Nurses Uncorked

Welcome to ”Nurses Uncorked,” your go-to podcast for all things nursing! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just starting your nursing journey, we’ve got something for everyone. Tune in as we discuss the latest trends in healthcare, share personal stories from the front lines, provide tips and tricks to help you thrive in your career, and make you laugh all at the same time. So grab your stethoscope and a cocktail, and join us on ”Nurses Uncorked”!

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About Nurses Uncorked 

We believe that Nurses Uncorked has the potential to change nurses lives by providing them with valuable insights and information about our ever changing nursing world. Our goal is to help more people understand what the current topics are in nursing and discuss them with an informative yet comedic twist.

 

 

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About Nurse Jessica Sites

Nurse Jessica Sites, has over two decades worth of experience in the healthcare industry, as a labor and delivery registered nurse in Tampa area in Florida who knows all too well the emotional trauma, yet gratifying moments nurses go through on a daily basis. After 20 long years of 12 hour shifts, she finally took a leap of faith to become a full-time social media influencer who uses her platform, decades worth of healthcare experience, and comedic talent to be voice for workers in the healthcare industry while also being an outlet for other nurses and other healthcare professionals who are facing challenges in their career, and helps to bring awareness and educate them on their options as they navigate the many stresses, nationwide nurses shortage crisis, changes in the healthcare industry, and major societal challenges plaguing the healthcare industry. Now over 2 years later, Nurse Jessica Sites has become a trending social media sensation and is proud of how far she has come in such a short amount of time. She says that if she can give someone even a little chuckle in the midst of their crazy chaotic lives, then she believes she has accomplished her goal

Nurse Jessica Sites

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About Nurse Erica

    I have worked in nursing since I graduated high school, first as a CNA, then an MA, then a Registered Nurse, and eventually in nursing leadership. I discovered my love of pediatric nursing early on, having worked in pediatrics, PICU, pediatric oncology, and pediatric hospice. Throughout my career, I ventured into adult nursing for a few years, home health, and periodically worked in wound care (I love wounds!). More recently I have specialized in both pediatric and adult hospice (ask me about pediatric hospice, I could talk about it for hours!). But nothing has fulfilled me as much as advocating for my fellow nurses. 
 
     Advocating for nurses is something that has always come naturally to me. It was as a new grad nurse, that I first encountered the toxicity that runs rampant throughout the nursing profession. I will never forget the feeling of sitting in my manager's office, just weeks into my first RN job, being told I was a failure and threatened with termination because she hadn't received enough compliment cards about me (HCAHPS scores). I remember being so confused. I'd received nothing but positive feedback from patients and coworkers. How can they discipline me when I've never been in any trouble or even informed there was an issue? The manager had the identical conversation with my close friend, Marlene. Marlene and I went through nursing school together and started this job together. This incident started a downward spiral of depression for Marlene and she eventually took her own life. I knew even then that the nursing profession needed to change. I continued to be confronted with toxic harassment, bullying, vertical violence from management, unsafe working conditions, and gaslighting throughout my career. I am proud to say that I always spoke up against it! Always! Even as a single mom, with everything to lose, I continued to report wrongdoing and advocate for my patients and coworkers. I have paid the price for that advocacy at times and I would do it all again. 
 
     I never thought I would go into nursing leadership. Truth be told, I am the least likely nurse to go into leadership. I quickly discovered I could affect change much more in leadership, than I could as a staff nurse. And that's exactly what I did. Then one day, early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, I decided to post a video about being in nursing leadership to TikTok. The rest, as they say, is history. It wasn't long before I co-founded The Last Pizza Party, a grassroots nurse advocacy movement. This ultimately became a challenging journey to navigate and witness colleagues chose different paths. I soon expanded across other social media platforms and as an author. I found my niche in nationwide nurse advocacy and nurse led legislation, dividing my time between legislators, unions, and nurses in need.
~Nurse Erica
 

Episodes

3 days ago

WOOWHO!!!! It's Nurses Uncorked one year anniversary! 52 episodes in the can and never missed a single week! While other podcasts often do seasons and reruns, Nurses Uncorked puts out original episodes every week! 
 
