The ACN Podcast with Ben Jenkins MACN
By ACN Podcast
After a successful first season marking 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, the podcast is returning again in 2021!
Season 2 of The ACN Podcast with Ben Jenkins MACN will cover a variety of formats including interviews with nurse leaders, community features and clinical scenarios.
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The ACN Podcast with Ben Jenkins MACNDec 16, 2021
Final Episode of the ACN Podcast
Jessica Taranto MACN - Volunteering on the 'Africa Mercy'
Welcome back to another episode of the ACN Podcast. In today's episode I speak with Jessica Taranto MACN. Jessica is a Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) for the Complex Colorectal Service and is the ANUM for the Stage 1 PACU at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. In this episode Jessica details her experiences once on board the ship and provides an incredible insight into the life-changing work 'Mercy Ships' performs.
Twitter - @jessicataranto
Mercy Ships - https://mercyships.org.au/
COL Toni Bushby- Director of Army Health & Head of the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps
Cayte Hoppner MACN - Royal Commission into the Victorian Mental Health System
Sonia Martin MACN - Sunny Street
Welcome back to another episode of the ACN Podcast. In today’s episode I am very fortunate to be joined by Sonia Martin (Goodwin). Many listening would know Sonia for the incredible work that she and her team does with Sunny Street, the GP and nurse led mobile outreach service providing primary health care and coordination services for the homeless and vulnerable. In this episode Sonia details her nursing journey and her thoughts as she and Dr Nova Evans made the career-changing decision to quit their jobs to establish a service that has made a true and meaningful impact to the lives of others.
Sunny Street - https://sunnystreet.org/
Atrial Fibrillation with Dr Caleb Ferguson FACN
Hello and welcome back to another episode of the ACN podcast. In today's episode I speak with Dr Caleb Ferguson FACN. Caleb is a highly experienced registered nurse, especially in the area of cardiac nursing. Caleb is a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Heart Foundation and has contributed to the development of numerous national guidelines for the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation (AF). Utilising a clinical scenario, Caleb utilises his immense experience and expertise to answer common questions asked by family members to the bed side nurse managing patients with AF.
Dr Caleb Ferguson:
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/calebferguson/
Twitter - @calebferg
Hyperbaric Nursing with Jason Watterson MACN
Stroke Nurse Practitioner and the Mobile Stroke Unit with Skye Coote
- Recent ACN Publication - Publications - Australian College of Nursing (acn.edu.au)
- Twitter - @skyecoote
For more details of the Mobile Stroke Unit:
- Mobile Stroke Unit | The Royal Melbourne Hospital (thermh.org.au)
- Melbourne Brain Centre | Mobile Stroke Unit (thembc.org.au)
Breast Cancer Nursing with Samantha Burns from the McGrath Foundation
You can learn more about Sam in a recent YouTube video - www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ58oGJwNpE
To learn more about the McGrath Foundation - www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/
Welcome to Season 2 of the ACN Podcast
Hello my name is Ben Jenkins and welcome back to the second season of the ACN Podcast, the official podcast of the Australian College of Nursing.
This season of the podcast I return to deliver three types of episodes:
The first is a continuation of last-seasons interviews, whereby I spoke to nurses and midwives from a variety of clinical specialties to showcase their careers and to celebrate their achievements.
The second type of episode highlights organisations, sub-communities, advancing technologies or opportunities relevant to our profession.
Finally, the third type of episodes are clinical scenarios. I will be speaking with subject matter experts from a wide-variety of clinical specialties, pose them a scenario relevant to their area of expertise and get them to run through the assessment, management and special considerations for our benefit. Throughout these episodes I encourage you to pause the audio, to have a think of how you handle the situation and then add to or refresh your knowledge through the advice and guidance of each guest.
Some of these episodes will stick exclusively to one type, whilst others will blend these types together. I am excited to return each fortnight to deliver episodes for our nursing and midwifery community. If you would like to be a guest; if you would like to know more about a particular organisation; or if you have any suggestions for content this year, please don’t hesitate to send a message to ACN via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or our various social media platforms.
My name is Ben Jenkins and welcome back to another season of The ACN Podcast.
Suzie Hoitink FACN - Cosmetic and Aesthetic Nursing
Professor Roianne West - CEO Congress of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM)
Roianne has spent the last 25 years of her nursing career advocating for the health and inclusion of First Nation Peoples. Roianne was recently announced as the Winner of the 2020 Lowitja Insitute Cranala Award for Outstanding Leadership. Whilst at Griffith University Roianne has become Australia'a first Professor of Indigenous Health, the Foundation Chair of First Peoples Health, the Director of the First Peoples Health Unit and the Inaugural Dean of First Peoples Health.
