Podcasts about MSN

Collection of Internet sites

  • 2,320PODCASTS
  • 4,789EPISODES
  • 41mAVG DURATION
  • 2DAILY NEW EPISODES
  • Sep 28, 2023LATEST
MSN

POPULARITY

20162017201820192020202120222023

Categories



Best podcasts about MSN

Show all podcasts related to msn

Latest podcast episodes about MSN

PaintTalks's podcast
Ep 148 Ashley Rodriguez of Garden & Grace Florals with Next Level Design

PaintTalks's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2023 44:23


Today's Paint Talks Podcast guest is Ashley Rodriguez. She is the Lead Designer and Owner of Garden and Grace Florals, a bespoke floral design studio specializing in weddings, destination events, and corporate and editorial floral design. Garden and Grace Florals is based in Gainesville, Florida, and has been featured in photoshoots from Costa Rica to Iceland - and even underwater (yes, you read that right!). Ashley's artistic direction is inspired by fine art and fashion, pairing classic design principles with unexpected, unique details tailored to each client. Because Ashley spent 10 years growing her part-time hobby into what is now an internationally published floral studio, she also loves sharing what she's learned about growing her business, in the hope of inspiring others to live their dreams. Garden and Grace Florals has built a reputation around bringing a genuine approachability to luxury floral artistry. Accepting only a limited number of event designs each year ensures a level of customer service that is unparalleled. When combined with Ashley's impeccable attention to detail - the results are truly breathtaking. Ashley's team is passionate about designing bespoke florals that are as unique as each of her clients. Garden and Grace Florals is known for creating out-of-the-box and large-scale oral installations in particular and has been featured in MSN, Elle Taiwan, The Knot, Wedding Chicks, Carats and Cake, Wandering Weddings, and many more. Ashley has been featured as a Mayesh Design Star for her unique underwater installations and currently has a pilot TV episode airing on the BloomTV Network. Website Facebook Instagram YouTube

Beyond The Mask: Innovation & Opportunities For CRNAs
What We Gain When We Sacrifice with Yana Krmic, CRNA

Beyond The Mask: Innovation & Opportunities For CRNAs

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2023 50:12


Sacrifice is part of the job when you're a nurse. We all understand that comes with the territory. But there's an even greater level of sacrifice for those who try to be advocates and leaders within the profession. Today we're joined a gain by guest host Tracy Castleman, DNP, CRNA, APN-A, FAANA, and Yana Krmic, MSN, CRNA, APRN to discuss the obstacles we've all faced throughout our careers. We explore what it means to be a leader in a challenging profession, the personal experiences that define our career trajectories, and the value of finding purpose in the work we do.   Here are some of the things you'll learn on this show: Her journey from the Soviet Union to the United States in 1997. Yana's pathway to leadership and the obstacles she faced as she tried advance her career. The five step process in becoming an advocate. Leaders aren't always rewarded in our profession and it means we make sacrifices. What causes some CRNAs to be unsupportive of others in the profession. The things from the work we did during COVID. Would Yana have done things differently if she could go back?   Visit us online: http://beyondthemaskpodcast.com  Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf

Cancer Buzz
Examining Shared Decision-Making in Bladder Cancer Care

Cancer Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2023 16:49


Bladder cancer cases continue to rise regardless of treatment advances. In addition, disparities in bladder cancer persist, especially with respect to race. There is a documented connection between patient demographics and the impact on health outcomes. ACCC launched the Addressing Disparities in Bladder Cancer Care project to help cancer centers apply evidence-based health literacy and shared decision-making principles and strategies to reduce disparities in bladder cancer care.   CANCER BUZZ spoke to Mary W. Dunn, MSN, RN, OCN, NP-C, Adult Nurse Practitioner of Urology and Medical Oncology at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS, Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of California in San Francisco, California. Listen as we discuss best practices in health literacy, shared decision-making for bladder cancer care, disparities experienced by female patients, and educational resources being developed through the Addressing Disparities in Bladder Cancer Care initiative.   “Phase 1 analysis of the Bladder Cancer Care Initiative found major gaps in guideline concordant care of all bladder cancer patients, particularly populations that are already facing disparities.” Samuel L. Washington III   “I think when you're dealing with something that is as delicate and difficult and potentially traumatic as a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatment, ensuring that the patient knows that their voice matters in the treatment decision making process is huge, and incorporating their goals of care…” Mary W. Dunn   “When it comes to effective health literacy practices, the first step is really understanding the difference between literacy (how comfortable people are at reading and their reading level) and health literacy, which is almost a separate language of medical jargon and terms. These terms do not correlate or aren't a 1 to 1 equivalent comparison.”              Samuel L. Washington III   Mary W. Dunn, MSN, RN, OCN, NP-C Adult Nurse Practitioner, Urology and Medical Oncology UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Chapel Hill, NC   Samuel L. Washington III, MD, MAS Assistant Professor of Urology University of California San Francisco, CA   Resources: CancerCare's shared decision making tool - “What Matters to Me” Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network's (BCAN) - Treatment Matrix Cancer Support Community ACCC Health Literacy and Clear Communication eCourse AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit   This project is supported by EMD Serono and Pfizer.

Your Longevity Blueprint
154: Our Clinic's Approach Part I with Lindsay Shedek and Sarah Gates

Your Longevity Blueprint

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2023 32:38


Today, I interview the other providers at the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic, Lindsay Shedek and Sarah Gates. Both Lindsay and Sarah are nurse practitioners, and they share why they joined our team, what they have learned, and the difference they have made in the lives of so many individuals. This episode is the first part of a two-part series, so be sure to join us next week for the conclusion. Labs that must be high to be in the optimal rage: Thyroid Sex hormones Vitamin D Nutrient status Lindsay Shedek's Bio: Lindsay Shedek, MSN, ARNP, ANP-C, joined the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic team in February 2021. She is passionate about health and wellness, longevity, and bioidentical hormone therapy.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Iowa College of Nursing in 2008.  Upon graduating, she worked for three years as an ER nurse at Iowa's only level-one trauma center, where she gained valuable skills and knowledge in the healthcare field. During that time, she obtained her Master's of Nursing degree from the University of Iowa nurse practitioner program, focusing on Adult/Geriatric health. She has been practicing as a board-certified Adult Nurse practitioner since October 2011. In addition to her work with IHHC, she also practices part-time at the University of Iowa QuickCare and Urgent Care clinics. From 2015-2020 she also served as the Director of Health Services at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, working closely with the college-age population on health wellness promotion and mental health.  She is proud to be certified through BioTE Medical, a bioidentical hormone replacement therapy company for both men and women.  Iowa natives, she and her husband Brian stay busy with their four children, ages 10, 9, 7, and 2; all of whom have deepened her understanding and commitment to living a healthy, well-balanced life.  She enjoys running, hiking, reading, and cheering her kids on in all their sports.  Sarah Gates's Bio: Sarah Gates, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, was born and raised in Iowa, and lives nearby with her husband Justin, son Jonah, and her dogs Sherman and Zamboni.  She began her career as a nurse in the Operating Room, spent several years in medical device/diagnostic sales, and recently completed her degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner, joining our care team in the Fall of 2022.  In the warmer months, you will find her outside – walking, biking, camping, and kayaking. In the cooler months, she is most likely traveling to where it is warm. She loves spending time with friends and family and is constantly planning trips and get-togethers with loved ones. She is also a certified barre instructor as well and has a love for all things fitness (including attire!) She's always been very passionate about Women's Health and Preventative Medicine and is eager to make a difference in helping you live your best life! In this episode: How Sarah and Lindsay became interested in functional medicine. (2:13) What are the differences between functional medicine and conventional medicine? (8:04) How their interpretation of labs differs from that of conventional providers. (9:53) How, in functional medicine, labs get used for obtaining optimal results instead of normal ones. (10:17) How patients can benefit from being open-minded to primary care. (16:39) How Lindsay's approach to improving bone density has changed over time. (22.02) How do Sarah and Lindsay approach gastrointestinal symptoms? (29:01) Follow Your Longevity Blueprint  On Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn Get your copy of the Your Longevity Blueprint book and claim your bonuses here Find Dr. Stephanie Gray and Your Longevity Blueprint online   Follow Dr. Stephanie Gray on Facebook | Instagram | Youtube | Twitter | and LinkedIn Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic Podcast production by Team Podcast

Bowel Moments
Meet Marita Kametas, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, CMSRN, COCN!

Bowel Moments

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2023 47:53


This week we spoke to Marita Kametas, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, CMSRN, COCN! Marita is an Advanced Practice Provider Leader, IBD APN, and Ostomy Specialist in the IBD Center at the University of Chicago. We talked to her about all things ostomy! We discussed how providers can speak to patients about all of their treatment options including surgery and ostomies and how that language can really help to make patients feel more comfortable and in control. We talked about how she helps patients prepare for surgery and to deal with ostomies after surgery. We discussed the research she's doing into new ostomy technology and what she'd love to see advance in this area. We also talked about pregnancies with ostomies, complications one can have with an ostomy and so much more. It was super interesting and I think you'll learn just as much as we did. Please keep in mind that the views and opinions expressed in this program are those of the speakers and should not be considered medical or legal advice. Please consult with your healthcare team on any changes to your disease, diet, or treatment. We want you to stay safe and healthy! ;) Links: United Ostomy Association of AmericaA Guide to Ostomy Bag Care - includes videos! UChicago MedicineOstomy Tips & Tricks- Crohn's & Colitis Foundation USA5 Tips for Navigating Life With an Ostomy- Katelyn Wilson, RD- GastroGirlLet's get social!!Follow us on Instagram!Follow us on Facebook!Follow us on Twitter!

Private Parts
BONUS 188: Jamie can speak Swedish?!

Private Parts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2023 23:16


Hello all you Private Parters! welcome back to the podcast where nothing is off limits.Happy Hump Day. To mark getting (nearly) half way through the week, we've got another bonus instalment for you.Today, Jamie & Tom reminisce on the old days, throwing it back to the likes of MSN and Bebo... and they discuss what terrible clothes they used to wear. They also share some embarrassing stories from their past, Jamie tells Tom which famous singer's relative he embarrassed himself in front of this week, and Tom also convinces Jamie to open his stand up show for him. If you have a particularly funny story to tell us, or have a dilemma you want Jamie & Tom's help on, DM us on Instagram. For all info on Tom's tour dates including how to buy tickets, click here NOW!To follow Tom on Instagram, click here.Don't forget to follow us on all our socials by clicking here, and make sure you don't miss out on our weekly episodes by subscribing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Weird Darkness: Stories of the Paranormal, Supernatural, Legends, Lore, Mysterious, Macabre, Unsolved

