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...a podcast for the anesthesia community

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#39 – Succinylcholine Overview – Michael Mielniczek, BSN, SRNA
1:14:12
In this episode, I had the privilege of chatting with Michael Mielniczek, BSN, SRNA on an overview of succinylcholine. At the time of this recording, Michael was a second year Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist at the University of Scranton and<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode39/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Mar 25, 2018
#38 – Enhanced Recovery Programs (“ERAS”) Part 3/3 – Tim Fitzgerald, MD
24:51
Tim Fitzgerald, MD is a surgical oncologist and Director of Surgical Oncology at Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and specializes in complex gastrointestinal surgery.  Dr Fitzgerald has<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode38/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Nov 20, 2017
#37 – Enhanced Recovery Programs (“ERAS”) Part 2/3 – Tim Fitzgerald, MD
30:44
Tim Fitzgerald, MD is a surgical oncologist and Director of Surgical Oncology at Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and specializes in complex gastrointestinal surgery.  Dr Fitzgerald has<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode37/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Nov 20, 2017
#36 – Enhanced Recovery Programs (“ERAS”) Part 1/3 – Tim Fitzgerald, MD
44:14
Tim Fitzgerald, MD is a surgical oncologist and Director of Surgical Oncology at Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and specializes in complex gastrointestinal surgery.  Dr Fitzgerald has<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode36/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Nov 20, 2017
#35 – AANA News Bulletin Article: Tips for Transitioning to Practice
29:58
The September 2017 AANA News Bulletin contains an article I wrote titled:  SRNAs – Key Tips for Transitioning to Practice. The article builds on podcast #25 – Transitioning to Practice that I put out back in February 2016.  In the<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode35/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Aug 25, 2017
#34 – Provider Wellness – Christine Hein, MD
1:09:41
I caught up with Christine Hein, MD recently to talk about healthcare provider wellness. Dr Hein is an emergency medicine physician and Director of the Provider Well-being and Peer Support program at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. I was<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode34/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Aug 15, 2017
#33 – NOLS Wilderness Medicine and Cornerstone Anesthesia Conference – Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA
7:02
This is a quick overview of some continuing education opportunities coming up.  I’ll be co-instructing a NOLS Wilderness Medicine course with my good friend Sara Nelson, MD this October 20-22, 2017 near Flagstaff, Maine.  I’ll also help teach an anesthesia<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode33/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Jul 18, 2017
#32 – Iatrogenic infections related to anesthesia workstation behaviors – Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA
41:11
In this podcast, I talk with Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA about iatrogenic infections related to anesthesia workstation behaviors.  This continues to be a focal point of Dr Biddle’s research on patient safety and is a topic that concerns every anesthesia<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode32/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Jul 06, 2017
#31 – At-Home Cardiorespiratory Events Following Ambulatory Surgery – Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA
29:44
In this podcast, I chat with Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA about his and other research on at-home cardiorespiratory events following ambulatory surgery.  We discuss risk factors, screening tools and patient education that is designed to enhance patient safety and decrease<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode31/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Jun 06, 2017
#30 – Anesthesia in Chad, Africa: Part 2 – Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA
24:09
In 2014, Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA quit his job, sold most of what he owned and moved with his wife and two young daughters to Chad, Africa for a long-term commitment to provide anesthesia and education.  Here is a glimpse<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode30/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
May 02, 2017
#29 – Anesthesia in Chad, Africa: Part 1 – Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA
39:39
In 2014, Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA quit his job, sold most of what he owned and moved with his wife and two young daughters to Chad, Africa for a long-term commitment to provide anesthesia and education.  Here is a glimpse<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode29/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
May 02, 2017
#28 – Expertise in Anesthesia – Denham Ward, MD, PhD
38:38
I talk with Denham Ward, MD, PhD on the topic of expertise in anesthesia.  Dr Ward is currently the director of the Academy at Maine Medical Center Institute for Teaching Excellence and a Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode28/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 28, 2017
#27 – Social Media in Nurse Anesthesia – Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA
5:22
Jon provides a quick update on the publication of the article “Social media in nurse anesthesia – a model for a reproducible podcast” published in the February 2017 edition of the AANA Journal.  This article provides the literature review associated with<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode27/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 28, 2017
#26 – Hardship in Anesthesia School – Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA
29:56