In this episode it was a pleasure to learn of Roianne's entry into nursing including her family's deep roots with the profession. Roianne goes into detail of some of the challenges that First Nation Peoples face regarding health care and some of the opportunities nurses and midwives have to make a meaningful impact of their care.
Professor Roianne West -
Twitter - twitter.com/RoianneWest
LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/roianne-west-65a25695/
Shannon Wallis MACN - 2020 Trailblazer Finalist
In today's episode I am joined by Trailblazer Finalist - Shannon Wallis MACN. Shannon is the Nurse Unit Manager for MeCare, a virtual care service that provides in-home monitoring and video visits via the use technology. MeCare is the first of its kind in Australia. Shannon talks about her team and the incredible work they and their partner Phillips Healthcare do for the care of over 200 patients with one or more chronic conditions within their health service - West Moreton Health.
Lorna Cook MACN - 2020 Trailblazer Finalist
In this episode I speak with Lorna Cook MACN. Lorna is the co-founder of 'Chemo@Home', a health service that delivers chemotherapy treatment to the patient. As you'll hear in this episode, I not only speak to Lorna about her nursing career, but I get a glimpse of some of the challenges, both personal and financial that came with the vision of establishing this service. Lorna is a true leader and innovator.
Chemo@Home - chemoathome.com.au/
Lorna Cook - www.linkedin.com/in/lorna-cook-42b8875/
Matiu Bush MACN - 2020 Trailblazer Finalist
On today's episode I am delighted to be joined by Matiu Bush. Matiu is a Nurse Practitioner and founder of the innovative social movement - One Good Street. This initiative aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst seniors.
I am fortunate to have Matiu talk about One Good Street on the podcast. During the episode we talk about the power of community, the diversity a career in nursing can bring, share advice for student, graduate and early career nurses and a powerful insight into why it's important to NOT stick to your lane.
One Good Street: onegoodstreet.com.au/
ABC Podcast Episode: www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/this-working-life/the-keepcup-and-living-in-one-good-street/10731508
Shauna Wilson MACN - Enrolled Nursing, Diversity & Inclusion
Shauna commences the episode today by sharing her journey into nursing, particularly of starting at a later age in life. Shauna shares her career to date and raises some of the challenges Enrolled Nurses face and why she has helped to establish and leads the Enrolled Nursing COI. Shauna openly shares her journey of transitioning to becoming a transgender woman and shares some of her experiences to date.
I am incredibly grateful for Shauna's openness to discuss her journey. Thank you Shauna for your time.
Professor Christine Duffield FACN - An interview with the President of ACN
Dr Rosemarie Boland - NICU, PIPER, Midwife & Academic
Professor Mary Chiarella AM FACN - Moral Obligation and the Social Contract
In this episode I speak with Professor Mary Chiarella AM FACN. Mary is a highly influential leader within our profession. Mary has been using her wealth of clinical and academic experience to advocate for health professionals. Mary has been featured on ABC's 'The Drum', and written multiple articles discussing important concepts such as 'Moral Obligation' and the 'Social Contract' of nurses responding during this pandemic. I am personally inspired by Mary, and I think you'll feel the same after listening to today's episode.
Professor Liz Halcomb FACN - Nursing in the Community Week
In this episode I speak with Professor Liz Halcomb FACN. Liz is a prominent name within the specialty of Primary Health Care Nursing. Liz's research has gone on to have a significant influence internationally. So much so that Liz was the first nurse to be awarded the prestigious Bridges-Webb medal.
In today's episode we learn all about Liz's journey into nursing, her transition into research, and we discuss a range of topics in line with this week's theme. I hope you enjoy.
Matthew Jensen - From Brisbane to the United States: A Critical Care Journey
Matt started his nursing career within the Emergency Department at the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital. After meeting his wife, Matt decided to make the move with his family to the United States where he currently works on rotary wing aircraft.