PLEASE SHARE THIS EPISODE LINK in your social media so others who loves strange and macabre stories can listen too: https://weirddarkness.com/archives/17467==========HOUR ONE: The movie “Orphan” was fictional horror… but ten years later it would happen for real in Lafayette Indiana. Or would it? There are this still questions about how old Natalia Grace really is. (Orphan Horror) *** There are strong women. There are formidable ladies. There are tough cookies. There are female baddies. And then there is “Stagecoach” Mary Fields, who was surely in a class all her own. (The Ballad of Stagecoach Mary) *** Six pirates were hung on the same day – that's what you get for being greedy! (Six Sailor Hanging)==========HOUR TWO: Dozens of creepy stories and urban legends have sprouted up along America's most legendary highway. We look at some of the horrifying things people have experienced on Route 66. (Terrors of Route 66) *** Harry Houdini may have been one of the world's greatest magicians – but he was also the biggest debunker of magic when it came to the supernatural. (Houdini vs. Spiritualism) *** Their seances with the departed launched a mass religious movement—and then one of them confessed that “it was common delusion”. We'll look at the rise of Spiritualism – and the two sisters that started it all. (The Fox Sisters)==========SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME: It was one of the wildest and wickedest of all Wild West towns… and now it's one of the most haunted. Jerome, Arizona is considered the most haunted town in the state – possibly in all of the United States. (The Haunting of Jerome, Arizona)==========SOURCES AND REFERENCES FROM TONIGHT'S SHOW:“Orphan Horror”” by Ben Radford for Seeker: https://tinyurl.com/txtd4ap; and Ben Ashford at MSN https://tinyurl.com/ttox4k4“Stagecoach Mary” from Strange Company: https://tinyurl.com/sejae2n“The Six Sailor Hanging” by Ed Sweeney for Slightly Odd Fitchburg: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/2p8252rm“The Fox Sisters” by Karen Abbott for Smithsonian Magazine: https://tinyurl.com/ycexng3f “Houdini Vs. Spiritualism” by Maggie Clancy for Graveyard Shift: https://tinyurl.com/tqqb7et “Horrors of Route 66” by Jacoby Bancroft for Ranker: https://tinyurl.com/qt9kz53 “The Haunting of Jerome, Arizona” by Patrick Thornton for Graveyard Shift: https://tinyurl.com/szaksnf==========Join the Weird Darkness Syndicate: https://weirddarkness.com//syndicate Weird Darkness theme by Alibi Music Library. Background music provided by Alibi Music Library, EpidemicSound and/or StoryBlocks with paid license. Music from Shadows Symphony (https://tinyurl.com/yyrv987t), Midnight Syndicate (http://amzn.to/2BYCoXZ) Kevin MacLeod (https://tinyurl.com/y2v7fgbu), Tony Longworth (https://tinyurl.com/y2nhnbt7), and Nicolas Gasparini (https://tinyurl.com/lnqpfs8) is used with permission of the artists.==========PODCASTS I HOST:Weird Darkness: https://weirddarkness.com/listenParanormality Magazine: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/paranormalitymagMicro Terrors: Scary Stories for Kids: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/microterrorsRetro Radio – Old Time Radio In The Dark: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/retroradioChurch of the Undead: https://weirddarkness.tiny.us/churchoftheundead==========(Over time links seen above may become invalid, disappear, or have different content. I always make sure to give authors credit for the material I use whenever possible. If I somehow overlooked doing so for a story, or if a credit is incorrect, please let me know and I will rectify it in these show notes immediately. Some links included above may benefit me financially through qualifying purchases.)=========="I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." — John 12:46==========WeirdDarkness® is a registered trademark. Copyright ©2023, Weird Darkness.====================This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3655291/advertisement

Balanced Bites: Modern healthy living with Diane Sanfilippo & Liz Wolfe.
Integrative Cancer Treatment & Prevention with Laura Vasquez, MSN, APRN

Balanced Bites: Modern healthy living with Diane Sanfilippo & Liz Wolfe.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2023 66:56


#430: Laura Vasquez, MSN, APRN NP-C, is a Family Medicine Board Certified Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners who is also certified in the Metabolic Approach to Cancer. Her focus is on Integrative Oncology and other complex conditions, and she works out of the riordan clinic, an integrative healthcare facility in overland park, ks She provides support to patients in all phases of their treatment. Over the years, her passion for integrative health has continually grown as she sees the value of natural therapies in the changing landscape of modern medicine. Discussed: In-depth lab testing and treatments such as targeted supplementation, dietary modifications, and IV nutrient therapy; the metabolic approach to cancer, the ketogenic diet, underlying contributors like inflammation, infections, and environmental toxins, intermittent fasting, Ozone, Mistletoe and more! https://riordanclinic.org/staff/laura-vasquez-msn-aprn-np-c/   Find Liz on Instagram: @realfoodliz Real Food Liz Eat The Yolks Baby Making and Beyond Athletic Mom Thanks for listening!

Optimal Finance Daily - ARCHIVE 1 - Episodes 1-300 ONLY
2455: 5 Strategies for Protecting Your 401(k) Savings from Economic Collapse by Len Penzo

Optimal Finance Daily - ARCHIVE 1 - Episodes 1-300 ONLY

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 10:50


Len Penzo talks about 5 strategies for protecting your 401k from economic collapse Episode 2455: 5 Strategies for Protecting Your 401(k) Savings from Economic Collapse by Len Penzo Len Penzo writes about personal finance and macroeconomics on his eponymous personal finance blog, which has been twice-honored as a Kiplinger Best Money Blog, and honored with two Plutus Awards for Best Personal Finance Blog.   Len's personal finance articles have been featured in the New York Times, MSN, Business Insider, Money, Time, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! Finance, CBS MoneyWatch and Clark Howard, just to name a few.   His focus is on the importance of personal responsibility — not only for our personal finances, but also for everything else we do in life. The original post is located here: https://lenpenzo.com/blog/id25073-5-strategies-for-protecting-your-401k-savings-from-economic-collapse-2.html  Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalFinanceDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Optimal Finance Daily
2455: 5 Strategies for Protecting Your 401(k) Savings from Economic Collapse by Len Penzo

Optimal Finance Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 10:50


Len Penzo talks about 5 strategies for protecting your 401k from economic collapse Episode 2455: 5 Strategies for Protecting Your 401(k) Savings from Economic Collapse by Len Penzo Len Penzo writes about personal finance and macroeconomics on his eponymous personal finance blog, which has been twice-honored as a Kiplinger Best Money Blog, and honored with two Plutus Awards for Best Personal Finance Blog.   Len's personal finance articles have been featured in the New York Times, MSN, Business Insider, Money, Time, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! Finance, CBS MoneyWatch and Clark Howard, just to name a few.   His focus is on the importance of personal responsibility — not only for our personal finances, but also for everything else we do in life. The original post is located here: https://lenpenzo.com/blog/id25073-5-strategies-for-protecting-your-401k-savings-from-economic-collapse-2.html  Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalFinanceDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Women's Vibrancy Code
88. Manifesting Through Gratitude: From Thoughts to Tangible Reality

The Women's Vibrancy Code

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 26:19


In this episode of the Women's Vibrancy Code, Maraya dives deep into the art of journaling and harnessing the universal power of gratitude. This episode offers a meditative journey, guiding you to connect with what you're truly grateful for – be it people, places, or tangible things. Drawing inspiration from the movie "The Secret," the episode delves into how our past thoughts and beliefs shape our present and how, by understanding and applying the Law of Attraction, we can design our desired future. What we covered in the episode: Mindful Practice: Learn how to journal about gratitude, focusing on the people, places, and things that bring joy and meaning. Understanding the Law of Attraction: Discover the universal law that governs our realities and how our thoughts and emotions serve as magnets, attracting our experiences. A Deep Dive into Polarity: Grasp the concept of the law of opposites, and understand that every emotion or state has an antithesis. Three-Step Manifestation: Unravel the simple three-step process to manifest your desires: Ask, Believe, Receive. Guided Visualization: Embark on a calming guided meditation to envision your future, anchored by gratitude, intention, and clarity. Empowerment: Take ownership of your joy and comprehend the potency of positive focus, and how it outweighs negative focus by 100 times. Tune in and elevate your journey towards intentional living, manifesting your dreams, and fostering genuine gratitude every day. It's not just about achieving what you desire, but celebrating every moment along the way. We can't wait for you to take the first step towards creating a future filled with love, joy, and boundless possibilities! Apply today for a free consult with Maraya to receive a personalized plan: Click here to apply Subscribe To The Women's Vibrancy Code: Women's Health And Wellness with Maraya Brown: Apple Podcast | YouTube | Spotify   Connect With The Show: Facebook Page | Linkedin | Website | Tiktok | Facebook Group   Make A Connection Call With Maraya Brown: Click here to book   About Maraya Brown: Maraya is a Yale and Functional Medicine Trained Women's Health And Wellness Expert CNM, MSN with her undergraduate degree in marketing. She helps women feel turned on by their life, their lover and themselves.  Her work online brings her 21 years of experience supporting women together in one place to co-create deep transformation, energy and passion. Maraya is the founder of this Podcast and does a great deal of work with women to expand their energy, hormones, libido, confidence and much much more. DISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Listeners should take care to avoid program content which may not be suited to them. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Women's Vibrancy Code Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.  The Women's Vibrancy Code: Women's Health And Wellness w/ Maraya Brown

20-Minute Health Talk
YourMomCares about how you feel

20-Minute Health Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 18:36 Transcription Available


“We need to change the conversation from mental illness to mental wellness,” says Sharon Feldstein, who helped launch a nonprofit called YourMomCares with the goal of creating and supporting programs that better behavioral health in our kids. This group of concerned mothers, whose children are prominent athletes, musicians and actors, is bringing much-needed attention to the crisis in children's behavioral health. Demand for services is far outpacing the resources to support it, and the situation is worsening now that new CDC data reveals there has been a 50% spike in the suicide rate for school-age kids since the year 2000.  On this episode of 20-Minute Health Talk, host Sandra Lindsay, DHSc, MBA, MSN, RN, speaks with Sharon, co-founder and CEO of YourMomCares, along with one of the group's "power moms," Robin Paul, about their mission, the organizations and programs they support and their newest endeavor with Northwell, who has partnered with area schools to expand resources for students in need of behavioral health support. A primary effort — school-based Behavioral Health Centers — is keeping kids out of the emergency room and connecting them with clinicians closer to home.  This is Part 2 of a series addressing the rising rate of child suicide in the U.S. Throughout the month of September, which is National Suicide Prevention Month. In Part 1 (available for listening here), Dr. Lindsay spoke with child behavioral health specialist Vera Feuer, MD, about methods parents can use to discuss mental issues with their children. Resources for families American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry provides education for families including what to expect when you have to go to the emergency department and how to handle suicidality in children.  American Academy of Pediatrics provides education on various topics including mental health.  National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – has local chapters in each state, which offer a wealth of resources to get connected to treatment, support and education.

Medical Spa Insider
Personal Branding and Danish Wisdom with Erika Barry

Medical Spa Insider

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2023 40:48


This week, AmSpa President and COO, Cathy Christensen, speaks with Erika Barry, NP-C, MSN, international trainer and founder of Moksha Aesthetics. They discuss aesthetic detective work, personal branding and the importance of a pause. Their conversation includes: Barry's journey from hospital to cosmetic clinic and medical spas; What led her to Patreon and how she became @injectorbunny; Stepping back and assessing the clues in a patient's face; Her talent for patience with employees, marketing and patients; Marketing tips and how you make someone feel; The distinction between your reputation and your personal brand; Giving yourself the time to make a decision; And much more! Foster community with Barry and fellow aesthetic visionaries as you re-energize at AmSpa's Women in Aesthetics Leadership Conference November 1 – 3, 2023 in Miami. This episode of Medical Spa Insider is sponsored by RepeatMD and HansBiomed. Visit https://www.repeatmd.com and https://www.mintliftsummit.com to learn more!

