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Ever wish you had a CRNA mentor who is plugged into the community, who has helped hundreds of students find success in just the past year? That’s exactly what you’ll get when you tune into CRNA School Prep Academy Podcast with your host, CRNA of 6 years, and student mentor, Jenny Finnell. Her specialty? Listening to her students and creating actionable step-by-step guidance designed to get you into your top CRNA program. The journey doesn't end there. Jenny is committed to helping you not on ...
 
Hi, I’m Sasha - your host of the Real Talk School of Nursing podcast. Have you been thinking about becoming a nurse or you’re in nursing school? Then you may have found the most correct place to be! This podcast speaks on what isn’t taught in the nursing program. We dive into all that is to come throughout your whole journey in pre reqs, nursing school, and new grad life. Come join us on Tuesday’s and let’s be real. There’s more to nursing school than just content. Write in to RealTalkNursin ...
 
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Does being a CRNA seem too good to be true? Knowing what to expect ahead of time sets you up for success as a student and as a provider. Today, we’re detailing some of the biggest pros and cons of being a CRNA for you! In addition to this episode, as always, it is recommended that you continue to network and ask other CRNAs for their opinions on th…
 
Let's delve deeper into the world of decentralized, unregulated global currency. Where did bitcoin originate? What is a bitcoin miner, and what’s their purpose? Looking at the in’s and out’s and the cautions that go with investing in cryptocurrency, it’s hard not to add the question: Is bitcoin really here to stay? Join Richard and me as we continu…
 
This episode was originally released on From the Head of the Bed on March 3, 2019 and recorded in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tom Baribeault, DNP, CRNA and Jayme Reuter, MS, CRNA talk with me about opioid free anesthesia. We discuss the progression to opioid free anesthesia (OFA), where OFA fits into enhanced recovery programs and the specific techniques …
 
You might have noticed a surge in articles and stories about the nurse anesthesia profession in recent days and weeks, and that’s because of the push for regulatory reform. Joe Rodriguez, CRNA, has always been one to push for change and advocate for healthcare policy reform, and that’s the position he’s in once again. He joins us on this episode to…
 
One year since Crystal started cancer treatment, she sits down with Laci and brings us up to date on what she has been experiencing and what’s to come. She has been undergoing radiation treatment and walks us through what it’s like. Unfortunately, during her treatment, she developed a complication related to the radiation that sent her to surgery a…
 
In this episode, Ashley and I talk through how to set up an operating room anesthesia workstation, perform a preoperative patient assessment and progress through an IV induction and intubation. You’ll hear Ashley walk you through everything from how to do a quick machine set up, where to put your tape, how to introduce yourself to patients & work t…
 
“Swing trading is a style of trading that attempts to capture short- to medium-term gains in a stock over a period of a few days to several weeks.” My personal opinion is that time in the market beats timing the market. But can you make real money from swing trading? The short answer is yes, but take caution. Do your research, and be ready for a ro…
 
Ben Levin, MD This podcast was the last episode I published on From the Head of the Bed and originally came out on July 4, 2020. In August of that year, I launched Anesthesia Guidebook and this episode is being re-released on September 16, 2021. In this episode, I have the privilege of speaking with Ben Levin, MD on the perioperative management of …
 
Being a great leader doesn’t require a person to be in a position of power. Every CRNA has the opportunity to make a difference each day by leading up. The dean of Loma Linda University’s School of Nursing, Shawn Collins, PhD, DNP, CRNA, joins the show today to talk with us about this idea of making an impact from whatever role you’re in. Read more…
 
Am I too OLD to go back for CRNA? It’s a very common question asked inside our communities, and the decision can feel really overwhelming. The good news is, whether you’re looking at a career change, or just getting a later start, CRNA is a total possibility for you! In today’s episode, we’re busting through the most common fears in regard to age w…
 
Cryptocurrency represents a whole new world of decentralized, unregulated global currency. As many of us begin to learn more and more about the ever-changing crypto market, it’s easy to see why it’s such a hot topic! There are plenty of articles out there about people making millions by investing in this "modern money." But what is cryptocurrency, …
 
Have you ever noticed that when we are asked “who are you?” you tie your occupation to your identity? But is that really who you are? Your purpose? Many of us don’t ever take the time to discover what our purpose in life is, we just naturally assume it’s our job. However many are left unsatisfied and have a feeling of emptiness within. On this thou…
 
It’s no secret that CRNA school is stressful. From the intense influx of new information to navigating clinicals, you’re bound to be put in situations that make your heart beat a little faster and your hand sweat a little too much. Today, we are joined by Matt Zinder, an 18-year career CRNA, who has uncovered a hidden secret inside the healthcare f…
 
