Ep. 62 - The Best Kept Secret In the Hospital: Interventional Radiology - D.D. Finder

January 24, 2024

In this episode, D.D. Finder RN, BSN, CCRN, CFRN shares the best kept secret in the hospital… Interventional Radiology! We discuss common procedures, work-life balance, benefits, cons, and more.

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We Discuss

(0:00) Introduction

(4:44) D.D.’s Background

(10:30) Working in a toxic work environment

(21:00) Developing Patient Relationships

(26:12) Common Procedures in Interventional Radiology

(39:15) How many patients do you see in a day

(41:10) Connecting with patients

(48:23) Shift Length, PTO, On Call

(57:00) Benefits of IR

(1:01:01) What do assessments look like

(1:06:47) Cons of IR

(1:08:15) Experience needed before doing IR nursing

(1:10:25) Where do nurses go after IR nursing

About The Guest

D.D. Finder is a former Flight and ICU Nurse, EMT-Basic, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who has worked in healthcare for over 20 years. Due to extreme sleep deprivation and a hostile work environment, DD left critical and emergency care medicine to continue his nursing career in Intervention Radiology. His love and deep respect for first responders and nurses drove him to publish a novel showcasing their intelligence, sacrifice, and compassion for a job he once dedicated his life to.

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