Category Archives for "Podcast"

Preventing Burnout and Compassion Fatigue with Caroline Cárdenas: Ep 12

Burnout and compassion fatigue can happen to any healthcare professional, and it can have a negative impact on patients and even your larger nursing career. Fortunately it’s very preventable, as our guest this week will attest to. Nurse Keith was joined by Caroline Cárdenas (MSN, RN, CBCN, RYT 200hr), who is a Masters-prepared oncology nurse, hoopdance teacher, and evangelist for play and physical movement as a means to preventing and recovering from burnout and compassion fatigue. She’s also the creator of The Hula Hoop Girl, an Embodied Movement Meditation Self-Care Body Play Practice that guides women to reconnect to their natural born rhythm, replenish their joy, and cultivate their creative courage

Caroline uses hoopdance and ecstatic movement as methods for helping nurses and women living with cancer to experience joy and reconnect with their bodies. Caroline is currently pursuing a PhD in Somatic Psychology so that she can even more strongly communicate her sincere belief in the transformational power of joy, play, and body-centered awareness. Listen well to hear more about all this from Caroline herself!

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Triage Nursing Skills with Anna Montejano: Ep 11

Get ready for another episode of the Mastering Nursing podcast! On this episode, Nurse Keith is joined by Anna Montejano, DNP, RN, PHN, CEN to discuss Triage Nursing. Our guest is a healthcare professional, educator, and even an author who has co-authored a book entitled Fast Facts for the Triage Nurse: An Orientation and Care Guide in a Nutshell as well as Rapid Access Guide for Triage and Emergency Nurses: Chief Complaints with High Risk Presentations.

Anna Montejano, DNP, RN, PHN, CEN, has 33 years of experience in emergency nursing and triage education. She has been a certified emergency nurse for more than 25 years. Mrs. Montejano has worked to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care through projects such as the change process of rapid medical screenings and rapid triage assessments. Anna currently works in academia as an Associate Professor of Nursing.

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Leveraging Technology for Your Nursing Career with Brittney Wilson: Ep 10

Do you know how beneficial technology can be for a nursing career? Doing things like building an online brand can have a tremendously positive impact for any nurse. Our guest, Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN is a firm believer in this. She has even written a fantastic book on the subject called The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology.

Brittney Wilson is the nurse behind The Nerdy Nurse and the co-founder of Health Media Academy. She’s also an award-winning author and blogger, an international keynote speaker, and a powerful influencer in the nursing and healthcare technology communities. Her insight on leveraging technology to develop professionally as a nurse is so valuable. Listen in!

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Personal Fitness and Wellness for Nurses with Lacey Magen: Ep 09

Get ready for another episode of Mastering Nursing! Nurses, and many other healthcare providers, work so hard to care for patients that they can overlook their own wellness. That’s not good! Our guest, Lacey Magen is a firm believer that personal fitness and wellness can help nurses better serve their patients and healthcare communities. She had much to share with Nurse Keith on the subject.

Lacey Magen, BSN, RN, is a former middle school teacher who realized her true calling was nursing. After going back to school, she became a Night Nurse. From there she added wellness coach and entrepreneur to her resume. These days she continues to build a following all around helping nurses and other professionals live their best lives by improve their fitness and overall wellness. Listen in to hear one of our most inspiring episodes yet!

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Emotional and Relational Intelligence in Healthcare with Camille Adair: Ep 08

We’re back with another Mastering Nursing episode! When it comes to working as a nurse or any other healthcare professional, one crucial skillset is too often overlooked… emotional and relational intelligence. Being strong in these areas can make anyone better at providing care! Nurse Keith was joined by Camille Adair, RN who is an expert on the topic, in addition to being the Founding Director of the Institute for Systemic Relational Health and Systemic Relational Theory.

Camille is also a filmmaker, having made the documentary Solace: Wisdom of the Dying. She facilitates systemic constellation workshops, professional training groups, and provides coaching for organizational leaders, private clients and team coaching for groups. Considered a thought leader in healthcare, Camille works in collaboration with organizations and individuals in the movement to humanize health care, end-of-life care and generational healing for a better future.

