Category Archives: Coming Up on Nurse Talk

Stop Everything! Lynn Ruth Miller. Nurse Talk App. The Safe Lift Bill.

Stop Everything! Lynn Ruth Miller. Nurse Talk App. The Safe Lift Bill.

Stop everything!
(…not really or the nurses will have to get the Defibrillator paddles out. The charge nurse has a few announcements…)

The big day is coming! (Well, at least for us.) On Saturday, October 27, at 12 noon/pst, Nurse Talk will be presented via live stream audio/video on our website at www.nursetalksite.com. Other outlets will be announced soon! For anyone who may be interested, you’ll be able to interact with Shayne, Casey and their guests via social networking and live chat. We’ll be discussing all kinds of things and you can jump right in. Have a medical question for the nurses? Save it for 10/27. Have a question or comment about the Affordable Care Act? Our experts are in. Healthcare advocate and Executive Director for Healthcare For All Colorado, Donna Smith, will be with us. Have a question about flu season? You won’t want to miss our third annual “Fall Flu Fashion Lineup.” Are any of last year’s flus in the running? Check it out.

 

Image by Christian Turkoanje
Image by Christian Turkoanje

COMING SOON: The Nurse Talk APP.

It’s a FREE download and it is amazing. Not only can you listen and interact but we will have special offers for our Nurse Talk APP loyals! Loyals not Royals. We’re making it easier to listen and participate, even if you don’t want to!

 


 

This week on Nurse Talk: Lynn Ruth Miller

What’s it like to be a stand up comedian traveling the world? Oh..did we mention…an 80 year old stand up comedian traveling the world? Our resident comedian, Lynn Ruth Miller, is with us to talk about what keeps her young at her ripe age and how laughter saved her life.

 


Safe Lift Bill
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We’ll also visit with Marti Smith, RN Government Relations Lead for the California Nurses Association. Marti will talk about why hospitals are not complying with California’s Safe Lift Bill (AB 1136) passed in January of 2012. Is this something we non-medical people should be concerned about? YES! Trust us when we say you do not want to be dropped on your next hospital visit! Is this possible? Yes, indeed, so stick around and find out why you should know about your neighborhood hospital’s “safe lift” policy.

 


And the usual

Health Trivia: Does anyone out there know when and why fetuses develop fingernails? We do, and you’ll find out when you listen. Note: If you don’t have time to listen to the broadcasts just visit our website for all of the shows and features since the beginning of time.

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isten and laugh every week, on KNEW 960AM San Francisco at 10 pm every Saturday, or check out our favorite apps featuring Nurse Talk on your listening devices: Progressive VoicesTuneIn and iHeartRadio. You can also listen to any show anytime here at NurseTalkSite.com or on iTunes. Like us on Facebook, and you can listen there too.

 

And remember: Be kind to nurses…even if they are cranky!

Just kidding!

Best Of: What Would Florence Think? $11.2 Billion Surprise. Mental Health Coverage. Ms.Swan Holding Up the Line.

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This weeks’ laughter comes courtesy of one of our favorites, Mad TV’s Ms. Swan.   Nursing Without Borders This week we take on a controversial issue, and in doing so we learn ALOT (as if that never happens!). Healthcare Journalist Heather Boerner joins us to talk about an article she recently wrote for National NursesContinue Reading

911 Homework. Hospital Corps & the ACA. Lynn Ruth Miller: “Get a Horse.”

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Help! A few weeks ago we had some fun with a 911 call from a woman who was having trouble getting her hamburger cooked the way she wanted it and was circling her neighborhood fast food restaurant in a panic. Well, this week we couldn’t help ourselves. Seems a four-year-old needed some help with herContinue Reading

Rewind…Fast Food 911. Nurses Take it to the People. A Cultural Arsonist? Ginkgo Biloba.

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Fast Food…or Maybe Not Fast Enough? Casey and Shayne are beside themselves (as I am sure every 911 operator in the country is) listening to this 911 call from a woman in southern California that can’t get a fast food joint to cook her burger the way she wants it. AND YES, she thinks thatContinue Reading

Best Of: Babies. Victory. Asthma or Acid Reflux? Obamacare.

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The Royal Baby and Dixon Has Two Moms…
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Well, Casey and Shayne are no different than the millions of others who were, well, mildly interested in the birth of the Royal Baby. It’s old news now, but Shayne couldn’t help but wonder how it feels to be born and immediately have money, a job, a title and lots of attention. But all is not lost for Shayne and his family! Here’s a hint from the our show coming up:

“Casey, it must be nice to be born and already have money and a job. No resume, no experience—just a bloodline. On another note our family had some good news at the same time—but of course it wasn’t front-page news.”

Casey: “Oh, what’s that Shayne”?

Shayne: “Casey, on the very same day the Royal Baby was born, my niece in Oklahoma, Karla Sue Mason, had a bouncing baby girl, weighing 10 pounds and 8 ounces.”

Casey: “Does she have a job yet? Maybe she could follow in your footsteps and be a nurse? What did they name her?”

Shayne: “Dixon”

Casey: “Oh that’s a—well, an interesting name. Dixon Mason? Lovely—she could almost join the ranks of Blanket Jackson, North West, and Moon Unit Zappa. Well we wish both babies and their moms and dads well.”

Shayne: “Dixon has two moms. I just wanted to say that. Modern family, Casey, modern family!”


Victory for Nurses in Northern California!
…AND a victory for nurses across the country!

Last week, a federal administrative law judge with the National Labor Relations Board handed nurses a victory, finding Sutter Bay East Hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area engaged in illegal “unfair labor practices” when it unilaterally cut paid sick leave and eliminated all paid healthcare coverage for RNs who work less than 30 hours per week, affecting hundreds of nurses and their families. Read More.Continue Reading

Fast Food 911. Nurses Take it to the People. A Cultural Arsonist? Ginkgo Biloba.

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Fast Food…or Maybe Not Fast Enough? Greetings and good wishes from our house to yours! The nurses are in this week with a new show. Casey and Shayne are beside themselves (as I am sure every 911 operator in the country is) listening to this 911 call from a woman in southern California that can’tContinue Reading