These Head-to-Toe podcast episodes are mini-biographies of healthcare professionals. Their collective experiences range from 1950s-2010s. From working iron lungs and candy-striping, to hospice, administration, and Big Pharma - step into a bit of history from these who have witnessed the human condition over time and built the bricks of healthcare practice today.
“God is here, give him your chair” - Beth Reid, RN (retired) 1931-2017 (Her obituary can be found here)
“It gave me a good career. It gave me a good life.” - Eileen Anderson, RN (retired) and Reiki master
“In truth they’re just beautiful stories of inspiration…thirteen really unique messages.” - Carmen Buck, RN/Nurse Practitioner/Photographer/Author - multi-generational stories of Alzheimer’s patients
Echos on the Heart: a hospital romance - Mike and Pat Cyll, retired echocardiographer and retired nurse, married over 40 years. Warning: Swooning may occur.
Mixing Medicine and Art - Jorge Muniz, PA-C / Illustrator / Author
Dr. Dan’s Five Tips for Thriving in Emergency Medicine - Dr. Dan Magdziarz
Career Profile: Anne Richardson, chaplain & spiritual director. “Our stories are sacred” – a discussion about spirituality in healthcare
Explore trending issues in healthcare via interviews with respiratory therapists, legal experts, advocates for protecting healthcare workers, new graduates from medical and nursing programs, and more.
Graduation - interviews with five 2018 graduates; from undergrad to medical school, med school to residency, residency to fellowship, nursing school to RN, and grad school to nursing fellowship with NASA
Speaking Tidal Volumes about RTs - from tank jockeys to ECMO pumps, Chris Webb, RRT and Jon Inkrott, RRT, RRT-AACS, flight respiratory therapist, shed light on the breathing thing.
Legal Issues in Nursing - Jeff Powers of “The NP Dude” podcast gives us free legal advice on the challenges APRNs and RNs face
ex·traor·di·nar·y - adjective - very unusual or remarkable - synonyms: remarkable, exceptional, amazing, astonishing, astounding, sensational, stunning, incredible, unbelievable, phenomenal
From WTF factor to heart-warming, from sad to gratifying, from feeling the worst to pumping your fist in the air, here are the very best stories of the podcast. Here you’ll find true stories from the front lines of healthcare.
Best Stories 2017 - “All the feels” version From using fake lighstabers in adolescent psych to finding transgender patients housing, listen to make your insides feel warm and fuzzy.
Best Stories 2017 - “Making a difference” version From books published, to improving state health metrics, to starting a podcast from scratch, to supporting medical students in the Third World - get your inspiration to make the world a better place, right here.
Baptized in blood, and here’s another chart - Dr. Zahir Basrai, Emergency Medicine physician
Finding the Zebras - Jonathan Tan, PA-C, primary care
Wellness in Warzones - Nina Ng, RN / NGO volunteer coordinator in the Middle East
Dean Hall is Swimming in Miracles - cancer-free after swimming the length of a historic river. No chemo. No joke. No giving up.