In this episode Nurse Jessica and Nurse Erica discuss a controversial new Florida law, SB7016, that allows doctors to perform C-sections outside of hospitals. They are joined by Nurse Jessica's husband, who is an OB-GYN, to provide insights on the topic. The conversation covers the potential risks and complications of performing C-sections outside of hospitals, the requirements for advanced birthing centers, and the impact on access to care in rural areas. The conversation explores the potential impact of advanced birthing centers in Florida, with a focus on the financial incentives for physicians and the potential consequences for patient safety. The discussion touches on topics such as the choice for physicians to practice in these centers, the potential for increased malpractice insurance rates and the role of NICA coverage. The conversation also delves into the staffing and resources needed for these centers and the financial aspects of the legislation. In this final part of the conversation, the nurses discuss the potential challenges and timeline for implementing advanced birthing centers. They also touch on the role of organizations like AHCA in establishing the rules and regulations for these centers. The conversation then shifts to the concerns raised by the Florida Hospital Association and the increased Medicaid payments for maternity care. Nurse Jessica and her husband reflect on their experience working together and the reactions they received from colleagues.
 
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Chapters
00:00 Introduction and Anniversary Celebration!
05:30 Controversial Law Allows C-Sections Outside of Hospitals
09:00 Push to Lower C-section rates
11:22 Risks and Concerns of Performing C-Sections in Advanced Birthing Centers
12:12 Incentives for OBGYNs
16:15 Requirements for Advanced Birthing Centers
17:15 Potential Challenges and Complications
20:48 Impact on Access to Care in Rural Areas
23:58 Financial Motivations Behind the Law
26:35 NICA Coverage
30:34 Differences Between Birthing Centers and Advanced Birthing Centers
36:30 Problem of the Week
39:05 C-section Stays and Post-op Pain Management
49:15 Complexities of the Legislation
53:00 Timeline Implementation
55:20 Florida Hospital Association's Input on SB 7016
01:02:17 Reflecting on Jessica and Husband Working Together
01:07:03 Enema of the Week Award
 
Cocktail of the Week:
Mimosas
Champaign and Orange Juice (or pineapple juice) to taste
 
Enema of Week Award:
"Fuck You" song by:  ronfeingold.com 
 
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DISCLAIMER:
This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites or Nurses Uncorked Podcast is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions expressed or contained herein are not intended to serve as or replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury, and you should consult the health care professional of your choice regarding all matters concerning your health, including before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program.  If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment.  Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Nurses Uncorked Podcast are their own; not those of Nurse Jessica Sites, Nurse Erica or Nurses Uncorked Company.  Accordingly, Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
All content is the sole property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC. All copyrights are reserved and the exclusive property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC.

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

In this episode of Nurses Uncorked, Nurse Jessica Sites and Nurse Erica interview Delanor Manson, the Chief Executive Officer of the Kentucky Nurses Association. They discuss the passing of House Bill 159 in Kentucky, which decriminalizes unintentional medical errors, making it the first and only state to do so. The bill provides immunity from criminal liability for healthcare workers and encourages a just culture of quality improvement and open communication. Delanor shares the process of writing and championing the bill. They also discuss the impact of the bill on nurse recruitment, retention, and the nursing profession as a whole. Additionally the discussion includes other legislation they have been directly involved in. Delanor highlights the Leadership and Advocacy Academy program offered by the Kentucky Nurses  Association to teach nurses advocacy skills and engage with legislators. They have implemented programs to encourage nurses to get involved in politics and decision-making.
Thank you to our sponsor, Vivian Health! Head to https://vivian.health/nursesuncorked to shop the ultimate job marketplace for all healthcare workers! 
 
Thank you to our sponsor, Stink Balm Odor Blocker! Please visit  https://www.stinkbalmodorblocker.com/  and use promo code UNCORKED15 for 15% off your purchase!
 