Screaming in the Cloud
The Complex World of Microsoft Licensing with Wes Miller

Screaming in the Cloud

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 37:11


Wes Miller, Research VP at Directions on Microsoft, joins Corey on Screaming in the Cloud to discuss the various intricacies and pitfalls of Microsoft licensing. Wes and Corey discuss what it's like to work closely with a company like Microsoft in your day-to-day career, while also looking out for the best interest of your mutual customers. Wes explains his history of working both at and with Microsoft, and the changes he's seen to their business models and the impact that has on their customers. About WesWes Miller analyzes and writes about Microsoft security, identity, and systems management technologies, as well as Microsoft product licensing.Before joining Directions on Microsoft in 2010, Wes was a product manager and development manager for several Austin, TX, start-ups, including Winternals Software, acquired by Microsoft in 2006. Prior to that, Wes spent seven years at Microsoft working as a program manager in the Windows Core Operating System and MSN divisions.Wes received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.Links Referenced: Directions on Microsoft Website: https://www.directionsonmicrosoft.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/getwired LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wmiller/ Directions on Microsoft Training: https://www.directionsonmicrosoft.com/training TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud, I'm Corey Quinn. So, I write a newsletter called Last Week in AWS, which has always felt like it's flying a little bit too close to the sun just because having AWSes name in the title of what I do feels like it's playing with copyright fire. It's nice periodically to talk to someone—again—who is in a similar boat. Wes Miller is a Research VP at Directions on Microsoft. To be clear, Directions on Microsoft is an analyst firm that talks primarily about Microsoft licensing and is not, in fact, part of Microsoft itself. Have I disclaimed that appropriately, Wes?Wes: You have. You have. And in fact, the company, when it was first born, was actually called Microsoft Directions. And they had a reasonably good relationship with Microsoft at the time and Microsoft cordially asked them, “Hey, could you at least reverse that so it corrects it in terms of trademark.” So yes, we're blessed in that regard. Something you probably would never get away with now, but that was 30 years ago.Corey: [laugh]. And now it sounds like it might as well be a product. So, I have to ask, just because the way I think of you is, you are the folks to talk to, full stop, when you have a question about anything that touches on Microsoft licensing. Is that an accurate depiction of what it is you folks do or is that just my particular corner of the world and strange equivalence that gets me there?Wes: That is our parts of the Venn diagram intersecting because that's what I spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about because I teach that with our company founder, Rob Horwitz. But we also spend an inordinate amount of time taking what Microsoft is talking about shipping, maybe servicing, and help customers understand really, as we say, the ‘So, what?' What does this mean to me as a customer? Should I be using this? Should I be waiting? Should I upgrade? Should I stay? Those sorts of things.So, there's a whole roadmapping side. And then we have a [laugh]—because licensing doesn't end with a license, we have a whole side of negotiation that we spend a lot of time, we have a dedicated team that focuses on helping enterprise agreement customers get the most successful deal for their organization, basically, every three years.Corey: We do exactly that with AWS ourselves. I have to ask before we dive into this. In the early days, I felt like I had a much better relationship with Microsoft. Scott Guthrie, the head of Azure, was on this show. A number of very highly placed Microsoft folks were here. And over the years, they more or less have stopped talking to me.And that leaves me in a position where all I can see is their actions and their broad public statements without getting any nuance or context around any of it. And I don't know if this is just a commentary on human nature or me in particular, but I tend to always assume the worst when things like that happen. So, my approach to Microsoft has grown increasingly cynical over the years as a result. That said, I don't actually have an axe to grind with them from any other perspective than as a customer, and occasionally that feels like ‘victim' for a variety of different things. What's your take on Microsoft as far as, I guess, your feelings toward the company?Wes: So, a lot of people—in fact, it used to be more so, but not as much anymore, people would assume I hate Microsoft or I want to demonize Microsoft. But the irony actually is, you know, I want people to remember I worked there for seven-and-a-half years, I shipped—I was on the team that shipped Windows XP, Server 2003, and a bunch of other products that people don't remember. And I still care about the company, but the company and I are obviously in different trajectories now. And also, my company's customers today are also Microsoft's customers today, and we actually have—our customers—our mutual customers—best interest in mind with basically everything we do. Are we helping them be informed? Are we helping them color within the financial lines?And sometimes, we may say things that help a customer that aren't helping the bottom line or helping a marketing direction and I don't think that resonates well within Microsoft. So sure, sometimes we even hear from them, “Hey, it'd be great if you guys might want to, you know, say something nice once in a while.” But it's not necessarily our job to say nice things. I do it once in a while. I want to note that I said something nice about AAD last week, but the reality is that we are there to help our mutual customers.And what I found is, I have found the same thing to be true that you're finding true that, unfortunately, outbound communications from them, in particular from the whole company, have slowed. I think everybody's busier, they've got a very specific set of directions they're going on things, and as a result, we hear very little. And even getting, trying to get clarification on things sometimes, “Did we read that right?” It takes a while, and it has to go through several different rungs of people to get the answer.Corey: I have somewhat similar relationships over the years with AWS, where they—in many cases, a lot of their executives prefer not to talk to me at all. Which again, is fair. I'm not—I don't require any of them to do it. But there's something in the Amazonian ethos that requires them to talk to customers, especially when customers are having a rough time. And I'm, for better or worse, the voice of the customer.I am usually not the dumbest person in the universe when it comes to trying to understand a service or make it do something that, to me, it seems that it should be able to do. And when I actually start having in-depth conversations, people are surprised. “Wow, you were super pleasant and fun to work with. We thought you were just going to be a jerk.” It's, yeah, it turns out I don't go through every meeting like it's Twitter. What a concept.Wes: Yeah, a lot of people, I've had this happen for myself when you meet people in person, when they meet your Twitter persona, especially for someone who I think you and I both come across as rather boisterous, gregarious, and sometimes people take that as our personas. And I remember meeting a friend in the UK for the first time years ago, he's like, “You're very different in person.” I'm like, “I know. I know.”Corey: I usually get the, “You're just like Twitter.” In many respects, I am. Because people don't always see what I'm putting down. I make it a point to be humorous and I have a quick quip for a lot of things, but it's never trying to make the person I'm engaging with feel worse for it. And that's how I work.People are somewhat surprised when I'm working in client meetings that I'm fun and I have a similar sense of humor and personality, as you would see on Twitter. Believe it or not, I haven't spent all this time just doing a bit. But they're also surprised that it tends to drive toward an actual business discussion.Wes: Sure.Corey: Everything fun is contextual.Wes: Absolutely. That's the same sort of thing we get on our side when we talk to customers. I think I've learned so much from talking with them that sometimes I do get to share those things with Microsoft when they're willing to listen.Corey: So, what I'm curious about in the context of Microsoft licensing is something that, once again, it has intruded upon my notice lately with a bunch of security disclosures in which Microsoft has said remarkably little, and that is one of the most concerning things out there. They casually tried to slide past, “Oh, yeah, we had a signing key compromised.” Which is one of those, “Oh, [laugh] and by the way, the building's on fire. But let's talk about our rent [unintelligible 00:07:44] for the next year.” Like, “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on. What?”That was one of those horrifying moments. And it came out—I believe I learned about this from you—that you needed something called E3 licensing—sorry, E5 licensing—in order to look at those audit logs, where versus E3, which sounded like the more common case. And after a couple of days of, “Explain this,” Microsoft very quickly wound up changing that. What do all these things mean? This is sort of a foreign concept to me because AWS, for better or worse, does not play games with licensing in the same way that Microsoft does.Wes: Sure. Microsoft has, over the years, you know, they are a master of building suites. This is what they've done for over 30 years. And they will build a suite, they'll sell you that suite, they'll come back around in three to six years and sell you a new version of that suite. Sometimes they'll sell you a higher price version of that suite, et cetera.And so, you'll see products evolve. And did a great podcast with my colleagues Rob and Mary Jo Foley the other day where we talked about what we've seen over the last, now for me, 11 years of teaching boot camps. And I think in particular, one of the changes we have seen is exactly what you're being exposed to on the outside and what a lot of people have been complaining about, which is, products don't sit still anymore. So, Microsoft actually makes very few products today. Almost everything they sell you is a service. There are a handful of products still.These services all evolve, and about every triennium or two—so every three to six years—you'll see a price increase and something will be added, and a price increase and something will be added. And so, all this began with the BPOS, the first version of Office 365, which became Office 365 E3, then Microsoft 365 E3 then Microsoft 365 E5. And for people who aren't in the know, basically, that means they went from Office as a subscription to Office, Windows, and a bunch of management tools as a subscription, to E5, basically, it took all of the security and compliance tools that many of us feel should have been baked into the fundamentals, into E3, the thing that everybody buys, what I refer to still today as the hero SKU and those security and compliance fundamentals should have been baked in. But no, in fact, a lot of customers when this AAD issue came out—and I think a lot discovered this ad hoc for the same reason, “Hey, we've been owned, how far back in the logs can we look?” And the answer is, you know, no farther than 90 days, a lot of customers hit that reality of, what do you mean we didn't pay for the premium thing that has all the logging that we need?Corey: Since you sat on this for eight months before mentioning it to us? Yeah.Wes: Exactly, exactly. And it's buried. And it's one of those things that, like, when we teach the licensing boot camp, I specifically call out because of my security background, it's an area of focus and interest to me. I call out to customers that a lot of the stuff we've been showing you has not questionable valuable, but kind of squishy value.This piece right here, this is both about security and compliance. Don't cheap out. If you're going to buy anything, buy this because you're going to need it later. And I've been saying that for, like, three years, but obviously only the people who were in the boot camp would hear that and then shake their head;, “Why does it have to be this difficult?” But yeah. Everything becomes a revenue opportunity if it's a potential to upsell somebody for the next tier.Corey: The couple of times I've been asked to look at Azure bills, I backed away slowly as soon as I do, just because so much of it is tied to licensing and areas that are very much outside of my wheelhouse. Because I view, in the cloud context, that cost and architecture tend to be one of the same. But when you bolt an entire layer of seat licensing and what this means for your desktop operating systems on as well as the actual cloud architecture, it gets incredibly confusing incredibly quickly. And architectural advice of the type that I give to AWS customers and would give to GCP customers is absolutely going to be harmful in many respects.I just don't know what I don't know and it's not an area that interests me, as far as learning that competency, just to jump through hoops. I mean, I frankly used to be a small business Windows admin, with the products that you talked about, back when XP and Server 2003 and a few others, I sort of ruled the roost. But I got so tired of surprise audit-style work. It felt like busy work that wasn't advancing what I was trying to get done in any meaningful way that, in a fit of rage, one day, I wound up exploring the whole Unix side of the world in 2006 and never went back.Wes: [whispering] That's how it happened.Corey: Yep.Wes: It's unfortunate that it's become so commonplace, but when Vista kind of stalled out and they started exploring other revenue opportunities, you have Vista Ultimate Enterprise, all the crazy SKUing that Vista had, I think it sort of created a mindset within the company that this is what we have to do in order to keep growing revenue up and to the right, and you know, shareholder value be the most important thing, that's what you've got to do. I agree entirely, though, the biggest challenge I could see for someone coming into our space is the fact that yes, you've got to understand Azure, Azure architecture, development architecture, and then as soon as you feel like you understand that, somebody comes along and says, “Well, yeah, but because we have an EA, we have to do it this way or we only get a discount on this thing.” And yeah, it just makes things more cumbersome. And I think that's why we still see a lot of customers who come to our boot camps who are still very dedicated AWS customers because that's where they were, and it's easier in many regards, and they just want to go with what they know.Corey: And I think that that's probably fair. I think that there is an evolution that grows here that I think catches folks by surprise. I'm fortunate in that my Microsoft involvement, if we set things like GitHub aside because I like them quite a bit and my Azure stuff as well—which is still small enough to fit in the free tier, given that I use it for one very specific, very useful thing—but the rest of it is simply seat licenses for Office 365 for my team. And I just tend to buy the retail-priced one on the internet that's licensed for business use, and I don't really think about it again. Because I don't need, as you say, in-depth audit logs for Microsoft Word. I really don't. I'm sorry, but I have a hard time believing that that's true. But something that immediately crops up when you say this is when you talk about E3 versus E5 licensing, is that organization-wide or is that on a per-seat basis?Wes: It's even worse than that. It usually comes down to per-user licensing. The whole world used to be per device licensing in Microsoft and it switched to per user when they subscript-ified everything—that's a word I made up a while ago—so when they subscript-ified everything, they changed it over to per user. And for better or worse, today, you could—there's actually four different tiers of Microsoft 365. You could go for any one of those four for any distinct user.You could have one of them on F1, F3, E3, and E5. Now, if you do that, you create some other license non-compliance issues that we spend way too much time having to talk about during the boot camp, but the point is, you can buy to fit; it's not one-size-fits-all necessarily. But you run into, very rapidly, if you deploy E5 for some number of users because the products that are there, the security services and compliance services ironically don't do license compliance in most cases, customers can actually wind up creating new license compliance problems, thereby basically having to buy E5 for everybody. So, it's a bit of a trapdoor that customers are not often aware of when they initially step into dabbling in Microsoft 365 E5.Corey: When you take a look at this across the entire board, what is your guidance to customers? Because honestly, this feels like it is a full-time job. At scale, a full-time job for a department simply keeping up with all of the various Microsoft licensing requirements, and changes because, as you say, it's not static. And it just feels like an overwhelming amount of work that to my understanding, virtually no other vendor makes customers jump through. Sure there's Oracle, but that tends to be either in a database story or a per developer, or on rare occasions, per user when you build internal Java apps. But it's not as pervasive and as tricky as this unless I'm missing something.Wes: No, you're not. You're not missing anything. It's very true. It's interesting to think back over the years at the boot camp. There's names I've heard that I don't hear anymore in terms of companies that were as bad. But the reality is, you hear the names of the same software companies but, exactly to your point, they're all departmental. The people who make [Roxio 00:16:26] still, they're very departmentalized. Oracle, IBM, yeah, we hear about them still, but they are all absolutely very departmentalized.And Microsoft, I think one of the reason why we do get so many—for better or worse, for them—return visitors to our licensing boot camps that we do every two months, is for that exact reason, that some people have found they like outsourcing that part of at least trying to keep up with what's going on, what's the record? And so, they'll come back every two, three, or four years and get an update. And we try to keep them updated on, you know, how do I color within the lines? Should it be like this? No. But it is this way.In fact, it's funny, I think back, it was probably one of the first few boot camps I did with Rob. We were in New York and we had a very large customer who had gotten a personalized message from Microsoft talking about how they were going to simplify licensing. And we went to a cocktail hour afterwards, as we often do on the first day of the boot camp, to help people, you know, with the pain after a boot