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Irritable Bowel Syndrome- The Back End Story

by smatacale - Any of you who have read my articles know that I choose to write about things I know from first hand experience or something of particular interest to me. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a subject...

Cystic Fibrosis- What Does Cystic Fibrosis look like in 2017?

by smatacale - Cystic fibrosis is a disease that has always been a medical topic of interest to me. Unfortunately, its for the fact that this progressive and fatal disease is in my family's gene pool. I have a...

Tim Raderstorf - An Innovator of Innovation

by smatacale - Tim Raderstorf RN, MSN Masters prepared nurse, Chief Innovation Officer at Ohio State University College of Nursing, Speaker, inventor, entrepreneur, consultant……..say what???!!! These are just...

Michelle DeLizio Podlesni - Nurse Innovator

by smatacale - Michelle DeLizio Podlesni, RN - President NNBA Michelle DeLizio Podlesni, RN is a woman whose name has been mentioned to me as being a mentor to several of the last innovators that I have...

When she spoke

by smatacale - When She Spoke - Hope’s Story of Selective Mutism This story is very personal to me and my family. I am certain I will cry my way through writing it, but it is an important story to tell. I...

Nurse Innovators - Meet Deanna Gillingham RN, CCM

by smatacale - By definition, an innovator is “a person who introduces new methods, ideas, or products”. Allnurses.com will be featuring nurses that are innovators as a regular series to encourage other nurses to...

Sisters in Support

by smatacale - In the days since the national march for women occurred, I have spent much time reading, thinking and listening to what this momentous time in our history means to people. As a woman I wear many...

Nurse Navigator - Heather Wright-Renick BSN, RN, CN-BN

by smatacale - Lemons to Lemonade The phrase, “you never know what someone is going thru until you have walked a mile in their shoes”, is perfect for this nurse entrepreneur. May 21st, 2012 was the beginning of...

Innovator Susan Scherer - Advocating For Patient Care a New Approach

by smatacale - Let me introduce you to an amazing woman who took a wealth of nursing knowledge and experience, the love of patient care, and an entrepreneurial mind and spirit and created a one of a kind approach...

There's No Place Like Home

by smatacale - “There’s No Place Like Home”: Understanding the Hospice Experience In nursing school, I was drawn to the “down and dirty core of nursing” that hospice care provides the patient, family and the...

Clifton Joullian- The Nurse Farmer

by smatacale - I chose a beautiful spot outside on this 72 degree day to write about this nurse innovator. It seemed fitting to be surrounded by blooming azaleas, periwinkle, dogwood trees and to hear the birds...

Raising the Next Generation of Nurses

by smatacale - Raising the Next Generation of Nurses By Sarah Matacale, RN,BSN,CCS As a mother of a nine year old daughter, and a nurse, I often think of the importance of raising a child in the world today....

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

by smatacale - Peripartum or postpartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare cardiac condition that causes enlargement of the heart and weakening of the cardiac muscle. This decreases the ability of the heart to deliver...


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