GOLDEN BEDPAN AWARD. RN KAREN HIGGINS. FACTS ABOUT MEDICAL ERRORS. TEETH PAST THEIR PRIME.
Oh dear it is almost Thanksgiving! We at Nurse Talk wish all of you a wonderful holiday with family and friends—and DO remember—laughter is the best medicine! Yes, of course we all love our families—but—we know too much about each other and that can lead to—well—o.k. fill in the blank. We say that with love and affection.
This week on the show we shake things up a bit. O.K. we got tired of the weird news and all of the sound effects…so now we are looking for a really good way to create a useful and fun first segment on our show. ANY ideas? Oh, we could tell you about all kinds of medical breakthroughs or bad things insurance companies do, and, while useful, not particularly stimulating or fun. This week we shared some good articles from our blog. If you have any ideas for our show—send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-977-1863.
Massachusetts RN Karen Higgins joins us. Karen is a good friend of ours and she always takes time out of her busy schedule to talk with us. As a matter of fact we want to make it perfectly clear that Karen was on her BREAK when speaking with Dan and Casey. Karen weighed in on the Financial Transaction Tax, a.k.a. the Robin Hood Tax that nurses and others all around the world asked the G-20 leaders to adopt. The tax would be .005 on stocks and other financial transactions. The money raised COULD dramatically change and add to funding for healthcare, education, infrastructure and more. Karen is the past president of the Massachusettes Nurses Association and is currently one of three co-presidents for National Nurses United.
And we’ll talk with the author of Critically ILL: A 5-Point Plan to Cure Healthcare Delivery. Dr. Frederick Southwick, author, teacher, respected researcher and decades-long medical practitioner, is an advocate for change to our country’s current healthcare practices, which cause thousands of hospital deaths and complications each year. Dr. Southwick strongly believes in empowering nurses to help alleviate this tragic trend. This, Dr. Southwick’s fifth and forthcoming book, presents a clear and comprehensive blueprint for reversing the negative healthcare outcomes that result from preventable medical errors. Very interesting.
AND NOW—drum roll please—it’s time for a new feature on Nurse Talk! Out with the old and in with the new—-it’s time for THE GOLDEN BEDPAN AWARD! That’s right—EACH WEEK OUR GOLDEN BEDBAN AWARD GOES TO A DESERVING PERSON OR ORGANIZATION THAT HAS SOMEHOW PUT THEMSELVES IN THE NEWS OR OTHERWISE COME TO LIGHT FOR A CHARITABLE ACT OR CAUSE. THIS WEEK’S GOLDEN BEDPAN AWARD GOES TO…LISTEN THIS WEEKEND AND FIND OUT.
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And, remember, laughter is the best medicine.