camp, and this gentleman asks us well, “So, what are you guys going to do once Microsoft simplifies licensing?” And Rob and I just, like, looked at each other, smiled, looked back at the guy, and laughed. We're like, “We will cross that bridge when we get to it.”Corey: Yeah, people ask us that question about AWS billing. What if they fix the billing system? Like, we should be so lucky to live that long.Wes: I have so many things I'd rather be doing. Yes.Corey: Mm-hm. Exactly. It's one of those areas where, “Well, what happens in a post-scarcity world?” Like, “I couldn't tell you. I can't even imagine what such a thing would look like.”Wes: Exactly [laugh]. Exactly.Corey: So, the last time we spoke way back, I think in 2019, Microsoft had wound up doing some unfortunate and fairly underhanded-appearing licensed changes, where it was more expensive to run a bunch of Microsoft things, such as server software, most notably SQL Server, on clouds that were not Azure. And then, because you know, you look up the word chutzpah in the dictionary, you'll find the Microsoft logo there in response, as part of the definition, they ran an advertising campaign saying that, oh, running many cloud workloads on Azure was five times cheaper than on AWS. As if they cracked some magic secret to cloud economics. Rather than no, we just decided to play dumb games that win worse prizes with cloud licensing. How did that play out?Wes: Well, so they made those changes in October of 2019, and I kind of wish they'd become a bigger deal. And I wish they'd become a bigger deal earlier so that things could have been, maybe, reversed when it was easier. But you're absolutely right. So, it—for those who don't know, it basically made licensing changes on only AWS, GCP, and Alibaba—who I never had anybody ask me about—but those three. It also added them for Azure, but then they created loopholes for themselves to make Azure actually get beneficial licensing, even better than you could get with any other cloud provider [sigh].So, the net takeaway is that every Microsoft product that matters—so traditionally, SQL Server, Windows Server, Windows client, and Office—is not impossible to use on AWS, but it is markedly more expensive. That's the first note. To your point, then they did do that marketing campaign that I know you and I probably had exchanges about at the time, and it drove me nuts as well because what they will classically do is when they tout the savings of running something on Azure, not only are they flouting the rules that they created, you know, they're basically gloating, “Look, we got a toy that they didn't,” but they're also often removing costs from the equation. So, for example, in order for you to get those discounts on Azure, you have to maintain what's called Software Assurance. You basically have to have a subscription by another name.If you don't have Software Assurance, those opportunities are not available to you. Fine. That's not my point. My point is this, that Software Assurance is basically 75% of the cost of the next version. So, it's not free, but if you look at those 5x claims that they made during that time frame, they actually were hand-waving and waving away the [assay 00:20:45] costs.So, if you actually sat down and did the math, the 5x number was a lie. It was not just very nice, but it was wrong, literally mathematically wrong. And from a—as my colleague likes to say, a ‘colors person,' not a numbers person like me, from a colors person like me, that's pretty bad. If I can see the error and your math, that's bad math.Corey: It just feels like it's one of those taxes on not knowing some of the intricacies of what the heck is going on in the world of Microsoft licensing. And I think every sufficiently complex vendor with, shall we say, non-trivial pricing dimensions, could be accused of the same thing. But it always felt particularly worrisome from the Microsoft perspective. Back in the days of BSA audits—which I don't know at all if they're still a thing or not because I got out of that space—every executive that I ever spoke to, in any company lived in fear of them, not because they were pirating software or had decided, “You know what? We have a corporate policy of now acting unethically when it comes to licensing software,” but because of the belief that no matter what they came up with or whatever good faith effort they made to remain compliant, of course, something was not going to work the way they thought it would and they were going to be smacked with a fine. Is that still the case?Wes: Absolutely. In fact, I think it's worse now than it ever was before. I will often say to customers that you are wildly uncompliant while also being wildly overcompliant because per your point about how broad and deep Microsoft is, there's so many products. Like, every company today, every company that has Project and Visio still in place today, that still pays for it, you are over-licensed. You have more of it than you need.That's just one example, but on the other side, SQL Server, odds are, every organization is subtly under-licensed because they think the rule is to do this, but the rules are actually more restrictive than they expect. So, and that's why Microsoft is, you know, the first place they look, the first rug they look under when they do walk in and do an audit, which they're entitled to do as a part of an organization's enterprise agreement. So BSA, I think they do still have those audits, but Microsoft now they have their own business that does that, or at least they have partners that do that for them. And places like SQL Server are the first places that they look.Why? Because it's big, found money, and because it's extremely hard to get right. So, there's a reason why, when we focus on our boot camps, we'll often tell people, you know, “Our goal is to save you enough money to pay for the class,” because there's so much money to be found in little mistakes that if you do a big thing wrong with Microsoft software, you could be wildly out of compliance and not know about it until Microsoft-or more likely, a Microsoft partner—points it out to you.Corey: It feels like it's an inevitability. And, on some level, it's the cost of doing business. But man, does that leave a sour taste in someone's mouth.Wes: Mm-hm. It absolutely does. It absolutely does. And I think—you know, I remember, gosh, was it Munich that was talking about, “We're going to switch to Linux,” and then they came back into the fold. I think the reality is, it absolutely does put a bad taste.And it doesn't leave customers with good hope for where they go from here. I mean, okay, fine. So, we got burned on that thing in the Microsoft 365 stack. Now, they want us to pay 30 bucks for Copilot for Microsoft 365. What? And we'd have no idea what they're even buying, so it's hard to give any kind of guidance. So, it's a weird time.Corey: I'm curious to see what the ultimate effect of this is going to be. Well, one thing I've noticed over the past decade and change—and I think everyone has as well—increasingly, the local operating system on people's laptops or desktops—or even phones, to some extent—is not what it once was. Increasingly, most of the tools that I find myself using on a daily basis are just web use or in a browser entirely. And that feels like it's an ongoing problem for a company like Microsoft when you look at it through the lens of OS. Which at some level, makes perfect sense why they would switch towards everything as a service. But it's depressing, too.Wes: Yeah. I think that's one of the reasons why, particularly after Steve left, they changed focus a lot and really begin focusing on Microsoft 365 as the platform, for better or worse. How do we make Microsoft 365 sticky? How do we make Office 365 sticky? And the thing about, like, the Microsoft 365 E5 security stuff we were talking about, it often doesn't matter what the user is accessing it through. The user could be accessing it only through a phone, they could be a frontline worker, they could be standing at a sales kiosk all day, they could be using Office every single day, or they could be an exec who's only got an iPad.The point is, you're in for a penny, in for a pound at that point that you'll still have to license the user. And so, Microsoft will recoup it either way. In some ways, they've learned to stop caring as much about, is everyone actively using our technology? And on the other side, with things like Teams, and as we're seeing very, very slowly, with the long-delayed Outlook here, you know, they're also trying to switch things to have that less Win32 surface that we're used to and focus more on the web as well. But I think that's a pretty fundamental change for Microsoft to try and take broadly and I don't anticipate, for example, Office will ever be fully replaced with a fat client like it has on Windows and the Mac OS.Corey: Yeah, part of me wonders what the future that all looks like because increasingly, it feels more than a little silly that I'm spending, like, all of this ever-increasing dollar figure on a per-seat basis every year for all of Microsoft 365. Because we don't use their email system. We don't use so much of what they offer. We need basically Word and Excel and once in a blue moon PowerPoint, I guess. But that's it. Our fundamental needs have not materially shifted since Office 2003. Other than the fact that everything uses different extensions now and there's, of course, the security story on top of it, too. We just need some fairly basic stuff.Wes: And I think that's the case for a lot of—I mean, we're the exact same way at Directions. And I think that's the case for a lot of small and even into mid-size companies. Microsoft has traditionally with the, like, Small Business Premium, they have an offering that they intentionally only scale up to 300 people. And sometimes they'll actually give you perks there that they wouldn't give away in the enterprise suite, so you arguably get more—if they let you have it, you get more than you would if you've got E5. On the other side, they've also begun, for enterprises, honing in on opportunities that they may have historically ignored.And when I was at Microsoft, you'd have an idea, like, “Hey, Bob. I got an idea. Can we try to make a new product?” He's like, “Okay, is it a billion-dollar business?” And you get waved away if it wasn't all a billion-dollar business. And I don't think that's the case anymore today, particularly if you can make the case, this thing I'm building makes Microsoft 365 sticky or makes Azure sticky. So, things like the Power Platform, which is subtly and slowly replacing Access at a minimum, but a lot of other tools.Power BI, which has come from behind. You know, people would look at it and say, “Oh, it's no Excel.” And now it, I think, far exceeds Excel for that type of user. And Copilot, as I talked about, you know, Microsoft is definitely trying to throw things in that are beyond Office, beyond what we think of as Microsoft. And why are they doing that? Because they're trying to make their platform more sticky. They're trying to put enough value in there so you need to subscribe for every user in your organization.And even things, as we call them, ‘Batteries not Included' like Copilot, that you're going to buy E5 and that you're still going to have to buy something else beyond that for some number of users. So, you may even have a picture in your head of how much it's going to cost, but it's like buying a BMW 5 Series; it's going to cost more than you think.Corey: I wish that there were a better path forward on this. Honestly, I wish that they would stop playing these games, let you know Azure compete head-to-head against AWS and let it win on some of its merits. To be clear, there are several that are great. You know, if they could get out of their own way from a security perspective, lately. But there seems to be a little appetite for that. Increasingly, it seems like even customers asking them questions tends to hit a wall until, you know, a sitting US senator screams at them on Twitter.Wes: Mm-hm. No, and then if you look carefully at—Microsoft is very good at pulling just enough off of the sweater without destroying the sweater. And for example, what they did, they gave enough away to potentially appease, but they didn't actually resolve the problem. They didn't say, “All right, everybody gets logging if they have Microsoft 365 E3,” or, “Everybody gets logging, period.” They basically said, “Here's the kind of logging you can get, and we're going to probably tweak it a little bit more in the future,” and they will not tweak it more in the future. If anything, they'll tighten it back up.This is very similar to the 2019 problem we talked about earlier, too, that you know, they began with one set of rules and they've had to revisit it a couple of times. And most of the time, when they've had an outcry, primarily from the EU, from smaller cloud providers in the EU who felt—justifiably—that Microsoft was being not—uncompetitive with Azure vis-à-vis every other cloud provider. Well, Microsoft turned around and last year changed the rules such that most of these smaller cloud providers get rules that are, ehh, similar to what Azure can provide. There are still exclusives that only Azure gets. So, what you have now is basically, if you're a customer, the best set and cheapest set is with Azure, then these smaller cloud providers give you a secondary—it's close to Azure, but still not quite as good. Then AWS, GCP, and Alibaba.So, the rules have been switched such that you have to know who you're going to in order to even know what the rules are and to know whether you can comply with those rules with the thing you want to build. And I find it most peculiar that, I believe it was the first of last month that Microsoft made the change that said, “You'll be able to run Office on AWS,” which was Amazon WorkSpaces, in particular. Which I think is huge and it's very important and I'm glad they made this change, but it's weird because it creates almost a fifth category because you can't run it anywhere else in Amazon, like if you were spinning something up in VMware on Amazon, but within Amazon WorkSpaces, you can. This is great because customers now can run Office for a fee. And it's a fee that's more than you'd pay if you were running the same thing on Microsoft's cloud.But it also was weird because let's say Google had something competitive in VDI, but they don't really, but if they had something competitive in VDI, now this is the benefit that Amazon has that's not quite as good as what Microsoft has, that Google doesn't get it at all. So, it's just weird. And it's all an attempt to hold… to both hold a market strategy and an attempt to grow market share where they're still behind. They are markedly behind in several areas. And I think the reality is, Amazon WorkSpaces is a really fine offering and a lot of customers use it.And we had a customer at our last in-person boot camp in Atlanta, and I was really impressed—she had been to one boot camp before, but I was really impressed at how much work she'd put into making sure we know, “We want to keep using Amazon WorkSpaces. We're very happy with it. We don't want to move anywhere else. Am I correct in understanding that this, this, this, and this? If we do these things will be aboveboard?” And so, she knew how much more she'd have to pay to stay on Amazon WorkSpaces, but it was that important to the company that they'd already bet the farm on the technology, and they didn't want to shift to somebody else that they didn't know.Corey: I'm wondering how many people have installed Office just through a standard Microsoft 365 subscription on a one-off Amazon WorkSpace, just because they had no idea that that was against license terms. I recall spinning up an Amazon WorkSpace back when they first launched, or when they wound up then expanding to Amazon Linux; I forget the exact timeline on this. I have no idea if I did something like that or not. Because it seems like it'd be a logical thing. “Oh, I want to travel with just an iPad. Let me go ahead and run a full desktop somewhere in the cloud. Awesome.”That feels like exactly the sort of thing an audit comes in and then people are on the hook for massive fines as a result. It just feels weird, as opposed to, there are a number of ways to detect you're running on a virtual machine that isn't approved for this. Stop the install. But of course, that doesn't happen, does it?Wes: No. When we teach at the boot camp, Rob will often point out that, you know, licensing is one of the—and it's true—licensing is one of the last things that comes in when Microsoft is releasing a product. It was that way when he was at the company before I was—he shipped Word 1.0 for the Mac, to give you an idea of his epoch—and I was there for XP, like I said, which was the first version that used activation—which was a nightmare—there was a whole dedicated team on. And that team was running down to the wire to get everything installed.And that is still the case today because marketing and legal make decisions about how a product gets sold. Licensing is usually tacked on at the very end if it gets tacked on at all. And in fact, in a lot of the security, compliance, and identity space within Microsoft 365, there is no license compliance. Microsoft will show you a document that, “Hey, we do this,” but it's very performative. You can't actually rely on it, and if you do rely on it, you'll get in trouble during an audit because you've got non-compliance problems. So yeah, it's—you would hope that it keeps you from coloring outside the lines, but it very much does not.Corey: It's just a tax on going about your business, in some ways [sigh].Wes: Exactly. “Don't worry, we'll be back to fix it for you later.”Corey: [laugh]. I really appreciate your taking the time to go through this with me. If people want to learn more, where's the best place for them to keep up with what you're up to?Wes: Well, obviously, I'm on Twitter, and—oh, sorry, X, whatever.Corey: No, we're calling it Twitter.Wes: Okay, I'm on—I'm on—[laugh] thank you. I'm on Twitter at @getwired. Same alias over on [BlueSky 00:35:27]. And they can also find me on LinkedIn, if they're looking for a professional question beyond that and want to send a quiet message.The other thing is, of course, go to directionsonmicrosoft.com. And directionsonmicrosoft.com/training if they're interested in one of our licensing boot camps. And like I said, Rob, and I do those every other month. We're increasingly doing them in person. We got one in Bellevue coming up in just a few weeks. So, there's opportunities to learn more.Corey: Excellent. And we will, of course, put links to that in the [show notes 00:35:59]. Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me again, Wes. It's appreciated.Wes: Thank you for having me.Corey: Wes Miller, Research VP at Directions on Microsoft. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, along with an angry, insulting comment that will no doubt be taken down because you did not sign up for that podcasting platform's proper license level.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. We help companies fix their AWS bill by making it smaller and less horrifying. The Duckbill Group works for you, not AWS. We tailor recommendations to your business and we get to the point. Visit duckbillgroup.com to get started.

