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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The Anesthesia Enigma: Decoding Sedation and Cognitive Aftermath

Today, we will closely examine a phenomenon that’s growing in frequency and importance and getting more and more attention in the anesthesia community: postoperative delirium.

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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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