The Institute for Health Professionals podcast from Portland Community College is a showcase for expertise in the field of health care in our community, our region, and around the world. From traditional healthcare topics to alternative medicine and trends, our team of faculty will share what's hot, what's not, and how you can get ahead in health with IHP. This show ran from 2011-2013 on the RashPixelFM (now TruStory FM) Podcast Network and is now retired.
James Lucas introduces "Ed the AED"
James Lucas is an EMT/Fireman with Hoodland Fire Department. As a function of his work, he's seen too many cardiac incidents — particularly with children — that could have been averted with quick use of an AED. This week on the IHP Podcast, James shares the story of his book, "Ed the AED." He shares how he and his wife co-wrote the story that introduces the AED in an informative and safe way to build awareness and save lives.
Jennifer Darrow on Foot and Nail Care
If you're struggling with the health of your feet, you're dealing with more than just physical discomfort. The loss of mobility that comes from foot injury or illness can be debilitating and humiliating. This week on the show, Jennifer Darrow joins us to share her experiences as a specialist in foot care and rehabilitation.
For more information on new certification in the field, visit the Wound Ostomy and Continence Certification Board at www.wocncb.org/, and contact IHP for a schedule of Jennifer's upcoming foot care lectures at 971-722-6633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Zabriskie on Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence can have a profound impact on how we approach each day, from developing the skills required to discuss complex feelings, to understanding the connection between emotional intelligence, the brain, and our overall health and wellness. This week on the show, emotional intelligence coach Susan Zabriskie joins us to talk about EI and the importance of emotions in our relationships and our health.
Dosing in Herbalism with K. P. Khalsa
K. P. Khalsa joins us once again this week to discuss the practical implications of dosing in herbal medicine. Around the world, practitioners and patients have a dramatically different understanding of how to use and consume herbal medicine. As a result, they have a much greater understanding of the power that is possible with careful dosing. K. P. teaches traditional Chinese medicine as part of his curriculum at http://pcc.edu/climb/.
K.P. Khalsa talks Traditional Chinese Medicine
From a patient perspective, integrating traditional Chinese medicine into your overall health regimen can seem strange. This week on the show, K.P. Khalsa joins Pete Wright to discuss the importance of the traditional Chinese philosophy to health, and why understanding this area of medicine can be such a valuable tool in the provider's toolkit. K.P. teaches traditional Chinese medicine as part of his curriculum at pcc.edu/climb/health.
PICC Care and Maintenance with Alicia Dickenson
Alicia Dickenson has spent much of her recent career teaching her expertise as a vascular access specialist. Today, as our IHP specialist and instructor for PICC Care and Maintenance, Alicia shares this expertise with our students. This week on the show Alicia joins Pete Wright to discuss how this critical component can plays into overall patient care from the nursing — and patient — perspectives.