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Nurses In Politics: Part 2, Oregon State Representative District 37; Rachel Prusak

Nurses In Politics: Part 2, Oregon State Representative District 37; Rachel Prusak

May 25, 2020

A judge in rural Oregon on Monday tossed out statewide coronavirus restrictions imposed by Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, saying she didn’t seek the Legislature's approval to extend the stay-at-home orders beyond a 28-day limit. Several Oregon opposers of the “Stay At Home Decree” from Governor Kate Brown’s executive actions have decried personal infringements on religious freedoms as well as their ability to earn a living.

Economists have forecasted more than a 2 billion dollar revenue loss due to COVID19 in Oregon. The state unemployment rate has jumped to a record 14.2%. Oregon House Rep. 37 District Rachel Prusak joins us to discuss these issues and how a NURSE is qualified to lead in the political arena. We’ll also discuss the ‘Death With Dignity Act’ which allows terminally ill Oregonians to end their life through the voluntary self administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose.

Rachel Prusak is an American Democratic politician and nurse practitioner who was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2018. She represents the 37th district, which includes West Linn, Durham, Rivergrove, Tualatin, and Stafford. Prusak graduated from Northeastern University with a BA in nursing and then earned a Masters in nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Before her tenure in office, she was a family nurse practitioner who served elderly homebound patients for over 20 years, specializing in palliative and hospice care. https://rachelforstaterep.com

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Tech & Toxins : EMF And Dirty Energy What You Need To Know For Better Life Style Hygiene

Tech & Toxins : EMF And Dirty Energy What You Need To Know For Better Life Style Hygiene

May 7, 2020

Could your home, work and outdoor living space be toxic and full of dirty energy?Is it effecting your health? Scott Compton joins us on this episode to discuss Dirty Electricity (DE), RF/Microwave Frequencies, Electric and Magnetic fields (including sweeping fields across landscapes) and stray voltage that may be influencing biological systems.

We'll also discuss lifestyle hygiene, synergies that the science reveals as to why you may be damaging your health, mitochondria and speeding the aging processes. And we'll touch upon kids and screens and the importance of weening them off. Scott Compton's specialty knowledge is related to circadian biology, epigenetics, quantum mechanics, ketotic diets, intermittent fasting, cold thermogenesis, and the latest mitochondrial-related scientific literature for bio. As a strange perk, he is also a AAA+ video game designer of 23 years, he has many methods to help your children find more fun and education away from screens using design philosophy and game-techniques at the table and in nature. He created this company to help give back a higher quality of life and healthier environments. https://www.lifestylehygiene.com

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Sex Roles And Stereotypes With Mr Supranational

Sex Roles And Stereotypes With Mr Supranational

May 6, 2020

The 'Sexy" Nurse stereotype has often been reserved for women...are the tables finally turning in 2020? Are Male NURSES also seen as sex symbols? MISTER SUPRANATIONAL 2019, NATE CRNKOVICH joins us on this episode to discuss sex stereotypes in Nursing, body image issues in males from Teens to midlife, what's in store for Millennial and Gen Z Nurses in the future, and he'll also tell us his story of how he was asked to be a model at a local Walmart.

Nate Crnkovich RN, BSN, is from Omaha, Nebraska, Nate is a 25 year old former college football star who is a traveling ER trauma nurse, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Over the course of the next year there are many things he hopes to accomplish as Mister Supranational 2019. While working with the amazing Mister Supranational organization he first and foremost hopes to incorporate his profession as an emergency trauma nurse to help bring modern medical aid to those without access to it, in the US and around the world.

Nate seized the opportunity to fulfill his aspirations to be a model and actor when he entered the Mister Supranational USA competition. The winner would represent the United States at the international competition. Nate realized this dream when he won the Mister Supranational USA title in October 2019. Passionate about making a difference in the lives of people in critical need, Nate is using his medical background and newfound international platform to organize medical missions to bring medical education and aid to impoverished communities.

