anesthesia

A Movement to Enhance Obstetric Anesthesia with Suzie Newell

Today we’re joined by Suzie Newell, DNP, CRNA, FAANA once again, but this time we will focus on an area of anesthesia that has become outdated: obstetrics. Behind her passion for this area of anesthesia, Suzie helped create the Society for Obstetric Nurse Anesthesia and Research (SONAR) to fill a void for people that had practical solutions to problems she was seeing in the field. Find out how this organization came to be, what it hopes to accomplish, and how you can get involved.

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The Glucagon-Like Podcast: Navigating GLP-1 Receptor Agonists in Anesthesia

Terry and Garry dive into the fascinating world of GLP-1 receptor agonists, those tiny molecules that can be both a blessing and a potential risk factor when it comes to anesthesia. In this episode, we’re going embark on a journey through the world of diabetes management, how it intersects with the realm of anesthesia and what the implications are for providers in the operating room.

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What We Gain When We Sacrifice with Yana Krmic, CRNA

Sacrifice is part of the job when you’re a nurse. We all understand that comes with the territory. But there’s an even greater level of sacrifice for those who try to be advocates and leaders within the profession.

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Q&A for the CPCA

We all have the current requirement to take the CPC Assessment for recertification, and many of our colleagues are asking us “How can I prepare?”.

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Discovering the Healing Power of Battlefield Acupuncture with Angel Jaap, CRNA

Battlefield Acupuncture (BFA) is rapidly gaining recognition for its effectiveness in alleviating acute and chronic pain, as well as anxiety. When we heard Angel Jaap, CRNA speak about this at the AANA Spring Symposium, we wanted to bring her on to learn more about this alternative therapy. You’ll understand why she wants more nurses to learn this protocol after you hear some of the applications and success stories she shares today.

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Crafting Your Elevator Speech for Professional Confidence with Julie Gauderman, CRNA

Have you ever been caught off guard when asked to explain who you are or what’s important to you? That’s a conundrum our guest Julie Gauderman, MS, DNAP, APRN, CNRA is here to help you navigate. Together with co-host Tracy Castleman, DNP, CRNA, APN-A, FAANA, we dive into the concept of an elevator speech, how to craft it, and why it’s an effective way to confidently represent your profession and control your narrative.

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Courage to Lead: 2010-11 AANA President Paul Santoro, CRNA, MS

It has been more than a decade since Paul Santoro, CRNA, MS, served as the president of the AANA, but his impact on the organization can still be seen today. In this installment of our Courage to Lead series, we were finally able to catch up with Paul to talk about a busy year at the AANA, which included the new Affordable Care Act, time spent on the elimination of physician supervision under Part A of Medicare, the 50 state service strategy, and much more.

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Video-Laryngoscopy Including Flexible Intubation (VIFI)

Have you ever managed an airway with both a video-laryngoscope and a flexible intubating (fiberoptic) scope? Wait…what??? Yep, in this episode Jeremy and Sass talk about an evolving airway management technique that utilizes both devices to help secure difficult airways. They call it VIFI!

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Perioperative Cannabis Implications for Anesthesia Providers

The rate of cannabis use has exploded exponentially in the past 10 years and the widespread consumption demands us to be knowledgeable on the topic. Dr. Daniel King, CRNA, has become a dedicated subject matter expert in cannabis implications for anesthesia patients after taking an interest in the issues he was observing in his day-to-day practice. Today he’ll help educate us on the subject, the different risk factors, and what he’s learned about providing anesthesia for these patients.

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Demystifying Awake Intubation

Awake tracheal intubation is a procedure that many of us rarely perform. In this episode, Jeremy and Sass focus on the indications for awake intubation.

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“Cric It While It’s Hot” – Surgical Cricothyrotomy

Cricothyrotomy is what’s known as a High Acuity Low Occurrence (HALO) procedure. Meaning anesthesia providers do not often perform this procedure, but when the clinical situation calls for a cricothyrotomy…it can be extremely stressful!

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Topical Thunder: An Awake Intubation Technique That Works

In this episode Jeremy and Sass talk about a specific technique for anesthetizing the airway they call “TOPICAL THUNDER” in preparation for an awake intubation. This is cutting edge, tip of the spear stuff that you won’t want to miss.

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Early Anesthesia: Dagmar Nelson and Nurse Anesthesia After the Trial (Part 2)

In part two, we’ll go on an exploration to uncover the untold chapters of Dagmar’s post trial years and witness how her victory reshaped the landscape of nurse anesthesia, breaking down barriers and paving the way for countless nurse anesthetists who followed in her footsteps. Join us as we delve into part two of our conversation about Dagmar Nelson with show historians Nancy and Sandy.

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Early Anesthesia: The Life and Trial of Dagmar Nelson (Part 1)

Most people know about Dagmar Nelson in terms of her being involved in the only court trial ever to test the legality of nurses administering anesthesia, but there’s much more to her than just that. We’ll lean on Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, and Sandy Ouellette, CRNA to learn more about how amazing she was as a woman and what happened at the trial.

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Managing Perioperative Crises With a Cognitive Template

Crisis management is an important part of the anesthesia job. There are critical times when performing an anesthetic when CRNAs need to diagnose a problem quickly and ac-curately, and then correctly manage it. Training in crisis management is not standardized and there are only a few learning platforms that explain how to systematically manage a critical event. Until now!

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Meet Lokum: A New Tech Company Designed to Connect CRNAs to Employers

The nursing industry is filled with so many bright and talented people and today’s guest is just another example of that. Ayoade (Joy) Ademuyewo, DNP, CRNA is the founder and CEO of Lokum, which helps match vendors directly with anesthesiology providers without having to go through recruiting agencies. Find out why this could be the future of work as an independent contractor and learn more about the person behind it all.

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Overcoming Physical Limitations: Brett Fadgen’s Road to Anesthesia

Jeremy and Sharon were up in Hershey for the PANA Spring Symposium and hosted a live taping of the podcast with Brett Fadgen, MSN, CFRN, CRNA. If you haven’t heard Brett’s story, it’s a remarkable one about perseverance and never giving up in the face of life’s challenges. Join us to hear all about his journey and how he became the only one-armed nurse anesthetist.

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Ep 237: To DNP or Not To DNP

Many CRNAs are returning to school to earn their Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice but is it worth it to spend the time and money to earn another degree? You can find plenty of information and discussion about DNP project topics and people that have earned their DNP, but it’s not as easy to find a thorough explanation of how to go through that process and the actual value it provides. Devin Miller, CRNA, DNP joins the show today to get into the details of a DNP and tell us why he feels it can empower nurses after completing the program.

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Ep 233: The Treatment for Hypovolemic Shock

Hypovolemic shock is the final shock state in this series of episodes that focuses on the identification, management, and differential diagnosis of different shock states. Jeremy and Sass discuss current treatment options for a patient experiencing hypovolemic shock and some of the various problems that can occur during this crisis.

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Ep 230: The Best Options for Push-Dose Vasopressors

Jeremy and Sass talk about the various options and situations for blousing vasopressors, and perhaps most importantly which one to use. In fact, recently there was a Journal Course in the AANA Journal talking about the increased (and safe) use of push dose Norepinephrine which they review in this episode.

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