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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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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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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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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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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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Health and Wellness for CRNAs and SRNAs

CRNAs spend their days providing support for others, but we don’t always give ourselves the attention we need. Today we tackle the health and wellness challenges CRNAs face in the current healthcare climate with Donna Keeney, CRNA and Dr. Cathy Horvath.

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Running for Office & CRNA Advocacy with Lee Bias

Sharon and guest host Tracy Castleman, DNP, CRNA, APN-A, FAANA had the opportunity to sit down with Lee Bias, a CRNA with an eye on political office, to talk about the critical role political engagement plays in the anesthesia profession.

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Automated Bliss: Transforming Anesthesia Care through Artificially Intelligent Drug Delivery

Today’s episode explores the revolutionary landscape of automated drug delivery systems in anesthesia. The hosts unravel the intricacies of these technologies, discussing real-world examples and contemplating the integration of adaptive, intelligent computer systems.

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Get Gritty With It: How CRNAs Can Reduce Burnout and Achieve Long-Term Goals

Burnout has always been an issue for nurses and CRNAs but the issue has risen ever since COVID and the added stress that’s put on the healthcare industry. What if there was a way to help individuals guard against it? Today we dissect the concept of grit with Michell Smith, CRNA and explore how passion and perseverance are not just buzzwords but critical tools for CRNAs striving to achieve their long-term goals.

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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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How to Own or Direct an Ambulatory Surgery Center as a CRNA

Today’s guest, Brett Maxfield, MS, CRNA, is here to show us the path to owning or directing an Ambulatory Surgery Center after doing it on his own over the past eight years. We’ll take you through a remarkable journey that begins with organ failure and then uncover the vast career opportunities for CRNAs, spotlighting the importance of adaptability and embracing the diversity of roles that await passionate individuals.

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Employing an Effective Mentoring Program to Recruit, Retain, & Increase Satisfaction for CRNAs

As CRNAs look for ways to attract and retain good people, mentorship programs might be the key to growing the profession. Together with co-host Tracy Castleman, DNP, CRNA, APN-A, FAANA, Abby Bisch, DNP, CRNA and Elvira Sayfutdinova, MSN, CRNA join the show to share what they’ve learned about building a successful mentorship program in St. Louis.

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