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Chapters:
00:55 Introduction and Welcome
04:00 House Bill 159: Decriminalizing Medical Errors
06:45 The Process
14:54 Just Culture and Quality Improvement in Healthcare
22:40 RaDonda Vaught Case
26:35 Impact on Nurse Recruitment and Retention
29:09 Advice to Other States to Implement Legislation
33:27 Problem of the Week
36:04 Leadership & Advocacy Academy; Nurse Legislator Engagement Program
41:28 HB176 Workplace Violence Prevention
49:40 HB200 Healthcare Workforce Investment Fund
51:45 Taking Ownership and Accountability
1:05:51 Enema of the Week Award
 
Sources:
https://kentucky-nurses.nursingnetwork.com/nursing-news/198583-hb159-is-now-a-law-say-thank-you-to-legislators-and-the-governor- 
https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/24RS/hb159/bill.pdf
https://www.greaterlouisville.com/advocacy-and-legislation/bill-to-bolster-health-care-workforce-introduced/ 
 
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DISCLAIMER:
This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites or Nurses Uncorked Podcast is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions expressed or contained herein are not intended to serve as or replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury, and you should consult the health care professional of your choice regarding all matters concerning your health, including before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program.  If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment.  Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Nurses Uncorked Podcast are their own; not those of Nurse Jessica Sites, Nurse Erica or Nurses Uncorked Company.  Accordingly, Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
All content is the sole property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC. All copyrights are reserved and the exclusive property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC.

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

Nurses Uncorked welcome fellow nursing podcast cohosts, Amie Archibald-Varley and Sara Fung, authors of 'The Wisdom of Nurses' and hosts of the 'Gritty Nurse Podcast, a popular Canadian nursing podcast. The conversation highlights their best selling book and the challenges faced by nurses in the workplace. The guests discuss the portrayal of Florence Nightingale and the need to recognize other nurses who have made significant contributions to the field of nursing. It also delves into the experiences of Canadian nurses and the similarities and differences between nursing in Canada and the US. The discussion highlights various themes including workplace violence, unions, social media, advocacy and expanded nursing roles. 
Thank you to our sponsor, Vivian Health! Head to https://vivian.health/nursesuncorked to shop the ultimate job marketplace for all healthcare workers! 
 
Thank you to our sponsor, Stink Balm Odor Blocker! Please visit  https://www.stinkbalmodorblocker.com/  and use promo code UNCORKED15 for 15% off your purchase!
 
Interested in Sponsoring the Show?  Email with the subject NURSES UNCORKED SPONSOR to nursesuncorked@nursesuncorked.com 
 
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The Wisdom of Nurses: Stories of Grit From the Front Lines, is available on Amazon: https://a.co/d/0bv1TlU Don't forget to leave a review!
https://www.grittynurse.com/ 
https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-gritty-nurse-podcast/id1493290782 
https://sarafung.com/ 
https://www.amiearchibaldvarley.com/ 
 
Chapters:
00:00 Shoutouts and Welcome
02:50 Amie Archibald-Varley RN, BN, MScN-CP Introduction
04:41 Sara Fung RN, BScN, MN Introduction
06:45 The Wisdom of Nurses, Best-Selling Book
08:50 Book Promotion and Tours
12:45 Florence Nightingale, Hero or Flawed Historical Figure? 
16:32 Uncovering Nursing History: Impact of Historical Figures
19:20 RaDonda Vaught and Criminal Prosecution of Canadian Nurses
21:40 Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau Podcast Guest 
28:10 Mandated Nurse-Patient Ratios in Canada
31:00 Comparing Nursing in Canada and the US
36:05  Addressing Workplace Violence in Canada
42:45 The Role of Canadian Nursing Unions
48:10 Navigating Social Media for Canadian Nurses
52:10 Expanding RN and Pharmacist Prescribing Roles in Canada
56:15 Enema of the Week Award
 
Episode sources:
https://www.cno.org/en/learn-about-standards-guidelines/rn-prescribing/ 
https://nursesunions.ca/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-minimum-nurse-patient-ratio-hospitals-1.7131652#:~:text=improve%20workload%20standards.-,The%20new%20standards%20set%20the%20minimum%20number%20of%20nurses%20required,nurse%2Dto%2Dpatient%20ratios 
https://qane-afi.casn.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1248&context=journal
 
 
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DISCLAIMER:
This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites or Nurses Uncorked Podcast is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions expressed or contained herein are not intended to serve as or replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury, and you should consult the health care professional of your choice regarding all matters concerning your health, including before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program.  If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment.  Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Nurses Uncorked Podcast are their own; not those of Nurse Jessica Sites, Nurse Erica or Nurses Uncorked Company.  Accordingly, Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
All content is the sole property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC. All copyrights are reserved and the exclusive property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC.

