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A podcast for the CRNA industry. Discussing the important issues that happen both in, and beyond, the operating room. With Sharon Pearce MSN, CRNA and Jeremy Stanley CFP, AIF.

Beyond The Mask: Innovation & Opportunities For CRNAs Jeremy Stanley

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 127 Ratings

A podcast for the CRNA industry. Discussing the important issues that happen both in, and beyond, the operating room. With Sharon Pearce MSN, CRNA and Jeremy Stanley CFP, AIF.

    Ep 157: Why Having Nurse Anesthesia Academic Leadership Matters

    Ep 157: Why Having Nurse Anesthesia Academic Leadership Matters

    We’ve stressed the importance of having CRNAs in clinical leadership positions as well as local government positions, but it’s equally valuable to have our peers in academic leadership roles as well. That’s why we’re excited to welcome Angela Mund, DNP, CRNA, back onto the show to talk about her new position as a department chair at the Medical University of South Carolina. In the first few months, she’s learned quite a bit about many different divisions and she’ll share some of that with us along with helping young CRNAs that are considering a similar path in academia.


     


    Read more: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-157-why-having-nurse-anesthesia-academic-leadership-matters/3101/ 


     


    Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf


     


    Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift to the AANA: https://www.aana.com/docs/default-source/foundation-aana-com-web-documents-(all)/memorial-and-tribute-gift-summary.pdf?sfvrsn=de8545b1_0 


     


    What we discuss in this episode: 


    4:36 – Welcome in Dr. Mund


    5:44 – Her academic background


    8:51 – What divisions she oversees


    11:30 – Learning curves


    13:45 – How did she get this role


    15:25 – Advocating for CRNAs  


    19:29 – Favorite part of this role  


    21:42 – Biggest challenges


    24:31 – How her experience as a CRNA has helped  


    28:28 – CRNAs that want to go this route


    37:40 – Impact of moving to the doctorate


    41:51 – Quality and quantity of students increasing


    47:44 – Closing message from Angie


     

    • 53 min
    Ep 156: How the Economics of Healthcare Could Change Anesthesia

    Ep 156: How the Economics of Healthcare Could Change Anesthesia

    Money drives many of the decisions industries have to make and healthcare is no exception. As things become more expensive and less efficient, people are looking for ways to improve the quality and cost of care. Ian Hewer, PhD, CRNA, is an assistant professor at Western Carolina University and has turned much of his focus to healthcare economics and QZ team billing. Today he’ll tell us more about this team approach, how it’s impacting cost, and why it’s a good thing for CRNAs.    


     


    Read more: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-155-how-the-economics-of-healthcare-could-change-anesthesia/3076/ 


     


    Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf


     


    Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift to the AANA: https://www.aana.com/docs/default-source/foundation-aana-com-web-documents-(all)/memorial-and-tribute-gift-summary.pdf?sfvrsn=de8545b1_0 


     


    What we discuss in this episode: 


    4:34 – Introducing today’s guest and topic


    6:53 – The anesthesia care team model


    11:24 – Background on QZ billing


    14:15 – Supervision


    16:45 – How will affect the future of anesthesia?


    22:48 – What does the average anesthetist make?


    26:03 – Outcomes vs amount spent


    30:57 – Solutions for the future


    35:49 – What patients think of their care


    37:02 – Problems with employer-based insurance system


    38:34 – Two options we face


    42:46 – CRNAs in good position


    44:10 – Lightning Round

    • 49 min
    Ep 155: Proving the Quality and Cost Efficiency of CRNAs

    Ep 155: Proving the Quality and Cost Efficiency of CRNAs

    Research is crucial to pushing the CRNA profession forward and that’s something that the AANA Foundation has dedicated its efforts to. To help us understand why so many resources are being poured into research and what we’re learning about anesthesia, AANA Foundation CEO Lorraine Jordan, PhD, CRNA, CAE, FAAN, joins the show. She shares the mission behind the foundation and gives us her perspective on what's ahead for CRNAs.


