When a journalist contacts a nurse for an interview, we have to be ready to meet their tight deadlines. This is one of the media competency nuggets that I have learned through the guidance of Nurse Media Strategist, Barbara Glickstein. I was channeling Barbara when I found out that Mike DeNardo of KYW NewsRadio wanted to interview me about active shooter drills. I had a narrow window to meet his availability and I jumped into the conversation with the intention of sharing a specific message. I have to admit, I was definitely nervous, but I also recognized that this was an important opportunity to speak about active shooter drills to a wider audience.
One of the most touching things about this experience is that my dad ALWAYS had KYW Newsradio 1060 on when he was in the car. He was one of their biggest fans, so for Mike DeNardo to interview me was extra special!
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Here is a link to the Current Trauma Reports article that was the basis for the interview: School Nurses Share Their Voices, Trauma, and Solutions by Sounding the Alarm on Gun Violence