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    Healthcare Regulations with Jane Gabbidon

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    Today in iNurse Radio we are speaking with Nurse, Clinical Consultant, and author, Jane Gabbidon about Healthcare Regulations. Healthcare not only affects our daily lives, but it is becoming more of a common topic addressed in the media while we begin to near the presidential elections next year. Many people throughout the United States have strong opinions about our healthcare system, regulations, and where improvements need to be made. 


    Jane’s experience in the field of healthcare began after completing her undergraduate at Fordham University with a degree in Biology. Upon graduation, she continued her education at the Borough of Manhattan Community College where she obtained an Associate Degree in Nursing. Jane then gained invaluable experience as a Nurse for nearly 20 years, spending the majority of that time working in long-term care within the nursing home industry. She took on various roles throughout her career as a medication/treatment nurse, RN supervisor, wound care nurse, MDS Coordinator, Nurse Educator, Infection Control Nurse, and Assistant Director of Nursing. She worked for 9 years as a Director of Nursing. Currently, Jane is the Corporate Director of Nursing and Regional Clinical Consultant for a New York based long term care organization that supervises over 29 facilities. 

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    Emergency & Post-Surgery Pediatric Care and Prevention

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    On this episode of iNurse Radio we will be discussing Emergency and Post-Surgery Pediatric Care with Nurse Michelle Merry. Nurse Merry will be discussing preparation and procedure for Emergency Pediatric Care as well as safety tips for prevention.

  • 00:31

    Nursing Quality of Care Guidelines

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    In this week’s iNurse Episode we are discussing: Quality of care guidelines, featuring Nurse Reezena Malaska. You may remember Reezena as one of our guest speakers from our iNurse episode:Reducing Nurse Fatigue. If you haven’t had the chance to tune in, you can find it on our website at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inurseradio


    Nurse Reezena’s passion and enthusiasm for the field of healthcare has led her to become a Registered Nurse, achieve a Master’s of Science in Nursing, and became certified as a Critical Care Registered Nurse. In addition to practicing nursing, she also dedicates her time to teach and inspire Nurse Students as an adjunct professor at Notre Dame College and Cuyahoga Community College.


    Today we will discuss Quality of Care Guidelines, which has become a popular discussion amongst medical professionals, and it is a topic that the American Nurses Association has addressed – hoping to improve patient safety by promoting quality in nursing care and nurses' work lives.

  • 00:29

    The Dark Side of Nursing with Critical Care Nurse Reezena Malaska

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    Today on our program we will discuss: The dark side of nursing, its impact on a nurse's life and well-being. Being a nurse can be demanding and extremely stressful, having both physical and emotional impacts on a nurse. Some of these stresses can be a result of lack of social support, inability to control one’s work schedule or assignments, a chaotic or monotonous job, work-life imbalance, and other factors. 


    Our guest today is educator and Critical Care Nurse, Reezena Malaska. Reezena  trained in Oxford, England at the Oxford School of Nursing, now Oxford Brookes University and received a diploma in nursing after taking the UK boards. Reezena moved back to Canada where she worked in many specialties for 10 years. During this time she pursued advanced education in Critical Care Nursing education and certification.


    Reezena became certified as a Critical Care nurse and then moved to the United States where she spent the last 20 years moving every 3-4 years as a military wife and working in many acute care settings. During her many moves, she continued on with nursing education and pursued the BSN via Chamberlain College of Nursing where she graduated in 2005. Later she received an MSN via American Sentinel University.


    Reezena has worked at many different hospitals across the country in many different roles. To date, she has 20 years experience as a Critical Care RN, and for the past year worked as Trauma Critical Care RN at a local Level I Trauma Center and Adjunct Professor teaching BSN (Notre Dame College) & ADN (Cuyahoga Community College) clinicals. Her educational quest continues, and she is currently pursuing studies for Doctorate in Nurse Practice.  

  • 00:34

    Golden Independence: A Caregiver's Guide to Health and Safety with Paula Gibeson

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    Today we will be speaking with Geriatric Nurse Specialist and author Paula Gibeson, who has extensive experience in the field of Gerontology. One of her goals as an author, is to provide information about proper care-giving for seniors. Nurse Gibeson's book titled: Golden Independence, A Caregiver's Practical Guide to Health and Safety for Individuals During Their Golden Years, gives essential techniques to help seniors stay safe while at the same time, maintaining their independence. Her audience typically ranges from 20 years old – 50 years old, or as she refers to them as, the “sandwich generation.”

