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My father, Keith Blair, went into the hospital in July of 2009 for diagnosis of back pain. Without our knowledge or consent, he was given a cocktail of Risperdal, Haldol, Ativan, Tylenol with codeine, and Morphine. When I asked the doctor about this, he said it was just "hospital delirium," Sent to a nursing home, my father was given more antipsychotic drugs, along with double doses of AmbienCR, the long acting version of the drug. He ended up with the bad side effects of these black box drugs such as heart trouble, severe dehydration and kidney trouble, and sudden diabetes. He also contracted a MRSA eye infection which spread to his lungs, fell 7 times in 12 days and developed a bedsore. (He was only in the nursing home 18 days.) He ended up a second hospital due to heart and kidney problems, where the same nursing home doctor treated him.) At the second hospital, he was given daily Risperdal, and we were told to prepare for his death. When I went through the records later, I discovered that a cardiologist said he was improving and that he could be released to the nursing home in a few days.
2. How to get ALL the records.
3. Your rights in a hospital or nursing home as a patient or family member. Know the codes in your state so you can use them. if needed, if facilities try to violate these rights.
3. Dealing with the health department for complaints. Your rights in a complaint. The complaint in my father's case resulted in a new policy from the health department, AFL 1108. It mandates that nursing homes must verify that patients on antipsychotic drugs being transferred from hospitals have informed consent forms in their records, and if not, that informed consent must be obtained before the drugs can be given.
4. Dealing with the medical board for complaints.
Karen Mercereau is a nationally recognized visionary leader in healthcare, known for her ability to transcend challenges, and create opportunity from complexity. This was the quality behind her founding of RN Patient Advocates in 2002, for which she received a Purpose Prize Fellowship. A clinical RN for 45 years in diverse intensive care as well as community health settings, Karen was also integral in developing the first hospice in Tucson, AZ. Recognizing the dearth of public health programs available in the AIDS community in the late 1980’s, she chaired a countywide consortium to develop AIDs relief programs in Tampa Bay. Karen has also been instrumental in the design and implementation of hospital and health care systems, lecturing nationally on their wider applications. Currently, Karen heads the RN Patient Advocate Learning Intensive in association with the University of Arizona College of Nursing. This immersion learning program for qualified clinical RNs prepares them for the development of their own practices as independent RN Patient Advocates (iRNPAs).
Karen is also the leader of the RN Patient Advocate Group Practice in Southern Arizona comprised of independent RN Patient Advocates who provide both individual RN Patient Advocate services as well as community health literacy programs. She is the President of Health Education and Advocacy Leaders, Inc., a foundation she started to support community health literacy programs.
Living with Epilepsy on a day to day basis can best be explained by one type of person. Someone diagnosed with it, who is now a patient advocate, a public speaker and is very open about his challenges and successes.
I am forty- year old man who who enjoys life and engaging with people!
As a person with epilepsy and trained Toastmaster, I am offering myself to speak about this mysterious disorder from a personal perspective.
I am trained by the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA as a Patient Advocate. This training and my personal experience qualify me to speak about epilepsy with authority. I believe epilepsy should be brought out of the shadows of the past and into the light of the present.
My Story published in Neurology Now:
Strategy of Success
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CareGiverStory.com is honored to have as our special guest Mary Aime’-Juedes RN, BSN, iRNPA.
Mary graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. She moved to Arizona in 1997 after freezing in Wisconsin just long enough. Her experience includes Medical/Surgical nursing, Oncology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Clinical Research, Workers Compensation Case Management, Managed Care Sales & Marketing, Utilization review, and Integrative and Functional Medicine.
The 20+ years of widely-varied experience and advanced training in RN Patient Advocacy has prepared her for her most recent endeavor as a Personal RN Patient Advocate.
Mary is happily married for more than 20 years to the ‘boy across the street’. She is the self-proclaimed “favorite” aunt to 10 nieces and nephews. Mary’s hobbies include traveling, acrylic painting, interior design and music. Her claim to fame is playing her flute in Carnegie Hall.
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".
MONDAY, December 17, 2012
Tonight our incredible special guest is patient advocate, Jenni Davis. She is the Oncology Counselor and Patient Advocate for Mission Hope Cancer Center in Santa Maria, California. With 20 years experience in the Worker's Compensation field as a vocational rehabilitation counselor she has a great knowledge of community resources and has coordinated and facilitated support groups, educational programs and financial resources for cancer patients, their families and caregivers.
We welcome Jenni as a vetted caregiver support group leader and call on her experience and knowledge to help our Huntington's community. The philosophy is that all caregivers whether for cancer or HD have the same issues of stress and face many challenges in caring for their patients.
Thank you Jenni for caring to share your lifes' work and experience with us.
Exhibiting artist, entrepreneur of a leading design firm in Australia, patient advocate for pelvic pain, creator of her own line of French greeting cards and coming soon working on a film documentary with Peter Lamont, Soula Mantalvanos is amazing in her own right. Add in the love story with her husband Theo who stands by her side as partner in the firm to ongoing supportive caregiver since her accident causing the ongoing disability.
