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This is one of my favorite podcasts that I’v recorded. If you’ve had the privilege of working with or getting to know Dr Christine Hein, MD, – or once you listen to this podcast – you’ll know why! Christine Hein, MD is an emergency medicine physician and the Chief Wellness Officer at Maine Medical Center, Maine’s only level 1 trauma center and acad…
 
I’m joined today by Nate & Lien Woodin who are married and the parents of two boys – aged 6 & 9 as this show comes out on the first of October 2021. If you’re a critical care nurse, medical student, resident or SRNA – or a spouse or partner to one of these folks – and you’re wondering how to hold it together as a parent & partner during anesthesia …
 
This episode was originally published in April 2019 on From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia community. In this podcast, Skyler provides a thorough overview of local anesthetics including relevant anatomy and physiology (i.e. nerve fibers, sodium channels, pKa, etc), types of local anesthetics and factors that effect onset, potency…
 
This episode was originally published in April 2019 on From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia community. In this podcast, Ashley walks us through an overview of the most common IV anesthesia induction agents. We cover propofol, ketamine, etomidate, barbiturates (e.g. methohexital), dexmedetomidine and benzodiazepines (e.g. midazolam…
 
This episode was originally released in April 2019 on From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia community. In this podcast, Skyler walks us through the pharmacodynamics of volatile anesthetics. We talk extensively about the concepts related to minimum alveolar concentration (MAC), the mechanism of action of volatile anesthetics and the…
 
This episode was originally released in April 2019 on From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia community. In this podcast, Skyler gives a succinct run down on the pharmacokinetics of volatile anesthetics. We talk about uptake, distribution, elimination and metabolism and unpack concepts such as blood gas solubility, oil gas solubility…
 
In this episode, which was originally released in April of 2019 on From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia community, Ashley provides an incredibly detailed run down of the anesthesia machine: the flow of gas through the machine, high, intermediate and low pressure system components in the machine, variable bypass vaporizer structure…
 
In this episode, Ashley and I talk through how to set up an operating room anesthesia workstation, perform a preoperative patient assessment and progress through an IV induction and intubation. You’ll hear Ashley walk you through everything from how to do a quick machine set up, where to put your tape, how to introduce yourself to patients & work t…
 
Ben Levin, MD This podcast was the last episode I published on From the Head of the Bed and originally came out on July 4, 2020. In August of that year, I launched Anesthesia Guidebook and this episode is being re-released on September 16, 2021. In this episode, I have the privilege of speaking with Ben Levin, MD on the perioperative management of …
 
This episode was originally released on From the Head of the Bed on March 3, 2019 and recorded in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tom Baribeault, DNP, CRNA and Jayme Reuter, MS, CRNA talk with me about opioid free anesthesia. We discuss the progression to opioid free anesthesia (OFA), where OFA fits into enhanced recovery programs and the specific techniques …
 
This episode was originally released in April of 2020 on From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia community and is being re-released on 5 September 2021 on Anesthesia Guidebook. In this episode, I speak with Shane Garner, MS, CRNA, NSPM-C about an introduction & overview of regional anesthesia. We discuss: opioid-free […]…
 
Study Link: http://depaul.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Y32tyhtj6i8GZU Nicole Kellogg, BSN, SRNA and Elizabeth Fullford, BSN, SRNA join me to discuss the anesthetic considerations for cannabis users. This podcast is part of a study they’re conducting on the efficacy of an educational podcast for SRNAs and CRNAs. PLEASE COMPLETE THE PRE-SURVEY AND POST…
 
In this episode you’re going to hear from Shane Garner, MS, CRNA, NSPM-C on the 5 Keys for Achieving Financial Independence. This show was originally released in April of 2020 on From the Head of the Bed and I’m pulling it forward to Anesthesia Guidebook on August 30, 2021. I’m pumped Shane brought this […]…
 
