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The Handoff

Dive into the most pressing topics in nursing, from burnout and mental health to diversity in nursing to the latest clinical innovations.

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What’s next for nurses at the country’s largest public health system

Our guest for this episode oversees more than 8,000 nurses in her role as the Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive for NYC Health + Hospitals. In this conversation, Dan and Natalia Cineas talk about what’s next for the country’s largest public health system coming out of the most acute phase of the pandemic.   Like so many other nurse leaders, one of the things that’s top of mind for Natalia is recruiting, and she shares how she’s trying to bolster her nursing workforce and encourage nurses to think about a career in a public system. She also shares why she’s thinking differently about informatics these days, how her approach to staffing and benefits is changing and what she thinks other health systems can learn from NYC Health + Hospitals.   Links to recommended reading:  Nurse Staffing Think Tank: Priority Topics and Recommendations  NYC Health + Hospitals Careers  The full transcript for this episode can be found here: http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/natalia-cineas
June 29, 2022

An emerging nurse leader shares her thoughts on the profession

Our guest for this episode is Casey Green, also known as “Critical Care Casey.” Casey has been a critical care nurse for seven years working in the emergency department, various ICUs, and critical care ground transport nursing. She is also a LinkedIn Top Nursing Voice, as well as a clinical instructor. Last year, Casey became only the 85th nurse ever to obtain all five emergency nursing certifications.  In her conversation with Dan, they talk about what she’s hearing from new grads entering the profession and what nurse leaders need to do to support these individuals at such a challenging and pivotal time in the profession. They also talk about why Casey is passionate about certifications and how she encourages other nurses to pursue them, as well as how she feels about stepping into the nurse manager role for the first time. The full transcript for this episode can be found here: http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/casey-green
June 23, 2022

A conversation with “America’s Favorite Nurse”

Our guest for this episode is Alice Benjamin, a board-certified Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner, as well as an author, podcast host, health advocate and a regular on-air medical contributor for CNBC, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, CNN and the BBC.  Alice’s career as a nurse was inspired by the death of her father from a heart attack when she was a child. Since then she’s been on a mission to educate and empower the public about the pursuit of health and wellness. Alice was the first nurse to chair the American Heart Association Health Equity Taskforce, as well as the first black nurse to serve on the California board of directors for the American Nurses Association. Today she and Dan talk about her career, the portrayal of nurses in the media and patient safety. As a nurse who is still at the bedside and in the wake of the Randa Vaughnt case, this is a topic that Alice is particularly passionate about, and they get into the frequency of near misses in healthcare, why the “just get it done” culture of nursing is ripe for errors, and how nurses can engage with hospital leadership to help create a safer environment for everyone. Links to recommended reading:  Ask Nurse Alice  Episode 62: Creating a strong culture of patient safety  The full transcript for this episode can be found here: http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/nurse-alice  
June 15, 2022

California’s nursing workforce strategy

Our guest for this episode is Garrett Chan, the President & CEO of Healthimpact, the nursing policy center for the state of California. Garrett and his team partner with other nursing organizations, health care providers, academic institutions and policy makers to build the nursing profession and support the 400,000 nurses working in the state of California.   Today he and Dan talk about Healthimpact’s workforce strategy, including pipeline building, transition to practice, mental health support for nurses and streamlining the state’s licensure process, as well as what the state is doing to meet the growing need for nurses in rural areas.    Links to recommended reading:  Healthimpact Resources  California Newly Licensed RN Employment Survey Research Report  Innovation Landscape — Solving Shortages: How Technology Can Help Meet California’s Immediate Health Workforce Needs  Episode 51: How COVID-19 has impacted the nursing workforce   Episode 68: The unique challenges of nursing on a remote island chain The full transcript for this episode can be found here: http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/garrett-chan
June 8, 2022

How UCLA’s Chief Nurse Executive maintains a high-performing culture

Our guest for this episode is Karen Grimley, Chief Nurse Executive at UCLA Health and Assistant Dean for the UCLA School of Nursing.  In this interview, Karen and Dan talk about the innovations that the UCLA staff developed during COVID, how Karen maintains a high-performing culture and how she’s planning to lead coming out of the pandemic. Karen also shares how she’s thinking about staffing and scheduling and the concept of flexible work at UCLA, how you can maintain best practices around shared governance in a time of crisis. The full transcript for this episode can be found here:  http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/karen-grimley
June 1, 2022

A candid conversation about the state of nursing

Our guest for this episode has her hands in so many things, it’s difficult to even know where to start. Bonnie Clipper is a nurse futurist and thought leader, a former chief nurse executive, a fellow at the American Academy of Nursing, a startup coach, a consultant, a faculty member at multiple schools of nursing on two different continents, the Chief Clinical Officer at Wambi, and someone who is deeply passionate about bringing innovation to the field of nursing.  Most of all, she is a close friend and someone I love chatting with about the profession. Today we tackle some weighty topics, including retention, workforce management, applying more technology and automation to nursing, and why she’s no longer a fan of Florence Nightingale.  Links to recommended reading:  The Nurse's Guide to Innovation: Accelerating the Journey The Nurse Manager's Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce   Trusted Works The full transcript for this episode can be found here: http://www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/bonnie-clipper
May 24, 2022

The Handoff

Presented by Trusted Health, The Handoff is a podcast that dives into the most pressing topics in nursing, from burnout and mental health to diversity in nursing to the latest clinical innovations. Each episode features discussions that will help nurses and nurse leaders do their jobs better, whether that’s at the bedside, managing a unit or an entire health system. Tune in each week to hear host Doctor Nurse Dan Weberg, an author, provocateur, and the Head of Clinical Innovation at Trusted Health go deep with guests you won’t hear anywhere else.
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Dan Weberg, PhD, RN

Dan Weberg, PhD, RN

Tune in to hear host Doctor Nurse Dan Weberg, an author, provocateur, and the Head of Clinical Innovation at Trusted speak with a range of experts from both inside and outside of the healthcare industry.

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