Beth Wilmes was 35 years old with a successful career and in the midst of motherhood when she discovered a lump in her breast. She requested a mammogram and biopsy and found out she indeed had breast cancer. Beth shares her incredible story with Crystal, Ellen, and Laci on this week’s episode of the Scrub Caps and Sippy Cups podcast. Listen as Beth…
 
“Ketamine is a medication primarily used for starting and maintaining anesthesia. It induces dissociative anesthesia, a trance-like state providing pain relief, sedation, and amnesia.” Recently it was discovered that Ketamine could be used to help patients suffering from depression, PTSD, and chronic pain. Jason Duprat, Nurse Anesthetist, and medic…
 
This episode was originally released in April of 2020 on From the Head of the Bed… a podcast for the anesthesia community and is being re-released on 5 September 2021 on Anesthesia Guidebook. In this episode, I speak with Shane Garner, MS, CRNA, NSPM-C about an introduction & overview of regional anesthesia. We discuss: opioid-free anesthesia how t…
 
Have you ever given advice to someone that “changed their life?” Do you find you have the desire to help others do better and be greater in life? Better yet, can you turn that into an income stream? Life Coaching targets the unique skills and gifts of clients while zeroing in on negative patterns that could be standing in the way of success. Most f…
 
The issue of diversity isn’t one that’s limited to certain areas of the country or specific professions. It’s a problem that people everywhere are trying to solve, including the CRNA profession. We want to explore the topic and try to get a better understanding of the barriers and challenges for minorities entering this field so we asked Richard Fl…
 
Study Link: http://depaul.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Y32tyhtj6i8GZU Nicole Kellogg, BSN, SRNA and Elizabeth Fullford, BSN, SRNA join me to discuss the anesthetic considerations for cannabis users. This podcast is part of a study they’re conducting on the efficacy of an educational podcast for SRNAs and CRNAs. PLEASE COMPLETE THE PRE-SURVEY AND POST…
 
Completing a pre-operative assessment for your first patients can be overwhelming as you’re navigating your clinicals. There are numerous factors to be considered before putting your patient to sleep, so we’re laying out the details! Today, we’re diving into how to best move through your preoperative assessment in a way that keeps your patient safe…
 
Episode Summary In this episode of the APEX Live Anesthesia podcast, we review the essentials of calcium and the physiologic consequences that occur when this important cation becomes low. We’ll discuss how the body regulates calcium, the signs of hypocalcemia, something called the “Lethal Diamond” and so much more. APEX family…grab a big glass of …
 
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 …
 
In this episode you’re going to hear from Shane Garner, MS, CRNA, NSPM-C on the 5 Keys for Achieving Financial Independence. This show was originally released in April of 2020 on From the Head of the Bed and I’m pulling it forward to Anesthesia Guidebook on August 30, 2021. I’m pumped Shane brought this intel to the podcast… anesthesia providers ar…
 
Opening a business can be daunting and challenging. Adding more into life, like cancer, can lead a person to want to give up. Yet, for some, giving up is not an option and we strive to figure out how to make it work. So, what drives you to keep going? Do you have the support around you to help you succeed? What is your why that keeps you moving for…
 
Happy 50th Episode!! It takes courage to show up and be seen! Being vulnerable is something we face almost daily, but how has it affected you? Do you worry about being hurt or judged? These types of emotions can lead to closing yourself off and putting up walls. But is opening up to others all bad? What could we gain by being a little more vulnerab…
 
Back in 2006, the AANA Board of Directors appointed a Doctoral Task Force to explore the future direction in nurse anesthesia education. Sandy Ouellette was chosen to co-chair the task force and help lead those discussions that would shape the future for CRNAs. Today she joins us to provide an inside look at how it was composed, the original purpos…
 
Reaching out to your future CRNA program can be hugely beneficial for helping you to stand out against the crowd of applicants- getting you into school sooner and fast-tracking your success! Today we are joined by Expert Guest Richard Wilson MNA, CRNA. He answers your burning questions and details how applicants should go about reaching out to your…
 
Dr Matthew Willis is the CRNA who created and produces the educational app Master Anesthesia, which is available from the App Store and Google Play Store. I’ve been using this app for the last several months and I’m super impressed at a few things: it’s packed with real-world information that’s evidence based from case tips to pharmacology the calc…
 
The CBD market is growing nonstop and with lots of opportunities. There is so much to learn about the processing of cannabinoids and how to make a safe and effective product for long-term healing. What medicinal uses can CBD be used for? Is there a future for CBD in the medical field? An interesting fact; did you know there are 2 types of CBD? CBD …
 
