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BONUS EPISODE

Melissa Nguyen, Clinical Nurse Manager, and sr. recruiter Richard Kousgaard talk about COVID-19, travel nursing, and how traveling healthcare professionals are responding in the face of this pandemic.

BONUS EPISODE: COVID-19 and Travel Healthcare

March 23, 2020



GUESTS: Melissa Nguyen and Richard Kousgaard

GUEST BIOS:

Melissa Nguyen, Clinical Nurse Manager of Medical Solutions, is a guest on Cardium podcast to talk about COVID-19 and the role of traveling healthcare professionals in this pandemic. Melissa holds a Master’s in public health and a certification in infectious disease.

Melissa Nguyen has been a Registered Nurse for 20 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Master’s Degree in Public Health and Certification in Infection Control. She’s worked as a transplant nurse and an infection control nurse prior to her current position as a Clinical Nurse Manager at Medical Solutions.

Richard Kousgaard, long-time recruiter and Sr. Account Manager with Aureus Medical Group, is a guest on Cardium podcast to talk about COVID-19 and how travel nurses, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals are responding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Richard Kousgaard has been a recruiter in the healthcare staffing industry for nearly 14 years. As a Sr. Account Manager with Aureus Medical Group, he’s established himself as one of the agency’s most respected and beloved recruiters. His customer centric approach, attention to the finite details, and passion for helping nurses navigate each step of their travel journeys have earned him respect among his colleagues and enduring relationships with the nurses he works with daily.


EPISODE SUMMARY:
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has gripped the nation. As hospitals experience a surge of patients, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals are on the front lines. On this special episode we talk about the impact of traveling healthcare professionals and what they’re faced with during this pandemic. We’re joined by Melissa Nguyen, Clinical Nurse Manager of Medical Solutions, whose educational background includes public health and infectious disease. Long-time recruiter Richard Kousgaard offers added insight. We’ve covered a lot of need to know, important territory on Cardium, but never one quite like this. Tune in and join us.

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