Talking Pediatrics: A clinical podcast by Children's Minnesota

Talking Pediatrics: A clinical podcast by Children’s Minnesota

Join us each week as we bring intriguing stories and relevant pediatric health care information that will surprise, challenge and perhaps change how you care for the most amazing people on Earth — kids!

Featured episodes

COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need To Know

We are in the middle of a public health crisis. At almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, infection, hospitalization and death rates are skyrocketing toward all time highs. This weeks numbers suggest that nearly two people died from COVID-19 every minute this past week. Infection rates are high, our hospitals are filling up and as the weather is getting colder, it is forcing us indoors and potentially into more exposures with upcoming holidays. It appears that the light at the end of the tunnel for all of this is the rapid development of a vaccine. And the good news is that a vaccine is on the way, in a matter of days, and here to talk to us about all things COVID vaccination is our resident expert and Hospital Incident Commander for COVID, Nurse Practitioner Patsy Stinchfield.

Introduction to Talking Pediatrics podcast, a clinical podcast by Children’s Minnesota

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, Chief Education Officer at Children’s Minnesota and host of Talking Pediatrics introduces our new clinical podcast and gives a sneak preview into what you can expect as we partner with you in the care of your pediatric patients.

Latest episodes

Bam! Unpacking the Latest Treatment for COVID-19

April 2, 2021

We are now over a year into our journey with COVID-19 and so much has changed. We are rolling out vaccines, we are battling new variants, and we are desperately trying to tip that scales toward controlling the pandemic and despite rising new cases. On this Guidelines with Gabi edition of Talking Pediatrics, Dr. Gabi Hester interviews Christina Koutsari, Pharm D, about the Bamlanivimab, one of the latest treatment options for COVID-19. Bamlanivimab has received FDA emergency use authorization for use in patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 who are at risk for serious progression of disease. On this episode, you’ll learn how this therapy works, which pediatric patients are eligible, in both the inpatient and outpatient setting and what we know about efficacy of this treatment for emerging variants.

Beyond the Pandemic: Reflections on the Science, Medicine, Humanity and Cultural Impact of COVID-19

March 26, 2021

Many of us have had significant professional and personal impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, and our lives have changed in ways that are only now just becoming clear a year later. Join us for a unique conversation with a seasoned critical care physician, Dr. Stephen Kurachek, as he reflects on what it was like to follow the evolving science of the COVID pandemic as a part of the HICS team at Children’s Minnesota, what he observed about the impact of the pandemic and isolation on our humanity, and what lessons we can take away from the past year as we move forward with a culture of empathy and kindness.

Stolen Breaths: Lessons from Antiracism Research

March 12, 2021

On this Equity Actions episode of Talking Pediatrics, our guest host, VP and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer James Burroughs, interviews Dr. Rachel Hardeman PhD, MPH, the newly appointed Blue Cross Endowed Professor of Health and Racial Equity at the UMN School of Public Health and the founding director of the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity. Does it make a difference if Black patients have a Black doctor? What impact does police violence have on community health outcomes? Listen to Dr. Hardeman explain how focusing on racism as a fundamental cause of health inequities can help us improve outcomes for our patients and find out what steps we can take at the individual and system level to advance health equity.

Meet the guest hosts

Meet the hosts, part 1

Gabrielle Hester, MD, MS

James Burroughs

We will talk with James Burroughs, chief equity & inclusion officer, and Gabi Hester, MD, MS, medical director clinical outcomes, about their passions and paths to pediatrics as we get to know these hosts who will lead us through discussions around health equity and inclusion (James) and clinical care guidelines (Dr. Hester).

Meet the hosts, part 2

Samreen Vora, MD

Nicole Beckmann PhD, APRN-CNP

We talk with Dr. Samreen Vora, the medical director of simulation at Children’s Minnesota., We got to chat with Dr. Vora about her passion and path to pediatrics as well as what to expect for her episodes.

What should we talk about?

We want to know the issues and concerns that are important to you in your clinical practice so that we can continue to partner with you in caring for the most amazing people on Earth — kids!

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Disclaimer: The content shared in this podcast is not meant as clinical advice for individual patients nor is it a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This podcast should not be used in any legal capacity and does not accept any advertising money. Opinions expressed by guests not affiliated with Children’s Minnesota are their own.