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!
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.
Trailblazers: Patsy Stinchfield, APRN, CPNP
July 30, 2021
After 34 years of blazing trails at Children’s Minnesota, our beloved vaccinologist and infection prevention specialist, pediatric nurse practitioner Patsy Stinchfield, retired on July 1, 2021. On this Trailblazers episode, we learn about the resilience it took to be one of the first nurse practitioners at Children’s Minnesota, steadily plowing the field for those who would come after her. From her beginnings as a nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department, to her pioneering leadership of Children’s first HIV program, to her fearless and steadfast guidance through multiple infectious disease outbreaks (including Ebola, H1N1, measles and COVID-19) listen to what it took to pave the way with courage, optimism and gratitude.
“Trauma” Season: How To Keep Kids Safe This Summer
July 23, 2021
Summer is upon us! And with the warm weather comes all sorts of summer fun….swimming, boating, jet skis, skateboards, ATVs, trampolines…and the associated accidents and trauma that often fill up pediatric emergency rooms and ICUs. Joining us to talk about summer trauma season and best practices for injury prevention is Dr. Andrew Kiragu, pediatric intensive care specialist and past president of the MNAAP. On this episode we review strategies for keeping kids safe while enjoying summer activities and also discuss how to protect kids from increased gun related injuries this time of year.
Book Club: Inspiring A Career In Medicine
July 16, 2021
In this first episode of our Book Club series, guest host Dr. Gabi Hester sits down with a multidisciplinary group of clinicians from Minnesota and beyond to discuss books that influenced their careers in medicine. Specifically, each guest discusses what books inspired them to pursue medicine, or a particular field of pediatrics, and why. A good start to your summer reading list!
Meet the guest hosts
Meet the hosts, part 1
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
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!
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.