WOCTalk
Developing Abstracts and Posters for WOCNext® 2024

WOCTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 42:08


This episode is related to the WOCNext® 2024 Call for Abstracts, which is accepting abstract submissions through November 1, 2023, at 11:00 AM ET. Visit wocnext.org/abstracts for the complete information.Episode Resources:Visit wocnext.org/abstracts for complete guidelines, an overview of the review process, scoring, formats, and more.If you are interested in the WOCNext Abstract Mentorship assistance, please send an email to abstacts@wocn.org and indicate what area in which you are seeking assistance: 1) development of content, 2) turning content into a poster, 3) distilling the story, or 4) something else.If you are interested in becoming a Mentor for WOCNext Abstract assistance and have had abstracts accepted in the past, email abstracts@wocn.org.If you are interested in becoming an abstract reviewer, keep an eye out for Volunteer opportunities with the WOCN Society.Click here to view scientific and clinical abstracts from WOCNext 2023 published in an online supplement of the Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing (JWOCN®).Click here for information on creating an ePoster, including the interactive video/audio features.Click here to review the ePoster Guidelines.Watch a short Bite Size Learning CE course on the step-by-step process for submitting an abstract.View a PowerPoint presentation that details new elements and everything you need to know about the submission process.Check out this blog to help you get ready to submit an abstract.About the Speakers:Carole Bauer, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, OCN, CWOCN, employed by the Beaumont Health System, is a Wound and Ostomy Nurse Practitioner where she opened the first outpatient ostomy clinic in the health system. Carole has a passion for WOC nursing and in particular ostomy patients. She has worked to successfully lobby Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan for changes in their allowed supplies for the ostomy patient when the supply limits did not meet the needs of the subscribers. As a champion for WOC nursing, she is an active member of the WOCN Society. She most recently served as a co-author of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing: Scope and Standards of WOC Practice, 2nd Edition, for which she was awarded the WOCN Society President's Award. She is the current Chair of the WOCNext® Abstract Review Committee.Donna Bliss, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, WOCNF, is a Professor, Chair of the Adult and Gerontological Health Cooperative, and School of Nursing Foundation Professor of Nursing Research at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Minneapolis, MN. She has 25 years of funded research and >120 publications and presentations about assessing, preventing, and managing fecal incontinence and incontinence associated skin damage. She is a forerunner in investigating disparities in skin damage and assessing dark skin. Donna is an active member of the WOCN Society and is currently the incoming Abstract Chair for the WOCNext conference. During WOCNext 2023, Donna was awarded the Barbara Braden Future is Bright Award and was also inducted into the inaugural class of the WOCN Fellow Program.

Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast
Caring for Caregivers: Exploring Nurse Wellbeing and Leadership, with Chief Nursing Officer, Dani Bowie

Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2023 37:21


In this week's episode, I am joined by Dr. Danielle ‘Dani' Bowie, the Chief Nursing Officer at Trusted Health, the career marketplace for healthcare professionals, to discuss the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare providers and how this plays into the system wide issues in healthcare.  In her role at Trusted, Dani helps health systems transform their nursing workforce programs to achieve greater efficiency and flexibility and to empower the frontline nurse and manager. Dani's career has spanned a variety of roles from bedside nurse to hospital administrator to the manager of enterprise-wide technology initiatives. Her true passion is in health system workforce management and staffing, an interest that was first kindled at Yale nursing school where she built early predictive nurse scheduling models as part of her doctorate research.  Before joining Trusted, Dani was the System Vice President of Nursing Workforce Development for Bon Secours Mercy Health. In that role she was responsible for developing and executing the health system's strategic nursing workforce plan, focused on recruitment, retention, professional growth and the re-design of staffing and scheduling models for 14,000 nurses spanning across seven states. Prior to joining BSMH, Dani led an enterprise staffing and scheduling technology project at Legacy Health, converting 126 nursing units and 5,000 end-users to new staffing and scheduling technology, achieving improved nurse engagement and a reduction in premium nursing labor spend. Dani obtained her BSN from the University of Portland as a Providence Scholar, her MSN from Vanderbilt University and her doctorate from Yale. Tune in to this week's episode to learn: Danis' evolution from frontline nurse to transformative leader, exploring her key decisions and moments of growth The wide-reaching staffing and workforce issues affecting nursing, gaining insights from Danis' unique perspective The physical, emotional, and mental resilience strategies for both nurses and leaders Examining healthcare workers' mental health through revealing survey results, and strategies for fostering a culture of support Ways to authentically communicate the priority of healthcare providers' wellbeing, echoing Danis' call for fearless leadership Grab your drink of choice and join the conversation! Disclaimer The Healthcare Provider Happy Hour Podcast makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information featured in this Podcast. The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this podcast is done at your own risk. This podcast should not be considered professional advice. Please speak with your own healthcare practitioner when seeking medical advice. Resources Connect with Dani:  Trusted Health Website: https://works.trustedhealth.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellebowie/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trustedhealth/  Twitter/Instagram: @trustedhealth  Connect with Jennifer George: @bestobsessed_with_jenn | Instagram Jennifer George | Website @jenngeorge08) | Twitter Jennifer George | Facebook Click here to check out my book about connecting and communicating with patients to empower their experiences! Stay up to date on everything happening with the Healthcare Provider Happy Hour by subscribing to my weekly newsletter at www.jennifergeorge.co 

Rebel Whitecoat Podcast|Anxiety Relief|Empowerment|Spirituality
Renee Kindler // Why Deep Sleep Matters For Your Mood and Hormones

