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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Mandatory Reporting, Patient Rights, And When Law Enforcement Should Intervene

The national news recently picked up a story that is close to home for me. Several weeks ago in Chandler, Arizona, children were removed from their home after a mother refused to take her unvaccinated child with a 105 degree fever to the hospital. Law enforcement was at the home for 3 hours trying to [...]

Mandatory Reporting, Patient Rights, And When Law Enforcement Should Intervene2019-03-31T22:27:31-07:00
Thursday, January 31, 2019

What Parents Need To Know About The Washington Measles Outbreak

Updated April 10, 2019: As the measles cases across the country continue to rise, now numbering 465 confirmed measles cases across 19 states, I was invited back on Fox & Friends to talk about the outbreak and the importance of vaccinating your children. The state of emergency declared by Washington due to the [...]

What Parents Need To Know About The Washington Measles Outbreak2019-04-10T21:35:34-07:00
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

TEDx Talk: Why I Changed My Mind On Vaccines

With the dangerous measles outbreak in Washington in 2019, I've been answering more questions about measles than usual, and have updated this post with important facts about measles and vaccines below my TEDx Talk. TEDxGrandCanyonUniversity The organizers of the Grand Canyon University TEDx event asked me to share my story about vaccinations. It was an [...]

TEDx Talk: Why I Changed My Mind On Vaccines2019-02-24T20:29:28-07:00
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

5 Things I Learned At The NAPNAP Conference

Last week, I had the wonderful pleasure of going to Chicago to attend the 39th Annual National Conference on Pediatric Health held by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). The NAPNAP conference was truly excellent, and Chicago is such a lovable city! Being the Irish girl I am, I couldn’t resist going a [...]

5 Things I Learned At The NAPNAP Conference2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

What Parents Need to Learn from the Larry Nassar Case

One of the big safety tips parents and educators tell their children is that no one should look at or touch your private parts unless a medical provider needs to examine you during a checkup. Most of us have learned this since we were very little. This is a great lesson, but what is a [...]

What Parents Need to Learn from the Larry Nassar Case2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Friday, December 29, 2017

The Best KidNurse Posts of 2017

As we approach the end of the year, and reflect on the big moments, it’s fun to look back at all of the blog posts I’ve published here on KidNurse this past year. 2017 had some truly wonderful highlights. These are some of my favorites! 1. TEDx Talk | Why I Changed My Mind On [...]

The Best KidNurse Posts of 20172019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pediatric Health Innovation And Evidence-Based Medicine

This has been a busy month in the KidNurse world. We’ve seen the KidNurse Community grow to over 800 members. I fielded a few interviews with media outlets about pediatric health innovation and evidence-based medicine. And we had a great response to the call for cards to deliver to home-bound veterans. Pediatric Health Innovation At [...]

Pediatric Health Innovation And Evidence-Based Medicine2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Friday, November 17, 2017

KidNurse Movie Review: Wonder

I have been waiting on pins and needles for the release of the new heartwarming film, Wonder. Based on the New York Times best-selling book by R.J. Palacio, Wonder tells the story of 10-year old August “Auggie" Pullman, a young man born with severe disabilities. After having endured 27 surgeries, Auggie had extensive craniofacial abnormalities [...]

KidNurse Movie Review: Wonder2019-02-19T21:32:29-07:00
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

KidNurse Veteran’s Day Appreciation Card Drive For Kids

With fall fully underway, Veteran’s Day is just around the corner on Saturday, November 11th, and I am planning something fun to help kids show their appreciation for our nation’s veterans. While most people know me as the KidNurse, you may not know that in addition to my work at KidNurse, and caring for pediatric [...]

KidNurse Veteran’s Day Appreciation Card Drive For Kids2019-02-19T21:32:30-07:00
Thursday, October 19, 2017

#MeToo – My Story Of Sexual Harassment In Academia & Nursing

My heart has been broken by the painful stories of sexual harassment and abuse shared by so many precious women this week as I have followed the #MeToo hashtag on social media. It is easy for me to trivialize my experience as I read about the sexual harassment and abuse so many women have experienced. [...]

#MeToo – My Story Of Sexual Harassment In Academia & Nursing2019-02-19T21:32:30-07:00