You should be retired Karen

Patients and Families Need Advocates

In my searches for inspirational quotes, I watched a segment on CBS Sunday morning on the “National Disaster Search Dog Foundation,” founded by retired gym teacher Wilma Melville.

Please watch this video.

CBS Sunday Morning – From rescues to rescuers: Training search dogs

You Can’t Be Stopped by Hurdles

I had an ambition. You can’t be stopped by 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 hurdles. You can’t be stopped because it’s difficult. You can’t be stopped because people say “Why you doing that?” You can’t be stopped by anything.

Wilma Melville

You Should Be Retired

I wish I had a nickel for every person who asked me, “Why are you doing that, Karen? You should be retired.

Many Are Fearful and Overwhelmed

I am doing RN Patient Advocacy work because patients and families need this service.

So many are alone and fearful and overwhelmed using the healthcare system.

I am doing this work to train hundreds of nurses and caregivers to help patients and families navigate the healthcare system with less stress and more peace of mind.

And to change the healthcare system to become 100% patient centered.

Please, remember to tell your nurse that you value their service; in your own words.

Walgreen's Pulse Oximeter

Using a Pulse Oximeter

When you are not feeling well and short of breath

I was recently diagnosed with the RSV virus (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) after having many days of shortness of breath at home (CDC. (2020, December 18). People at High Risk for Severe RSV Infection. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention., Accessed August 16, 2021).

It was really helpful to have a portable pulse-oxygen saturation monitor, a device that I purchased at Walgreens for $39.99.  A portable pulse-ox saturation monitor is small device that painlessly and quickly measures your pulse and oxygen saturation level, or how much oxygen is in the blood. 

These portable devices have a sensor that looks like a plastic chip-bag clip and is placed onto your fingertip.

Place your finger into the pulse ox machine and obtain an instantaneous reading of your oxygen saturation and your heart rate. 

Watch my video below and learn more about my experience with a portable oxygen saturation monitor during my last three weeks.

Karen Sanders – Using A Portable Oxygen Saturation Monitor

Covid-19 and Facemasks

As a reminder, it is very important to wear Facemasks to protect yourself and others during this virulent resurgence of Delta Variant of Covid.

Be safe, stay healthy!


Smiles from a graduate of the RN Patient Advocacy Training Institute

All Smiles

It is a privilege when a graduate of the RN Patient Advocacy Training Institute travels to Asheville to meet our faculty team in person. 

Our Asheville team welcomed Rosemary from Pennsylvania with a Downtown Asheville tour, lunch at the historic S&W Market, and a French dark chocolate crème.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Look at these beautiful people we have in our class. A dream come true.

C.S. Lewis

When you are in the Asheville area, please let us know and we will gladly provide you with some southern Appalachian Mountain hospitality.

Contact us to plan your Asheville holistic visit.