210 episodes

The official podcast of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) is hosted by Alli Bechtel, MD, featuring the latest information and news in perioperative and anesthesia patient safety. The APSF podcast is intended for anesthesiologists, anesthetists, clinicians and other professionals with an interest in anesthesiology, and patient safety advocates around the world.The Anesthesia Patient Safety Podcast delivers the best of the APSF Newsletter and website directly to you, so you can listen on the go! This includes some of the most important COVID-19 information on airway management, ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE), drug information, and elective surgery recommendations.Don't forget to check out APSF.org for the show notes that accompany each episode, and email us at podcast@APSF.org with your suggestions for future episodes. Visit us at APSF.org/podcast and at @APSForg on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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The official podcast of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) is hosted by Alli Bechtel, MD, featuring the latest information and news in perioperative and anesthesia patient safety. The APSF podcast is intended for anesthesiologists, anesthetists, clinicians and other professionals with an interest in anesthesiology, and patient safety advocates around the world.The Anesthesia Patient Safety Podcast delivers the best of the APSF Newsletter and website directly to you, so you can listen on the go! This includes some of the most important COVID-19 information on airway management, ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE), drug information, and elective surgery recommendations.Don't forget to check out APSF.org for the show notes that accompany each episode, and email us at podcast@APSF.org with your suggestions for future episodes. Visit us at APSF.org/podcast and at @APSForg on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    #210 Preventing Deadly Errors: Unpacking Safe Practices for Medication Administration in the OR

    #210 Preventing Deadly Errors: Unpacking Safe Practices for Medication Administration in the OR

    Can the simple act of changing medication packaging save lives? On this week's Anesthesia Patient Safety Podcast, we uncover the alarming truth about the recurrent and devastating error of inadvertent intrathecal tranexamic acid administration. This episode is a continuation of last week's urgent discussion, featuring insights from Elizabeth Rebello and colleagues, who stress system-focused solutions over human-reliant measures to tackle this critical patient safety issue.We dissect the human...

    • 19 min
    #209 Preventing Catastrophic Medication Errors: The Dangers of TXA and Bupivacaine Mix-ups

    #209 Preventing Catastrophic Medication Errors: The Dangers of TXA and Bupivacaine Mix-ups

    Join us on the Anesthesia Patient Safety Podcast as we confront a critical patient safety issue: the recurring wrong drug, wrong route errors involving Tranexamic acid (TXA) and Bupivacaine. Elizabeth Rebello, an anesthesiologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, sheds light on this alarming trend where lookalike vials lead to catastrophic outcomes, including paralysis and death. Learn why this issue demands urgent action and the steps that are essential for anesthesia pro...

    • 18 min
    #208 It's an OpenAnesthesia Takeover Show

    #208 It's an OpenAnesthesia Takeover Show

    Unlock the secrets of enhancing perioperative patient safety with insights from experts in anesthesiology and critical care. Join us as we welcome Dr. Debnath Chatterjee, the editor-in-chief of OpenAnesthesia, who sheds light on the incredible educational resources available on the platform. From peer-reviewed mini-reviews to engaging podcasts and vodcasts, discover how OpenAnesthesia is making a global impact, benefiting both trainees and seasoned clinicians.We are excited to share one of th...

    • 36 min
    #207 Patient Safety During Prone Positioning, Loss of Resistance Syringe Concerns, and Lidocaine versus Fentanyl for Induction

    #207 Patient Safety During Prone Positioning, Loss of Resistance Syringe Concerns, and Lidocaine versus Fentanyl for Induction

    Unlock the essential strategies for ensuring patient safety during anesthesia in the prone position! On this episode, host Alli Bechtel welcomes Taizoon Dhoon, an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, who shares his expertise from his recent article in the APSF newsletter. Dhoon sheds light on the often-overlooked risks of prone positioning, detailing the physiological changes and positioning injuries that can arise. This discussion is a treasure trove of knowledge for ...

    • 15 min
    #206 Enhancing Safety During Anesthesia Care in the Prone Position

    #206 Enhancing Safety During Anesthesia Care in the Prone Position

    What if the prone position during anesthesia is more hazardous than you think? Equip yourself with crucial knowledge about the overlooked risks and physiologic changes associated with prone positioning during surgery and procedures. This episode uncovers the some of the dangers such as peripheral nerve injuries, postoperative vision loss, and significant hemodynamic shifts that can endanger patient safety. Our discussion illuminates the necessity for anesthesia professionals to maintain heigh...

    • 17 min
    #205 Safeguarding Patients: Navigating the Dangers of Prone Positioning

    #205 Safeguarding Patients: Navigating the Dangers of Prone Positioning

    Ever wondered about the underappredicated dangers of prone positioning during surgery? Join me, Alli Bechtel, as we navigate the complexities and risks of managing patients in this critical position. From pressure-related injuries to the eyes, nose, and shoulders, to nerve ischemia and shoulder dislocations, we'll cover it all. In this episode, inspired by Taizoon Dhoon and colleagues' article "The Underappreciated Dangers of the Prone Position," we’ll dissect the physiologic changes that can...

    • 17 min

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