10 Healthcare Podcasts for Nurses

Podcasts are defined as “a digital audio file made available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically.” You can listen to a podcast anytime while you’re standing in a coffee shop, walking from your office, or even when you do your yoga. These days, with remote working becoming more popular, people are nurses to podcasts as a break from staring at their computers. If you are looking to take care of your health or getting educated from experts in the field, healthcare podcasts help you understand more of what is going on in the medical industry. Personal health is something people should take care of or pay attention to before getting sick.

Not surprisingly, there are many free podcasts out there, which provide quality advice from experts in the healthcare industry. And you can listen to their expert tips, pieces of information, stories, news, healthcare trends, or whatever they have to talk about.

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1. The Oncology Nursing Podcast

Oncology nurses should always be educated with new medical technologies and treatment options available for cancer patients. The Oncology Nursing Podcast covers all the important information an oncology nurse must know and the practical caring methods and treatment options available for cancer patients.

Air Time: Monthly 5 episodes

Recommended Episodes:

Updates in Surgical Oncology – ONS Congress

In this episode, ONS Congress members join to discuss what oncology nurses need to know about robotic surgery in oncology, how they could take care of their patients before and after the surgery, and all.

Why your words matter to patients with cancer

Even if it is a small word, or gesture the way you talk to a cancer patient affects them deeply. This is why you should reframe your conversation with each patient, and you have to find ways to empower them.

2. The Nursing Podcast

This is another helpful podcast for RN-BSN nursing students, or say it is a useful podcast for any nursing students. In each episode, they cover struggling students’ concerns and questions, tips, and tricks you should know as a nurse, interviews of authors and leaders in the industry, and all the details about nursing care for disease processes.

Air Time: Monthly

Recommended episodes:

  • Giving meds safely in urgent situations

When you face an urgent situation, you have very little time to think and respond to that situation. It’s imperative to make the correct decision at that time, especially in the nursing field. This episode will help you to get through the situation and how to avoid medical errors.

  • 5 things you need to know when picking a nursing school

When there are so many choices you have, it might seem challenging to pick one for you! That may be true when choosing a nursing school for yourself. In this podcast episode, you’ll get an idea of what to look for in a perfect nursing school.

3. Tough to Treat

Tough to treat is a fantastic podcast hosted by Susan Clinton and Erica Meloe. Tough to Treat is a podcast about how they have successfully treated patients with their skills and passion. They share tips and their therapy expertise in treating patients with stubborn neck pain to persistent pelvic pain. They also state the reason for the source of the problem is not always what you think. “Tough to Treat” is one of the very few podcasts focused on interregional dependence and clinical reasoning.

Air Time: Monthly

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In this episode, they discuss the pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and why it’s important not to dismiss these women.

This is part 2 of the previous episode, where they discuss the novel approach to interventions and pregnant women’s resilience.

4. Empowered Health

Journalist Emily Kumler hosts this excellent podcast, “Empowered Health.” The episodes of this podcast run from the best look at finding reliable information on women’s bodies and how to take care of them. The podcast runs every Monday in a week. Each week, Emily will be introducing professionals in the field to break down all the barriers of health misunderstandings related to women by providing the knowledge they need to know to live a better happy life.

Air Time: Weekly on Monday

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This is one of the notable episodes on changing one’s career path. Here, Wendy Sachs, author of “Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers,” shares her best tips and tricks on when one should change their career. Melini Jesudason explains how she left her successful investment banking career to rock her life as an influencer and yoga teacher.

Dr. Janet Wei of the Barbara Streisand Women’s Heart Center and Dr. Giulia Sheftel of Newton-Wellesley Hospital address how heart disease in women and men are different, how the blockages happen in the small vessels, its symptoms, and how estrogen plays a role in heart health.

5. Straight A Nursing

A useful, informative podcast focused on providing more clinical wisdom, inspiration to work, helpful tips that a nurse will need in the future, and all the other stuff. Straight A Nursing covers all the relevant topics and basic knowledge a nurse should know to all the complicated cases a nurse face in the ICU. The way Nurse Mo brings her episodes to life is exceptionally engaging and credible.

Air Time: Weekly on Thursday

Recommended episodes:

Every nurse may know that IV therapy is not just giving your patients the medical fluids. In this episode, Nurse mo explains the A-Z of IV therapy, such as what medical fluids are best for your patient’s condition, what to look for when taking IV, how to care for them, and everything about IV access.

Your nursing college may teach you everything you need to know about when it comes to taking care of a patient.

