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This is THE podcast where all things health and wellness take center stage. Hosted by "Nurse Alice" Benjamin, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, FNP-C, this show is more than just a nursing advice platform; it's a journey into the heart of healthcare with America's Favorite Nurse. This is where complex medical topics become clear and actionable.
Each episode is a deep dive into the latest healthcare issues offering life-changing advice, tailored to empower and uplift listeners. Expect a mix of captivating interviews with healthcare experts, inspiring stories from frontline nurses, celebrity guests and candid discussions on the issues that matter most.
Nurse Alice’s approachable manner and insightful commentary creates a welcoming space where every listener feels seen and heard. Whether you're navigating your health journey, seeking practical advice, or simply looking for a dose of motivation, "Ask Nurse Alice" is your go-to podcast. Tune in to experience a unique combination of knowledge, empathy, and empowerment, all designed to help you live your best life.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings

This is THE podcast where all things health and wellness take center stage. Hosted by "Nurse Alice" Benjamin, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, FNP-C, this show is more than just a nursing advice platform; it's a journey into the heart of healthcare with America's Favorite Nurse. This is where complex medical topics become clear and actionable.
Each episode is a deep dive into the latest healthcare issues offering life-changing advice, tailored to empower and uplift listeners. Expect a mix of captivating interviews with healthcare experts, inspiring stories from frontline nurses, celebrity guests and candid discussions on the issues that matter most.
Nurse Alice’s approachable manner and insightful commentary creates a welcoming space where every listener feels seen and heard. Whether you're navigating your health journey, seeking practical advice, or simply looking for a dose of motivation, "Ask Nurse Alice" is your go-to podcast. Tune in to experience a unique combination of knowledge, empathy, and empowerment, all designed to help you live your best life.

    The Skinny on Weight Loss Injectables: A Deep Dive into Benefits, Risks, and Legal Battles

    The Skinny on Weight Loss Injectables: A Deep Dive into Benefits, Risks, and Legal Battles

    Nurse Alice dives into the hot topic of weight loss injectables, shedding light on the increasing number of lawsuits surrounding them and what patients need to know before, and while, taking them. Discover benefits, side effects, and a holistic view on weight management. We tackle patient education, healthcare responsibilities, and the need for transparency in the pharmaceutical industry. Join us for a critical look at medication roles in health and happiness.

    Episode Highlights:
    00:00:00 - Introduction to Weight Loss Injectables & Growing Lawsuits
    00:05:41 - Early Reports of Weight Loss Injectable Side Effects
    00:06:16 - Base Line Assessments Before You Should Have Done BEFORE Starting Weight Loss Drugs
    00:07:39 - Importance of Nutrition in Weight Management 
    00:08:26 - How Mental Health Impacts Weight Loss
    00:09:12 - How Sleep Impacts Weight Loss
    00:11:00 - Expected Medication Side Effects You Should Report
    00:12:33 - The Allegations Behind Many Weight Loss Medication Lawsuits
    00:14:35 - The Pharmaceutical Company's Responsibility to Provide Medication Information
    00:15:30 - When the Patient Doesn't Want to Talk/See the Healthcare Provider
    00:21:38 - What is Gastroparesis and How it is Treated
    00:23:09 - Suicidal Ideation Side Effects and Weight Loss Medications
    00:25:00 - Proper Use of Medications Require the Supervision of a Healthcare Provider
    00:26:35 - Semiglutide Variants Made at Compounding Pharmacies are Not FDA Approved
    00:29:40 - What You Should Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Newly Prescribed Medications
    00:30:45 - Understanding the Health Consumer's Responsibilities While on Medications
    00:34:23 - The Healthcare Provider's Responsibilities When Prescribing Medications
    00:35:41 - The Pharmaceutical Company's Responsibilities When Developing New Medications
    00:36:33 - Post-Marketing Surveillance and Drug Labeling Updates 
    00:37:23 - Promoting Health Literacy for Patient Understanding

    Contact us at info@AskNurseAlice.com

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    • 43 min
    RaDonda Vaught Seeks Nursing License Reinstatement

    RaDonda Vaught Seeks Nursing License Reinstatement

    In this episode, Nurse Alice revisits the case of Redonda Vaught, who was convicted of gross negligence in a medication error that resulted in the death of a patient. Her nursing license was revoked by the Tennessee Board of Nursing in 2021 but seeks nursing license reinstatement. Nurse Alice discusses the importance of medication safety systems and the devastating impact of such errors on patients and their families. She emphasizes the need for exploration and investigation to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.Jump ahead to listen:[00:00:31] Medication error and patient death. [00:04:23] Nursing license reinstatement. [00:10:46] Patient death and consequences. [00:13:37] Breach of standard procedures. [00:17:13] Public trust in healthcare. [00:22:29] The board of registered nursing. [00:24:19] Nursing license and public protection. [00:27:30] Revoking nursing license discussion. 

