24 episodes

Cardium is a podcast for traveling healthcare professionals in all fields and specialties of nursing and allied health. Hosts Sunny and Matt talk with experts and connect with travelers who discuss relevant topics that inform, impact, and inspire.

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Cardium is a podcast for traveling healthcare professionals in all fields and specialties of nursing and allied health. Hosts Sunny and Matt talk with experts and connect with travelers who discuss relevant topics that inform, impact, and inspire.

    Welcome to the Travel Healthcare Podcast - Cardium | Episode 0

    Welcome to the Travel Healthcare Podcast - Cardium | Episode 0

    Hosts Sunny and Matt welcome listeners to Cardium, a podcast especially for healthcare professionals of all specialties with a focus on travel careers within the industry. What’s it like to work in one facility for 13 weeks or more then move to a brand new community for the next assignment and adventure? There’s a lot to love, a lot to know, and always more to learn about this unique and rewarding career that’s more than a job, it’s a lifestyle. Getting to the heart of all things travel healthcare and bringing you content that’s relevant, informative, and uplifting is what we’re all about. Whether you’re currently traveling, curious about it, or you’re on staff full time with a hospital or clinic, we welcome you – and our featured guests – to Cardium. Learn more about Cardium and this episode at www.cardiumpodcast.com.

    • 13 min
    What’s Your Why in Your Travel Healthcare Career? | Episode 01

    What’s Your Why in Your Travel Healthcare Career? | Episode 01

    Three guests share their personal stories, insight, and lessons learned from their journeys as healthcare professionals and through their experiences traveling in their field. What led them to take this road in their career? What have been their highs and lows? What’s next? And as we’ll ask all of our guests in future podcast episodes, what’s their “why”? We have some laughs and share some poignant moments while we talk with two veteran travel nurses and an occupational therapist, a recent grad and new to travel. Learn more about Cardium and this episode at www.cardiumpodcast.com.

    • 47 min
    How to Handle Difficult Assignment Situations in Travel Healthcare | Episode 02

    How to Handle Difficult Assignment Situations in Travel Healthcare | Episode 02

    You’re currently on assignment with a hospital and you’re faced with a situation that compromises patient safety, professional ethics, or your personal well-being. What do you do? Who do you turn to and when? Annie Elliston, RN and Director of Clinical Operations with Aureus Medical Group, poses scenarios that can potentially surface in the healthcare setting, also your workplace, while working on a travel contract. Nurses, PTs, OTs, and healthcare professionals of all other specialties will find this episode full of important insight and advice. Learn more about Cardium and this episode at www.cardiumpodcast.com.

    • 31 min
    Traveling in Pairs in Healthcare | Episode 03

    Traveling in Pairs in Healthcare | Episode 03

    The mobile lifestyle as a healthcare professional is an experience in itself. But sharing it with a companion – a friend, significant other, or a family member – gives it a whole new dimension. We talk with two RNs, Maggie Chapman and Nicole Brucker, who just a few years into their careers decided venture into travel nursing and do so together. What’s it like going into the unknown of new assignments and new cities together? How do they roll day to day? What are their typical routines as individuals and as a duo? How do they best support each other? Maggie and Nicole talk about everything from sharing space and sharing a car to deciding what to pack and where to go. Learn more about Cardium and this episode at www.cardiumpodcast.com.

    • 30 min
    The PT Compact: What Travel Therapists Should Know | Episode 4

    The PT Compact: What Travel Therapists Should Know | Episode 4

    Though just a couple of years since being enacted, the Physical Therapy Compact is fulfilling its purpose of providing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with greater mobility to work in multiple states. In 2017, the PT Compact reached its minimum threshold of 10 participating states. Today 25 states are part of the Compact, with hopes of bringing more states into the fold. What does the Compact mean for PTs and PTAs? What are the criteria for obtaining compact privileges? Expert guest T.J. Cantwell, Compact Administrator of the Physical Therapy Compact Commission, joins us on the podcast to talk about the state of the Compact, what therapists need to know, and what the future looks like. Also offering perspective is Kelly Grant, branch manager of Aureus Medical Group who contributes to the Compact conversation from a facility and traveler point of view. Learn more about Cardium and this episode at www.cardiumpodcast.com.

    • 29 min
    Patient-Driven Payment Model: What It Means for Therapists | Episode 5

    Patient-Driven Payment Model: What It Means for Therapists | Episode 5

    The move toward the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for skilled nursing facilities is in effect, shifting the focus of Medicare reimbursements from minutes and hours of therapy services to patient characteristics and outcomes. Learn more about Cardium and this episode at www.cardiumpodcast.com.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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64 Ratings

64 Ratings

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Tune in to a podcast truly first in it’s class. Connect with travelers that have similar experiences as you...passionate about touching lives, looking for a community that is really invested on tips and trades that really help you and remind you of why you do what you do daily.
What are you waiting for? Tune in today subscribe, rate and review. The journey will be enjoyable!!!!

SAS9999 ,

Great Podcast!

This podcast is helpful for those in the travel medical industry. It is also a good resource for those interested in working in the medical travel field.

kaylms1 ,

Great Information!

This podcast truly has given an inside look at medical travelers and what their experiences are. Their why behind their traveling is truly inspiring!

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