Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse Features International Speaker, Trainer, and Author Kim LaMontagne

February 18th, 2021


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Kim LaMontagne is an International Speaker, Trainer, and Author. She is also a Teacher, and State Trainer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a thought leader on the topic of mental health, and a featured speaker at conferences and healthcare organizations. Kim is committed to teaching leaders how to create a "culture of safety" in the workplace that normalizes the conversation about mental health and empowers employees to ask for help without fear of stigma, judgment, or retribution. Using her proprietary methodology, she teaches leaders, "The 4 Pillars of Creating and Sustaining a Mentally Healthy Workplace Culture." As a top-performing corporate professional, Kim feared that speaking openly about her own mental illness and alcohol misuse would tarnish her professional career. She stayed silent because of this. She shares her experience of living "behind a mask" with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and alcohol use to empower others to step forward & ask for help.;

Nurses Lifting Their Young


February 8th, 2021


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My guest, Kathleen Bartholomew will lay out how Nurses Eating their Young got started, advanced to Nurse-to-Nurse Hostility, then led to Bullying on and off the nurses’ hospital stations and is culminating in new and seasoned nurses leaving the profession. Nurses were leaving in droves PRIOR to COVID-19. The past year has pushed nurses to the absolute limit. If you have ever experienced “…these learned behaviors, you will want to hear how they start year one, semester one, and begin a pattern of verbal and non-verbal conduct that is repeated through mimicry but can be ‘deleted’ through education.” Martha E. Griffin, Kathleen Bartholomew, Arna Robins, The Dauntless Nurse, 2016. 


Braver Angels: Reaching Across the Divide


December 28th, 2020

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Braver Angels has made inroads across the country over the past 4 years in bringing people from opposite political poles together to learn to listen and dialogue.  Healthcare across the country and the world has been on "life-support" for 9+ months. As difficult as it is to communicate calmly and effectively in "normal" times of stress, it has become exponentially MORE difficult now when EVERYONE is exhausted, frustrated, and struggling with the overwhelming feeling that despite their training, knowledge, experience to help save patients, COVID continues to thwart their best efforts with too many people. My guests wish to help in the communication aspect of this difficulty.    

What Nurses WISH the Public Knew


December 4th, 2020

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Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/04/2020 -- What has become abundantly apparent in 2020 is just how little the lay public know about hospitals and how they function; nurses and what they do; and why there are no hospital beds anywhere in the country right now. What is STUNNING is hearing healthcare professionals making comments not supported by science at all, like COVID 19 cannot be spread by people without symptoms. Since meeting President-elect Biden, my Guest Mary Turner, RN, President of the MN Nurses Association, was asked to speak about COVID and what it has done to she and her colleagues over the past 9 months. She has been on several news stations and now will talk with Leanne Meier on Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse, about what the public does NOT understand about healthcare and what nurses do exactly.

Nurses Are the Answer to What Happens to Healthcare After COVID-19


April 29th, 2020

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Healthcare will NEVER be the same following COVID-19. Nor should it be! Nurses are ready to step up to the decision-making tables as Transformational Leaders post crisis.To a lay person, this may not sound different, but in healthcare it is NIGHT and DAY different. With the Medical model (while doctors want to help their patients to be healthy), their focus is on diagnosis & treatment, once someone IS ill. Nurses are no longer handmaidens to doctors. If you have not been treated by a nurse lately, they are professionals (often with doctorates), who work WITH doctors as equals to find the best path forward to support the patient's health until disease presents, then return the patient to health.


Insights Learned by Healthcare Providers at the Bedsides of COVID-19 Patients


April 9th, 2020

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In the COVID-19 Pandemic in the USA there are two fights going on. One against a virulent and dangerous new coronavirus and the other on behalf of the safety and protection of "essential" workers across the country. The disease is doing an exceptional job at its mission: to infect and kill as many hosts as possible.

 Kids with  Masks

What Have We Learned About COVID-19 Virus from Other Countries?


April 2nd, 2020

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Dr. Stacen Keating, Nursing Professor at NYU, and her colleague, Dr. Gary Yu, Epidemiologist at NYU, join Leanne Meier, Host of Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse: Exploring the World of Nursing, to discuss the science of what we know about COVID-19. Dr. Keating and Dr. Yu, will FIRST and FOREMOST talk about the need to save lives, including frontline workers and SECONDLY why we should work collaboratively with China and the east to help do this.


Dr. Robins & Dr. Rowen Say Ozone Therapy Ready to Treat: Simple, Inexpensive and Available


March 19th, 2020

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Today, direct intravenous (DIV) ozone therapy is the most common method used worldwide. Dr. Robins has pioneered modification of this into the Robins Method of Direct Intravenous Ozone Therapy (RMDIV). This is now considered to be not only the safest, but most effective way of using DIV ozone therapy. With this method, Dr. Robins safely injects oxygen and ozone gas into your vein to help fight toxins and infections, and to treat numerous chronic health conditions.

Veteran Memorial Service

​Increasing Suicide Rates for Returning Vets AFTER Treatment

March 11th, 2020

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Angela Peacock is one of the returning veterans, whose story of a hopeless trajectory of mental health hospitals and constant and increasing levels of polypharmacy is told in the video, Medicating Normal." This story is not ONLY important, but STUNNING! It speaks to us on many levels, but most immediately because of the growing discomfort with how we treat mental health patients in America.