Dr Matthew Willis is the CRNA who created and produces the educational app Master Anesthesia, which is available from the App Store and Google Play Store. I’ve been using this app for the last several months and I’m super impressed at a few things: it’s packed with real-world information that’s evidence based from case […]…
 
This episode is coming out on August 21, 2021 but it FIRST came out way back on September 19, 2015. The show is on emotional intelligence of SRNAs with Dr Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA. At the time of the interview, Dr Shawn Collins was the nurse anesthesia program director and the interim dean […]By Jon Lowrance
 
This episode originally appeared on the podcast From the Head of the Bed on August 6, 2015. It’s re-released here on August 17, 2021. Dr Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA and I discuss the transition from Master’s level training for CRNAs to practice doctorates, most commonly the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree or DNP. […]…
 
This podcast follows up on the previous show which discussed free open access medical education (FOAM) and the use of social media in anesthesia education. Here, I discuss the power of asynchronous learning to shape the future of anesthesia education. The power of asynchronous learning comes from the ability of content experts to produce something …
 
Free open access medical education – or FOAM – is any medical educational content that’s shared freely on open access platforms, meaning the public can consume it without having to be a member of an organization or pay a subscription fee. The reason it’s significant is that it brings evolving science & literature – and […]…
 
This podcast discusses deliberate practice, a concept developed by renowned cognitive psychologist Anders Ericsson, PhD. Deliberate practice is the kind of practice that top performers employ in order to reach the very highest levels of excellence across domains. Ericsson studied countless musicians, athletes, dancers, chess players, medical profes…
 
This episode originally released on From the Head of the Bed in February of 2017. Denham Ward, MD, PhD joined me to talk about expertise in anesthesia. At the time of this recording, Dr Ward was the director of the Academy at Maine Medical Center Institute for Teaching Excellence and professor of anesthesiology at Tufts […]…
 
In this episode Dr Cynthia Farina and I talk about the mid-to-late phase of your career as a CRNA. Every stage of your career has unique challenges & opportunities. There’s so much attention focused on getting into CRNA school, the SRNA/resident/training phase and becoming a new CRNA… this conversation is for the part of your career […]…
 
This podcast was originally published on March 1, 2015. In this episode Kristin Lowrance, MSN, CRNA talks with Eric Carlson, CRNA about a case where he was called for a stat Cesarean section and after a rapid sequence induction, he could not intubate or oxygenate the patient. The case was at 2AM and Eric was […]…
 
This episode outlines the overnight transition to same-day surgery & discharge for total knee patients at Maine Medical Center. Surgeon Adam Rana, MD was informed on a Tuesday afternoon in December 2020 that elective cases requiring overnight hospital stays were being canceled effective immediately. He reached out to physician anesthesiologist Ryan…
 
Paul Samuels, MD is a pediatric physician anesthesiologist who works with SmileMD to provide mobile anesthesia for dental offices. We talk about the unique characteristics of working in a mobile anesthesia setting for pediatric dental cases. Topics include: skills required to excel as an anesthesia provider in a mobile, pediatric setting preoperati…
 
My guest today is Dr Brian McGrory. His is an orthopedic joint replacement surgeon at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry biology at Cornell, attended medical school at Columbia, followed by residency in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School where he also earned a Master’s […]…
 
Dr. Jason Bolt, DNP, CRNA is a YouTuber and social media influencer in the anesthesia community. He graduated from Union University with his doctorate in anesthesia in 2019 and now practices in a collaborative group in the Bay Area. He offers mentorship through his YouTube channel memberships and enjoys helping others reach their goals in […]…
 
Today my guests are Trent and Katie Bishop, a CRNA couple who practice independently and live in Durango, Colorado. We’re going to talk about serotonin syndrome and cases that both Trent and Katie have recently experienced as providers in their practice. Trent has a background in biology and EMS prior to pursuing a career as […]…
 
