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A podcast for the CRNA & ARPN industries. Discussing the important issues that happen both in, and beyond, the operating room. With Sharon Pearce, DNP, CRNA, FAANA and Jeremy Stanley, EA, CFP, AIF. Innovations & opportunities for CRNAs. Visit our website for more great information https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ and to learn how you can get CE Credit as a CRNA just by listening to the podcast. Don’t miss our special series on CRNA History, CRNA Personal Finance & Retirement, Political Conversations, CRNA Career Issues, and our leadership series called Courage To Lead. Check out new episodes of Beyond The Mask every week with distinguished guests from the CRNA community. #anesthesiology #rn #surgery #healthcare #nurseanesthesiologist #crnaschool #nursing #srnalife #nurselife #nursingstudent #ornurse #nurseanesthesia #crnalife #nursepractitioner #medschool #anesthesialife #scrublife #icunurse #hospital #futurecrna #medical #crna #nurse #anesthesia #srna #nurseanesthetist #nurses #surgical #operatingtheatre #medicalstudent #operatingroomnurse #studentnurse #diversitycrna #ccrn #nursepractitioner #APRN #APRNchat #NPchat #midwife #NP

Beyond The Mask: Innovation & Opportunities For CRNAs Jeremy Stanley

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 180 Ratings

A podcast for the CRNA & ARPN industries. Discussing the important issues that happen both in, and beyond, the operating room. With Sharon Pearce, DNP, CRNA, FAANA and Jeremy Stanley, EA, CFP, AIF. Innovations & opportunities for CRNAs. Visit our website for more great information https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ and to learn how you can get CE Credit as a CRNA just by listening to the podcast. Don’t miss our special series on CRNA History, CRNA Personal Finance & Retirement, Political Conversations, CRNA Career Issues, and our leadership series called Courage To Lead. Check out new episodes of Beyond The Mask every week with distinguished guests from the CRNA community. #anesthesiology #rn #surgery #healthcare #nurseanesthesiologist #crnaschool #nursing #srnalife #nurselife #nursingstudent #ornurse #nurseanesthesia #crnalife #nursepractitioner #medschool #anesthesialife #scrublife #icunurse #hospital #futurecrna #medical #crna #nurse #anesthesia #srna #nurseanesthetist #nurses #surgical #operatingtheatre #medicalstudent #operatingroomnurse #studentnurse #diversitycrna #ccrn #nursepractitioner #APRN #APRNchat #NPchat #midwife #NP

    Dysphoria: Current Understanding & Recommendations to Prevent Post-Op Cognitive Decline

    Dysphoria: Current Understanding & Recommendations to Prevent Post-Op Cognitive Decline

    Today we're exploring a topic that goes deeper into the realms of medicine and neuroscience, and it's something that affects us all: cognitive health post-surgery. Adam Flowe, Chief CRNA at Duke University Hospital, brings his 20 years of experience and a personal connection to the table, discussing the intricate relationship between anesthesia, surgical stress, and the brain. With the aging population and the rise in surgeries, the question of how these procedures affect our cognitive function is more pressing than ever.
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    Post-op cognitive dysfunction is underreported and has greater incidence than expected.
    CRNAs are critical to prevention and optimization as direct care has major impacts (more so than they probably realize).
    Post-op cognitive decline might be caused by the surgery and not the anesthesia.
    The science behind post-op cognitive decline is expanding rapidly. Inflammation is a key factor and the blood-brain barrier is also key.
    Anesthesia has been awesome in improving safety through equipment and work on HARD OUTCOMES; the future of quality for us is in SOFT OUTCOMES.
     
    About our guest: https://anesthesiology.duke.edu/personnel/adam-flowe-crna
     
    Visit us online: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/
     
    Get the CE Certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf
     
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    • 41 min
    Like Mother, Like Daughter: Discover the Unique Bond of a Mother-Daughter CRNA Team

    Like Mother, Like Daughter: Discover the Unique Bond of a Mother-Daughter CRNA Team

    In this heartfelt episode of Beyond The Mask, a story of unique dynamics when working alongside family in the world of anesthesia comes to life. Jeremy and Sharon sit down with a remarkable mother-daughter duo, Melody Secrest and Emily King, both CRNAs, who share their experiences working in the same hospital department. We uncover the challenges and triumphs that come with balancing professional boundaries and personal relationships in the operating room.
    Discover how Melody and Emily navigate their careers while supporting each other, and how they've managed to maintain their individual identities as healthcare professionals. Their story is a testament to the strength and resilience of family bonds in the face of demanding careers.
    This episode is not just a conversation; it’s a celebration of the ties that bind in the world of anesthesia. Join us for an episode that goes beyond the professional mask to reveal the personal connections that enrich the CRNA community.
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    The journey of transitioning from individual careers to working as a family unit.
    Strategies for maintaining professionalism while working with relatives.
    The impact of family dynamics on patient care and team interactions.
    The importance of forging one's own path and identity within the same profession as a parent.
     
