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Episode 16: Nurses' Social Media Missteps Can Harm Patients – and the Profession
In recent years, there have been numerous cases of inappropriate social media use by nurses. Some cases have involved unprofessional and even racist comments about patients, and in other cases, nurses have posted pictures and information that result in HIPAA violations. Common sense may help many nurses avoid such issues, but for some social media users, there sometimes appears to be a false sense of privacy and a belief that work-related posts will be harmless, when the opposite may be the case. In this episode, Georgia Reiner, risk specialist for the Nurses Service Organization in the healthcare division of Aon Affinity insurance services, offers advice to nurses and risk managers seeking to avoid the problems that can arise from social media missteps.
Episode 15: Physician Burnout, or 'Misery Not Otherwise Specified'
Recent reports on physician burnout have prompted concerns about increased risk of physician suicide and depression, medical errors, and negative physician-patient interactions. The medical profession seems to be rushing to find solutions to the problem, but the problem may not be well-defined. Today’s guest, Thomas Schwenk, MD, dean of the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, says that without a better understanding of physician burnout and its causes, efforts to improve the current system are likely to fall short.
Episode 14: What Providers Should Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis, a Mysterious Neurologic Disease
Acute flaccid myelitis is a rare disease that can cause severe weakness or paralysis, slurred speech, and facial droop, among other complications. And more than 90% of cases involve children. In this episode, Olwen Murphy, MB, BCH, MRCP, discusses what medical scientists know – and don’t know – about this perplexing neurologic illness.
Episode 13: More Education, Better Provider Training Needed in Fight Against Stroke
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 140,000 people die annually from stroke. Also, there are hundreds of thousands of stroke-related hospitalizations each year, which impose significant costs on patients and healthcare systems. Fortunately, says guest Matthew E. Fink, MD, Louis and Gertrude Feil Professor of Clinical Neurology and chairman of the department of neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College, roughly 80% of strokes can be prevented. Providers can play a key role in the prevention effort. They also can work to stay up-to-date on the latest medical science, which will help them provide better treatment for stroke victims and avoid malpractice liability.
Episode 12: Provider Burnout When Treating Opioid Use Disorder
Join us for this episode of Rounds with Relias to learn more about how to prevent burnout and empower providers treating patients with opioid use disorder. Learn from Dr. Carol Clayton, Chief Translational Neuroscientist at Relias, how leaders in the field are working to combat the opioid crisis in the United States - and what you can do to help them.
Episode 11: Recognizing Safety Risks as Healthcare Systems Expand
Although healthcare system mergers can improve standardization of care, they also carry risks as physicians try to navigate new administrative expectations. Because of the inherent challenges, guest Susan Haas, MD, MSc, of Ariadne Labs advises focusing on patient safety at the start of consolidation planning.
RN, MSN in NC
Thoroughly engaging and informative!
Great podcast about diversion.
Loved hearing from a RN attorney about diversion. Its so important that we talk about this in our profession.