Please follow the link below to complete the survey associated with this podcast for Obi’s research with the University of Saint Francis: Effectiveness of a Nurse Anesthetist Preceptor Training Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9M7VG92 Obinna Odumodu, BSN, SRNA is currently completing his doctorate in anesthesia at the University of Saint Franc…
 
Today my guest is Chuck Frisch, DNP, CRNA, FAAPM, CH, a CRNA with over 35 years of experience in anesthesia who serves as the director of anesthesia at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance, Nebraska. He’s here to talk about rural, independent CRNA practice. Chuck initially studied molecular, cellular & developmental biology in college before […]…
 
The Top Drawer Run Down is a 3-part series covering the 39 most commonly administered intravenous medications in anesthesia. These medications are often found in the top drawer of anesthesia carts in the United States. The Top Drawer Run Down was originally posted on From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia […]…
 
The Top Drawer Run Down is a 3-part series covering the 39 most commonly administered intravenous medications in anesthesia. These medications are often found in the top drawer of anesthesia carts in the United States. The Top Drawer Run Down was originally posted on From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia […]…
 
The Top Drawer Run Down is a 3-part series covering the 39 most commonly administered intravenous medications in anesthesia. These medications are often found in the top drawer of anesthesia carts in the United States. The Top Drawer Run Down was originally posted on From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia […]…
 
In this episode, I talk with Jenny Li, BSN, SRNA about using pre-procedural ondansetron to prevent spinal-induced hypotension in elective cesarean-sections. Ms Li is completing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University at Buffalo and structured her doctoral work around this topic. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology fro…
 
Today I’m joined by Jennifer & Robert Montague to talk about the experience of significant others in anesthesia school. Rob is currently a second-year SRNA at the University of New England and Jen, his wife, is a Master’s-prepared Registered Dietitian who has taken on the lioness’ share of providing child care and homeschooling responsibilities for…
 
Lieutenant Colonel Peter D. Strube is a CRNA who graduated from St. Mary’s University school of anesthesia in 2006 with a master’s degree. His undergraduate degree is from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He was awarded the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia (DNAP) in June of 2017 and is currently enrolled in his MBA. Lieutenant Colonel […]…
 
Aurora Quaye, MD is an anesthesiologist who specializes in regional anesthesia and pain medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. She completed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship in Regional Anesthesia at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Quaye’s clinical interests include decreasing the use of opioids for p…
 
The following ten ideas have the power to change your attitude towards and even the trajectory of your professional career and life. There’s three core domains to developing as an anesthesia provider: your knowledge base, skill set and attitude. Each are unique and require different kinds of effort or deliberate practice to grow & improve. […]…
 
This episode is a continuation of the series on Leadership in Emergencies… the art & science of resuscitation. Be sure to go check out episode 7 of the podcast where I give a quick run down of leadership in emergencies and how we can work towards improving our individual & team performance in anesthesia […]…
 
This is a distillation of 10 key tips to help folks who are learning airway management improve their skills. This show gets straight to the point: 10 tips for airway management in 10 minutes. 10 Tips for Airway Management 1. Develop a growth mindset and practice deliberately 2. Do a good airway assessment 3. Develop […]…
 
The NBCRNA CPC Program allows for CRNAs to earn Class B Credits by listening to podcasts; this episode tells you how. The National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) recognizes anesthesia-related podcasts, like Anesthesia Guidebook, as valid sources of Class B credit in their Continued Professional Certificatio…
 
Today I’m joined by Will Cohen to talk about clinical precepting. We discuss ways to create effective learning environments, how to expect excellence while being supportive and other tips for mastering the art of precepting. Will created the Facebook page CRNA Preceptors and has become well known in the CRNA world for creating masterfully crafted […
 
Leadership in emergencies is about leadership outside of emergencies. The art and science of resuscitation involves understanding and mastering both the systems design and human factors at play in emergencies. In this episode, I unpack research by Weinger, et. al. (2017) to help us see the potential for improvement in our response to emergencies as…
 
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