    • 32 min
    Counterfeit Pill Usage in The U.S. is Crisis

    Counterfeit Pill Usage in The U.S. is Crisis

    In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, host Alice Benjamin discusses the alarming increase in drug overdose deaths in the United States. With over 105,000 deaths reported in 2022 alone, the issue of counterfeit pill use is becoming a major concern. Alice highlights that these deaths are often a result of drugs being abused and sold illegally on the black market, such as opioids and benzodiazepines. She stresses the importance of distinguishing these fake prescription pills from legitimate medications used for conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. It is crucial to address this issue and take action to prevent further harm.Jump ahead to listen:[00:03:48] Counterfeit drugs and their dangers. [00:10:06] Fake medications and leftovers. [00:11:16] Medication abuse and misuse. [00:14:48] Prescription medication and addiction. [00:19:13] Substance use and managing pain. [00:21:44] Higher drug overdose death rate. [00:26:45] How to protect from counterfeit pills. [00:33:23] Prescribing intranasal Narcan. [00:36:14] Helping people manage pain.

    • 35 min
    16-Year-Old Graduates Nursing School with BSN Degree

    16-Year-Old Graduates Nursing School with BSN Degree

    In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, host Alice Benjamin discusses the story of Eliana Tinnenbaum, a 16-year-old who recently graduated from Arizona State University's accelerated nursing program. Alice shares how this achievement sparked controversy and divided opinions among people. While some praised Eliana's academic prowess, others questioned the appropriateness of someone so young entering the nursing profession. Alice explores the different perspectives surrounding this milestone and emphasizes the importance of congratulating individuals for their achievements, regardless of their age.Jump ahead to listen:[00:00:27] Controversy over young nursing graduate. [00:04:38] Young nurse's eligibility dilemma. [00:08:19] Adolescents as nurses. [00:11:23] Licensing and age requirements. [00:15:11] Emotional challenges for young nurses. [00:19:13] Job demands and adolescent maturity. [00:21:40] Incorporating adolescents into healthcare. [00:25:19] Younger nurses and professional growth. [00:29:48] Impact of 16-year-old nurses. 

    • 26 min
    The Vital Role of Clinical Nurse Specialists: A Conversation with Dr. Mitzi Saunders

    The Vital Role of Clinical Nurse Specialists: A Conversation with Dr. Mitzi Saunders

    In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, host Alice Benjamin welcomes Dr. Mitzi Saunders, the president of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Dr. Saunders, who has 34 years of nursing experience and is a professor and graduate nursing coordinator, discusses the role of the clinical nurse specialist and its importance in healthcare. The conversation highlights the need to educate people about the CNS role and emphasizes its significance in providing specialized care. Tune in to learn more about the valuable contributions of clinical nurse specialists in the field of nursing.Jump ahead to listen:[00:01:56] What is a clinical nurse specialist (CNS)? [00:09:24] Impacting the population. [00:14:27] The problem with CNS title. [00:18:43] Harmony in leadership teams. [00:21:46] Demonstrating value in healthcare. [00:24:30] Nurse retention and shortages. [00:28:23] Career satisfaction during COVID. [00:31:13] CNS role and education.

    • 33 min
    10 Things I Love (and Hate) About Working Remotely as a Nurse

    10 Things I Love (and Hate) About Working Remotely as a Nurse

    In this episode of the Ask Nurse Alice podcast, Nurse Alice discusses her transition to working remotely as a family nurse practitioner. She discusses her extensive experience working in various healthcare settings and the challenges faced along the way. Despite her love for patient care, she needed a change and is thrilled to have found a remote opportunity. Working remotely offers numerous benefits for both mental and physical health. Nurse Alice highlights her favorite aspects, and although the positives surpass the negatives, she also candidly discusses the challenges associated with working remotely as a nurse. >>Read more on nurse.orgJump ahead to listen:[00:01:58] Remote nursing positions. [00:04:37] Flexible schedule. [00:07:12] Saving money working remotely. [00:10:34] Clothing advantages in healthcare. [00:14:39] Customizing my work environment. [00:18:50] Working remotely benefits mental health. [00:23:46] Working remotely pros and cons. [00:27:00] Changes in eating habits. [00:29:28] Lack of physical interaction. [00:33:15] Lack of separation from work. [00:37:41] The need to get out. 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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57 Ratings

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"Ask Nurse Alice" is like having a trusted friend by your side, guiding you through the ups and downs of health and wellness. Alice Benjamin brings her wealth of nursing expertise to the table, offering practical advice and empowering insights for listeners. I appreciate how she tackles a wide range of topics with warmth, humor, and compassion.

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Helpful

So much great info and a lot of great nursing stories!

Kan3059 ,

Tells the truth

As a new nurse, I come across many things in the hospital that I have no one to talk to about. However, this podcast has given me a place to vent and learn while listening to Allison, who is amazing. I love this podcast. Keep up the good work

BSN, RN out of Charlotte NC.

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