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Nurses In Politics Part 1: Dr. Beth Haney Mayor Of Yorba Linda, California

Nurses In Politics Part 1: Dr. Beth Haney Mayor Of Yorba Linda, California

May 5, 2020

COVID-19 has caused great chaos in the world, especially in healthcare. Erroneous information, fake news, healthcare workers made to work with little or no PPE's in unsafe hospitals. Many small businesses have had to shut down which will have devastating economic ramifications for everyone. Is the solution to leading us out of the chaos Nurses in LEADERSHIP positions? Gallup poll has ranked Nurses as the most trustworthy profession for 17 years straight.... could NURSES be the answer?

Dr. Beth Haney DNP, FNP-C, FAANP Mayor Of Yorba Linda California, joions us to discuss her role as Mayor in the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Beth Haney, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP is Mayor of Yorba Linda, a doctor of nursing practice & a nationally certified family nurse practitioner specializing in cosmetic dermatology treatments, skincare, disease prevention, health promotion & wellness. She has incorporated health promotion, disease prevention and management into her aesthetic practice to help improve access to health care in addition to her clinical positions at UCI Student health Center. Beth is also a former Assistant Clinical Professor at UCI, who taught from 2010 until 2017 Women's Health, Advanced Physical Assessment, Advanced Practice Policy, & Clinical Procedures classes in the nurse practitioner program and currently precepts UCI NP students. Dr. Haney was awarded Faculty of the Year 2013 by her students. In addition, she offers the first ever University of California aesthetic courses for nursing & medical professionals through UCI Extension.

Beth served on the California Association for Nurse Practitioners as Past President & has held leadership positions since 2007. She is a former member of the American Association for Nurse Practitioners State Advisory Committee. Beth founded Luxe Aesthetic Center in Yorba Linda, CA in 2006 & was involved in the development of a high speed laser hair removal device for Lumenis Inc., a medical laser company. She is the author of a book "Be You-T-Full: Looking your Best With Botox, Lasers, and other Magical Treatments" to walk people through the maze of cosmetic dermatology options & has contributed 2 chapters in a dermatology textbook, and is author of Aesthetic Procedures: Nurse Practitioner's Guide to Cosmetic Dermatology found here: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030199470

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Ketamine, It’s Not Just A Party Drug; Part 2: A Patient’s Story

Ketamine, It’s Not Just A Party Drug; Part 2: A Patient’s Story

April 10, 2020

Depression is tough!... It’s even tougher when you have depressive tendencies in grade school and have been prescribed over a dozen antidepressant drugs with little or no effect. In this episode we look at Ketamine as a treatment for depression through a patient’s perspective.

Emerson Dameron shares his personal story of depression through childhood, and self-medicating with alcohol which led him to researching the effects that psychedelics had on depression and enrolling into UCLA’s Depression Grand Challenge Ketamine clinical trials. Emerson is a writer, storyteller, and occasional comedian based in Los Angeles. He's performed on RISK!, Drunkalogue, and Write Club LA. He's written for Vox, Psymposia, Civilized, Not For Tourists, and The Art Of The Prank. He's working on a book. Follow him on Twitter (@emersondameron) or on the 110.

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Ketamine, It’s Not Just A Party Drug; Part 1: A Doctor’s Story

Ketamine, It’s Not Just A Party Drug; Part 1: A Doctor’s Story

April 10, 2020

In the '80s, it became a popular club drug, gaining nicknames like Special K and Cat Valium, and more recently, in early 2019, a form of ketamine was approved by the FDA as an antidepressant. Ketamine’s ability to work for these difficult-to-treat people might be because of its novel mode of action. The drug blocks glutamatergic N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors; other antidepressants interact with serotonin, norepinephrine, or adrenaline.Because there have been very few advances in depression treatment in recent years, ketamine has caused excitement and renewed hope. Many practitioners are opening up "ketamine clinics" to treat patient's suffering from depression, anxiety and PTSD, but is this treatment modality safe? How does it work?

Special Guest Dr. Debra Gambrell joins us to talk about "Keatamine Clinics." She explains how Ketamine works on the brain and it's relationship to consciousness in conjunction with proper treatment regimens for it's use in treating depression and PTSD. She practices Consciousness-Shifting Trauma Resolution, or CSTR. Her offices are based in Marin County and Foster City, CA . She'll also be talking about the importance of "Fevers" in children and in adults. Dr Debra Gambrell graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine (now KUMBC), in 2003. After completing her Transitional Osteopathic Internship in Darby, PA, she completed an anesthesia residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She then completed a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles in 2009 and remained on stall for two years as an Assistant Professor. In 2011, Dr. Gambrell relocated to Sonoma County, CA, to help her son heal from autism.