Tuesday May 28, 2024

In this episode, Nurse Jessica Sites and Nurse Erica discuss the worst Nurses Week gifts of 2024. They share examples of horrendous gifts, such as bubble wrap, a life-size cutout of Florence Nightingale, and a certificate for a free lunch at a restaurant two hours away. They reveal never before shared worst 2024 Nurses Week “gifts”. During this episode, Erica and Jessica share some of their own personal past Nurses Week gifts.  The nurses express their frustration with these thoughtless and insulting gifts. They also mention the importance of thoughtful and meaningful gifts, or which holds sentimental value. The nurses express their frustration with gifts that are patronizing or lack appreciation for their hard work.
 
Nurses Week should be a time to appreciate and celebrate nurses, but many hospitals give out thoughtless, insulting and often misogynistic gifts. These gifts show a lack of appreciation and understanding for the hard work and dedication of nurses. Vote for your top three favorite ‘worst Nurses Week gifts’ in the comments. 
Thank you to our sponsor, Vivian Health! Head to https://vivian.health/nursesuncorked to shop the ultimate job marketplace for all healthcare workers! 
 
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Chapters
00:00 Introduction and Shout Outs
01:55 Cocktail of the Week
02:50 Past Worst Nurses Week Gifts Recap
09:15 Blessings of the Hands
10:00 NEW Worst Nurses Week Gifts 2024
17:30 Erica’s Experience with Nurses Week Committee
34:30 Erica’s Personal Worst Gifts 
35:45 Jessica’s Personal Worst Gift
36:30 Erica’s Personal Best Gift
39:00 Nightshift 
40:15 Genuine Appreciation for Nurses
41:52 Enema of the Week Award
 
Cocktail of the Week:
Baileys & Coffee:
Your favorite coffee,
add Baileys Liqueur to taste
(May substitute with Kahlua)
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Interested in Sponsoring the Show?  Email with the subject NURSES UNCORKED SPONSOR to nursesuncorked@nursesuncorked.com 
 
DISCLAIMER:
This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites or Nurses Uncorked Podcast is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions expressed or contained herein are not intended to serve as or replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury, and you should consult the health care professional of your choice regarding all matters concerning your health, including before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program.  If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment.  Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Nurses Uncorked Podcast are their own; not those of Nurse Jessica Sites, Nurse Erica or Nurses Uncorked Company.  Accordingly, Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
All content is the sole property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC. All copyrights are reserved and the exclusive property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC.

Thursday May 23, 2024

This episode discusses alleged allegations that may not be confirmed at this time.
In this episode, Nurse Jessica and Nurse Erica are joined by legal nurse consultant Matthew Garvey to discuss the recent cyber attack on Ascension Healthcare. The goal of this episode is to provide information and education for the frontline staff affected. They discuss the lack of preparedness by Ascension for such attacks and the potential liability that nurses may face. Board of Nursing liability still applies during a crisis, and nurses are accountable to the board's standards of practice. Suggested documentation should include a statement about practicing during the ransomware attack. Nurses should continue to enter incidents into the reporting system, despite any alleged discouragement. Lack of preparedness, such as not having sufficient downtime forms, binders or racks for paper documentation, is unacceptable and should be addressed by nurse leaders. There is a focus on the challenges of paper charting during a cyber attack and the lack of support from leadership. They also highlight the issue of managers not supporting staff during a crisis and the potential violation of their responsibilities. The incident command center is mentioned as a crucial resource that should be activated to provide support and guidance during emergencies. It emphasizes the need for clear and consistent messaging to build trust among healthcare workers. The discussion also touches on the ethical and legal considerations of informing patients about delays due to downtime. The lack of a bed board patient tracking system and the use of paper MARs are identified as major challenges during the cyber attack. The conversation concludes with advice to the frontline healthcare workers.
 