Matt details his transition from Brisbane, to the United States; the hoops he had to jump through when obtaining his registration to work in the US; and some tips for those looking to do the same. Here’s another podcast that Matt was in recently as well: heavyliesthehelmet.com/2020/01/12/049/
Professor Debra Thoms (Part 2): Former ACN CEO, Commonwealth Chief Nursing Midwifery Officer, and the future
Professor Debra Thoms (Part 1): Early Career & Leadership Journey
Emily Ragus - Flight Nurse, Disaster Response & Winston Churchill Fellow
Professor Debra Jackson AO FACN - Research & Leadership
For the last 6.5 years, Professor Jackson has been the Editor in Chief of the prestigious, Journal of Clinical Nursing. Professor Jackson currently works at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS); and is a Visiting Professor, and Adjunct Professor at multiple universities throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Professor Jackson has a wealth of clinical, research and leadership experience. In today's episode, we talk about Professor Jackson's journey into nursing; her career pathway; her motivation for entering research; time management; and Professor Jackson share's some tips for maximising your chance of getting your research published.
LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/debra-jackson-ao-2b017156/
Mark Aitken MACN - Nurse & Midwife Support: The 24/7 Confidential & Free Health Service
Helen Zahos MACN - Nurse, Paramedic & Aid Worker
Helen has been a nurse and paramedic for over 20 years. Helen's story is one that has inspired me. Whilst Helen has done some incredible things throughout her career, including: volunteering in IDP camps in Kabul; responding to the Nepalese earthquakes; assisted in the refugee crisis on the border of Greece; has twice been nominated for QLD Australian of the Year; speaks at international conferences including the United Nations; Helen doesn't hide the fact that she is "a normal person" and has struggled at times throughout her career.
I view Helen as an incredible leader, and I can't wait for you to listen to this episode.
-Ted Talk: www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_elAXlEwuk
- Website: helenzahos.com/
- LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/helen-zahos-74752a53/
- Twitter: twitter.com/helen_zahos
Dr Jamie Ranse FACN - Mass Gatherings & Disaster Health
Welcome back to another episode of the ACN Podcast.
On today's episode I speak with Dr Jamie Ranse FACN. Jamie currently works as a Research Fellow, in the area of Emergency Care, at Griffith University. Jamie's primary areas of research include Mass Gatherings, and Disaster Health.
Along with his research, Jamie holds prominent leadership positions within these areas, including:
- Chair of the Mass Gathering Special Interest Group for the World Association for Disaster & Emergency Medicine (WADEM)
- Ongoing involvement with the ACN's Disaster Health COI (Chair)
- Founding Director of 'Mass Gathering Collaboration'
- Former Chief Nursing Officer for St John Ambulance
- Former Company Director of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA)
Within the episode, Jamie outlines the differences between Disaster Health, and Mass Gatherings, and the challenges presented to each. Jamie specifically highlights the role nurses, including nursing students, could play in a Disaster response; and drawing from real examples, details how nurses could prepare for such events.
It was an absolute pleasure to have Dr Jamie Ranse FACN on the podcast; and it's clear he is passionate about his work, and the future of both of these areas. This episode was recorded in April 2020.
Dr Jamie Ranse FACN -
Bradley Chesham MACN - Innovation: VR & AR Technologies
Welcome back to another episode of the ACN Podcast.
As a lot of us are self-isolating at this time, it makes it quite difficult to deliver content in the way that we’re used to. I know over the last few years as I've gone through uni a lot of the education space has tended to move more and more into online education, however with COVID19, this is even more so, as all of the education at this time is completely online.
Today's theme has all got to do with the use of technology, in particular the use of virtual reality in order to think of new ways to deliver content. On today's episode I speak with Bradley Chesham. Bradley is a member of ACN (MACN). You may have read one of Bradley's articles in the latest edition of ‘The Hive’, ACN’s quarterly magazine. The article is exactly what we are mentioning now with the use of augmented and virtual realities and the benefits it can provide in the realm of education.
Bradley’s clinical background includes many years working in intensive care and lecturing at multiple universities in Australia. He has also had multiple contracts to work overseas, two of those within Afghanistan and Iraq working with military forces; so quite a diverse clinical background. However, in the last couple of years, Bradley has established a new business called ‘Bundle of Rays’. In today's episode Bradley goes into specifics on exactly what the business involves; how he incorporates the use of such technologies into nursing education; and I ask specific questions surrounding EXACTLY how one goes about using such technology.
Bradleys Social Media:
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/BradChesham
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradley-chesham-2253055b/
Bundle of Rays:
- Website: https://bundleofrays.com/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSQrKFT80d3ps6Ju-BE1sgg (also how you can listen to the podcast).
Wing Commander Sharon Bown MACN (Ret'd) - ANZAC Day 2020
MAJ Kylie Hasse MACN - Military Nursing
Welcome back to another episode of The ACN Podcast.
This has been an episode I have been looking forward to releasing for months. It has been formally approved through all chain of commands.
