Tips For Navigating Healthcare After Trauma | Trauma Informed Care | Nurse Liz Health Class

  1. Homepage
  2. Healthcare Triage
  3. Tips For Navigating Healthcare After Trauma | Trauma Informed Care | Nurse Liz Health Class
Tips For Navigating Healthcare After Trauma | Trauma Informed Care | Nurse Liz Health Class

Tips For Navigating Healthcare After Trauma | Trauma Informed Care | Nurse Liz Health Class

Trauma informed care may be one of the most helpful things I learned about for navigating my relationships with my patients as a primary care provider. So many patients have experienced difficult trauma that causes them to avoid seeking healthcare for fear of having yet another negative experience. Today I have the privilege of speaking with Melody, who is sharing her positive healthcare story after a ptsd diagnosis. i’ll also share my tips I learned along the way as a primary care provider to help my patients receive more trauma informed care, to feel more comfortable, and safe when accessing healthcare. it can feel difficult to navigate healthcare after an experience like this, and i hope that these conversations help give you some ideas to implement with your own patient, or to ask for with your own healthcare provider

Mental Health Resources:

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention:
Call: 800-273-TALK(82255)
or Text HELP to 741741

You can also call 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Check out Melody’s YouTube:
Melody’s Twitter:

Melody is famous! Watch her on TV:

Timestamps: coming soon!

Want to support my channel?

Like and share the video and subscribe to please the YouTube gods!

Or you can sponsor a video by buying me a coffee:

You can also becoming a member here! (Apple app users, you’ll have to copy and paste the URL in your internet browser of choice.)

Thank you so much for helping me keep the channel going!

Need a Nursing Report Sheet or SOAP Note Template? Get yours for free here!


Sign up for Lecturio with code “NURSELIZ” for $9.99/month here:

Also feel free to leave any suggestions for things you’d like to see incorporated into the Lecturio app!


Check out my Primary Care Resource Binder I use as a Reference in Practice:


Primary Care in a Pandemic:


Hi! I’m Liz, a Family Nurse practitioner, former pediatric nurse and mom of two. My goal here is to share information about the nursing profession, and share life as a working mom along the way!


My Glasses:
My Amazon Favorites!


My Career and Education Journey:

I had a baby in NP school. It was crazy. to see more about that, click here –

My Study Tips for NP & Nursing School:

How to be the Best Night Shift Nurse Ever:

Want to see what my RN job looked like? Click here –

My Tips for How to Kill It In A Nursing Interview –


I started this channel because I wanted other working moms, nurses, nurse practitioner students, nursing students, and whoever else to know that you CAN do school, life and work! I’d love to hear your stories of how you combine your personal interests with your family life! You are doing great things, and I hope you remember that!

As Covid Vaccine mandates become more popular, I have a few thoughts as to what is ethically the right move here. Covid vaccination decreases spread of illness, and will decrease likelihood of transmission to patients. However the vaccine mandate may cause more nurses to leave already short staffed units, making working conditions more unsafe. And costing more lives in the end.

Disclaimer: I receive commission off of sales made through the links above. This does not cost you any extra & I appreciate your support SO much!

#nursepractitioner #NP #NPreacts #nursepractitionerreacts #heatlhcareheroes #breastfeeding #breastisbest #fedisbest #AAPrecommendation


Author Avatar


  • Posted on Jul 27, 2022 at 02:55 am

    Great video! ❤️

  • Posted on Jul 27, 2022 at 03:10 am

    This is Melody from the broadcast. I want to thank Nurse Liz for having me and all of you for considering what I have to say. I appreciate it!

  • Posted on Jul 27, 2022 at 07:06 am

    I have so much I want to say and will DEFINITELY have this have this conversation with anyone interested in such as a very experienced patient myself and as a career medical system navigator and advocate in Canada….

    Informed consent forms are marketing. They are liability waivers with a more palatable name for the ones signing it.

    Explicit consent is actually what you are referring to at beginning and I agree completely! Explicitly consent means the person is explained the procedure in accessible language exactly what, why, and how the procedure is for and done and intended outcomes. Then what the patient will experience is key. What they can expect to experience especially. Not in terms of during recovery or afterwards but before and during the procedure itself. Pain expectation should be known for the patient. What the room may be like and what preparing for the procedure will look like for them and the patient is ready for what May or will come.

    Then you go on to break down the steps one by one and ask the patient what they want. If it’s a pelvic exam for example they want you to just go fast and do it and get it done? Narrate or no? Mirror? Do they want someone to hold their hand or a support person in the room? And if they choose full explicit consent that looks like all I just said and then the following…

    After step by step what to expect is done, use those same words and steps to say what you’re going to do next and wait for clear affirmative consent and then proceed. Pause and do thé same for the next step and do the entire exam that way.

    Now we replicate that for all patient care from vitals to relexes to an ingrown toenail. Labs too. Like any time you make a hole, access an existing hole, any kind of touch, or looking at tonsils or swabs or legit everything. Just make it your default!

    Also why does Child Life not have a direct equivalent outside of paediatrics?! Rhetorical and genuine at the same time. This is a lot of what I do because 10 or 100 – you don’t know that the IV is a straw and the needle comes out almost immediately unless someone tells you. And no one tells you if you don’t ask and you’re 18+. What to expect going into an OR for a surgery? Just put yourself in that headspace for a moment and thinking about it but they didn’t tell you, so you guess that means you should know and will look ridiculous asking how that works as an adult. Or your rights as a patient. What to expect when admitted. What is the call light really for. What is normal and what is not and how does everything work like food and meds and clothes and more. If you don’t have experience or resources you’re way to anxious and embarrassed to ask anyone….

    “Darn I gotta go find my Berenstain Bears book about getting surgery. I hope my parents kept it in the garage for me. Should grab the one for needles and dentists too just in case…”

    If you don’t know what is going on, you feel embarrassment about asking, you go to Google and scare the living daylights out of yourself, go in clueless, or check out those kids books. And no social workers, therapeutic rec, OT, nurse educators and such are absolutely not the same as Child life. All those people exist in peds care too. But in Canada Child Life is it’s own post graduate program and certification. It’s absolutely amazing and there no equivalent or close in adult care.

    I could continue here and go on tangents forever about medical care and consent and understanding and liability and so much more but if I don’t cut myself off this rabbit hole will become a worm hole of epic proportions. ADHD meds wore off long before now (3am) but I’m passionate about this. Like EXTREMELY SO.

    I will talk about this stuff forever and I’m very honest about willing to answer questions or have conversations and I’m an open book for sure and happy to answer questions or have alternative thoughts and healthy discussion and debate with counter points and alternative opinions or anything at all! Anything I can do empower others or support others to do the same…I’m here for it! 😊🤟🏻

Add Comment

2020 All Rights Reserved © Mednise. Powered By ESsystem