Podcast

Improving Patient Outcomes for the Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled

From exploring the shocking statistics on healthcare distrust to practical steps for better patient care, we hope you get as much out of this show as we did.

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The Clot Thickens: Sepsis-Induced Coagulopathy Revealed

Today we’re diving deep into a critical and often deadly complication in septic patients: Sepsis-Induced Coagulopathy or SIC.

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What is Your CRNA Money Story?

Today we’re joined by Julie Genjac, Vice President and Managing Director of Applied Insights at Hartford Funds, to discuss the concept of a money story and how understanding it can transform your financial future.

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A TV Sitcom About Anesthesia? It Could Happen

In this episode, we welcome Ben Hartland, CRNA to discuss his creative endeavor in producing a pilot TV episode about dental anesthesia.

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Disparities in Healthcare

As anesthesia providers charged with providing patients with the highest quality anesthesia care, we are obligated to become more knowledgeable of these disparities in healthcare and strive to play an active role in addressing these pervasive systemic issues.

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Balancing a Career in Music with Being a CRNA

In this episode, Sharon and guest host Tracy Castleman, DNP, CRNA, APN-A, FAANA sit down David Giardinelli-O’Connor, PhD, DNAP, CRNA, who has successfully balanced a demanding career in anesthesia with his lifelong passion for music.

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Courage to Lead: 1998-99 AANA President Linda Williams

We’re excited to add another chapter to our Courage to Lead series with 1998-99 AANA President Linda Williams, JD, CRNA.

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All Things AANA with President Dru Riddle & CEO Bill Bruce

Today ​we’re ​delving ​in ​the ​heart ​of ​all ​matters ​concerning ​the ​American ​Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, ​and ​we’re ​privileged ​to ​be ​joined ​by ​two ​prominent ​guests.

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Hear from the Candidates for 2024-25 AANA Board of Directors

It’s another special edition of Beyond the Mask where we let you hear directly from the candidates running for various AANA offices in the upcoming fiscal year.

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Charting a Course for Perioperative Hemodynamic Stability

In this episode, hosts Terry and Garry tackle the pressing topic of hemodynamic instability in surgical patients, exploring its implications, challenges, and potential solutions.

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The Life & Experiences of a Military CRNA with Dr. Debra Diaz

We’re excited for today’s episode as we explore the intersection of anesthesia, leadership, and military service with the incredible Debra Diaz, DNP, CRNA, APRN, FAANA. She’s a CRNA who served in the US Navy and shares her profound experiences from the front lines to the operating room. Discover the unique challenges of military anesthesia, the critical importance of leadership, and the unyielding spirit of service that defines the CRNA profession.

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Dysphoria: Current Understanding & Recommendations to Prevent Post-Op Cognitive Decline

Today we’re exploring a topic that goes deeper into the realms of medicine and neuroscience, and it’s something that affects us all: cognitive health post-surgery. Adam Flowe, Chief CRNA at Duke University Hospital, brings his 20 years of experience and a personal connection to the table, discussing the intricate relationship between anesthesia, surgical stress, and the brain. With the aging population and the rise in surgeries, the question of how these procedures affect our cognitive function is more pressing than ever.

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Like Mother, Like Daughter: Discover the Unique Bond of a Mother-Daughter CRNA Team

In this heartfelt episode of Beyond The Mask, a story of unique dynamics when working alongside family in the world of anesthesia comes to life. Jeremy and Sharon sit down with a remarkable mother-daughter duo, Melody Secrest and Emily King, both CRNAs, who share their experiences working in the same hospital department. We uncover the challenges and triumphs that come with balancing professional boundaries and personal relationships in the operating room.

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Ventilating the Future: CRNAs at the Forefront of Lung Protective Strategies

In this episode, hosts Terry and Garry take listeners on a journey through the evolution of anesthesia, reflecting on the remarkable changes witnessed since their early days in the field. From manual adjustments of OR beds to sophisticated ventilator technologies, they explore the transformative advancements that have revolutionized patient care.

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Will the Fed Stick the Landing? Or Will They Stick Us?

With Sharon away for work this week, we invited Andrew Opdyke, CFA from First Trust to join us to address a concern that many people have this year: the future of the market. What’s the Fed going to do? Where’s this economy going? How’s this election going to affect my portfolio and my financial future? We tackle all these pressing financial questions and get Andrew’s thoughts on the year ahead.

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Beyond the Clouds: Anesthesia for Cannabis Enthusiasts

With marijuana legalization spreading across the globe and vaping gaining popularity, it’s crucial for healthcare providers and patients alike to understand how these factors can impact the surgical experience. In this episode, we’ll explore this topic and share the considerations CRNAs need to make when dealing with cannabis users

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The Earliest Nurse Anesthesia Pioneers

In this episode, we’re joined by guests Stacy Yancey, MSNA, CRNA and Megan Conner, PhD, CRNA to pay homage to formidable women like Sophie Winton and Gertrude Gerrard, whose remarkable bravery and dedication earned them medals and a place in history.

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A Groundbreaking Product to Improve Airway Management

Most CRNAs have come up with solutions in the operating room for airway management, but today’s guest took it a step further and developed a product to address issues we face as patient body types change. Roxanne McMurray, DNP, CRA, APRN, FAANA takes us on her journey from recognizing the urgent need for better tools to inventing a groundbreaking device, the McMurray Enhanced Airway.

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Stigma Surrounding Substance Use Disorder in Anesthesia Providers: Are We Part of the Problem?

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) impacts all types of people but trying to confront addiction is never easy. Today we’ll try to unravel the stigma surrounding SUD among anesthesia providers with Amy Yerdon, DNP, MNA, CRNA, CNE.

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From Standards to Testimony: The Anatomy of Medical Legal Review

We’ll cover anesthesia standards created and published by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, and share some of our own experiences acting as expert witnesses in medical legal complaints filed on behalf of patients.

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