Today's guest is MAJ Kylie Hasse. Many ACN members will recognise that name. MAJ Hasse has been an active member within our community for quite a while; most recently being a participant of ACN's Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program.
MAJ Kylie Hasse has been a Nursing Officer within the Australian Army for 12 years. This time includes two Operational Deployments to the Middle East; and having been awarded a Distinguished Service Medal for Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to Duty.
The purpose of today's episode is to showcase the role of the Nursing Officer within the Australian Army. The role of a Nursing Officer in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) isn't a highly publicised one.
MAJ Hasse starts the episode by defining the role of a Nursing Officer. After recently coming off a posting as a Career's Advisor, MAJ Hasse describes some of the possible career progressions Nursing Officers in the Australian Army can have; and outlines some of the unique challenges these nurses face.
I hope you enjoy. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to send them through to my new email address: email@example.com
Later this year, I will be also be releasing episodes with Nursing Officers from the Royal Australian Navy, and Royal Australian Air Force; along with some incredible Medics.
Dr Helen Haines - From Nursing to Politics
For more than 32 years, Dr Haines has been a registered nurse and midwife; spending the vast majority of that time within rural north east Victoria. But on the 18th May 2019, Dr Haines' career had taken an exciting, yet different direction, being elected as the Independent Member of Indi during the 2019 Federal Election.
In this episode, we cover Dr Haines' early career; the challenges of being a nurse and midwife in rural Victoria; Dr Haines' motivation, and decision, to transition into politics; what she has learned so far; and provides advice for nurses and midwives looking at doing the same. I hope you enjoy!
Dr Haines' Bio: www.linkedin.com/in/dr-helen-haines-b5251423/
Dr Jessica Stokes-Parish MACN - Simulation Australasia & Use of Moulage
On today's episode, Dr Stokes-Parish talks about her transition into education and use of simulation; provides an outline of the outcomes of her PhD; we talk about the future of simulation; and Dr Stokes-Parish concludes by providing some advice for those looking at incorporating simulation, and use of moulage, into their teaching practices. Hope you enjoy!
Dr Jessica Stokes-Parish Bio: www.linkedin.com/in/jessicastokesparish/
Dr Patricia Davidson FACN - Dean of Nursing: Johns Hopkins University
Dr Davidson's Bio: www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-davidson-a6023414/
Dr Davidson's Twitter: twitter.com/nursingdean
Johns Hopkins University:
- Twitter: twitter.com/JHUNursing
- Website: nursing.jhu.edu/
Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN - CEO of the Australian College of Nursing
Welcome to the ACN Podcast
Hello, and welcome to the ACN Podcast, the official podcast of the Australian College of Nursing.
My name is Ben Jenkins. I’m a member of ACN, and a third year Registered Nurse. For the first two years of my career, I documented my experiences of starting as a graduate nurse into the Intensive Care Unit, then into the Emergency Department, via the New Grad Radio Podcast. This year I enter the Australian Army as a Full Time Nursing Officer; and I’m excited to Establish, and Host the ACN Podcast.
The year 2020 has been declared by the World Health Organisation as the year of the Nurse & Midwife. This global recognition, provides an opportunity to highlight the achievements of nurses and midwives everywhere, who are going above and beyond, for the benefit of their community.
This, is the purpose of the ACN podcast. Follow me each fortnight throughout this year, as I interview a range of nurses and midwives. Whether it be acknowledging the careers of the nurses & midwives who have come before us and who have changed the course of our professional history; to highlighting the achievements of nurses and midwives who are currently transforming the healthcare system; to shining a light on some of the up-and-coming professionals who are full of passion and drive; there will be episodes here for everyone.
The year 2020 is going to be a BIG year, full of opportunity for our profession; and a way to showcase to the world, what we can, and have been achieving as nurses and midwives.
If you haven’t already done so, I would highly recommend for you to check out the ACN website, www.acn.edu.au/2020, to keep up to date with all things 2020 celebrations; and to follow ACN across its various social media platforms (Facebook) (Twitter) Instagram) (Youtube).
The ACN podcast will be available across all major streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts. For those new to podcasts, most podcast platforms are free to use; and If you’re interested in keeping up to date with each episode, make sure to subscribe. You can do this by opening up your streaming platform, for example, Spotify - type in ‘Australian College of Nursing’, click on the icon that says ‘Subscribe’. What this will do, is when each new episode of the ACN podcast is released, it will automatically download the latest episode, ready for you to listen.
My name is Ben Jenkins, and I look forward to sharing this journey with you on ACN Podcast.