Since Soula lives in constant pain, did they close up shop and call it quits? No, instead their design studio at home is now an international example by media including on The Design Files and designers of universal design at its best: hidden, unaware, completely the couple's own style, and a beehive of creativity and design solutions.
While an accident left her in constant chronic pelvic pain, she adapted by creating her design station at different levels so she could be in different positions. Then recently she took another step and went public, creating the largest pelvic pain library online.
Many stories in one- from being one of today's creative leaders, to patient advocacy with real solutions, to an old fashion love story- meet Soula and Theo live.
Melissa Cady, DO, an osteopathic physician certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology, mentors college students, writes health-related articles and blogs, and is a speaker for local groups and conferences. Dr. Cady can relate to her own subject matter, as she has endured and managed her own chronic pain. Her strong desire to overcome it has made Dr. Cady a passionate patient advocate for optimizing health through alternative means while minimizing excessive and unnecessary medical interventions. Her book www.PaindemicBook.com
Welcome to the Healthy Baby Boomers Network Blog Talk Radio Show. I am your host, Dr. Erica Goodstone, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Spiritual Relationship Healer and Somatic Body Psychotherapist, Helping Men and Women Heal Their Bodies and Their Relationships Through Love, author of the book: Love Me, Touch Me, Heal Me and the romantic novel, Love in the Blizzard of Life, and creator of the life changing 30 Day Love Challenge.
Have you been feeling sluggish, not up to par, maybe for some time and you don’t know why and your medical checkups have not explained why you have the kinds of symptoms you’re having? Today I am delighted to speak with Dr. Gil Kajiki, the nation's leading expert in non-drug treatment for hypothyroidism, low thyroid and Hashimoto's disease and founder of the Valley Thyroid Institute, a worldwide treatment center located in Tarzana, California. Dr. Gil explains that many unexplained illnesses and conditions can be effectively treated when the right tests are applied. Dr. Kajiki is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Chiropractor (C.F.M.P., D.C.) and patient educator with clients on 4 continents. At the Valley Thyroid Institute, he and his staff use totally drug-free solutions. Dr. Kajiki creates his personalized program with personalized dietary changes, nutritional supplements, vitamins, minerals and enzymes and lifestyle enhancements to improve lab test results and reduce symptoms. ValleyThyroidInstitute.com
This webcast of EMS Live in Wisconsin was recorded on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Our first guest at 5:00 minutes into the program was EMS Office Licensing Coordinator Helen Pullen with the State of Wisconsin. We discussed what is required to renew your EMT, paramedic, or emergency medicala responder liccense as all state licenses expire as of June 30, 2016. The license renewal website is https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/licensing/renewal.htm.
At 20 minutes into the program State of Wisconsin EMS and Trauma Medical Director Dr. Suzanne Martens joined us to explain House of Representatives bill 4365, Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medication Act. It has been recognized that EMS technically operates outside of the current DEA rules for controlled substances for pain and seizures. The DEA has allowed this to continue, but has stated it cannot do so without a change in the actual regulations. A draft bill to change these regulations has been written and proposed. The House of Representatives is processing it, and will vote in the near future. Without this bill change, all administration of controlled substances will require radio/phone contact for an order with medical control; and the ordering and stocking of these medications will be complex and costly, with potentially every ambulance being considered an "office". Since the majority of requests for paramedic intercepts involves controlled substances, this impacts all levels of care. >> Click for HR4365 Toolkit and how to contact your local elected federal representative.
Co-hosts included Joe Covelli and Patrick Ryan, and the program lasted 30 minutes.
Don't miss a beat of Wisconsin EMS action - listen to EMS Live!
Music-Activism-News as we have our Hip Hop Workshop Wrap up which feat.A National Domestic Violence advocate,A author,Commercial Radio Dj,and more come out to Cleveland State Univ.to teach life lessons-The Nfl is fleecing the fans&we have the proof-Black History month events&actitvities-Police watch&where you can question the contender for next Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Election-Plus watch out because i might have a ticket for the Black History Month food show&maybe(Just maybe)i will invite everyone out to the ICR-M free movie night-sponsored in part by M.A.N.in the Street at Cleve.State.University.&we invite the nation down to Cleveland for a major Black History Month film lesson-Plus music that's new-and your thoughts at 646-478-0944!!
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This is I.T. (Inconvenient Truth)!!! – Finding Purpose in Life
You can do it if you put your mind to it!! Are you struggling to find what your purpose maybe in life once your world has been turned upside down after being diagnosed with Chronic Pain, RSD, or any Disease or illness? Many times we feel that we serve a purpose in life after our lives has changed. Becoming an advocate for what you would like to see changed in how your life is being affected by new laws, rules, lack of knowledge can be rewarding for some. Everyone seeks inspiration from others when they are struggling with everyday life. I have always been taught that what you feel is lacking or missing in the world that you should become that which you seek. Call in to give others inspiration on how you are finding a new purpose in life and how you strive to inspire others in life.