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Patient Ratios Save Lives | Show 234

This week RNs talk about a new study just out that proves “patient ratios save lives.” We’ll also talk with Karen Coughlin about workplace violence and what is being done to stop it.

We’ll be airing an encore presentation of Casey’s interview with Kay McVay. Kay is a retired RN who shares her story about a not so blissful retirement. KAY RETIRED IN 1995 JUST 7 SHORT YEARS BEFORE HER HOSPITAL ESTABLISHED RETIREMENT BENEFITS FOR NURSES. Kay was the type of nurse who once insisted on riding along in the ambulance with a patient with a heart condition to make sure he got the care he needed. “I’M GOING TO MAKE SURE THIS PATIENT GETS TO THE HOSPITAL AND THEY TREAT HIM–NOT TURN HIM AWAY.” She served as a past president for California Nurses Association and continues to work with the organization as President Emeritus.AND of course don’t forget the Baby Whisperer Marsha Podd will be with us in May.

Have you heard about “Dan’s thing” yet? It’s his latest passion and he is keeping it secret until he achieves it. Any guesses what it is?What is your “thing?” What makes your life complete? What keeps you feeling healthy and fulfilled? How do you relax? What are you working toward or searching for? Enter the Dan’s Thing Contest. Watch the blog and listen to the show for upcoming clues. Email your guess and tell us what your “thing” is…C’mon winner gets $100 in movie tickets or CASH toward their own thing. GET THE FIRST CLUE at

You can listen to Nurse Talk every Sunday at 2PM PST on Green 960AM or live stream at You can also download and listen anytime on iTunes, or stream at, and Stay tuned for all the usual pranks and remember…”laughter is the bestmedicine!”

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