Rebel Whitecoat Podcast|Anxiety Relief|Empowerment|Spirituality

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2023 53:01


This is episode is all about sleep! Deep, high quality sleep can make a huge impact on your mood, hormones, and so many other processes in the body. This week's special guest is Nurse Practitioner, Renee Kindler. She specializes in helping busy women boost their energy, sleep better, and think more clearly by balancing their nutrients and hormones so they can show in their life everyday exactly how they want! She is the founder of Aonani Functional Medicine and earned her MSN from Gonzaga University. Renee is passionate about sharing the tremendous impact of identifying what is disrupting your sleep, making you tired, and stealing your focus. As seen in: Forbes; Eat This, Not That   Highlights from this Episode common complications people experience due to poor sleep the importance of high quality sleep and how poor sleep leads to stress and inflammation ways we can assist our lymphatic drainage what body processes aren't happening at night if we miss out on high quality sleep explaining deep REM sleep and why sleeping before midnight matters tips and tricks to have really good sleep hygiene mouth taping for high quality of sleep how different stages of life (like menopause) can impact sleep and how to fix this Resources from Renee: 7 Things Stealing Your Energy (and how to start taking it back)! reneekindler.com/tired Keys to Zzzzzs: reneekindler.com/sleep Social Media and Contact info: Instagram: @reneekindler1  Contact/website: https://www.reneekindler.com                     All podcast guest inquires can be emailed to kellyrompelcoaching@gmail.com

The Oncology Nursing Podcast
Episode 277: Futility in Care: How to Advocate for Your Patients and Prevent Ethical Distress

The Oncology Nursing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 51:29


“One of the things about futility is many people will say, ‘Oh this is futile care,' when what they really mean is, ‘Who in their right mind would want this?' or ‘I would never ever want this,' and that's different. That's not futile care. That's potentially inappropriate care. And sometimes that's the big step for folks,” Lucia D. Wocial, PhD, RN, FAAN, HEC-C, senior clinical ethicist in the John J. Lynch Center for Ethics at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, told Jaime Weimer, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BS, AOCNS®, manager of oncology nursing practice at ONS, during a discussion about futile care: how to recognize it, how to approach communication during difficult situations, and how to address a nurse's associated ethical distress.  You can earn free NCPD contact hours after listening to this episode and completing the evaluation linked below.   Music Credit: “Fireflies and Stardust” by Kevin MacLeod  Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0  Earn 1.0 NCPD contact hours of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD), which may be applied to the treatment care continuum, psychosocial dimensions of care, or quality of life ILNA category, by listening to the full recording and completing an evaluation at myoutcomes.ons.org by September 15, 2025. The planners and faculty for this episode have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. ONS is accredited as a provider of NCPD by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Learning outcome: The learner will report an increase in knowledge related to futility in care and how to speak up for patients and prevent ethical distress.   Episode Notes  Complete this evaluation for free NCPD.   Wocial's Moral Distress Thermometer for Nurses   Oncology Nursing Podcast:  Episode 222: Ethical and Moral Dilemmas of Futility in Cancer Care and Treatment  Episode 78: Ethical Distress Impacts Nursing Practice  ONS Voice articles:  Moral Injury and Trauma in Nursing  Four R's and Resilience Approach Help Oncology Nurses Respond to Morally Distressing Challenges  Sort Through Ethical Dilemmas in Medically Futile Care  When Do You Stop Fighting?  Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing articles:  The Ethical Dilemma of Medical Futility: The Case of Mr. X  Understanding the Moral Distress of Nurses Witnessing Medically Futile Care  When Does Treatment in Cancer Care Become Futile?  American Association of Critical Care Nurses moral distress resources  American Nurses Association moral distress toolkit  End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)    To discuss the information in this episode with other oncology nurses, visit the ONS Communities.   To find resources for creating an ONS Podcast Club in your chapter or nursing community, visit the ONS Podcast Library.  To provide feedback or otherwise reach ONS about the podcast, email pubONSVoice@ons.org.  Highlights From Today's Episode  “It's a term that appeared in the literature back in the 1980s when it became clear that we had medical technology that could sustain people's lives but not actually return them to a healthy state. And so, there was this attempt to try and identify and define when it was that the care we were providing, the treatments we were providing, could no longer work. And so, some people tried ‘qualitative futilities,' some people tried ‘quantitative futility.' People have been working on it for a long time, but the shortest definition is a treatment intervention that will not have its intended effect.” TS 1:52  “And first of all, it says futility is a definition that should be used sparingly. There are lots of times when a treatment may be considered what we call ‘potentially inappropriate.' And when thinking about what's the difference between futility and potentially inappropriate? Futility is, it's clearly not going to work. Potentially inappropriate is, well, it might work, but there are lots of competing reasons why maybe we ought not to do it. And some of those reasons might be significant burden. Some of them may be the patient won't be able to achieve a neurologic state where they be able to actually perceive the benefit of ongoing biological existence. That statement, it has some very clear recommendations about: be very careful about how you use the words.” TS 7:15  “In my work as a clinical ethicist, far and away the more frequent reason we get called is families want to keep going. It's not the other way around. And in fact, when a family or a patient is ready to stop, those become incredibly difficult for the healthcare team, particularly when there's a physician who feels like, ‘But I know this will work. Don't not do this. You have a 50%, 60%, 70% chance of surviving. don't you want to try?' So to know that you have the ability to give them a chance is one thing.” TS 13:33  “And here's the tragedy in this, and I hear oncologists say this, ‘Well, it's not time yet.' That's my favorite response, it's, ‘Not yet. Not yet.' So, when you ask most people, ‘If you knew that you were going to die in the next three months, are there things that you would want to do before you die?' most people are like, ‘Well yeah'. To fail to invite this conversation robs them of this choice.” TS 16:04  “Step one: Don't keep it to yourself. A lot of it is making sure that you talk with other folks, and if you work in an inpatient setting and your hospital is Joint Commission certified, then there is some mechanism in place in your institution for dealing with an ethics challenge. But the idea is what we do is hard. And one of the biggest challenges for people who are experiencing ethics distress or moral distress is very rarely do ethical challenges happen when people are having a good time. There's a tragedy somewhere, and part of the big challenge is to separate the tragedy, like the cosmic unfairness, injustice, from ‘Are we as a healthcare team contributing to the injustice?'” TS 40:51 

The David Knight Show
15Sep23 New & Developing Tech to Watch/Control/Modify Us

The David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 208:29


Today we begin with new & developing tech — to watch/control usComical articles of Microsoft's MSN (the people who brought us "NewsGuard" to guard against "fake" news) that chooses bizarre synonyms to avoid outright plagiarism and turns the article into nonsenseIRS announces it will weaponize AI for audits. But don't worry, they say it's only for the uber-rich"AV Club" uses AI to directly plagiarize, not changing anythingSMART clothing (ePants) and the phony narrative about health monitoringBionic eye & gene modification vs camera & NeuralinkGenetic modification to brain to create pavlovian conditioning (supposedly to control addiction)Senators want a new regulatory agency to create AI oligarchy, answerable to themMLB Robo-umps — robotic umpires call the balls/strikes but MLB wants you to believe it's the human umpire who's only taking orders from AI2nd Amendment updates Gov. Grisham's "public health emergency" gun ban gets restraining order9th Circuit slaps down California legislature's attempt to crush gun manufacturers by first destroying the First AmendmentNJ city will expand its dangerous gunshot detection system with federal money — false alarms will be dangerous like SWATTING "pranks"Hunter's indictment — insufferable hypocrisy on guns & drugs from the most authoritarian politician locking everyone else up for the same What Argentina tells us about hyperinflation and central bank failure. And what does the surprise electoral success of the libertarian candidate Javier Milei tell us about the political spectrum of "the right" worldwide? Obama's DACA declared illegal (surprise?) yet judge refuses to stop it. The political hot potato pitched back and forth by Trump and the judiciary Dan Crenshaw, presidential candidates, and senators are anxious to invade Mexico for a hot war on drugs. EU defiantly takes the lead on global Mark of the Beast at the G20 in India INTERVIEW Dr Shiva: the "Swarm" of Politicians & Entertainers Like Alex Jones/Tucker Carlson Dr Shiva Ayyadurai, shiva4president.com. Once we see past the narrative designed for their greed and power, we can transcend the partisan politics and do what needs to be done to protect our liberty.Find out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-showOr you can send a donation throughMail: David Knight POB 994 Kodak, TN 37764Zelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at: $davidknightshowBTC to: bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Money is only what YOU hold: Go to DavidKnight.gold for great deals on physical gold/silverFor 10% off Gerald Celente's prescient Trends Journal, go to TrendsJournal.com and enter the code KNIGHT

The Skeptic Metaphysicians - Metaphysics 101
Classic - Akashic Records Processed

The Skeptic Metaphysicians - Metaphysics 101

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 40:17


Welcome to Classic Skeptic Metaphysicians! We're re-releasing some of our back catalog so that these gems can be re-discovered!This week: What Are the Akashic Records and How To Use ThemWhat if there was a place that held everything that ever happened to every single person in the history of the world? Now what if you could gain access to the place, and have the ability to look at anyone's present, past or future.....and even access information from anyone's past lives?This week's guest claims that such a place not only exists, but that she routinely gathers information from there for her clients, in order to help them manage through challenges that they experience during this lifetime. This is what the Akashic Records are all about.About My Guest:Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, CCC is a Love & Cosmic Coach who has helped smart, successful, single women find lasting love. She's also a Cosmic Coach who uses her psychic and mediumship gifts, channels your spirit guides and accesses the Akashic Records to find solutions to life's challenges. Ronnie is a Reiki Master and has taught mystical classes for more than 20 years. She's the author of six books on Amazon and has been featured by ABC, NBC, and Fox News, BBC, NPR, MSN.com, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com! and eHarmony among others.Some topics we cover:Why past lives and the Akashic RecordsHow she got started with themWhat exactly the Akashic Records areHow accessing the records help her clientsSome of her favorite past life storiesAnd she shares examples of the types of information she's discovered in the records and how that changed her clients' lifeAnd so much more!Resources:Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives - Dr. Brian K WeissOut on a Limb - Shirley MacLaineDancing in the Light - Shirley MacLainePortrait of a Past-Life Skeptic: The True Story of a Police Detective's Reincarnation - Robert L. SnowJourney of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives - Michael NewtonGuest Info:Website: nevertoolate.biz/readingPhone: (203) 877-3777Podcast: Breathe, Love and MagicSupport the Show:Rate/review Us Here: https://lovethepodcast.com/SkepticMetaphysiciansPurchase Merchandise: https://www.skepticmetaphysician.com/storeBuy Me A Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SkepticMetaphys Connect With The Skeptic Metaphysicians:Website: skepticmetaphysician.comFacebook: @TheSkepticMetaphysicianIG: SkepticMetaphysician_PodcastTik Tok: @skepticmetaphysiciansThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5652646/advertisement

The Insurgents
Ep. 208: Digital Fentanyl ft. Juniper

The Insurgents

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 69:24


Juniper of Western Kabuki joins us to discuss Vivek Ramaswamy's “change of heart” on TikTok after meeting with Jake Paul. We explore the broader GOP's rhetoric on China and especially Mexico, with increasingly militaristic threats being waged by 2024 hopefuls. We also get into MSN's grim AI-generated obituary for a former NBA player, Brandon Hunter, and what a future of “AI art” would actually look like. You can follow Juniper here: https://twitter.com/junlper/ | Our most recent premium episode for our beloved paid interns is with Parker Molloy. We discussed Aaron Rodgers' injury, the most bizarre 9/11 tributes and much more. You can listen to that episode here: https://www.insurgentspod.com/p/ep-207-a-911-youll-never-forget-ft#detailsTo become a subscriber (paid intern!) to the Insurgents and gain access to an additional episode every week, you can subscribe at InsurgentsPod.com/subscribe or by clicking the button below: https://www.insurgentspod.com/subscribe This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.insurgentspod.com/subscribe

The REAL David Knight Show
15Sep23 New & Developing Tech to Watch/Control/Modify Us

The REAL David Knight Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2023 208:29


