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This Week On Nurse Talk

This Week On Nurse Talk

Nurses Say No To The Keystone XL Pipeline.

Host’s Casey Hobbs and Shayne Mason discuss the Keystone XL Pipeline and why nurses are at the head of the line with their opposition to it.

RN Katy Roemer talks about 10 reasons to oppose the pipeline.
Photo: RN Katy Roemer

This Week on Nurse Talk

This Week on Nurse Talk

In January, a U.S. District Court in Ohio ordered Affinity to cease and desist the intimidation and retaliation, reinstate a longtime RN, Ann Wayt fired for patient advocacy, and begin contract talks with the RNs after months of the hospital’s stalling and refusal to recognize RN rights. Join RN’s Michelle Mahon and Pam Gardner asContinue Reading

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s latest budget moves mean nurses will be responsible for a lot more than patient care.

Producers Note: While we applaud the wonderful medical care given by Vanderbilt Hospital we are disturbed by this article. Do you really want your nurse to be busy cleaning bathrooms when you need her/him because your life depends on it? The Channel 4 I-Team has learned some Vanderbilt nurses will now be in charge ofContinue Reading

Craving Cigarettes? 5 Things You Can Do to Resist the Urge

Craving Cigarettes? 5 Things You Can Do to Resist the Urge

We all know that smoking is bad for you. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2010 alone (the most recent year numbers are available), 158,248 people in the U.S.Continue Reading

The Good Fight

We received this inspiring video and message from our friend Ben Wikler of “The Good Fight”. Sister Simone Campbell is one of the most inspiring spiritual activists of our time. No matter what your political or religious leanings—don’t let it keep you from listening to her amazing story. Pattie Lockard, Executive Producer, Nurse Talk RadioContinue Reading

New Data – Some Hospitals Set Charges at 10 Times their Costs

New Data – Some Hospitals Set Charges at 10 Times their Costs

National Nurses United Press Release, 1/6/14 Contact Information | Media Center Nurses Warn of Ongoing Harm for Patients Needing Care With growing national attention to hospital pricing practices, new data released by the nation’s largest nurses organization today showed that hospital charges continue to skyrocket with some U.S. hospitals charging more than ten times their cost – nearlyContinue Reading

A CHRISTMAS POEM from all of us at Nurse Talk

A CHRISTMAS POEM from all of us at Nurse Talk

Excerpted from Maya Angelou’s Book It is the Glad Season Thunder ebbs to silence and lightning sleeps quietly in the corner. Flood waters recede into memory. Snow becomes a yielding cushion to aid us As we make our way to higher ground. Hope is born again in the faces of children It rides on theContinue Reading

NNU Philippines Update

We saw 208 patients in a three and a half hour clinic held in a small primary school in the remote Barangay Binangig in Panay. There was roof damage at the school so we got seriously rained on when a torrential rain came. Hoping we can make it the 11km rutted dirt road back. Pictures attached: on wayContinue Reading