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What People are Saying About RN Patient Advocates
RN Patient Advocacy in The News
Private Patient Advocates Help Navigate the Medical Maze, Chicago Tribune, May 2015 * This article spotlights an iRNPA Graduate.
RNPA Intensive - Learning Experience
“In a year’s time after taking the RNPA Learning Intensive, my career, my health, my family, my very life has been transformed. I am forever grateful” — Karen DiMarco, RN, iRNPA
“The way of the future of nursing...an absolute must if you want to make and be the difference in righting the wrongs of healthcare. Kare is a wonderful mentor who has put her soul into this program. Passion, Vision, Perseverance.” — Lana Benton, RN, iRNPA
“The forethought, experience, openness, philosophy and preparation provides all the tools, thought process, and confidence to begin and succeed as an iRNPA.” — Leta Gill, RN, iRNPA
“My experience attending the iRNPA program was a refreshing one, to say the least. This program was packed with life changing information that is not readily taught or available to RN's. This program equipped me with the tools I need to be an iRNPA! If you are ready for a change after working for many years in the clinical setting, and are driven to help patients and families, this is the program for you! Karen is a wealth of knowledge that is unmatched in the advocacy process.” — Jamie Long
“Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible RN PA intensive course! It is truly intensive but so worth it! I learned a lot and will be using the Medical Time Line and lab spreadsheet with as many clients as i can. All great information and can’t wait to get my speaking engagements lined up now that I have your fantastic power points!” — Nan Wetherhorn, Health Care Advisor, www.healthcareadvisornan.com
A bit more about chemicals...what we need to know. 85,000 chemicals in use – most not tested for safety.ShareThis
The New York Times recently posted an article explaining that “ Many Americans assume that the chemicals in their shampoos, detergents and other consumer products have been thoroughly tested and proved to be safe.
This assumption is wrong.
Unlike pharmaceuticals or pesticides, industrial chemicals do not have to be tested before they are put on the market. “It’s the worst kind of Catch-22,” said Dr. Richard Denison, senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund. “Under this law, the E.P.A. can’t even require testing to determine whether a risk exists without first showing a risk is likely.” Protect yourself. Learn more here…
If you are like millions of other women, you use as many as 20 different skin and face products. Martha Grout, MD, explains “Cosmetics contain many different kinds of chemicals, but of particular concern are a group of preservatives called parabens, which by some estimates are found in 99per cent of all 'leave on' cosmetics, and 77 per cent of 'rinse off' cosmetics. These are known hormone disruptors: evidence suggests they can mimic the female hormone estrogen, and a lifetime of increased exposure to estrogen is linked to a heightened risk of breast cancer.” Of concern also are phthalates (known carcinogens),sodium laureth sulphate, and propylene glycol (soap, blushers and make-up remover). And did you know that certain eye shadows contain arsenic? What?
“You are what you eat”, right? Actually, scientists are proving this more profoundly than ever. The new science of nutrigenomics – now nutrients impact our genes – is revealing the complex interplay between diet and our genes. This further illustrates the critical importance of food choices and our health. Learn more from your iRNPA about using this information to better protect your health.
Karen Mercereau, RN, iRNPA