Lighting Your Way Podcast

7.7 Screenings Save the Day

7.7 Screenings Save the Day

This week, Betty speaks with Heather Munizza, RN, MSN, and Stephanie Wimmer, RN, BSN, about their work serving a population who are sometimes exposed to environmental hazards on the job.

7.6 Second Opinion Saved a Leg

7.6 Second Opinion Saved a Leg

This week, Betty speaks to her colleagues on the Coastal HIF Mobile Care Coordinator team about various cases, including a leg that was saved with a second opinion.

7.4 The Right to Be Heard

7.4 The Right to Be Heard

This week, Alonda Wood, RN, BSN, shares a story about helping a patient whose antibiotic did more harm than good and an unresponsive medical team who made the situation even worse.

7.2 In for the Long Haul

7.2 In for the Long Haul

This week, Betty talks with Jeneane Fitzmaurice, RN, BSN, and Heidi J. Davis, MSN, RN, CPN, NPD-BC, who help teamsters stay on the road by supporting their healthcare journeys.

7.1 Another Type of Advocate

7.1 Another Type of Advocate

In our Season 7 opener, we’re learning about how social workers and nurse advocates can work together to help patients. With Damali N. Stansbury, LSW, MSW.

6.12 A Very Bad Primary Care Provider

6.12 A Very Bad Primary Care Provider

In our Season 6 finale, Bianca Pollart, RN, BSN, shares a doozy of a cautionary tale about how a primary care provider who doesn’t listen to you can harm your health and well-being.

6.10 A Profiled Patient

6.10 A Profiled Patient

This week, we hear from Samantha Salerno, RN, BSN, who tells us all about a case in which a patient’s treatment for a painful condition was delayed — because his doctors and nurses made assumptions based on his tattoos.

6.9 Substance Use and Mental Health

6.9 Substance Use and Mental Health

This week, Betty speaks with her colleague Samuel Hirst, RN, BSN, about working with patients who have substance use and mental health issues. He also offers powerful advice for families and friends who want to support loved ones who are struggling with addiction.

6.8 A Catastrophic Discharge

6.8 A Catastrophic Discharge

After lengthy and complex hospital stays, follow-up care is exceedingly important. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for patients and their families to head home without a full understanding of what they are supposed to do next. This week’s episode highlights the work of Diane Bassett, RN, who recently helped a patient set up home care, find a primary care physician, and set up appointments with specialists after a patient was discharged without clear instructions after a catastrophic accident.