From the Head of the Bed
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From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia community seeks to be a leading source of information for anesthesia providers. The podcast series is a publication of dozens of interview-based podcasts with experts in the field of anesthesia and a dedicated series of podcasts for Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) and anesthesia learners. Topics will range the entire clinical spectrum including perioperative patient management, pharmacology, airway & critical-incident management. SRNA-focused podcasts will address success strategies for graduate school, clinical preparation, surgical case overviews and more!
||Clean#39 – Succinylcholine Overview – Michael Mielniczek, BSN, SRNA||In this episode, I had the privilege of chatting with Michael Mielniczek, BSN, SRNA on an overview of succinylcholine. At the time of this recording, Michael was a second year Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist at the University of Scranton and…Read||3/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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…Read more ›||8/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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.||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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.||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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 safe||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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…Read more ›||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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…Read more ›||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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…Rea||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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 associ||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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…Read more ›||7/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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…Re||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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 r||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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…Read more ›||12/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#22 – The Value of AANA Membership – Juan Quintana, CRNA, DNP, MHS & Kristie Hoch, APRN, CRNA, MSN||Jon caught up with Dr Juan Quintana, president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and Kristie Hoch, president of the Maine Association of Nurse Anesthetists, to chat about the value of being a member of the American Association of…Read||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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,||9/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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…Read more||8/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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,||7/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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 su||4/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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,||3/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 – Communicating with Preceptors – Jon, Kristin, Brad & Cassidy||Jon, Kristin, Brad & Cass sit down to talk about communicating with preceptors. This talk will be helpful for SRNAs who are hitting the clinical environment for the first time. This podcast was recorded during our anesthesia training and hopefully||3/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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 int||3/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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 optimi||2/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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. …Read more ›||2/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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…Rea||2/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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,…Read more ›||2/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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,||2/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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,||2/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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.||2/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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 N.||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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.||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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||1/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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 Ame||1/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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.||1/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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 C||1/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#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 Kosa||1/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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I started listening to this podcast as an ICU nurse applying to CRNA school. Since then I have been accepted and start in a few months. I have learned a great deal from this podcast, both on clinical and non-clinical topics. This is a great podcast for nurse anesthetist for before, during, and after school. I hope there are many more episodes to come (the "medications in the top drawer" episode that was mentioned sounds great). Thanks to the podcasters, I appreciate all of your hard work.
I'm a graduate nurse (taking NCLEX in a week!) about to start my first nursing job in a surgical ICU. Anesthesia has always been fascinating to me, and this podcast has been so helpful as I think about applying to anesthesia programs in a few years. There are so much wisdom in these podcasts, so thank you!