In this episode, learn how rural librarian Dianne Connery became a community advocate in Pottsboro, Texas. In this retirement community, many residents cannot utilize technology for information/education. Find out how this community pioneer meets the needs of rural community members and the impacts of her efforts.
In this episode, Dr. Emanuel George, an Associate Professor in the HSC College of Pharmacy, contrasts the differences between opioid and non-opioid pain medications and introduces non-pharmacologic methods for pain management.
What is important to geriatric populations? Are there common patient safety risks they encounter at home? Learn about Age-Friendly Health Systems, an Institute for Healthcare Improvement initiative, and how it applies to this ever-growing vulnerable population. In this episode, Dr. Kate Taylor-Clinical Executive for SaferCare Texas and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, explains how healthcare professionals should listen to what matters to them.
Speak Up for SaferCare Podcast Episode 13: From Routine Tonsillectomy to Steven Johnson Syndrome with Karen Sims
Listen to SaferCare Texas’ Director John Sims interview his wife, Karen Sims, as she shares her challenging healthcare journey. Her story began with a “routine” tonsillectomy which resulted in Steven Johnson Syndrome — a rare and serious disease which usually presents itself as a severe reaction to medication — and, eventually, cataracts. Listen to her story today!
Many people express pain following knee replacement surgery, but they report improved quality of life after rehabilitation. Typically, individuals have no more than two surgeries(two knees). This is our second patient experience episode. Meet our next guest, Brett Wells, as he shares his twelve-year journey following 39 surgeries! Brett shares the circumstances leading to his injuries, the positive healthcare he experienced, and the questionable ones. Listen to his heartfelt journey, where he nearly died, and today’s reduced quality of life.