Practical anesthesia knowledge and wisdom for CRNAs by CRNAs.
In this episode of the APEX Live Anesthesia podcast, we review the essentials of calcium and the physiologic consequences that occur when this important cation becomes low. We’ll talk about how the body regulates calcium, the signs of hypocalcemia, something being called the “Lethal Diamond” and so much more. APEX family…grab a big glass of milk and let’s talk calcium!
Say What? Q & A Round 2
We went into the ring and did the first Q & A in episode 25. Because of the overwhelming positive feedback, we are back for another round…say what! In this episode we’ll go over several pharmacology questions that range from medications that affect hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction to platelet inhibitors. Along the way we’ll give you tips and suggestions to help dust out the cobwebs and bring that anesthesia knowledge back into the forefront of your mind. Say what? That’s right, it’s Q & A day!
Episode 27: Vasopressors for Hypotension During Anesthesia – Should We Be Less Pushy?
Anesthesia-induced hypotension is commonly treated with push dose vasopressors. Today, we’ll dive into what the newest evidence is showing us about the use of phenylephrine, ephedrine, and norepinephrine IV bolus doses. We talk about cerebral oxygen concentrations and cardiac output when administering these vasopressors and ultimately ask ourselves…should we be less pushy?
Anesthesia through the eyes of the grand master! A conversation with John Nagelhout.
Our episode today is with the one and only Dr. John Nagelhout PhD, CRNA, FAAN. He is a pharmacology master who has taught thousands of CRNAs over the years. He the creator and has been the primary author of the core nurse anesthesia textbook “NURSE ANESTHESIA” for the last 20 years.
Jeremy and Sass have an engaging discussion about his experience as a nurse anesthetist since the 1970’s, the story behind his creation of the first and subsequent editions of Nurse Anesthesia, how he came to teach pharm
Say what? Q&A
Recently, we’ve had many CRNAs request a podcast that evaluates answering test questions. Basically, something that helps bring that anesthesia knowledge and that question answering expertise back into the forefront of your mind.
APEX family…we hear you! That’s right, it’s Q & A day!
Anesthesia Management for Parkinson’s Disease
Today we dive into a discussion about Parkinson’s disease. We talk about what causes this disease, how it is medically and pharmacologically managed, and most important for CRNAs…what is the best evidence for taking care of patients who have Parkinson’s disease. There’s no doubt that at some point you will provide anesthesia for these patients and we want to help you, so sharpen those pencils and get ready to take some notes!