This podcast will touch on issues ranging from clinical to politics of anesthesiology and take a balanced, realistic approach based on the evidence.
Interview With A Lobbyist: Kelsey Lundy from Compass Strategies, Arizona
Everyone wonders what a lobbyist is, what they do, and do you NEED one? There is always a lot of demonizing lobbyists and their role in the media but what is the truth? On this episode, we interview Kelsey Lundy, Managing Partner at Compass Strategies in Arizona, and talk about lobbyists, grassroots involvement, Political Action Committees, how politics work, and how a good lobbyist can be critical to your legislative goals. We also discuss how to find and interview a firm as well as how to assess the effectiveness of one you have. There are so many pieces of the puzzle when it comes to getting a bill across the finish line and Kelsey has been critical for more than 20 years in guiding many clients to success!
You can learn more about Compass Strategies at https://www.compassstrategiesaz.com/
Dr. Jeff Gadsden MD Discusses Regional Anesthesia & Nerve Injury
Dr. Jeff Gadsden is a Physician Anesthesiologist who did a large portion of his residency with Dr. Admir Hadzic at the New York School of Regional Anesthesia (NYSORA) where his love of regional anesthesia was born. He has since brought that passion and expertise to Duke University where he currently serves as the Chief, Division of Orthopedic, Plastic & Regional Anesthesia. Dr. Gadsden is not only an expert at regional anesthesia but passionate about it which comes across in every video he does, to every trainee he mentors and in this podcast!
We talk about everything regional anesthesia from the movement away from epidurals, new blocks, the utility of the nerve stimulation, new drugs, adjuncts in nerve blocks to nerve injury, and the evidence! If you love regional anesthesia you do not want to miss this one!
You can see his phenomenal regional anesthesia videos on his youtube channel titled "Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine" located here https://tinyurl.com/y8zt37od
You can also follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jeffgadsden and with the hashtag #DukeRAP
The Butterfly IQ+ Ultrasound With Butterfly Network CMO Dr. John Martin
On this episode we talk to John Martin, MD the Chief Medical Operator at Butterfly Network, Inc. about the utility, future and applications of the powerful Butterfly IQ+ portable ultrasound probe. We discuss the butterfly iQ+ built in educational videos teaching point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and how it is all three probes in one right on your hip. Will this be the replacement of the stethoscope and be on everyone's hip? Listen and find out!
Learn more at https://www.butterflynetwork.com/iq
From Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) to Nurse Anesthesiologist (CRNA)
In this episode we talk to Lee Austin, a former Anesthesiologist Assistant who went back to school to become a CRNA. Lee explains how different the educational programs were, how different the focus is on training between the independent practice trained CRNA to the assistant role of the AA and how that difference really resulted in professional fulfillment for her. We also discuss the Texas Christian University AA to CRNA bridge program and how Lee feels every AA should consider it!
This is a great insight from someone who has been through both programs and worked as both types of provider.
Listeners can learn more about the TCU AA to CRNA bridge program HERE !
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.
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!
A unique blend of high yield topics relevant to the practice nurse anesthesiology. Great show!
I really enjoyed the discussion with an AA that went on to become a CRNA.
Anesthesia is a business
This podcast attempts to open the very much closed doors the Medical community has maintained for far too long. Thank you for the bold discussions and the opening of eyes. Keep it up.