Listen as Dr Greg Schears of the Mayo Clinic talks about the importance of understanding how conclusions are made within literature, specifically meta-analyses. He leads with patient outcomes as the catalyst of the importance of digging into research past the conclusion, translating that information into bedside care, and reviews his own approach to a modern-day meta analysis.
Mar 18, 2021
We bring in Lori Kaczmarek, 2020 president of the Association of Vascular Access to expand the conversation with Lorraine Tallman, founder and CEO of Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, on patient relationships and medical privacy. Listen in as they discuss the complexities of balancing medical needs and practices and still adhering to facility and government policies.
Mar 2, 2021
How can we protect ourselves and patients when sharing online? In this episode, we discuss the landscape of work, personal life, privacy and promotion on social media. We have a candid conversation with Lorraine Tallman, founder and CEO of Amanda Hope Rainbow Angels, about navigating digital content and maintaining patient relationships built around medical needs and practices while adhering to facility and government policies.
Feb 16, 2021
How much do patients know about vascular access care and the need to preserve their veins? Emily Levy talks with Lauren Backe, Lorraine Tallman and Beth Gore to understand how patients and caregivers are learning about vessel preservation and becoming better advocates for themselves. Featuring: Emily Levy, CEO, MightyWell, patient; Beth Gore, President, Oley Foundation, Board member, AVA, caregiver; Lauren Backe, caregiver; Lorraine Tallman, Founder and CEO, Amanda Hope, caregiver
Jan 4, 2021
Lorraine Tallman, founder of Comfycozy’s for chemo, joins us to tell her story of how she teamed up with the medical device industry to turn a need for better port access into a solution that benefits patients and families. Featuring: Cheryl Gordon, RN, BSN, MBA, CRNI®, VA-BC™; Lorraine Tallman, Founder and CEO, Amanda Hope, caregiver
Dec 21, 2020
A lot of factors go into clinicians selecting the right device for the patient, but how much does lifestyle factor into their decision? This episode discusses patient lifestyles and their experiences surrounding chronic illness and vascular access devices. Featuring: Emily Levy, CEO of Mightywell; Lorraine Tallman, Founder and CEO, Amanda Hope, Nancy Trick, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC™
Dec 7, 2020
Patients often have difficulty getting the attention of clinicians. What they lack in medical expertise, they make up for with an intimate knowledge of how the healthcare system, clinicians and device choices may not be putting them first. Learn how Emily Levy and Beth Gore caught the attention of the biggest associations in vascular access and their advice to patients. Featuring: Cheryl Gordon, RN, BSN, MBA, CRNI, VA-BC; Beth Gore, President, Oley Foundation; Emily Levy, CEO, MightyWell
Nov 15, 2020
In recent years, central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) have become top of mind for clinicians and hospitals alike as they work toward reducing infections to as few as possible. But what about other catheter devices? Cheryl Gordon and Marcia Ryder discuss why infections related to peripheral devices should be just as important. Featuring: Cheryl Gordon, RN, BSN, MBA, CRNI, VA-BC; Marcia Ryder, PhD, MS, RN
Nov 2, 2020
Marcia Ryder and Beth Gore discuss their viewpoints on how vascular access is a safety initiative and what they believe will help create a better vascular access experience for the patient. Featuring: Cheryl Gordon, RN, BSN, MBA, CRNI, VA-BC; Beth Gore, president, Oley Foundation, board member, AVA, caregiver; Marcia Ryder, PhD, MS, RN
Oct 19, 2020
Clinicians rely on vascular access standards to help guide their choices and do the best for patients. Each day clinicians put these standards into practice, but do we know how these standards get developed? Lynn Hadaway, MEd, RN, BC, CRNI, gives us her insight into how standards are developed. Featuring: Cheryl Gordon, RN, BSN, MBA, CRNI, VA-BC; Lynn Hadaway, MEd, RN, BC, CRNI
Oct 5, 2020