Matthew P. Garvey DNP, MBA, RN, EMT-B, CCRN, CEN, TCRN:
https://www.garveyces.com/
 
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Chapters
00:00 Introduction and Guest Introduction
03:50 Cocktail of the Week
05:05 Background on Ascension Hospital Cyber Attack
09:25 Lack of Preparedness by Ascension and Other Healthcare Organizations
16:41 Epic Electronic Medical Record Part in a Cyber Attack
19:50 Civil Liability vs. Board Action
26:25 Responsibilities to the Board of Nursing
27:44 Malpractice Liability Insurance
28:54 Med Errors/Pyxis Down
33:22 What to Document
35:59 Criminal Prosecution for Unintentional Errors
38:46 Incident Reporting
41:11 Erica's Dictionary Word of the Week
42:01 Paper Charting and Unit Preparedness
51:50 Provider Orders Without Order Sets
53:55 The Impact of Managers Going on Vacation During Crisis
1:02:15 The Importance of Incident Command Centers
1:07:35 EMTALA: Ethical and Legal Considerations During Cyberattack
1:12:38 Patient Tracking Systems During Cyberattack
1:15:54 Reporting Sentinel Events and Holding Leaders Accountable
1:22:24 Enema Award of the Week
 
Cocktail of the Week:Vodka Cranberry
Cranberry juice 2/3
up to 1/3 Vodka (to taste)
Pour over ice and enjoy! 
 
Enema of Week Award:
"Fuck You" song by:  ronfeingold.com 
 
Dictionary word of the week:  Nefarious
Definition: Flagrantly wicked or villainous.
 
New episodes of Nurses Uncorked every Tuesday (Monday for patrons!). Help us grow by giving our episodes a download, follow, like the episodes and a 5 ⭐️ star rating!
 
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Interested in Sponsoring the Show?  Email with the subject NURSES UNCORKED SPONSOR to nursesuncorked@nursesuncorked.com 
 
DISCLAIMER:
This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites or Nurses Uncorked Podcast is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions expressed or contained herein are not intended to serve as or replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury, and you should consult the health care professional of your choice regarding all matters concerning your health, including before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program.  If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment.  
Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Nurses Uncorked Podcast are their own; not those of Nurse Jessica Sites, Nurse Erica or Nurses Uncorked Company.  Accordingly, Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
All content is the sole property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC. All copyrights are reserved and the exclusive property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC.
 

Tuesday May 21, 2024

Nurse Jessica and Nurse Erica spent their Nurses Week in Ohio attending the Rally for Ratios and Mental Health, organized by the family of Tristin Kate Smith ('Letter to my Abuser'). They express admiration for Tristin Kate Smith's family for their commitment to improving nursing conditions. They also mention media coverage and unpredictable weather at the rally. Jessica shares personal anecdotes about signs from loved ones in her life and at the rally. Nurses Erica and Jessica discuss their experience, their speeches and the impromptu march that followed. What a great way to wrap up Nurses Week!
 
In the second half of the episode, they talk about the challenges faced by nurses during the cyber attack on Ascension Healthcare, the largest Catholic hospital chain in the US. The attack has allegedly caused system failures, paper charting, and communication issues, allegedly putting patient safety at risk. Ascension's response to the attack has been criticized, and the nurses express their frustration with the lack of support and preparation. The conversation ends with a discussion about the Enema of the Week award.
 
Thank you to our sponsor, Vivian Health! Head to https://vivian.health/nursesuncorked to shop the ultimate job marketplace for all healthcare workers! 
 
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Chapters
01:36 Giveaway Time!
03:54 Cocktail of the Week
05:37 Ohio Nursing Strike
06:55 Nurse Honor Guard
09:45 Jessica's Opinion of how the Rally Went
11:00 Ohio Nurses Association
13:02 A Sign From Tristin?
19:08 Uber Ride to the Rally
21:42 Weather and Seating at the Rally
24:46 Show Up to Rallies Nurses!
26:09 Impromptu March
27:40 Jessica and Erica's speeches
31:00 Problem of the Week
32:45 Challenges Faced During the Cyber Attack on Ascension Healthcare
34:10 Paper Charting
37:10 Clueless Managers not Helping During Cyberattack
40:58 Ascension Healthcare's Public Response
42:00 Criticism of Ascension's Response to the Attack
43:30 Nurse Erica's Advice to Ascension Nurses
 
 
Cocktail of the Week:Bay Breeze
1/3 cranberry juice
1/3 pineapple juice
up to 1/3 Vodka (to taste)
Pour over ice and enjoy! 
10/10 recommend! 
 