  • 00:31

    Reducing Nurse Fatigue

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    According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. For the average adult, the required amount of sleep is 8 hours. A recent study revealed that 1/3 of adults tend to sleep less than 6 hours. In 2009, nearly 17.5% of adults between the ages 18 – 45 admitted to nodding off while driving to and from work. Research also suggests that lack of sleep can result in a lower quality of life for a person. In addition, these sleep deprived individuals tend to experience illness more frequently than people who get the required amount of sleep. People who continuously lack proper sleep are also more likely to experience an inability to concentrate on tasks throughout the day. These people may experience a more difficult time with their memory or the interactions that they experience, which result in more confusion than someone getting the required amount of rest. Today we will be discussing: Reducing Nurse Fatigue with Nurse Reezena H. Malaska, RN, MSN, and CCRN.

  • Empowering Nurses through Career Coaching

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    Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Nurse Emma Soy. Nurse Soy has her Bachelors of Science in nursing as well as her Master’s degree. As a graduate of North Park University and Liberty University, she carries 25 years of experience as a nurse. She began her career working in pediatrics and then began to expand her knowledge with various positions in the nursing field. After being exposed to different experiences, she became an advocate for patient care initiatives. She used her passion to provide top quality patient care and motivation to help fellow nurses develop more skills, Emma then began to focus on becoming a nursing career coach.  Although she was able to observe her patient’s health status improve, she gained much appreciation getting the opportunity to witness her fellow nurses improve on their clinical knowledge as well as develop better techniques so that they could become better nurses.

  • 00:32

    Healthcare Reform and Policy - How does it affect nurses?

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    Nurses are an inextricable part of healthcare in the United States, but what does Healthcare reform have to give back? In this episode of iNurse Radio, our host Anthony Figliola sits down with Dean Emeritus of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Dr. Colleen Conway-Welch to discuss how healthcare reform and policy affects nurses.


    Dr. Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., RN


    Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., RN, Emeritus Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, is known for launching the first accelerated BSN program. The accelerated baccalaureate nursing program is now part of the curriculum at hundreds of nursing schools nationwide. She is the second-longest sitting dean of any US nursing school. Dr. Conway-Welch was also recognized in the Top 25 Women in Healthcare List for 2009, which also included Past-President of the American Medical Association Nancy Nielsen and Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.


    Her current research interests include Nursing Education & Administration, Healthcare Reform and Disaster Management. In the past Dr. Conway-Welch has served on various panels and committees including the National Institute of Health, the Institute of Medicine and the Global Knowledge Exchange Network.

  • Klarque Garrison of "Survive 365"

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    Mr. 365, D. Klarque Garrison, host of the blog, Survive 365, and the blog talk radio show, Survive 365: The Conversation of Survive 365 discusses his book, How to Survive the Next 365 | Your Lifeline to a Better Life.

  • 00:31

    Reducing Nurse Fatigue

    in Health

    According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. For the average adult, the required amount of sleep is 8 hours. A recent study revealed that 1/3 of adults tend to sleep less than 6 hours. In 2009, nearly 17.5% of adults between the ages 18 – 45 admitted to nodding off while driving to and from work. Research also suggests that lack of sleep can result in a lower quality of life for a person. In addition, these sleep deprived individuals tend to experience illness more frequently than people who get the required amount of sleep. People who continuously lack proper sleep are also more likely to experience an inability to concentrate on tasks throughout the day. These people may experience a more difficult time with their memory or the interactions that they experience, which result in more confusion than someone getting the required amount of rest. Today we will be discussing: Reducing Nurse Fatigue with Nurse Reezena H. Malaska, RN, MSN, and CCRN.

  • 00:31

    Why Everyone Should Have a Patient Advocate

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    Patient Advocacy is an important area of specialization concerned with a patient’s knowledge regarding the use of health plans, insurance, understanding medication that has been prescribed to you as well as your diagnosis and treatment. With the Institute of Medicine reporting that anywhere between 44,000 and 98,000 hospital patients die every year due to medical mistakes, it is increasingly vital that patients have someone to help guide them.


    In this episode of iNurse Radio, our host Jeff Allen chats with Ava Sammarco, LPN, regarding the importance of patient advocacy, how patients can avoid succumbing to the problems in our healthcare system and the questions you should be asking as a patient to ensure you receive above standard medical care.


    Ava Sammarco, LPN


    Ava Sammarco is a Licensed Practical Nurse at Park Creek, a residential care center located in Park Creek, Buffalo.


    With more than 35 years in the field Ava is an expert in geriatric and acute care as well as patient advocacy, one of her favorite topics! She is also the host of a radio show called "Nurses Notes" and television show entitled "Health Focus".