysis? This is the reality for patients suffering from Gilan Boree, a baffling syndrome that we explore on this episode of Nursing with Dr Hobbock. After a closer look at this perplexing syndrome, thought to be triggered by a viral infection, we lay ...

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August 1, 2023 7 mins

Wondering how to navigate the intricate journey of caring for Parkinson's patients? We've got your back. Join us on this episode of "Nursing with Dr Hobbock Today," as we unpack the nuances of the disease. From identifying the hallmark symptoms to exploring the potential risks and the importance of creating a safe environment, we've got you covered. The conversation gets even more interesting as we discuss ...

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Ever wondered why multiple sclerosis (MS) is such a complex and mystifying condition? How does this disease subtly sneak its way into the nervous system, disrupting nerve impulses, and causing a myriad of symptoms that make it both challenging to diagnose and manage? Our resident expert, Dr. Hobbick, takes us on an educational journey through the tricky landscape of MS, illuminating its demyelinating nature, the distinctive types, ...

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July 23, 2023 11 mins

Ever wondered how to expertly navigate the complex world of caring for patients with spinal cord injuries? Fear not, because in our riveting discussion with Dr Hobbock, we unpack everything you need to know, from recognizing the telltale signs of spinal shock and autonomic dysreflexia to implementing effective management strategies. Master the use of corticosteroids, the role of traction, and the essential monitoring techniques to ...

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A heartfelt tribute to the woman who not only birthed me, but also became the cornerstone of my career path, my dear mother. Recently, we said our last goodbyes to her after a brave battle with the aggressive clear cell uterine cancer. Her journey is a testament to her resilience - from the initial diagnosis in 2012 to the multiple treatments, periods of remission and relapse. It's a journey that took us to the sunny state of ...

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July 20, 2023 16 mins

Ever wondered how the Glasgow Coma Scale impacts patient prognosis? Or why outdated methods in feedings could be detrimental for patient care? With Dr. Hobbock as our guide, we untangle these subjects and more in a comprehensive look at the neurologic system in nursing. Together, we debunk ambiguous terms in measuring altered states of consciousness, advocating for the specificity of the Glasgow Coma Scale. We also underscore the i...

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Ever wondered why we lower our voices when communicating with those suffering from hearing loss and not raise it? Join me, Dr. Hobbock, as we explore the delicate mystery of sensory health, focusing especially on hearing loss. In this insightful episode, we break down the two primary types of hearing loss - conductive and sensory neural. We get to the root of conductive hearing loss, often caused by infections, trauma or wax build-...

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Are you ready to unravel the mysteries of Neurosensory conditions? It's a world where subtle signs like a halo around lights or a slight loss of peripheral vision can signify the onset of Glaucoma, a condition with potentially devastating impacts on vision. Join us as we embark on a deep exploration of Glaucoma, shedding light on everything from symptoms and diagnostic testing, to nursing considerations and treatments. We&apos...

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April 20, 2023 3 mins

A quick run down and example of SBAR communicaiton. 

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March 30, 2022 19 mins

Nursing considerations for patients taking antibacterial medications. 

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March 26, 2022 19 mins

A quick run through medications that are used to control or reduce inflammation. I review NSAIDs, Corticosteroids, Antigout, and DMARDs. Including the most important points to know about each from a nursing perspective. 

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February 22, 2022 21 mins

Our first episode dedicated to a class of medications. This episode we explore the autonomic nervous system and medications that can affect it called Adrenergic and Cholinergic Medications.

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February 16, 2022 28 mins

The balance of electrolytes is a delicate thing, and at the same time our bodies are general pretty good at maintaining it!  Lets talk about ways electrolyte imbalance can affect our patients. 

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I was introduced to the Wisdom App recently. This app was founded by Dayo Akinrinade and according to their website "Talk LIVE with experts on everything. Be Inspired by Social Audio on the world’s largest mentorship platform." Check it out here and on the Wisdom App. 

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February 9, 2022 22 mins

Osmosis, osmolality, osmolarity, and fluid balance. How hydrostatic pressure and osmotic pressure drive filtration in our capillaries to deliver nutrients and remove wastes. 

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Safety and quality are critical when discussing medication administration. Let's discuss nursing considerations and medication administration.

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February 2, 2022 12 mins

When administering medications to special populations there are certain considerations that the nurse should be aware of. In this episode, we will explore how some normal processes of aging can affect our patients' pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as well as other important consideration when administering medications to the geriatric population. 

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January 26, 2022 13 mins

Things nurses should consider when administering medications to pediatric populations. 

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January 18, 2022 11 mins

Nursing care of patients with visual or auditory issues. 

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