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Bystander CPR works in Denmark, acute care clinics and nurse practitioners, joint health and social services care in the UK, and we’ll visit with online nurse YouTube host, EmpoweRN author Caroline Porter Thomas. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show.

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Welcome to the Show


Caroline Porter Thomas, RN, BSN

Well good day and welcome to this episode of the Nursing Show. I’m your host Jamie Davis. We’ve got a great show for you this week here at the Nursing Show with several interesting news items including a look at how nurse practitioners in acute care clinics in large pharmacy chains are driving primary care change. Then, in this week’s special interview segment, I bring you a chat with one of our online nurse leaders and authors, Caroline Porter Thomas from the EmpoweRN web series and site. That’s coming up right after this week’s nurse news items.

Before that, though, I’d like you to follow up on all of the information in this episode. Take a moment to visit and click the link for Shownotes at the top of the page. It will take you right to the most recent episode. Scroll down there and find all of the previous episodes. Follow-up on the links for the news items as well as all of the additional resource links that go with the tips of the week and interview segments. All of that is there for you at Make sure you take advantage of that information.

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Study finds increase in survival following bystander CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Nurse practitioners often do primary care on their own

New ‘joined up’ health and social care service launches


Tip of the Week – Nurse Author and YouTube Host Caroline Porter Thomas

Last week, I got the chance to chat online with nurse author and YouTube video host Caroline Porter Thomas. She runs the EmpoweRN site and video series online as well authoring several books for new and student nurses. Caroline and I chat about the challenges new nurses face when they enter the workplace with existing nurses and how they can overcome those challenges. Check out our discussion coming right up, next.

Links –

Motivation in Nursing – EmpoweRN site

empowern’s channel – YouTube

How to Succeed in Nursing School

New Nurse? How to Get, Keep, and Love Your First Job


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