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Annie Elliston, RN, is a guest on Cardium podcast and talks about handling difficult situations when on a travel assignment.


September 3, 2019

GUEST: Annie Elliston, Aureus Medical Group

Annie Elliston is a Registered Nurse of over 34 years and the Director of Clinical Operations with Aureus Medical Group. Her vast clinical experience includes over 20 years in the Intensive Care Unit at Nebraska Medicine. She has worked in the Emergency Department of a Level II hospital and in the Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit at Children’s Hospital in Omaha. Annie earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2009 and went on to work as a Faculty Instructor at The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing. Outside of the clinical setting, Annie served as a Director with a national internet based Wellness company and in various other Administrative roles in healthcare.

You’re currently on assignment with a hospital and you’re faced with a situation that compromises patient safety, professional ethics, or your personal well-being. What do you do? Who do you turn to and when? Annie Elliston poses scenarios that can potentially surface in the healthcare setting, also your workplace, while working on a travel contract. Nurses, PTs, OTs, and healthcare professionals of all other specialties will find this episode full of important insight and advice.

Topics we cover in this episode include:

  • Avoiding an assignment or clinical mismatch and what to do if it happens to you
  • Knowing your role, your job duties, and what is and is not expected of you
  • Identifying and responding to situations that could pose a risk to your license and/or patient safety
  • Handling bullying and/or hostility in the workplace
  • Asking the right questions, advocating for yourself, and steps to take
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