6. Eyes For Ears

Hosted by Ben Young and Andrew Pouw, Eyes for Ears podcast is well suited for nurses working in the ophthalmology department. They cover all the basic things related to the eyes and diseases related to it. Each episode covers an illness related to the eyes, the symptoms, treatment, caring, and everything related to that disease. They also host interviews with experts in the industry to add value to their episodes.

Air Time: Monthly 2-4 episodes

Recommended episodes:

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension is a disorder related to high pressure in the brain, and the symptoms may vary from person to person depending on their conditions. With guest host Amanda Redfern, they discuss all the diagnostic features, signs, various diagnoses, and treatments for IIH.

With host Dr. Jay Sridhar, assistant professor at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, they discuss everything about Vitreomacular Traction and Macular Holes.

7. CorConsult Rx: Evidence-Based Medicine and Pharmacy

With continued research and technologies, scientists are introducing new medicines to the medical industry, and it may seem unable to catch up with it. And not recording a proper medical history may lead to medical errors. CorConsult Rx is an informative podcast with drug updates and evidence-based medicine for doctors, pharmacists, and students working in the medical industry.

Air Time: Monthly 2-4 episodes

Recommended episodes:

This episode hosted by Rachel Corvino and Emily Philips discusses Palmetto Clinical Research and some of the clinical research they are currently involved with, such as introducing new drugs in cases of endometriosis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and CV risk reduction.

This is a detailed episode of the 2019 GINA (a.k.a. Asthma) guidelines. They discuss various diagnostics for the disease and cover updated treatment options available for 2019 GINA.

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8. The Dental Guys

As the name suggests, this podcast is all about dental things. If you are a student or doctor who works in dentistry, you will love this podcast. They cover everything from dental tips and tricks to reviews and dental news. Hosted by Jon and Wes, the Dental guys’ podcast brings a lot of humor and dentistry information.

Air Time: Monthly 2 episodes

Recommended episodes:

This is an excellent one-hour episode where they discuss the current information on how to choose a good curing light and how to use a curing light on composites properly.

Orthobrain is an upcoming disruptive technology in the dentistry department. An episode with Dr.Dan German, the founder of Orthobrain, Jon, and Wes, discusses this technology further.

9. Muscle Medicine

Hosted by Dr. Emily Kiberd, Muscle Medicine is an excellent podcast with endless wellness tips and facts. When it comes to wellness, people’s families with wellness trends and options in front of them, but do they really understand the myths and after-effects behind them? Probably not! With an expert in this field, this podcast will help you debunk all the myths related to various wellness and healthcare trends and lead a quality, empowered life.

Air Time: Monthly on Thursday

Recommended episodes:

With a wonderful episode with guest host Jennifer Fugo, this noted episode covers all the eczema facts. This 45 min episode explains everything about this chronic disease, like how bad this skin condition can affect you and the significant causes and best treatment options available for this chronic disease.

With guest host Dr. Maria Snyder, this episode helps anyone control their hormonal changes with essential oils. With proper oil usage in the right portion, you can change your whole mood to another level. Essential oils can act as a magic potion to control your stress, tiredness, headache, and other hormone imbalances.

10. Nursing Uncensored

Nursing Uncensored is another excellent podcast that Adrianne Behning RN hosts. This podcast is a series of conversations opening about the things going through a nurse’s mind. It develops a meaningful connection to an American nurse’s life through all the joy and challenges they face in their working environment. It can be a great podcast for young nurses as it provides advocacy and education to them in the light of experienced nurses.

Air Time: Monthly 2 episodes

Recommended episodes:

With guest host Renee DuShane, this episode covers Renee’s nursing experiences and the things she learned from her first job. As an experienced abuse and psychiatric nurse, she explains additional details such as the importance of a good nurse orientation in the field, her involvement with celebrity star Kylie Jenner’s anti-bullying campaign, and all.

With special guest Sarah Gray of Trusted Health, this episode includes the modern ways for nurses to seek and find the perfect nursing job for their best interest. A nurse has more opportunities to advance their career as a travel nurse, flight nurse, camp nurse, agency nursing, and so many other options.

Listening to podcasts is a good option whether your commuting to work or walking the dog! There are many informative free podcasts for nurses out there, and you might not know when it comes handy! It’s maybe the podcasts that help you find new career opportunities in your field, nursing conferences, and scholarships that will help you in your class or get the idea of each disease and patient care from experienced people. There are various choices, and you could always stick with the one you find best useful for you!

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