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Personal Values and Authenticity in Nursing with Alene Nitzky: Ep 07

Get ready for yet another episode of Mastering Nursing! This week is all about bringing personal values and authenticity into your work as a nurse. Helping Nurse Keith discuss this crucial concept is Alene Nitzky, Ph.D., RN. Alene is the founder of Cancer Harbors, which provides affordable, accessible, state of the art & science, evidence-based cancer survivorship caring through education, knowledge & skill-building, and advocacy for their clients.

Alene Nitzky, Ph.D., RN, OCN is an oncology nurse, author, and entrepreneur from Fort Collins, Colorado. Her book, Navigating the C: A Nurse Charts the Course for Cancer Survivorship Care, is a resource for all stakeholders in the healthcare system from the perspective of a nurse working in the community. The book contains solutions for patients, healthcare professionals, and administrators who make decisions around healthcare with a unique approach to preparation and prevention, and practical guidelines for building self-care, self-advocacy and cancer literacy skills regardless of one’s cancer status, knowledge or experience. Alene enjoys painting with pastels and is an accomplished ultra-distance runner.

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Innovation in Nursing and Healthcare with Tim Raderstorf: Ep 06

We’ve got another excellent episode of Mastering Nursing just for you! This week, Nurse Keith and his guest cover a subject that’s important for the future of the field… innovation in nursing and healthcare. Tim Raderstorf is the Chief Innovation Officer at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, and had so much to share about it. As the first nurse to hold this academic title in the United States, he takes great pride in educating the nation on the role of the nurse as an innovator and entrepreneur.

In 2017, he founded The Innovation Studio, a makerspace/incubator that provides interprofessional healthcare teams with the tools and mentorship needed to turn ideas into actions. Outside of Ohio State, Tim is the founder of Quality Health Communications, a digital Clinical Decision Support System that communicates real-time patient quality and safety metrics to the healthcare team. He is also the co-author of Evidence-Based Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Nursing and Healthcare: A Practical Guide for Success, which will be published by Springer Publishing Company in 2019.

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Nursing in the 21st Century with Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN: Ep 05

We’re back with a new episode of Mastering Nursing! The topic for discussion this week is nursing in the 21st century, and what nurses’ contract with society is. Joining Nurse Keith to explore this fascinating subject and more is the brilliant Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN. Barbara is an internationally recognized integrative holistic nursing pioneer, a nurse theorist, and Florence Nightingale Scholar.

She is Co-Director of the International Nurse Coach Association and Core Faculty of the Integrative Nurse Coach Certificate Program. She is also the International Co-Director of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, and the Director of Holistic Nursing Consultants in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico (where our host Nurse Keith also resides).

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Nurse Invented Products with Sarah Mott: Ep 04

It’s time for yet another episode of the Mastering Nursing podcast! Our topic of discussion this show is nurses inventing products and bringing them to market. Joining Keith to explore this is Sarah Mott. Sarah is a Registered Nurse and the author of Nurse Born Products, a unique website that showcases and sells nurse invented products.

Sarah got her start in business after she developed the Koala~Qlip Stethoscope Holder which is a handy little tool that holds your stethoscope on your pocket or waistband. As demand grew for her product, she decided to create a platform where other nurses can also sell their products. After listening to the show, don’t hesitate to reach out to Sarah, as she loves connecting with nurses from around the country and would enjoy hearing about your product ideas!

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Nurse Entrepreneurship and More with Michelle Podlesni: Ep 03

It’s time for a new episode of the Mastering Nursing podcast! On this show, we’re covering a topic that every nurse should be aware of… entrepreneurship. Joining Keith to discuss this is a true expert, Michelle Podlesni. Michelle is the author of UnConventional Nurse: Going from Burnout to Bliss! as well as the President of the National Nurses in Business Association and CEO/President of Bloom Service Group, LLC.

She is an accomplished businesswoman, US Navy veteran and nurse with over 30 years’ experience that ranges from clinical care, case management, to speaking engagements and healthcare technology. Michelle is also a bestselling author, and serial nurse entrepreneur. She has a proven track record of leadership success in executive management of start-ups and established multi-million dollar SaaS (software as a service) companies serving Fortune 500 clients. Michelle is a widely recognized and respected authority in business and speaks nationally on the empowerment of nurses through entrepreneurship, so needless to say, she’s the perfect guest to weigh in on the subject!

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