    Emily King: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-king-a730a320/
     
    Melody Secrest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melody-secrest-81947b36/
     
    Johnston Health : https://www.johnstonhealth.org/
     
    Visit us online: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/
     
    Get the CE Certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf
     
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    • 36 min
    Ventilating the Future: CRNAs at the Forefront of Lung Protective Strategies

    Ventilating the Future: CRNAs at the Forefront of Lung Protective Strategies

    In this episode, hosts Terry and Garry take listeners on a journey through the evolution of anesthesia, reflecting on the remarkable changes witnessed since their early days in the field. From manual adjustments of OR beds to sophisticated ventilator technologies, they explore the transformative advancements that have revolutionized patient care.
    Focusing on lung protective ventilation strategies, Terry and Garry delve into the intricacies of reducing postoperative pulmonary complications, drawing upon historical practices and cutting-edge research to provide valuable insights for anesthesia providers.
    With a blend of anecdotal reminiscences and evidence-based discussions, they aim to empower listeners with knowledge to enhance patient outcomes and navigate the complexities of modern anesthesia.
    Join Terry and Garry as they embark on a captivating exploration of the past, present, and future of anesthesia.
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    The transformation of anesthesia technology over the years.
    Understanding atelectasis and its impact on pulmonary physiology.
    The role of PEEP, tidal volumes, and recruitment maneuvers in lung protection.
    The significance of limiting driving pressure during mechanical ventilation.
    The concept of mechanical power and how it relates to potential lung injury.
    Strategies for optimizing patient outcomes and mitigating postoperative complications.
    Anesthesia Machine Commercial mentioned in the show:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w13QxH9vS1E
     
    Visit us online and get show resources here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/
     
    Get the CE Certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf
     
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    • 41 min
    Will the Fed Stick the Landing? Or Will They Stick Us?

    Will the Fed Stick the Landing? Or Will They Stick Us?

    With Sharon away for work this week, we invited Andrew Opdyke, CFA from First Trust to join us to address a concern that many people have this year: the future of the market. What's ​the ​Fed ​going ​to ​do? ​Where's ​this ​economy ​going? ​How's ​this ​election ​going ​to ​affect ​my ​portfolio ​and ​my ​financial ​future? We tackle all these pressing financial questions and get Andrew’s thoughts on the year ahead.
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    What will the Fed do with interest rates in 2024?
    What impact did COVID have with the shutdown and the government spending that followed?
    What is driving inflation right now?
    The issue that stems from consumer debt continuing to rise.
    How will the US service their massive debt and what problems is that causing?
    The impact AI will have on everything.
     
    About our guest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewopdyke 
     
    Visit us online: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/
     
    Get the CE Certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf
     
    Help us grow by leaving a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-mask-innovation-opportunities-for-crnas/id1440309246
     
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    • 43 min
    Beyond the Clouds: Anesthesia for Cannabis Enthusiasts

    Beyond the Clouds: Anesthesia for Cannabis Enthusiasts

    The intersection of cannabis use, vaping and anesthesia is a topic that’s sparking conversations in operating rooms and beyond. With marijuana legalization spreading across the globe and vaping gaining popularity, it's crucial for healthcare providers and patients alike to understand how these factors can impact the surgical experience. In this episode, we’ll explore this topic and share the considerations CRNAs need to make when dealing with cannabis users.
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    The science behind how cannabis interacts with our bodies.
    The physiological effects of cannabis use.
    A breakdown of vaping and what it means for those heading into surgery.
    How it impacts the postoperative period.
     
    Visit us online and get show resources here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/
     
    Get the CE Certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf
     
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    • 52 min
    The Earliest Nurse Anesthesia Pioneers

    The Earliest Nurse Anesthesia Pioneers

    Step back in time as we celebrate the trailblazing nurse anesthetists who forged a path for today's CRNAs. In this episode, we’re joined by guests Stacy Yancey, MSNA, CRNA and Megan Conner, PhD, CRNA to pay homage to formidable women like Sophie Winton and Gertrude Gerrard, whose remarkable bravery and dedication earned them medals and a place in history. Hear stories of the first nurse anesthetists, whose contributions to medicine have often been overshadowed by time but are no less significant.
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    Nurses were not only the first to give anesthesia, but were and continue to be the clear experts in anesthesia with an amazing safety record from the beginning of surgical anesthesia until today.
    Nurses went to the frontlines to care for soldiers and administer anesthesia, and nurse anesthetists are still the ones on the frontlines.
    The stories of these early nurse anesthetists need to be told because history often leaves them out.
    Today’s CRNAs should be educated and proud of our nurse anesthesia history and know our profession would not be where it is today without the commitment of these ladies.
    It’s exciting to think what the 60,000 plus CRNAs will accomplish in the future going forward for our patients and our profession.
     
    Visit us online: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/
     
    Get the CE Certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf
     
    Help us grow by leaving a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-the-mask-innovation-opportunities-for-crnas/id1440309246
     
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

Nrsanesthesiarocks ,

Excellent podcast!

I just happened to get an email from Doximity and looked at it….I often ignore those emails because it pertains more to APRNs and not CRNAs. Listened to your latest podcast about side businesses! I’m literally doing that right now…branching out into aesthetics and wellness services. You talked about hand and wrist pain and oh man you know me…we all struggle with that from all that masking. Ouch! You can only get so many injections before they don’t work anymore! I can’t believe I haven’t listened to you before. I’ve absolutely questioned my decision to branch out and try new things because it’s so much work. You motivated me to keep on pushing and learning. I’m super excited to listen to the rest of your podcasts and continue on with my education so I don’t have to rely completely on my anesthesia jobs (I have 4 of them right now) to support my family. While it is great money in relation to the rest of the worlds occupations it’s extremely stressful too. With two kids in college and me being the only money maker in the family there’s a ton of pressure and stress…plus supporting my extended family! And I still have student loans! Yuck. Time to make my money to work for me! You have given me renewed motivation! Thank you!

militartyanesthesia ,

Thank you!

Sharon and Jeremy, I really appreciate your time and effort in putting on this podcast! It’s consistently the best anesthesia podcast I listen to.

Scotty NC ,

This show is well above the Drapes!!!!

If you are a CRNA you need to listen to this podcast. It is chopped full of professional advice for the CRNAs in and out of the operating room.
Bravo! And keep up the excellent work.

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