This week Tina is joined by nurse manager Allison. They get you caught up on the RaDonda Vaught case (former Vanderbilt nurse). Then they tell you the story of pediatric nurse practitioner, Michelle Michael...who was accused of murdering her husband. They close out the episode with a truly inspirational story about a Jewish nurse from France who spoke fluent German and was a spy in the second World War.
The week Tina and Q travel back to the late 1800s to discuss the disturbing story of Jane Toppan. Jane never actually graduated from nursing school, but that didn't stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming the most prolific serial killer of all time. The also discuss hospital sign-on bonuses. They close out the show with a heroic tale of a nurse in Great Britain who risked her life to get patients out of the path of a man attempting to stab anyone he could.
This week Tina and Q tell you about an occupational therapist who shot her ex-boyfriend when he attempted to break in to her apartment. However, when police began investigating it appeared there may have been more to the story than she was telling. They close out the episode with several small stories of occupational therapists who made a difference in people's lives.
This week Tina and Q are highlighting Respiratory Therapists! These amazing healthcare professionals are the A and B of the ABCs! Tina and Q will discuss how much nurses rely on them for their knowledge and expertise of the respiratory system. They will tell the story of a "bad respiratory therapist" who was accused of an unspeakable crime against his wife. Magdi Girgis and his wife were married in the 1980s in Egypt. They returned to the US to settle down and have their children, but their relationship soon spiraled out of control. Before it was all over, Magdi and even his two sons were under suspicion for the murder of their wife and mother, Ariet Girgis. They close out the show with a good respiratory therapist who has saved lives with CPR in the community on two separate occasions!
This week Tina and Q tell the fascinating story of how an ER doctor in Canada was able to fool DNA testing for years. Dr. John Schneeberger was a doctor in a small province where he was idolized by the community. So when he was accused of sedating and sexually assaulting a patient no one believed his accuser...not even the DNA tests were on her side. They also tell about a patient who was arrested for go outside the hospital with an IV pole and a doctor who is the CNN hero of the year.
This week Tina and Q tell you the fascinating and controversial story of Dr. Sam Sheppard. Sheppard was a neurosurgeon accused of killing his wife in the 1950s. This story has inspired many movies, books, and countless articles due to the bizarre nature of her death and the events surrounding it. They also talk about an article that says decision fatigue is something doctors struggle with toward the end of the day. The good doctor story is sad but also inspiring. A Chicago pediatric surgeon sacrificed his own life so that two children could live.
This week Tina is joined by Jami of the First Do No Harm Podcast. They talk about a nurse working at a prison who fell in love with a prisoner. The only problem was...she was married. Was the death of her husband an unfortunate coincidence or did she make it happen in order to be with the man she loved? They discuss a good nurse who saved a correction officer's life when she intervened during an attack by an inmate.
This week Q the Nurse is making a habit out of showing up on Good Nurse Bad Nurse and Tina is OK with that! They discuss the infuriating case of RaDonda Vaught, the Vanderbilt nurse who has been charged with reckless homicide and neglect of an elderly person for making a medication error. Then they dive into the bad doctor story of Timothy Striker, and endocrinologist whose girlfriend (who also happened to be a doctor) was found dead in the back seat of her car in the hospital parking lot. You won't believe the twists and turns this one has! They close out the show with an amazing story of a cardiologist who identified a professor giving a lecture as having a blood clot.
This week Tina and Christina give their spin on the Dr. Death story. This is the story of Christopher Duntsch, a neurosurgeon who wreaked havoc on the state of Texas in the 18 months he spent doing surgery. They also discuss an emergency room doctor who saved the life of a teammate during a hockey game.
This week Tina is joined by Nurse Keith of the Nurse Keith Show podcast. Keith and Tina talk about the tragic story of a nurse accused of ignoring a patient who was in distress. This prompts the discussion of charging nurses criminally for poor judgement or lack of compassion. They also talk about the nurse who ran a marathon in scrubs but was initially snubbed by the Guinness Book of World Records, because the uniform did not meet their criteria for a "nurse's uniform". Finally, they close out the show with an uplifting story of an ER nurse who literally gave a part of herself to a fellow nurse and coworker.