Today we begin with new & developing tech — to watch/control usComical articles of Microsoft's MSN (the people who brought us "NewsGuard" to guard against "fake" news) that chooses bizarre synonyms to avoid outright plagiarism and turns the article into nonsenseIRS announces it will weaponize AI for audits. But don't worry, they say it's only for the uber-rich"AV Club" uses AI to directly plagiarize, not changing anythingSMART clothing (ePants) and the phony narrative about health monitoringBionic eye & gene modification vs camera & NeuralinkGenetic modification to brain to create pavlovian conditioning (supposedly to control addiction)Senators want a new regulatory agency to create AI oligarchy, answerable to themMLB Robo-umps — robotic umpires call the balls/strikes but MLB wants you to believe it's the human umpire who's only taking orders from AI2nd Amendment updates Gov. Grisham's "public health emergency" gun ban gets restraining order9th Circuit slaps down California legislature's attempt to crush gun manufacturers by first destroying the First AmendmentNJ city will expand its dangerous gunshot detection system with federal money — false alarms will be dangerous like SWATTING "pranks"Hunter's indictment — insufferable hypocrisy on guns & drugs from the most authoritarian politician locking everyone else up for the same What Argentina tells us about hyperinflation and central bank failure. And what does the surprise electoral success of the libertarian candidate Javier Milei tell us about the political spectrum of "the right" worldwide? Obama's DACA declared illegal (surprise?) yet judge refuses to stop it. The political hot potato pitched back and forth by Trump and the judiciary Dan Crenshaw, presidential candidates, and senators are anxious to invade Mexico for a hot war on drugs. EU defiantly takes the lead on global Mark of the Beast at the G20 in India INTERVIEW Dr Shiva: the "Swarm" of Politicians & Entertainers Like Alex Jones/Tucker Carlson Dr Shiva Ayyadurai, shiva4president.com. Once we see past the narrative designed for their greed and power, we can transcend the partisan politics and do what needs to be done to protect our liberty.Find out more about the show and where you can watch it at TheDavidKnightShow.comIf you would like to support the show and our family please consider subscribing monthly here: SubscribeStar https://www.subscribestar.com/the-david-knight-showOr you can send a donation throughMail: David Knight POB 994 Kodak, TN 37764Zelle: @DavidKnightShow@protonmail.comCash App at: $davidknightshowBTC to: bc1qkuec29hkuye4xse9unh7nptvu3y9qmv24vanh7Money is only what YOU hold: Go to DavidKnight.gold for great deals on physical gold/silverFor 10% off Gerald Celente's prescient Trends Journal, go to TrendsJournal.com and enter the code KNIGHT

Daughterhood The Podcast
African American Dementia Caregiver Daughters: The Important Need for Support

Daughterhood The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023 41:37


Dr. Kalisha Bonds Johnson is an Assistant Professor on the Tenure track at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia.  She earned her BSN, MSN and PhD in nursing and specializes as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  In 2019, she earned her Ph.D. from Oregon health and science university where her studies focused on how the caregiving experiences of African American dementia pairs (i.e. , African American persons living with dementia and their African American family caregivers) were associated with their quality of life. In our conversation today we discuss her past and current research regarding African American dementia caregivers and their care partners, the challenges of accessing needed services, the disparity in healthcare, and the important need for support. SHOW NOTES

Mechanista in G – Scanline Media
Mechanista in G – MSN-001X Gundam Delta Kai

Mechanista in G – Scanline Media

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023


Back in the early episodes of this show, we covered the Hyaku Shiki and the Delta Gundam. And we were fairly thorough, all things considered! But it's such an influential tree of designs. There are so many takes on it. So we're back again, because of If you want to find us on Twitter, Dylan is @lowpolyrobot and Six is @sixdettmar. Our opening theme is the Hangar Theme from Gundam Breaker 3, and our ending theme for this episode is BRING ON A WAR by Hiroyuki Sawano from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. Our podcast art is a fantastic piece of work from Twitter artist @fenfelt. Want to see a list of every unit we've covered from every episode, including variants and tangents? It's right here. Units discussed: MSN-001-2 Delta Gundam II MSN-001A1 Delta Plus MSN-001X Gundam Delta Kai MSN-001X(G) Land Combat Type Gundam Delta Kai MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki GPB Color "Byaku Shiki" MSN-00100J Hyaku Shiki Jager MSN-001M Mega-Shiki MSN-001G Gilla-Shiki MSN-00101 Hyaku Ichi Shiki GSX-40100 Lunagazer Gundam

iCritical Care: All Audio
SCCM Pod-491: Nursing the Wounds of Burnout

iCritical Care: All Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023 32:45


COVID-19 transformed healthcare and presented specific long-term challenges for the nursing profession. Samantha Gambles Farr, MSN, NP-C, CCRN, RNFA, was joined by Norma J. Shoemaker Honorary Lecturer Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, at the 2023 Critical Care Congress to discuss the shortage of critical care nurses. Survey results reveal that nurses continue to experience burnout and frustration. They discuss how to leverage data to best support nurses now and in the future.

NPD Sound Bites
Cross-Post: Celebrating NPD Week With Marcus Engel, MS, CPXP, CSP

NPD Sound Bites

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023 35:23


On this podcast, Naomi Fox, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN and Stephanie Zidek, MSN, RN explain their roles as NPDs to 2023 ANPD Aspire Convention keynote speaker Marcus Engel, MS, CPXP, CSP. Join in on the conversation as they speak about moments where they witnessed compassion and discuss Engel's work and guidance on how NPD practitioners can incorporate narrative principles into daily life. Plus, learn about Engel's narrative nursing giveaway.  This episode was originally shared on Engel's podcast Compassion & Courage, and has been reposted with permission.

Optimal Finance Daily - ARCHIVE 1 - Episodes 1-300 ONLY
2447: Are You in Debt? 6 Reasons You Need A Debt Management Plan by Courtney Luke of Arrest Your Debt

Optimal Finance Daily - ARCHIVE 1 - Episodes 1-300 ONLY

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023 9:54


Courtney Luke tells you why you need a debt management plan Episode 2447: Are You in Debt? 6 Reasons You Need A Debt Management Plan by Courtney Luke of Arrest Your Debt Arrest Your Debt is a wide-ranging personal finance website, yet focuses on helping first responders and people struggling with debt. The owners, Courtney and Ryan Luke have made it their mission to help people get out of debt and start building wealth on any income.  There are three main areas of focus for Arrest Your Debt:  1. To provide trustworthy personal finance information to first responders.  2. To help first responders take control of their money and get out of debt.  And 3. To provide valuable resources and references to first responders to help them grow their nest eggs and enjoy the retirement they deserve.  Since 2009 when they started their journey toward financial literacy, they've been featured on MarketWatch, Forbes, Fox Business, Experian, MSN, Ladders, and USA Today The original post is located here: https://arrestyourdebt.com/you-need-a-debt-management-plan/  Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalFinanceDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Optimal Finance Daily
2447: Are You in Debt? 6 Reasons You Need A Debt Management Plan by Courtney Luke of Arrest Your Debt

Optimal Finance Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2023 9:54


Courtney Luke tells you why you need a debt management plan Episode 2447: Are You in Debt? 6 Reasons You Need A Debt Management Plan by Courtney Luke of Arrest Your Debt Arrest Your Debt is a wide-ranging personal finance website, yet focuses on helping first responders and people struggling with debt. The owners, Courtney and Ryan Luke have made it their mission to help people get out of debt and start building wealth on any income.  There are three main areas of focus for Arrest Your Debt:  1. To provide trustworthy personal finance information to first responders.  2. To help first responders take control of their money and get out of debt.  And 3. To provide valuable resources and references to first responders to help them grow their nest eggs and enjoy the retirement they deserve.  Since 2009 when they started their journey toward financial literacy, they've been featured on MarketWatch, Forbes, Fox Business, Experian, MSN, Ladders, and USA Today The original post is located here: https://arrestyourdebt.com/you-need-a-debt-management-plan/  Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalFinanceDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Optimal Business Daily
1078: 5 Tips to Help Your Small Business Become a Raging Success! by Barney Whistance with Len Penzo on Becoming an Entrepreneur

Optimal Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2023 8:55


Barney Whistance with Len Penzo shares 5 tips to help your small business become a raging success Episode 1078: 5 Tips to Help Your Small Business Become a Raging Success! by Barney Whistance with Len Penzo on Becoming an Entrepreneur Len Penzo writes about personal finance and macroeconomics on his eponymous personal finance blog, which has been twice-honored as a Kiplinger Best Money Blog, and honored with two Plutus Awards for Best Personal Finance Blog.   Len's personal finance articles have been featured in the New York Times, MSN, Business Insider, Money, Time, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! Finance, CBS MoneyWatch and Clark Howard, just to name a few.   His focus is on the importance of personal responsibility — not only for our personal finances, but also for everything else we do in life. The original post is located here: https://lenpenzo.com/blog/id35719-5-tips-to-help-your-small-business-become-a-raging-success.html?expand_article=1  Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalStartUpDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Med-Surg Moments - The AMSN Podcast
Ep. 108 - Things I Never Expected to Experience as a Med-Surg Nurse

Med-Surg Moments - The AMSN Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2023 29:38


As nurses, you would think we're ready to expect the unexpected, but not always.  Join Caroline, Laura and Maritess as they share personal stories and experiences regarding med-surg moments they could have never expected.    MEET OUR CO-HOSTS           Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Nurse Leader. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in metro Atlanta and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!

Prep Life
Masters Olympia Series: Janine Herrera

Prep Life

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2023 51:23


This episode is part one of the Masters Olympia series. During this interview @glamgirlbikini coach @amyehinger interviews Janine Herrera Janine's Competitive Philosophy is: Consistency and discipline will get you a lot further than good intentions can.  Bio: Janine a practicing intensive care unit nurse, and I am a full-time graduate student pursuing her MSN as a nurse practitioner. In addition to this, she is a single mother to 3 amazing girls aged 10, 8, and 4. She has spent the better part of her life serving others, her family and her profession. She was in need of another purpose, something unique and personal to her. She found that purpose in bodybuilding.   She has always been athletic. In high school, she was a sprinter and cross-country athlete. Along with this, she has danced ballet for 21 years. These foundational life experiences fueled her desire to compete and her love of human-centric art forms. Her passion for both of these expressions has been filled in bodybuilding. Her career in bodybuilding began in 2021. She competed in 2 shows before earning 2 IFBB pro cards at the 2021 North Americans in Pittsburgh. You can apply for the Glam Girl Bikini team here: https://www.glamgirlbikini.com/get-started/ You can find Janine here: janine@fitbodyfusion.com  Instagram: @JA9FIT

The NACE Clinical Highlights Show
The APAPP Podcast Ep. 5: Going to the Darkside/ Transitioning from Clinical APP to Pharmaceutical Rep

The NACE Clinical Highlights Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2023 35:16


Show NotesNACE is excited to provide you with this podcast episode from our educational collaborator, The Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers (APAPP).  APAPP is the first  association of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), both Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants, who work in the field of pulmonary medicine. APAPP's mission is to work together for the advancement of the profession and for the well-being of  patients with pulmonary diseases. To learn more about APAPP and to get involved, please visit https://www.pulmapp.com.GuestJoanne Wozniak HudsonNeed more information here..... Can't find bio online.HostCorinne R. Young, MSN, FNP-C, FCCPDirector of APP and Clinical Services, Colorado Springs Pulmonary ConsultantsPresident, APAPP, Colorado Springs, COCorinne Young is a Nurse Practitioner began working in the area of pulmonary disease in California in 2005. Since 2011, she has worked in a private pulmonary practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Involvement and the representation of advanced practice providers in the pulmonary world has been an important priority for Corinne.  To that end,  Corinne is the Founder and President of the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers.In addition to her work with APAPP, Corinne is currently one of ten NPs nationwide to become a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. She works closely with the American College of Chest Physicians CHEST programs, and serves on the Interprofessional Team Network, Clinical Research Network, and on the Executive Programing Committee. Additionally, Corinne serves on the American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease Board.This Podcast episode does not offer CME/CE Credit.Please visit http://naceonline.com to engage in more live and on demand CME/CE content.