In 2017, Dr. Gambrell and her family moved to Oregon, where she continues to remotely follow patients from her Sonoma County private practice, write, and work with healing movement work in children. She has since opened up new private clinic where she practices Consciousness-Shifting Trauma Resolution (CSTR) using both medications and biofeedback/somatic interventions. On a limited basis, Dr. Gambrell provides anesthesia at various locations and sees patients at Gordon Medical Associates in Marin County and Pacific Frontier Medical in Foster City, CA.  For more info DRDEBRA@DRDEBRAGAMBRELL.COM

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Corona-Pocalypse Part 2 What No One Is Talking About, The Immune System

Corona-Pocalypse Part 2 What No One Is Talking About, The Immune System

April 10, 2020

Fauci is touting vaccines as the answer. Trump says Chloroquene is the cure. But what no one is talking about is the immune system and how to keep it healthy in this chaotic COVID19 pandemic! In this special episode of Corona-Pocalypse we talk to New York Times best-selling author Charles Graeber. We'll review his latest book 'The Breakthrough, Immunotherapy And The Race To Cure Cancer,' and how the importance of immunotherapy is relevant to the COVID19 pandemic, how the field of immunotherapy was founded on anecdotes, and ethics in journalisim.

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Violence Is A Disease: Workplace Violence; Part 1 - A Nurse’s Story

Violence Is A Disease: Workplace Violence; Part 1 - A Nurse’s Story

April 7, 2020

Violence Is A Disease .... The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports of nearly 25,000 workplace assaults reported annually, 75% occur in health care and social service settings and workers in health care settings are four times more likely to be victimized than workers in private industry. A 2014 survey on hospital crime attributed 75% of aggravated assaults and 93% of all assaults against health care workers to patients or customers.

Beth Duche, RN, told police that Mark Ryan, MD, forcefully grabbed and squeezed her neck in October 2018 after she asked him to stop turning off recovering patients' vital sign machines. Another nurse said she saw the attack. Dr. Ryan, who previously cited "alarm fatigue" as the cause of his outburst, pleaded guilty to one felony assault charge of strangulation as well as one misdemeanor assault charge. His sentencing is scheduled for June.

Beth Duche RN joins us to share her story. Beth has been a Registered Nurse for 23 years. She started her career in Med/Surg, then began floating between ER, ICU, Cath lab, SNF, Cardiac Rehab and ended up in PACU in 2001. She fell in love with surgery ( but did not want to be an OR nurse). Prior to the assault, she worked in PACU for 17 years.

THIS IS A MUST LISTEN EPISODE FOR ALL NURSES AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS!

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Corona-Pocalypse Part 1 - Italian Cousins

Corona-Pocalypse Part 1 - Italian Cousins

April 5, 2020

Corona-Pocalypse has shut down planet earth! We know it began in China, but many of us thought it was another SARs or Swine flue. Many of us didn't take it seriously until Italy was shut down.

In this episode we explore COVID-19 in Italy and how it spread so fast. Host/Producer Ersilia Pompilio RN, MSN, PNP interviews her cousin Flavio Di Fronzo who resides in Milan, Italy to hear his story while under quarantine in the early 2 weeks of the world wide Corona Virus Pandemic.

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Credentialing: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Credentialing: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

April 4, 2020

Credentialing...it's essential for Nurses, and Advanced Healthcare Providers. It's Good, but sometimes can be ugly staying organized and on top of the game. It's an arduous process of submitting multiple documents in order for you to get your dream job or that next locums gig.

Rianne Bradshaw joins us today to discuss how you can stay organized and on top of healthcare credentialing. She's the Marketing Director of Nursebackpack and oversees the marketing department of three brands (BlueSky, Nurse Backpack, RapidHire). We'll also cover the basic documentation nurses need to get credentialed in 2020.

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