Tag: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

#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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#26 – Hardship in Anesthesia School – Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA

In this show I talk about hardship in anesthesia school. Yep. It is for you, actually.  It’s for you if you’re struggling.  Or even if you’re not – cause your classmate or colleague might be. This podcast is about the

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#25 – Transitioning to Practice – Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA

This episode covers advice for the last six months of anesthesia school, transitioning out of school and into the first six months of your CRNA practice! The year encompassing your last six months of anesthesia school through your first six months

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#24 – Positive Deviance – Cherie Burke, DNP, CRNA

Cherie Burke, DNP, CRNA discusses the concept of positive deviance in healthcare.  Highlights include how to effect change as healthcare providers and the power of focusing quality improvement proactively on what goes right in an organization verses reacting to errors and

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#23 – Tips for the Job Hunt: How to Promote Yourself as a CRNA – Jon Bradstreet, MSN, CRNA

I sat down with Jon Bradstreet, MSN, CRNA to chat about how SRNAs and CRNAs can prepare for the job market.  Jon Bradstreet, MSN, CRNA is the Chief CRNA and Director of CRNA Services of Maine’s largest CRNA group and

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#21 – Emotional Intelligence of SRNAs – Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA

Dr Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA discusses his research on Emotional Intelligence of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs).  Highlights include the relevance of emotional intelligence to the practice of anesthesia, models of emotional intelligence and ways that emotional intelligence can

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#20 – DNP: The Future of CRNA Education – Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA

Jon talks with Dr Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA about the transition of CRNA education from a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).  We discuss the history, rationale and implications of the change

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#19 – Trauma Anesthesia – Caleb Rogovin, MSN, CRNA

Jon caught up with Caleb Rogovin, MS, CRNA, CCRN, CEN to talk trauma anesthesia.  Pharmacology, massive transfusion protocols, fluid management, room set up, team communication and personal coping are all covered in this episode.   Caleb Rogovin, MS, CRNA, CCRN,

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#18 – The Business of Freelancing – Jeremy Stanley, CFP

Jeremy Stanley, CFP, President and founder of CRNA Financial Planning-an AANA Member Advantage partner , joins the podcast to discuss the intricacies of freelancing. Jeremy has over 18 years of experience helping nurse anesthetists pursue financial success and is a sought after

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#17 – EKG Lead Selection for Perioperative Monitoring – Mark Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN, professor at Western Carolina University, discusses the cardinal elements and evidence based recommendations for EKG lead selection during anesthesia. Dr. Kossick is a tenured professor at Western Carolina University, the author of a textbook

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#15 – Difficult Airway Case Study – Eric Carlson, MSN, CRNA

Kristin talks with Eric Carlson, MSN, CRNA who shares a gripping personal tale of managing an unexpected difficult airway during an emergency Cesarean section.  Eric found himself in a “cannot intubate/cannot ventilate” situation which evolved into performing a cricothyrotomy followed by

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#14 – Anesthesia Care Models – Ian Hewer, MSN, MA, CRNA

Jon and Ian discuss the history and economics of anesthesia delivery models.  Ian overviews the various types of anesthesia care models, some of the historical context for the development of those models and explains how anesthesia providers can optimize the

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#13 – Success Strategies for Nurse Anesthesia School – Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA & Kara Michalov, MSN, CRNA

If you’re planning on becoming a CRNA or even if you’re currently in CRNA school, this talk is for you!  Jon talks with Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA and Kara Michalov, MSN, CRNA about success strategies for nurse anesthesia school.  

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#12 – Preparing for Nurse Anesthesia School – Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA and Kara Michalov, MSN, CRNA

If you’re a critical care nurse and you’re thinking about applying for anesthesia school, this show is for you!  Jon talks with Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA & Kara Michalov, MSN, CRNA about how best to prepare for getting into nurse anesthesia

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#11 – Part 3 Combat Trauma Anesthesia – Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA

Part 3: Combat Trauma Anesthesia with Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA.  Dustin and Jon wrap up their conversation with an overview of how people can get involved as CRNAs in the military and how we can support our troops. Dustin Degman,

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#10 – Part 2 Combat Trauma Anesthesia – Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA

Part 2: Combat Trauma Anesthesia with Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA.  Dustin discusses the specifics of Damage Control Resuscitation that he utilized as the sole anesthesia provider at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Orgun-E in Afghanistan. Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA is an Associate Professor

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#9 – Part 1 Combat Trauma Anesthesia – Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA

Part 1: Combat Trauma Anesthesia with Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA. In this interview, Jon sits down with Dustin Degman to discuss his role as a CRNA working at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Orgun-E in Afghanistan. Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia

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#8 – The Business of Anesthesia – Sandry Gaillard, MSN, CRNA

In this episode, Kristin and Sandry Gaillard, a CRNA who works independently at a critical access hospital in rural western North Carolina, sit down to discuss the business of anesthesia in terms of working as a 1099 employee verses a W2 employee.

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#7 Advocacy in Anesthesia – David Andrews, MHS, CRNA

In this interview, David Andrews, MHS, CRNA, sits down with Jon Lowrance to discuss the importance of CRNAs and SRNAs advocating for their profession through state and national associations. David is the current President of the Oregon Association of Nurse

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#6 – Outpatient Anesthesia – David Andrews, MHS, CRNA

In this episode Kristin and David Andrews, MHS, CRNA, President of the Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthetists and Clinical Director of Outpatient Anesthesia Services, sit down to discuss the challenges facing outpatient anesthesia providers. Information about Outpatient Anesthesia Services can be

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#5 – Sickle Cell Disease – Matthew Kuestner, M.D.

Matthew Kuestner, M.D., attending anesthesiologist at Kosair Children’s Hopsital, overviews sickle cell disease and anesthetic implications for pediatric patients.  Dr Kuestner is a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Sickle Cell Disease – Dr. Kuestner

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#4 – Hematopoiesis, Fetal Hemoglobin & Physiologic Anemia in Pediatrics – Matthew Kuestner, M.D.

Matthew Kuestner, M.D., attending anesthesiologist at Kosair Children’s Hopsital, overviews hematopoiesis, fetal hemoglobin and physiologic anemia in pediatrics.  Dr Kuestner is a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Hematopoiesis, Fetal Hemoglobin & Physiologic Anemia

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#3 – Single Lung Ventilation In Pediatrics – Andrea Kristofy, M.D.

Adrea Kristofy, M.D., attending anesthesiologist at Kosair Children’s Hospital, discusses single lung ventilation in pediatrics.  Dr Kristofy is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  She is also a Diplomate of the American Board

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#2 – Myth’s Mistakes and Misconceptions in the Pediatric Population – Steven Auden, M.D.

Steven Auden, M.D., attending anesthesiologist at Kosair Children’s Hospital, discusses myths, mistakes and misconceptions in pediatric anesthesia.  Dr Auden is the Medical Director of Kosair Children’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology and a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology for the University of

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#1 – Pediatrics: Are They Just Little Adults? – Walter Rose, D.O.

Dr Walter Rose, D.O., attending anesthesiologist at Kosair Children’s Hospital, discusses the specific attributes that make caring for pediatric patients unique as anesthesia providers.  Dr Rose is the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia at Kosair Children’s Hospital and also serves

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