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Sep 22, 2022

"It's not just about us [Anesthesia]. It's about all the stakeholders that are invested"

How can the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) help to maximize the value of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists?

This vital conversation tackles that question head on. What are the big opportunities for the...


Sep 22, 2022

"Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA's) handle meeting with you ahead of time; alleviating your fears of surgery; getting an extensive health history so that we can really tailor your anesthetic to your needs. We work as a member of a team with surgeons and with nurses - in the operating room. And then...


Mar 25, 2021

"I cannot sleep. It's like, I wake up at 1am and my mind's going crazy ... if you had someone come to you and say; 'I'm really struggling right now, I'm having a lot of anxiety, with work with family, with kids with whatever'; what are some of the top things that you want to share with them?"

How can a regular yoga...


Jan 21, 2021

The opioid crisis "a unique American problem". This piece uncovers the origin of some of the misinformation about opioids, the consequences of calling pain a "fifth vital sign" and the absurd practice of waking patients up in the middle of the night to ask them if they are in any pain.

As these factors combined...


Jan 14, 2021

"The more I learn about this, the more my eyes are opened to how much opportunity we have to improve in this area"

This piece covers the "perennial topic" of whether paralysis is bad for breathing, here with a focus upon outcome criteria associated with residual neuromuscular blockade. It's a piece based in part upon a...