Compassion & Courage: Conversations in Healthcare
Celebrating NPD Week with Naomi Fox & Stephanie Zidek

Compassion & Courage: Conversations in Healthcare

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2023 33:28


In celebration of Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Week, in today's episode we welcome, Naomi Fox and Stephanie Zidek. Showcasing NPD practice in different sectors and industries by highlighting key developments within patient care, Naomi and Stephanie analyze information gathered through environmental scanning and discuss NPD implications. Listen as they discuss the impact of COVID-19 and pay homage to unsung practitioners, while Marcus shares his guidance on how practitioners can incorporate narrative principles into daily duties and tackle burnout with a sunshine folder. If you are a nurse in the world of education and professional development, listen today!Key Moments:00:00 – Introductions01:04 – Naomi Fox and Stephanie Zidek are asked to introduce themselves and talk a little about their roles at ANDP.09:30 – Marcus asks both, Naomi and Stephanie to share a moment they have witnessed compassion.17:20 – Narrative Nursing Giveaway Announcement!20:00 – Naomi and Stephanie ask Marcus questions about his work and how to be mindful.30:20 – Virtual Symposium Event on November 7th31:08 – Closing remarks and big thanks yous to everyone for a happy Nursing Professional Development week!32:10 – Thank yous and goodbyes!Resources for you: Narrative Nursing Giveaway: https://MarcusEngel.com/anpdLearn more about ANPD: www.anpd.org  More communication tips and resources for how to cultivate compassion: https://marcusengel.com/freeresources/Connect with Marcus on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusengel/Learn more about Marcus' Books: https://marcusengel.com/store/Subscribe to the NPD Forecast Podcast: https://anpdeducation.libsyn.comSubscribe to our podcast through Apple: https://bit.ly/MarcusEngelPodcastSubscribe to our podcast through YouTube: https://bit.ly/Youtube-MarcusEngelPodcastMore About Stephanie and Naomi:Stephanie Zidek, MSN, RN, ACGNS-BC, NEA-BC, NPD-BC, works in Nursing Education and Professional Development at Advocate Aurora Health. She also currently serves as the Taskforce Chair/Board Liaison for the Association for Nursing Professional Development. This Taskforce ensures that ANPD is providing content that supports the nursing professional development (NPD) community in their continuing professional development journey, while relaying valuable industry insights.Naomi Fox received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and her Master of Science in Nursing Education from Thomas Edison State University. As an NPD practitioner, she has worked as a critical care and telemetry NPD practitioner, an NPD department coordinator, nurse residency program director, and the administrative director of an NPD department in a large teaching hospital. She maintains an adjunct instructor role in the Center for Professional Development, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Nursing. She currently serves as the director of education for ANPD. Date: 9/11/2023Name of show: Compassion & Courage: Conversations in Healthcare Episode number and title: Episode 119 - NPD Week Naomi Fox and Stephanie Zidek

The Women's Vibrancy Code
87. The Sexy Summer Fling: Awakening Your Libido & Pleasure-Positive Mindset

The Women's Vibrancy Code

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2023 40:26


Maraya dives into the world of desire, pleasure, hormones, and is joined by Eva Clay to discuss how to reawaken your libido for a pleasure-positive mindset. Discover how the brain interprets sensations and the impact of mindset on pleasure. Eva explains the neuroscience behind pleasure and its connection to the mind-body relationship. Learn practical tips for cultivating self-love and embracing self-pleasure, expanding your repertoire of sensations. Explore how serotonin, oxytocin, and dopamine influence happiness, connection, and fulfillment, and discover nutrition and sunlight's role in hormone balance. Join this insightful conversation to ignite your passion for life, explore your desires, and enhance your overall well-being. Also in this episode: Passion provides a range of benefits, including bonding, connection, stress relief, release, and exercise. Serotonin is the hormone of connection and happiness, and it can be boosted by consuming quality protein, such as turkey and salmon, and practicing gratitude. Oxytocin is the hormone of ecstasy, orgasm, bonding, and childbirth. Activities like hugging, massage, touch, and quality time can increase oxytocin levels. Dopamine is the hormone of fulfillment and accomplishment. It can be supported by healthy protein intake, quality fats, gut health, exercise, and celebrating achievements. Cultivating desire and pleasure starts with noticing and acknowledging what brings you pleasure in various aspects of life, not just sexually. Developing a pleasure-positive mindset is crucial for experiencing fulfillment and pleasure in all aspects of life.   Apply today for a free consult with Maraya to receive a personalized plan: https://share.hsforms.com/1Y59wqx-JRhKl8F-TbECbRwcr1a5   Subscribe To The Women's Vibrancy Code: Women's Health And Wellness w/Maraya Brown: Apple Podcast | YouTube | Spotify Connect With The Show: Facebook Page | Linkedin | Website | Tiktok | Facebook Group Make A Connection Call With Maraya Brown: Click here to book   About Maraya Brown: Maraya is a Yale and Functional Medicine Trained Women's Health And Wellness Expert CNM, MSN with her undergraduate degree in marketing. She helps women feel turned on by their life, their lover and themselves.  Her work online brings her 21 years of experience supporting women together in one place to co-create deep transformation, energy and passion. Maraya is the founder of this Podcast and does a great deal of work with women to expand their energy, hormones, libido, confidence and much much more.   This Podcast Is Produced, Engineered & Edited By: Simplified Impact   DISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. Listeners should take care to avoid program content which may not be suited to them. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice, No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Women's Vibrancy Code Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site.   The Women's Vibrancy Code: Women's Health And Wellness w/ Maraya Brown  

The Oncology Nursing Podcast
Episode 276: Support Young Families During a Parent's Cancer Journey

The Oncology Nursing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2023 30:41


“Reassuring doesn't always mean providing solutions. Sometimes, it's providing support. There are some key tips that can be helpful for supporting patients when they're ready, when they're asking, ‘What about my kids?' Like, what are the things when you leave this hospital that your kids are going to see, hear, or notice? That's a great place to start,” Kelsey Mora, certified child life specialist, licensed clinical professional counselor, and chief clinical officer at Pickles Group, a national nonprofit organization that provides support and resources to children and teens whose parents have cancer, told Jaime Weimer, MSN, RN, AGCNS-BS, AOCNS®, manager of oncology nursing practice at ONS, during a discussion about how oncology nurses can support young families during a parent's cancer journey.  You can earn free NCPD contact hours after listening to this episode and completing the evaluation linked below.   Music Credit: “Fireflies and Stardust” by Kevin MacLeod  Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0  Earn 0.5 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD), which may be applied to the care continuum, psychosocial dimensions of care, coordination of care, quality of life, and supportive care ILNA categories, by listening to the full recording and completing an evaluation at myoutcomes.ons.org by September 8, 2025. The planners and faculty for this episode have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. ONS is accredited as a provider of NCPD by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Learning outcome: The learner will report an increase in knowledge related to supporting young family members during a parent's cancer journey.  Episode Notes  Complete this evaluation for free NCPD.   Oncology Nursing Podcast Episode 9: How to Support Adolescent and Young Adult Patients With Cancer  ONS book: This Should Not Be Happening: Young Adults With Cancer  Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses  Anticancer Research article: Impact of Parental Cancer on Children  Pickles Group  Pickles Group Support Kit     To discuss the information in this episode with other oncology nurses, visit the ONS Communities.   To find resources for creating an ONS Podcast Club in your chapter or nursing community, visit the ONS Podcast Library.  To provide feedback or otherwise reach ONS about the podcast, email pubONSVoice@ons.org.    Highlights From Today's Episode  “I think there's a concern that young kids won't understand or won't remember, and what we actually see is that even the youngest kids can really pick up on changes in their environment. So, when there's a cancer diagnosis, there is inevitably unavoidable change and disruption, whether it be to caregiving routines, availability, schedules, their appearance and ability status, hospitalizations, and certainly observed emotions. Kids are curious at all ages, so they pick up on things and they try to make sense of things on their own. And so, my role is really around helping nurses help parents and parents help their kids understand what's going on so that they're not left trying to figure it out on their own.” TS 3:52  “Providing kids with honest and age-appropriate information is about providing them with a narrative to make sense of what's going on, and so it is honest, but it is age appropriate to kind of tailor it to the age or development of the child.” TS 5:03  “Pickles Group was born out of finding families where kids were saying, you know, ‘I want to meet other kids who can relate to this,' because the second there is a cancer diagnosis, they feel really different from their friends and their peers. And so being able to connect with others who can understand more of their experience is super important.” TS 5:48  “I always tell parents that ‘I don't know' is a real answer. That's an honest answer, right? Being able to say, ‘You know, that's a great question. I don't know the answer right now, but as soon as I do, I'll definitely talk about it with you.'” TS 9:35  “I think it's so important to normalize that grief occurs the second that there is a diagnosis, because there is so much change and transition and loss and uncertainty. A lot of times for kids, that's just like the loss of the way things were before or the loss of being able to relate to peers or the loss of the things that my parent was able to do before or just them not being around as much.” TS 16:32   

John Williams
Did AI write a story about the Bears v. Packers game?

John Williams

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2023


A story was posted to MSN.com about the upcoming football game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers. But was it written by AI? John Williams and WGN sports director Dave Eanet hilariously try to translate the article so that it makes sense.

Cancer Buzz
Leveraging Technology to Develop an Express Symptom Management Program & Prevent Oncology ED Visits

Cancer Buzz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2023 5:10


This cancer program used a business intelligence-enabled dashboard to collect and analyze data on emergency department (ED) visits, admits, and discharges. These data were then used to improve patient triage and evaluation through development of an Express Symptom Management program. After targeted in-service training and education to clinical teams and patients on utilization of the new program, only 2% of patients needed to be seen in the ED, with the rest receiving symptom management by phone, participating in a virtual clinic visit, and/or coming into the infusion suite for in-person assessment and treatment. Improvement efforts around patient self-management and triage to the Express Symptom Management program also included development of a pre- and post-initial infusion visit via Epic MyChart.   Guest: Dana Salcedo, MSN, APRN, NP-C Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Express Symptom Management & Outpatient Infusion Orlando Health Cancer Institute Orlando, Florida   “Ultimately our role was to prevent ED admissions, but also to help reduce stress, manage common side effects, and to let patients know they had a resource available to them at a moment's notice.”   This podcast is part of a special series with the 2023 ACCC Innovator Award winners. For a deeper dive into this and other content that will help your team reimagine how care is delivered at your cancer program or practice, register today for the ACCC 40th National Oncology Conference, Oct. 4-6, in Austin Texas.   Resources: Deploying Technology Across an Interdisciplinary Team to Improve Oral Oncolytic Compliance Expediting Cancer Treatment Through a Rapid Access APP-Led Diagnostic Clinic An APP-Physician Model Improves Risk Stratification and Palliative Care Reducing ED Visits and Hospital Admissions after Chemotherapy with Predictive Modeling of Risk Factors Utilizing Technology to Identify Patient Co-Morbidities and Reduce Hospital and ED Admissions Right Place, Right Provider, Right Time: Implementing Our 24-Hour Cancer Clinic

The Final Fourcast - WVU Basketball & Everything Else
WVU's voiceover man for 20+ years, Neal Brown, and more!

The Final Fourcast - WVU Basketball & Everything Else