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Screeching. No Excuses. Contract Celebration. Laughter.
“Welcome to Nurse Talk where laughter is the best medicine. I’m Casey Hobbs.”
“I’m Shayne Mason and we are two of the thousands of nurses on duty today.”
Oh lord…on the show this week we have a horrible sound ensemble that includes what is now being touted as “The worst sound EVER”—a knife against a glass bottle, followed by the screeching sound of chalk on a chalkboard, the sound of a ruler on a bottle, and the sound of nails on a chalkboard. If these noises don’t raise the hair on your chin—well—then you must be really Zen or hard of hearing. More fun with this on the show. You can listen here.
AND—we all know the V.A. hospital system is a lifeline for our returning veterans. What we don’t know or may not think about is the overwhelming case loads for the healthcare practioners who care for these vets. Recently V.A. System RNs won a NATIONAL CONTRACT that they say will ensure vets the level of QUALITY CARE they deserve. At issue for a long time has been the lack of sufficient staffing among other safety concerns. V.A. RN Irma Westmoreland is with us to talk about this landmark contract. Irma also talks about the advances that have been made within the system to increase and improve immediate care for Veterans. We don’t hear enough about the good that is being done and the improvements being made so this is great news to share.
For those of you who live in the Bay Area—you probably already know and love Joanie Greggains, one of America’s favorite health and exercise personalities. Her TV exercise show, Morning Stretch, aired for 18 years, and her popular #1 talk radio show, The Joanie Greggains Show, was heard for 25 years on KGO Radio 810 AM in San Francisco, CA. Both have made her a familiar, popular, and respected authority in the health and fitness field. Joanie drills through ten “Barriers to Exercise.” Turns out Casey has every one of them. Check out Joanie’s website at www.joaniegreggains.com.
Casey and Shayne talk a little bit about the meningitis outbreak. For the non-nurses in the audience, what is meningitis? How does one get it? What are the treatments? Is it always deadly?
That and more on Nurse Talk. You can listen and laugh every week on Saturday at 11 am in the San Francisco Bay area on KNEW 960AM or live stream at www.960knew.com. You can find us on Progressive Voices, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, & iTunes, the whole bit!
___________________________________Pattie Lockard is Executive Producer and Co-Creator of Nurse Talk. She's in charge of stuff around here. You can contact Pattie at 1-415-515-8318 or by email.
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Pattie Lockard is the Executive Producer and Co-Creator of Nurse Talk. Pattie has been involved in theatre, music and creative producing since she was 4. That’s a stretch, but the dream was there at a very early age. Pattie is currently owner/producer of Harmax Productions located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Harmax produces Nurse Talk™, and a variety of other projects including live theatre, music and television.
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"I'm very proud the University Of San Francisco has partnered with Nurse Talk radio. As an alumni and current faculty, I have experienced first-hand the commitment to care, the individual attention, and the service to the community a degree from USF offers. I have attended and partnered with a number of world-class institutions in my career and I can say without doubt, that USF will not only cater to your particular needs, but will ensure you have the critical thinking skills, the interpersonal skills, and the evidenced-base knowledge set to succeed in a quickly changing healthcare landscape".
--Shayne Mason, RN,NP, Co-Host of Nurse Talk
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