     


    Read more: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-155-proving-the-quality-and-cost-efficiency-of-crnas/3087/ 


     


    Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf


     


    Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift to the AANA: https://www.aana.com/docs/default-source/foundation-aana-com-web-documents-(all)/memorial-and-tribute-gift-summary.pdf?sfvrsn=de8545b1_0 


     


    What we discuss in this episode: 


    5:12 – Welcome on Lorraine


    9:09 – Why we picked this topic


    11:37 – Cost of research studies


    15:23 – Research results


    24:48 – Quality not being a priority


    29:10 – CRNAs in rural areas


    35:27 – Anesthesiologists and CRNAs working together


    39:02 – Lorriane’s forward vision


    45:20 – How to donate


    50:10 – Final thoughts

    • 56 min
    Ep 154: Anne Penland’s Story - Nursing on the Frontlines of World War I and Early 20th Century Medicine

    Ep 154: Anne Penland’s Story - Nursing on the Frontlines of World War I and Early 20th Century Medicine

    You won’t find Anne Penland’s name mentioned very often in the early history books about nursing, but this North Carolina nurse anesthetist served our country in some of the toughest environments. Our historical series continues with a spotlight on Penland and all of the incredible detail she provided on the war and early 20th-century anesthesia thanks to a well-written diary. We’re joined by our resident historians, Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, and Sandy Ouellette, CRNA, to learn more about this incredible person.


     


    Read more here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-154-anne-penlands-story-nursing-on-the-frontlines-of-world-war-i-and-early-20th-century-medicine/3069/ 


     


    Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf


     


    What we discuss in this episode:


    2:57 – Great feedback on the historical series


    4:30 – Why is Penland so important?


    5:45 – Early life


    8:38 – Her time in Europe during WWI


    13:35 – Working as a nurse anesthetist during the war


    16:10 – Lessons learned from her diary


    20:48 – Happy moments from the diary


    22:48 – Serving with Agatha Hodgins


    26:08 – Recognition for her service


    29:42 – After the war


    34:26 – Ceremony in 2017


    41:54 – From the military to civilian healthcare


    44:16 – So much happening in the world at the same time


    47:51 – Building on the past


    53:01 – Where to get additional information

    • 58 min
    Ep 153: The Business Side of Anesthesia

    Ep 153: The Business Side of Anesthesia

    There’s no doubt that anesthesia is a big business but not every CRNA pays attention to that side of the profession. It might not be something you’re immediately interested in, but it’s important to help you understand your true value as a CRNA. Today we’re going to ask Tracy Young, MSNA, MBA, CRNA, the CEO of YPS Anesthesia, about a number of important topics involving the business side of anesthesia and what the future might hold as the industry evolves.  


     


    Read more: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-153-the-business-side-of-anesthesia/3060/ 


     


    About our guest: https://ypsanesthesia.com/  


     


    Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf


     


    What we discuss in this episode: 


    2:41 – Excited for our guest today


    3:58 – Background on Tracy


    6:00 – How much the business has grown


    7:42 – Trials and successes


    9:56 – CRNAs that want to build a business


    12:41 – Other areas he’s interested in beyond anesthesia


    18:47 – How COVID has changed hospitals and health facilities


    22:57 – Creating a great workplace


    28:12 – Flexible models


    30:12 – 1099 vs W-2


    36:45 – Advice for healthcare insurance


    39:17 – Understanding your value


    45:14 – Cost-effectiveness of CRNAs


    50:46 – Future for CRNAs


    54:45 – What scares him the most about the future


    56:36 – Lightning round

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 152: The Growth of Computerized Surgical Implants

    Ep 152: The Growth of Computerized Surgical Implants

    Technology has been changing the healthcare industry for many years now but we’ve reached a point where computers have gone from outside the body to inside the body. Computerized surgical implants are being utilized in many different capacities to provide better care for patients, and that’s presenting some unique challenges for CRNAs. Today we talk with Adam Flowe, CRNA, who is the Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Duke, to talk about all the advancements in technology and what it means for the profession today and in the future.


     


    Read more and get additional resources here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-152-the-growth-of-computerized-surgical-implants/3054/ 


     


    Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf


     


    What we discuss in this episode: 


    3:16 – Welcome in Adam


    4:23 – Background on Adam


    6:51 – Why this topic?


    11:42 – Why are we seeing more of these implants?


    13:23 – Different types of implants


    21:42 – Challenges for anesthesia providers


    23:39 – Training SRNAs for this


    26:59 – Can we be made smarter?


    30:52 – Elon Musk health technology company


    41:54 – How long can the body tolerate these things


    42:38 – Final thoughts


    43:19 – Lightning Round  

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

Trvlgrl1 ,

Win/win

I appreciate hearing the latest and greatest in the world of Nurse Anesthesiology while also getting Class B credits. Just listen on your commute for a win/win experience. I love the perspectives from Jeremy and Sharon who both ask varied and insightful questions!

doubledownmoney ,

Fun and informative medical podcast

If you’re a CRNA or any medical professional, I highly recommend giving this podcast a listen. Hosts have a great rapport.

JTDowns ,

SRNA

Beyond the Mask provides listeners with information about Anesthesia topics as well as life lessons. I believe that is what sets this Podcast apart from the others. I really appreciate your messages that you send your audience and the thoughtfulness that you put into every episode!

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