On a daily basis, we trust nurses with billions of dollars of equipment, critical procedures, and our most important assets: the people we love. But they’re doing so much more behind the scenes. SEE YOU NOW is a podcast that shines a light on the real people changing the status quo in health: from nurses working in labor & delivery, with infectious diseases, and in hospice; to nurse allies in politics, business and tech.
Hosted by nurse economist and health technology specialist Shawna Butler, RN, MBA, SEE YOU NOW gives listeners access to meaningful conversations with the nurses at the forefront of healthcare and innovation; those developing new devices, processes, protocols, and ways to treat for infection prevention, infant health, maternal mortality, palliative care, and so much more. This podcast is created in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association.
57: Moment of Awareness: Safety First
Our lives can become governed by routines. So much so that little changes—like a detour on the way to work, or an unexpected phone call—can have unimaginable consequences. Maria Striemer, RN, BA, was in the emergency department when she treated a child accidentally left in a car from heat exhaustion. Unable to leave the experience behind, Maria began a journey that was anything but routine. She and her engineer husband worked to develop Backseet Buddy, a sensor that uses a Bluetooth connected app to detect when a phone has moved more than 50 meters from a car seat and sends a phone alert. Along the way, she contended with negative feedback, setbacks, and a global pandemic that put Backseet Buddy on-hold. This inspired an awareness campaign, and an entirely new product that protects the ears of frontline workers forced to wear masks for extended periods of time. In this Moment of Awareness, Maria’s experience developing the Backseet Buddy is emblematic of her nursing career: using collaboration to build, often from the bottom up, novel ways to keep people safe. Email us at email@example.com. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
56: Moment of Awareness: Creating Confidence
Necessity is often cited as the Mother of Invention. And, nurses who have been part of the inventing process share that exasperation, empathy, and determination are members of the same family. While caring for a patient in an interventional radiology lab and witnessing the exasperation on a patient’s face while struggling to secure a fluid-filled leg bag, nurse and inventor Brian Mohika, RN, BSN, was inspired to create smart, active-living underwear designed to secure catheters and fluid collection bags. He knew people needed solutions that were practical, comfortable, washable, discreet, and liberating. Brian stated, “it is about more than just selling a medical product. It’s about improving lives and returning people to actively living theirs." In this Moment of Awareness, Brian shares his invention story and the motivation and audacity required to bring the vision. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional resources, visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
55: Ready to Vote?
Voting and Health. It's not a pairing that readily springs to mind, but the COVID pandemic, for many reasons, placed a magnifying glass on this important duo and how they impact and amplify one another and dramatically shape community health. A growing body of research confirms that the root and distribution of many diseases start with a lack of equitable, prevention-oriented policies. On a daily basis, in every healthcare setting, health teams see the unhappy faces and stressful circumstances of failing health policies and the direct connection between voter access and the critical path to improving our health policies, reducing health inequities, and building healthier and representative democracies. In this episode, as part of the growing Civic Health movement and its nationwide effort to expand and normalize healthcare settings as community touchpoints for voter access and engagement, we’re taking a closer listen to the experiences and insights of three civic health innovators. Our guests are Elizabeth Cohn RN,NP,PhD; Alistair Martin MD, MPP; and Aliya Bhatia MPP who provide compelling evidence and data for why healthcare settings and healthcare professionals are particularly effective messengers and catalysts for voter engagement. Together, they have collectively created and built NursesWhoVote, Democracy at Discharge, Vot-ER, and the Healthy Democracy Kit.
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54: Season 5: It’s a Wrap + Summer Listening
As we wrap up Season 5 and roll into our summer break, we’re catching our breath from a busy few months exploring, celebrating, and innovating that included elevating National Nurses Month, issuing a call to action for nurses around the world to join the NurseHack4Health, getting an update on the global Nursing Now Campaign as it transitions to the Nursing Now Challenge, introducing a special series Meeting of Minds, and having three SEE YOU NOW episodes selected as finalists in the ShareCare Awards that recognize best-in-class productions promoting well-being and capturing the spirit of "sharing care." Season 5 also included remarkable storytelling of how nurses are innovating on truly gargantuan health challenges like our staggering mental health crisis, Black maternal health in the US, the care needs of older adults around the planet, AND the health of our planet. With the summer sun stretching our days longer, it’s a perfect opportunity for reflecting on what we’ve heard, learned, and experienced so we’ve created a summer listen-list to fill your ears and imagination with great ideas, innovations, and inspiration to enjoy and share. Throughout the summer we have some hot features coming your way so stay tuned! Our next season launches in October and while the team is busy in the production studio, we encourage you to enjoy our library of episodes, take a moment to rate and review the podcast, and share it with others. Good health is a team sport and the more fans we have, the healthier we’ll all be. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.seeyounowpodcast.com.
