National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Prevention Month

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, an effort to raise awareness and improve understanding of birth defects of the head and face, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Common craniofacial birth defects include orofacial clefts (cleft lip, cleft palate, or both). Each year in the U.S., thousands of babies are born with a cleft, occurring when tissue in the baby’s upper lip or roof of the mouth does not join together completely during pregnancy.



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National Safety Month

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 40, but there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries. Make a difference about ways to reduce the risk of injuries in our communities and workplaces Our families and individuals need to identify and report safety hazards.

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Episode #3: Jamie Davis the Podmedic Discusses Podcasting and Non-Traditional Nursing Roles

Today we are joined by the Podmedic himself — Jamie Davis, founder of MedicCast and host of the popular Nursing Notes Live Podcast.

Jamie is an RN, educator, author, serial entrepreneur, media personality and world-renowned podcast host. On today’s episode of the Nursing Assistant Podcast, he shares his journey into nursing, as well as his current endeavors as a media personality. Continue reading

Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During the Month of May we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it.

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Beginnings… The Nursing Assistant Podcast is coming soon (really!)

We’re excited to announce the launch of our very own podcast. Beginning next week, the Nursing Assistant Podcast will feature exclusive expert interviews to help you advance your medical career. Whether you’re a CNA or medical assistant, or training to become one, you’ll learn about the education and job opportunities available to you.

Join us next week as our host Patricia Laramee, RN kicks off the first few episodes. You’ll be able to subscribe to the new podcast in Apple Podcasts (formerly iTunes), Google Play, or Stitcher. Or, you can listen here on our podcast website.

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