Enema of Week Award:
"Fuck You" song by:  ronfeingold.com 
 
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Monday May 20, 2024

Monday May 20, 2024

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Tuesday May 14, 2024

Part 2
Dr. Debbie Hatmaker PHD, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise joins Nurses Uncorked for a no holds barred interview. In part two Nurse Jessica and Nurse Erica continue asking the hard-hitting questions surrounding the major issues facing nurses. Nothing is off limits in this interview! Part two highlights include:  Magnet Hospital, Racial Reckoning Statement, American Hospital Association, Operation Nightingale, criminal prosecution of nurses, BSN requirement, and more!
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Chapters:
01:34 Operation Nightingale
04:41 Magnet Hospitals
07:16 Nurse Burnout 
10:47 ANA's History of Racism
18:27 BSN Requirement
23:25 Violence Against Nurses
26:56 Criminal Prosecution of Nurses
31:00 Is the ANA Out of Touch? 
33:34 Is There a Minimum Education Requirement for ANA Board Members?
34:20 American Hospital Association Quid Pro Quo?
36:40 ANA's Top 3 Priorities
37:50 Virtual Nursing
38:31 A.I. in Nursing
40:25 Capping Nurse Pay
42:32 Work Environment 
44:00 Would You Recommend Becoming a Nurse?
45:49 What is Your Message to the Nursing Community?
49:00 Favorite Nursing Theorist
50:36 ANA Position on Nursing Strikes
 
 
 
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Tuesday May 07, 2024

PART 1
Dr. Debbie Hatmaker PHD, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise joins Nurses Uncorked for a no holds barred interview. In this episode Nurse Jessica and Nurse Erica alternate asking many hard-hitting questions surrounding the major issues facing nurses. Nothing is off limits in this interview! Erica and Jessica tackle tough topics including Covid response, LPN/LVNs, staffing ratio legislation, nursing reimbursement services and more. 
Join us next week for part 2, when we discuss controversial topics including Magnet hospitals, ANA's history of racism; BSN, criminal prosecution of nurses; American Hospital Association; capping nurse pay and more!
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Chapters:01:17 Show and Guest Introduction
05:18 Reimbursement of Nursing Services Push
09:21 Tristin Kate Smith 
14:47 Decline in Membership?
18:07 Will LPN/LVNs Ever be Permitted Membership? 
20:37 What is the ANA Doing About Nurse Retaliation and Bullying?
27:30 Why is the ANA Suddenly Supporting Staffing Ratio Legislation?
35:50 Should the ANA Have Handled its Response to Covid Differently?
45:36 That Part!
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Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Nurses Uncorked Podcast are their own; not those of Nurse Jessica Sites, Nurse Erica or Nurses Uncorked Company.  Accordingly, Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
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Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

DISCLAIMER:  Portions of this episode discuss sexual assault, fetal demise and acts of violence. Listener discretion is advised.
In this episode, Nurse Jessica and Nurse Erica discuss recent updates on previous podcast episodes, including the Nurses March, the tragic death of home health nurse Joyce Grayson, serial killer NICU Nurse Lucy Letby, the return of social media influencer Jen Hamilton and more. They also share their thoughts on Nurses Week and the often underwhelming gifts and activities. Parts of the conversation are filled with laughter and lighthearted moments, while other parts deal with difficult topics. In this part of the conversation, Nurse Erica and Nurse Jessica also discuss the patronizing and condescending gifts given to nurses during Nurses Week. 
Chapters:
00:00 Introduction, Shoutouts, and Announcement 
03:15 Cocktail of the Week
05:28 Update: Jen Hamilton (Ep 40)
08:00 Update: Joyce Grayson (Ep 18)
15:25 Update: Controversy of the Nurses March (Ep 27-28)
23:00 Problem of the Week: Nurses Week
29:20 Update: NICU nurse Lucy Letby (Ep 9)
39:20 Update: Infant Death and Violation of Patient Privacy (Ep 6 & 33)
50:40 Enema of the Week Award
 
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Cocktail of the Week:
Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom Mixed with Sprite
https://www.ketelone.com/vodkas/ketel-one-botanical-peach-orange-blossom
 
Enema of the Week "Fuck You" song by: 
ronfeingold.com 
 
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This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites or Nurses Uncorked Podcast is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions expressed or contained herein are not intended to serve as or replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury, and you should consult the health care professional of your choice regarding all matters concerning your health, including before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program.  If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment.  
Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Nurses Uncorked Podcast are their own; not those of Nurse Jessica Sites, Nurse Erica or Nurses Uncorked Company.  Accordingly, Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
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