53: Honoring Juneteenth
In this special edition of SEE YOU NOW, we’re honoring our very first national Juneteenth holiday. As a podcast focused on how nurse-led innovation is strengthening our healthcare systems and transforming lives, we’re marking this historic moment with a health equity playlist to amplify and elevate the scholarship, innovation, leadership, and contributions of Black nurses toward building healthier communities, families, and experiences. While meaningful progress has been made in reducing health disparities, there remains so much more to do in our race toward health equity. We invite and urge you to listen, learn from, follow, engage, elevate, and cite Black nurses and their courageous and groundbreaking work and contributions to moving health equity forward. In this episode, you’ll hear a sampling of nurses who are innovating on the front lines of health equity. Click here to enjoy our full Juneteenth playlist.
Honoring Juneteenth with SEE YOU NOW. A playlist featuring and elevating nurses who are driving health equity forward
44. Way More Than a Health Plan
40. Counting on Faith
32. Bridges To Fatherhood
39. Real World Data. Real Life Results
47. A Vote For Mom’s Health
31. Black Midwives & Mamas Matter
38. Mentoring for a More Equitable Future
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52: Meeting of Minds: You Had Me At Robot
Issac Asimov believed robots could have a true humanizing influence, and one day do the work to make life easier, freeing us to do the work that makes life worthwhile. For many nurses, caring for patients is that worthwhile work. However, studies have shown that roughly 30 percent of a nursing shift is devoted to patient care, with the rest given over to other tasks like finding medications, tracking down equipment, tracking down supplies, and documentation. So the question is, how can we give time back to nurses, so they can put patients—and themselves—first? It’s an urgent question, as the demands and pressures for health care efficiency continue to rise, while experienced nurses retire, nursing schools struggle to expand capacity, and the COVID pandemic stretches staffing to extreme limits. Enter Moxi, a robot—and patient selfie favorite—designed to help nurses complete routine, non-patient facing tasks. In this episode of Meeting of Minds, David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and chief nursing executive at Cedars Sinai and renowned social robotics expert, and Andrea Thomaz, PhD, CEO and co-founder of Diligent Robotics, sit down to discuss how nurses can lead interdisciplinary collaboration, the important role chief nursing officers can play in encouraging staff innovation, and the need for nurses to practice at the top of their license. At the center of their discussion is Moxi, a piece of technology designed to assist but never replace the priceless value and human interaction that nurses bring to patient care. Together, David, Andrea, and Moxi are proving that Nurse Robot Assistants can help reduce nurse fatigue and give nurses time back to care for patients, practice self-care, and focus on the big picture. Because no matter how advanced they become, robots don't take care of people. People take care of people.
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See You Now’s host Shawna Butler detangles complex issues regarding healthcare and presents them in a digestible way from the voices of those on the ground (and through a very soothing and enjoyable voice herself). This is not, however, just for those in the field of medicine. Shawna relates things back humanity in general with insight and empathy that makes you think about how everything is connected. Turn this on when you are ready to learn, reflect, laugh and relax.
For all who want to change healthcare!
What I love about See You Now is that the audience isn’t just for nurses, but for all who want to change healthcare. I love Shawna’s insight, energy, and encouragement to engage healthcare leaders of all levels to include the power of nurses to truly move the needle forward in innovation. Her energy is infectious and proves that Shawna isn’t just a motivator— but someone who has the background and skill set to back it up. She is a true case study of a nurse who knows the value of including nurses in every conversation related to changing the dynamics of how healthcare exists today.
Interesting stories that cross many sectors of nursing. Great for any nurse, nursing student and/or the public to learn more about the profession.