Year: 2017

#38 – Enhanced Recovery Programs (“ERAS”) Part 3/3 – Tim Fitzgerald, MD

Tim Fitzgerald, MD is a surgical oncologist and Director of Surgical Oncology at Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and specializes in complex gastrointestinal surgery.  Dr Fitzgerald has

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#37 – Enhanced Recovery Programs (“ERAS”) Part 2/3 – Tim Fitzgerald, MD

Tim Fitzgerald, MD is a surgical oncologist and Director of Surgical Oncology at Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and specializes in complex gastrointestinal surgery.  Dr Fitzgerald has

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#36 – Enhanced Recovery Programs (“ERAS”) Part 1/3 – Tim Fitzgerald, MD

Tim Fitzgerald, MD is a surgical oncologist and Director of Surgical Oncology at Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and specializes in complex gastrointestinal surgery.  Dr Fitzgerald has

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#35 – AANA News Bulletin Article: Tips for Transitioning to Practice

The September 2017 AANA News Bulletin contains an article I wrote titled:  SRNAs – Key Tips for Transitioning to Practice. The article builds on podcast #25 – Transitioning to Practice that I put out back in February 2016.  In the

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#34 – Provider Wellness – Christine Hein, MD

I caught up with Christine Hein, MD recently to talk about healthcare provider wellness. Dr Hein is an emergency medicine physician and Director of the Provider Well-being and Peer Support program at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. I was

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#33 – NOLS Wilderness Medicine and Cornerstone Anesthesia Conference – Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA

This is a quick overview of some continuing education opportunities coming up.  I’ll be co-instructing a NOLS Wilderness Medicine course with my good friend Sara Nelson, MD this October 20-22, 2017 near Flagstaff, Maine.  I’ll also help teach an anesthesia

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#32 – Iatrogenic infections related to anesthesia workstation behaviors – Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA

In this podcast, I talk with Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA about iatrogenic infections related to anesthesia workstation behaviors.  This continues to be a focal point of Dr Biddle’s research on patient safety and is a topic that concerns every anesthesia

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#31 – At-Home Cardiorespiratory Events Following Ambulatory Surgery – Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA

In this podcast, I chat with Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA about his and other research on at-home cardiorespiratory events following ambulatory surgery.  We discuss risk factors, screening tools and patient education that is designed to enhance patient safety and decrease

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#30 – Anesthesia in Chad, Africa: Part 2 – Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA

In 2014, Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA quit his job, sold most of what he owned and moved with his wife and two young daughters to Chad, Africa for a long-term commitment to provide anesthesia and education.  Here is a glimpse

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#29 – Anesthesia in Chad, Africa: Part 1 – Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA

In 2014, Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA quit his job, sold most of what he owned and moved with his wife and two young daughters to Chad, Africa for a long-term commitment to provide anesthesia and education.  Here is a glimpse

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#28 – Expertise in Anesthesia – Denham Ward, MD, PhD

I talk with Denham Ward, MD, PhD on the topic of expertise in anesthesia.  Dr Ward is currently the director of the Academy at Maine Medical Center Institute for Teaching Excellence and a Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of

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#27 – Social Media in Nurse Anesthesia – Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA

Jon provides a quick update on the publication of the article “Social media in nurse anesthesia – a model for a reproducible podcast” published in the February 2017 edition of the AANA Journal.  This article provides the literature review associated with

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