16 episodes

This podcast will touch on issues ranging from clinical to politics of anesthesiology and take a balanced, realistic approach based on the evidence.

Anesthesia Deconstructed: Science. Politics. Realities‪.‬ Michael MacKinnon DNP FNP-C CRNA & Joe Rodriguez DNAP CRNA

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This podcast will touch on issues ranging from clinical to politics of anesthesiology and take a balanced, realistic approach based on the evidence.

    The Title "Nurse Anesthesiologist"

    The Title "Nurse Anesthesiologist"

    On this podcast we talk about the title 'Nurse Anesthesiologist' it's genesis, the movement within the CRNA community that pushed it into the spotlight, why it is important to CRNAs and patients, some of the misconceptions related to it and the controversy surrounding it. This is the inaugural episode with Dr. Joseph Rodriguez as a co-host talking about this topic.

    As a special addendum we add some clarifying information about the ASA President's letter to the ASA members on the topic which came out after this recording.

    • 41 min
    Rural Surgeon Talks About Surgery and CRNA Only Practice

    Rural Surgeon Talks About Surgery and CRNA Only Practice

    Meet rural surgeon Dr. Nathaniel M. Wolkenfeld a general surgeon who has worked in both rural and urban practices. On this episode he talks about the difference between rural and urban general surgery as well as the resources, challenges and benefits of practicing in a rural area. We also get his thoughts on independent CRNA practice after having the opportunity to work for 7 years with them.
    This is a rare view into the world of rural medicine and CRNAs from a surgeon who has actually been there and seen it! Do not miss this one!

    • 1 hr
    The Business of Anesthesia Part 2

    The Business of Anesthesia Part 2

    Please join me for Part 2 of this discussion with Joe Rodriguez MSN CRNA where we talk about the trials and tribulations of building an anesthesia company, being successful at it and all the pitfalls in between! Learn the ropes in this 2 part series! 

    • 30 min
    The Business of Anesthesia Part 1

    The Business of Anesthesia Part 1

    Please join me for this discussion with Joe Rodriguez MSN CRNA where we talk about the trials and tribulations of building an anesthesia company, being successful at it and all the pitfalls in between! Learn the ropes in this 2 part series! 

    • 28 min
    Chronic Pain Management & CRNAs

    Chronic Pain Management & CRNAs

    Meet Nurse Anesthesiologist Scott Rigdon DNAP, CRNA who owns a full time chronic pain practice and trains other CRNAs to do so as well.
    On this podcast we talk to Dr. Rigdon about what it is like to be a chronic pain practitioner. What the training is like and how to get it as well as what he does day to day in his clinic. We learn about the process of attaining competence in chronic pain and how different it is from clinical anesthesiology.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Federal Trade Commission, Medicine, APRNs & Anti-Trust

    The Federal Trade Commission, Medicine, APRNs & Anti-Trust

    Meet Daniel Gilman Phd JD an Attorney Advisor in the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, where he works on competition issues in health care and technology, and on the impact of regulation. He has received the He co-authored the FTC staff policy paper, Competition and the Regulation of Advanced Practice Nurses, helped draft the FTC Staff Report, Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy, and has published in journals such as the Georgetown Law Journal, Health Matrix, Oregon Law Review, American Journal of Law & Medicine, the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, and the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.

    On this episode we discuss the role of the FTC, the FTC staff report on competition and regulation of APRNs and some of the interesting cases Dr. Gilman has been apart of! 

    • 1 hr 2 min

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