In this show I talk about hardship in anesthesia school. Yep. It is for you, actually.  It’s for you if you’re struggling.  Or even if you’re not – cause your classmate or colleague might be. This podcast is about the<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode26/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Jul 16, 2016
#25 – Transitioning to Practice – Jon Lowrance, MSN, CRNA
22:02
This episode covers advice for the last six months of anesthesia school, transitioning out of school and into the first six months of your CRNA practice! The year encompassing your last six months of anesthesia school through your first six months<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode25/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 01, 2016
#24 – Positive Deviance – Cherie Burke, DNP, CRNA
23:06
Cherie Burke, DNP, CRNA discusses the concept of positive deviance in healthcare.  Highlights include how to effect change as healthcare providers and the power of focusing quality improvement proactively on what goes right in an organization verses reacting to errors and<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode24/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Jan 26, 2016
#23 – Tips for the Job Hunt: How to Promote Yourself as a CRNA – Jon Bradstreet, MSN, CRNA
30:28
I sat down with Jon Bradstreet, MSN, CRNA to chat about how SRNAs and CRNAs can prepare for the job market.  Jon Bradstreet, MSN, CRNA is the Chief CRNA and Director of CRNA Services of Maine’s largest CRNA group and<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode23/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Dec 21, 2015
#22 – The Value of AANA Membership – Juan Quintana, CRNA, DNP, MHS & Kristie Hoch, APRN, CRNA, MSN
36:30
Jon caught up with Dr Juan Quintana, president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and Kristie Hoch, president of the Maine Association of Nurse Anesthetists, to chat about the value of being a member of the American Association of<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode22/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Oct 09, 2015
#21 – Emotional Intelligence of SRNAs – Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA
21:50
Dr Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA discusses his research on Emotional Intelligence of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs).  Highlights include the relevance of emotional intelligence to the practice of anesthesia, models of emotional intelligence and ways that emotional intelligence can<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode21/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Sep 19, 2015
#20 – DNP: The Future of CRNA Education – Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA
22:24
Jon talks with Dr Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA about the transition of CRNA education from a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).  We discuss the history, rationale and implications of the change<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode20/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Aug 06, 2015
#19 – Trauma Anesthesia – Caleb Rogovin, MSN, CRNA
46:38
Jon caught up with Caleb Rogovin, MS, CRNA, CCRN, CEN to talk trauma anesthesia.  Pharmacology, massive transfusion protocols, fluid management, room set up, team communication and personal coping are all covered in this episode.   Caleb Rogovin, MS, CRNA, CCRN,<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode19/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Jul 18, 2015
#18 - The Business of Freelancing - Jeremy Stanley, CFP
22:54
Jeremy Stanley, CFP, President and founder of CRNA Financial Planning-an AANA Member Advantage partner , joins the podcast to discuss the intricacies of freelancing. Jeremy has over 18 years of experience helping nurse anesthetists pursue financial success and is a sought after<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/18-the-business-of-freelancing-jeremy-stanley-cfp/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Apr 21, 2015
#17 – EKG Lead Selection for Perioperative Monitoring – Mark Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
33:21
Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN, professor at Western Carolina University, discusses the cardinal elements and evidence based recommendations for EKG lead selection during anesthesia. Dr. Kossick is a tenured professor at Western Carolina University, the author of a textbook<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode17/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Mar 23, 2015
#16 – Communicating with Preceptors – Jon, Kristin, Brad & Cassidy
30:33
Jon, Kristin, Brad & Cass sit down to talk about communicating with preceptors.  This talk will be helpful for SRNAs who are hitting the clinical environment for the first time.  This podcast was recorded during our anesthesia training and hopefully<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode16/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Mar 10, 2015
#15 – Difficult Airway Case Study – Eric Carlson, MSN, CRNA
32:58
Kristin talks with Eric Carlson, MSN, CRNA who shares a gripping personal tale of managing an unexpected difficult airway during an emergency Cesarean section.  Eric found himself in a “cannot intubate/cannot ventilate” situation which evolved into performing a cricothyrotomy followed by<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode15/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Mar 01, 2015
#14 – Anesthesia Care Models – Ian Hewer, MSN, MA, CRNA
45:09
Jon and Ian discuss the history and economics of anesthesia delivery models.  Ian overviews the various types of anesthesia care models, some of the historical context for the development of those models and explains how anesthesia providers can optimize the<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode14/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 25, 2015
#13 – Success Strategies for Nurse Anesthesia School – Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA & Kara Michalov, MSN, CRNA
34:26
