In this episode of Notes on Nursing Live, I interview innovative neo-natal cardiac care nurse Elizabeth B. Mikula, MSN, RN, CPN, CPHQ. Elizabeth is the Division Director of Quality and Resource Management for HCA Capital Division in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to that position, she led efforts to implement newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) and created an innovative screening toolkit to detect CCHD in newborns, which is now in use across the United States and around the world. Join us as we talk about her innovative work with these critically ill babies and dive deeper into the importance of nurse-led innovation in positive healthcare change.
I chat with NICU nurse Tricia Cady in this episode of Nursing Notes Live. She’s a nurse who’s been working with premature and sick newborns for 10 years of her 22-year nursing career. After recently completing a nursing course to further her education, Tricia was inspired to turn her nursing innovation idea into a reality in order to improve the way nurses secure neonates’ hands and help avoid accidental extubations.
Nurse innovator Lauran Hardin joins us on this episode of Nursing Notes Live. Lauran is the senior director of cross continuum transformation at the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs and is committed to improving patient outcomes through creative innovation.
Nurse leader and innovator Nancy Hanrahan joins us in this episode of Nursing Notes Live. Nancy is executive director and associate dean of healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship at the Bouve College of Health Sciences and professor and former dean of the School of Nursing at Northeastern University in Boston. We talk about how she’s driving…
We talk with acute care nurse practitioner Adam Schneider in this episode of Nursing Notes Live. Adam worked as an organ procurement coordinator at the University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation service for the last five years.
Nurse Shawna Butler joins us on the show in this episode. Shawna is a nurse economist, trendsetter, and champion of the EntrepreNurse movement. Her clinical nursing experience includes emergency, cardiac, critical care, international medical flight transport, and workplace wellness. Shawna and I talk about why nurses are uniquely qualified to be innovators and change agents for healthcare worldwide and what every nurse can do to be a champion for change in their communities and become an EntrepreNurse.
We talk about building nurse leaders in a chat with Patricia “Trish” Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, a perioperative cardiac surgery consultant in Falls Church, Virginia. Trish’s background includes leadership in nursing organizations, including the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), starting cardiac programs in various hospitals, creating a curriculum for Registered Nurse First Assistant programs, and more.
We chat with Lori Erickson, MSN, CPNP-PC, the clinical manager for the CHAMP® (Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program) at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri in this episode. Lori and other nurses involved with the CHAMP program are dedicated to saving lives of babies born with single ventricle heart disease who are in the critical period between surgery stages. Join us as we find out more about the CHAMP program and how nurses are helping the tiniest, most vulnerable patients and their families.
In this episode of Nursing Notes Live, I talk with Dr. Norma Cuellar, PhD, RN, FAAN. Norma is a professor of nursing at the University of Alabama and president-elect of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. She is also the director of the BAMA-Latino Project, which plans to target and recruit 80 Latino associate degree…
In this episode of the Nursing Notes Live podcast, I talk with Vivian Low, MPH, RN-BC, FPCNA. Vivian is the manager of special projects, chair of nursing research, at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California. In this position, she demonstrates her passion for coordinating community resources, mentoring nurses and improving patient care and services at…
Pediatric nursing superhero Tobin Mathew, RN, BSN, is the subject of our interview in this episode of Nursing Notes Live. Tobin was recently named a 2017 Red Cross Nurse Hero. He is a pediatric nurse who works in the surgical ward at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Ill., where he wears a superhero shirt or costume every day at the hospital to help make kids smile.