PCC Institute for Health Professionals Podcast

PCC Institute for Health Professionals Podcast

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The Institute for Health Professionals podcast from Portland Community College is a showcase for expertise in the field of health care in our community, our region, and around the world.
18: James Lucas introduces “Ed the AED”
Aug 26, 2013 • 25 min
James Lucas is an EMT/Fireman with Hoodland Fire Department. As a function of his work, he’s seen too many cardiac incidents — particularly with children — that could have been averted with quick use of an AED. This week on the IHP Podcast, James shares…
17: Jennifer Darrow on Foot and Nail Care
May 14, 2013 • 14 min
If you’re struggling with the health of your feet, you’re dealing with more than just physical discomfort. The loss of mobility that comes from foot injury or illness can be debilitating and humiliating. This week on the show, Jennifer Darrow joins us to…
16: Susan Zabriskie on Emotional Intelligence
Apr 30, 2013 • 26 min
Emotional intelligence can have a profound impact on how we approach each day, from developing the skills required to discuss complex feelings, to understanding the connection between emotional intelligence, the brain, and our overall health and wellness.…
15: Dosing in Herbalism with K. P. Khalsa
Apr 23, 2013 • 15 min
K. P. Khalsa joins us once again this week to discuss the practical implications of dosing in herbal medicine. Around the world, practitioners and patients have a dramatically different understanding of how to use and consume herbal medicine. As a result,…
14: K.P. Khalsa talks Traditional Chinese Medicine
Apr 15, 2013 • 14 min
From a patient perspective, integrating traditional Chinese medicine into your overall health regimen can seem strange. This week on the show, K.P. Khalsa joins Pete Wright to discuss the importance of the traditional Chinese philosophy to health, and why…
13: PICC Care and Maintenance with Alicia Dickenson
Apr 9, 2013 • 9 min
Alicia Dickenson has spent much of her recent career teaching her expertise as a vascular access specialist. Today, as our IHP specialist and instructor for PICC Care and Maintenance, Alicia shares this expertise with our students. This week on the show…
12: Certification in Medical Interpreting with Erin Neff
Apr 2, 2013 • 8 min
The landscape for medical interpreters is changing each year thanks to new regulations aiming toward better care in the medical environment. This week, Erin Neff joins Pete Wright to discuss certification options for anyone interested in making medical…
11: K. P. Khalsa discusses the role of Nutritional Therapy in Healing
Mar 21, 2013 • 11 min
The Nutritional Therapy program at IHP has been available for over a year, and our first batch of graduates are in the field and doing great work with their new skills. This week on the show, K. P. Khalsa joins Pete Wright to share his insights on the…
10: Erin Neff on Site Translation and Healthcare Interpreting
Mar 14, 2013
Site Translation, the ability to translate complex documents and forms in a medical setting, is a key skill for today’s healthcare interpreter. This week on the show, Erin Neff joins us to share her experience as an interpreter and how site translation…
09: Introduction to Herbalism with K. P. Khalsa
Mar 7, 2013 • 9 min
If you’ve ever considered a professional practice centered in herbalism, you don’t want to miss this episode. This week on the show, esteemed instructor K. P. Khalsa shares from his 40-year career as an herbalist and healer on the nature of the practice,…
08: Olga Hice, MD, on All Things Phlebotomy!
Feb 27, 2013 • 15 min
This week on the show, Olga Hice, MD, joins us to talk about phlebotomy — the practice, the field, and the traits of those who make great phlebotomists! If you’ve ever thought about a career in this field, this is a great opportunity to learn about the…
07: Morad Noury on Changes in Medical Interpreting and Certification
Feb 20, 2013 • 9 min
This year, Oregon is making some profound changes in the requirements for medical interpreters. This week on the show, PCC instructor Morad Noury joins Pete Wright to discuss those changes, and how certification improves overall quality of care. For more…
06: Become a Board Certified Lactation Consultant with Dixie Whetsall
Feb 6, 2013 • 15 min
Ever thought about a career as a lactation consultant? Perfect timing! This week on the show, lactation instructor Dixie Whetsall drops by to share her thoughts on the professions, what it takes to become a lactation consultant, the critical importance of…
05: Marla Spadafora on IV Therapy at IHP
Jan 30, 2013 • 7 min
We’re learning all about IV therapy this week on the show! Marla Spadafora joins Pete Wright to share how she runs her classes, how practical skills play into learning IV therapy, and shares how the new online option for medical professionals interested…
04: Marla Spadafora on the Changing Face of Floor Nursing
Jan 24, 2013 • 6 min
From new technologies in the hospital to sicker patients, floor nurses need to be ready to face broader challenges each and every day. This week on the show, Marla Spadafora joins Pete Wright to talk about the evolution of the floor nurse as a profession…
03: Mike Mockler on Pharmacology in Geriatric Medicine
Jan 17, 2013 • 15 min
This week on the show, pharmacist and IHP faculty member Mike Mockler joins Pete Wright to discuss the special pharmacological needs of the aging patient. Mike’s experience in hospital pharmacology makes him the perfect expert to cover the aging process…
02: Wes Harwood on American Heart Association, Certification, and AHA Programs at IHP
Jan 10, 2013 • 12 min
This week on the show, Wes Harwood joins Pete Wright to talk about all things heart! Wes is an instructor with IHP, and serves as the quality assurance and training center coordinator for American Heart Association programs. Learn about online and…
01: Welcome to the PCC Institute for Health Professionals Podcast
Jan 4, 2013 • 10 min
It’s our inaugural episode — thanks for downloading and being a part of our community! This week on the show, Sheila Messerschmidt joins Pete Wright to talk about the show, our expert team of faculty and the great programs they teach, and what we hope to…