If you’re planning on becoming a CRNA or even if you’re currently in CRNA school, this talk is for you!  Jon talks with Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA and Kara Michalov, MSN, CRNA about success strategies for nurse anesthesia school.  <span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode13/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 21, 2015
#12 – Preparing for Nurse Anesthesia School – Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA and Kara Michalov, MSN, CRNA
19:00
If you’re a critical care nurse and you’re thinking about applying for anesthesia school, this show is for you!  Jon talks with Mason McDowell, DNAP, CRNA & Kara Michalov, MSN, CRNA about how best to prepare for getting into nurse anesthesia<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode12/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 21, 2015
#11 – Part 3 Combat Trauma Anesthesia – Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA
21:30
Part 3: Combat Trauma Anesthesia with Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA.  Dustin and Jon wrap up their conversation with an overview of how people can get involved as CRNAs in the military and how we can support our troops. Dustin Degman,<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode11/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 15, 2015
#10 – Part 2 Combat Trauma Anesthesia – Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA
35:56
Part 2: Combat Trauma Anesthesia with Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA.  Dustin discusses the specifics of Damage Control Resuscitation that he utilized as the sole anesthesia provider at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Orgun-E in Afghanistan. Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA is an Associate Professor<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode10/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 15, 2015
#9 – Part 1 Combat Trauma Anesthesia – Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA
26:57
Part 1: Combat Trauma Anesthesia with Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA. In this interview, Jon sits down with Dustin Degman to discuss his role as a CRNA working at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Orgun-E in Afghanistan. Dustin Degman, MSN, CRNA is an Associate Professor of Anesthesia<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode9/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 15, 2015
#8 – The Business of Anesthesia – Sandry Gaillard, MSN, CRNA
35:12
In this episode, Kristin and Sandry Gaillard, a CRNA who works independently at a critical access hospital in rural western North Carolina, sit down to discuss the business of anesthesia in terms of working as a 1099 employee verses a W2 employee.<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode8/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 15, 2015
#7 Advocacy in Anesthesia – David Andrews, MHS, CRNA
22:16
In this interview, David Andrews, MHS, CRNA, sits down with Jon Lowrance to discuss the importance of CRNAs and SRNAs advocating for their profession through state and national associations. David is the current President of the Oregon Association of Nurse<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode7/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 09, 2015
#6 – Outpatient Anesthesia – David Andrews, MHS, CRNA
14:52
In this episode Kristin and David Andrews, MHS, CRNA, President of the Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthetists and Clinical Director of Outpatient Anesthesia Services, sit down to discuss the challenges facing outpatient anesthesia providers. Information about Outpatient Anesthesia Services can be<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode6/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Feb 09, 2015
#5 – Sickle Cell Disease – Matthew Kuestner, M.D.
11:57
Matthew Kuestner, M.D., attending anesthesiologist at Kosair Children’s Hopsital, overviews sickle cell disease and anesthetic implications for pediatric patients.  Dr Kuestner is a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Sickle Cell Disease – Dr. Kuestner<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode5/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Jan 26, 2015
#4 – Hematopoiesis, Fetal Hemoglobin & Physiologic Anemia in Pediatrics – Matthew Kuestner, M.D.
8:28
Matthew Kuestner, M.D., attending anesthesiologist at Kosair Children’s Hopsital, overviews hematopoiesis, fetal hemoglobin and physiologic anemia in pediatrics.  Dr Kuestner is a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Hematopoiesis, Fetal Hemoglobin & Physiologic Anemia<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode4/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Jan 25, 2015
#3 – Single Lung Ventilation In Pediatrics – Andrea Kristofy, M.D.
15:56
Adrea Kristofy, M.D., attending anesthesiologist at Kosair Children’s Hospital, discusses single lung ventilation in pediatrics.  Dr Kristofy is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  She is also a Diplomate of the American Board<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode3/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Jan 21, 2015
#2 – Myth’s Mistakes and Misconceptions in the Pediatric Population – Steven Auden, M.D.
23:06
Steven Auden, M.D., attending anesthesiologist at Kosair Children’s Hospital, discusses myths, mistakes and misconceptions in pediatric anesthesia.  Dr Auden is the Medical Director of Kosair Children’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology and a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology for the University of<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode2/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Jan 15, 2015
#1 – Pediatrics: Are They Just Little Adults? – Walter Rose, D.O.
20:44
Dr Walter Rose, D.O., attending anesthesiologist at Kosair Children’s Hospital, discusses the specific attributes that make caring for pediatric patients unique as anesthesia providers.  Dr Rose is the Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia at Kosair Children’s Hospital and also serves<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="https://www.fromtheheadofthebed.com/episode1/">Read more ›</a></div><!-- end of .read-more -->
Jan 15, 2015