This episode is coming out on August 21, 2021 but it FIRST came out way back on September 19, 2015. The show is on emotional intelligence of SRNAs with Dr Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA. At the time of the interview, Dr Shawn Collins was the nurse anesthesia program director and the interim dean of the College of Health & Human Sciences at Western C…
 
Are you considering investing in apartments? Passively or Actively? Active apartment investing is a significant undertaking, and you are involved in every part of the deal. How many team members do you need? And what do they do to benefit your investment? Jump down the rabbit hole as I discuss a few things to get you started in understanding what i…
 
As CRNAs continue to push for more awareness and understanding of the profession, social media has emerged as one of the great tools for accomplishing this goal. Rhianna Ferial, CRNA, and her husband have completely embraced the medium on multiple platforms to educate, mentor, and inspire. Today she joins the show to talk about the reason she devot…
 
Are you holding yourself back from CRNA school because you’ve got a family? Navigating school while raising little ones and maintaining happy family relationships can certainly be challenging, but it’s not impossible! Today, we are joined by Sara Conner, a first-year SRNA who is absolutely KILLIN’ it! Even with 3 young children, Sara is thriving in…
 
This episode originally appeared on the podcast From the Head of the Bed on August 6, 2015. It’s re-released here on August 17, 2021. Dr Shawn Collins, DNP, PhD, CRNA and I discuss the transition from Master’s level training for CRNAs to practice doctorates, most commonly the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree or DNP. Every CRNA program must transit…
 
AUGUST 17, 2021 SEASON 6 EPISODE 4 #99 Sasha Subrosa When we get the inside scoop on things that people wished they knew when they were in our shoes, we take that and run with it. Were able to learn from others' mistakes to avoid having to go through the same struggles. In today’s episode, we get ideas on how to cut costs and some pros of being a n…
 
Theresa Mitchell, a producer, mother, and survivor, is joined by Laci and Ellen this week discussing the black and brown community’s struggles regarding obstetric care in the United States. We want to bring awareness to infertility, infant loss, and miscarriages and that the U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate globally. Theresa is bringing…
 
Social Media can be an amazing tool for anyone, especially when it inspires others to become something they always dreamed of (like a CRNA). Yet when you lead others there are generally trolls out there trying to take you down. How do you avoid or block the trolls? What kind of compensation comes with being a “YouTuber” or “TikToker”? In the CRNA f…
 
This podcast follows up on the previous show which discussed free open access medical education (FOAM) and the use of social media in anesthesia education. Here, I discuss the power of asynchronous learning to shape the future of anesthesia education. The power of asynchronous learning comes from the ability of content experts to produce something …
 
Fear isn’t bad neither is a risk. What is a risk you have taken recently, that was beyond your comfort zone? How many times have you wanted to start something but there were so many “what-if’s” you decided to not take the risk? Why do we allow ourselves to let fear control our choices? Join me on this Thoughtful Thursday as I take a look at risk an…
 
When it comes to saving and investing during your working career, CRNAs can find plenty of help and resources to get them to retirement. Unfortunately, there’s not nearly as much support to help you manage that nest egg and spend down your assets. This period, known as decumulation, is just as important as anything you do with your finances so let’…
 
Want to go back for CRNA, but feel like everywhere you look there’s a roadblock? If overcoming your specific set of obstacles to get to CRNA feels impossible, be sure to press play on this episode! In today’s episode, Eslyn shares how she got accepted to CRNA school later in life, despite the challenges thrown in her path. Her incredible success st…
 
Real estate is a popular topic amongst CRNAs, but how does one really get involved and figure out the ins and outs of investing in the real estate niche? Networking + education + mentorship, 3 key elements to finding success. How important is it to network? What are some of the benefits of passively investing? How do you begin to meet people to hel…
 
When scrolling through social media, it seems like advertisements are everywhere. Have you ever wondered where they come from? Are big, fancy marketing firms responsible, or is it possible for individuals to make an income from creating all those ads? Join me today as I dive down the rabbit hole and explore the world of Digital Advertising. As alwa…
 
The beauty of technology is that information is accessible to anyone, anywhere, and the ability to learn is right there at our fingertips. Thanks to FOAM (Free Open Access Meducation), CRNAs are able to pull from all types of resources to continue education and improve their anesthesia skills. To help us understand what is available and how these d…
 
Looking to ace your CCRN? Wondering what the heck the CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) is? Look no further, future CRNA! While not every school requires the CCRN, this certification can help you boost your application and stand out as a highly competitive candidate when applying to school. In today’s episode, we’re breaking down: What is the C…
 
Dr. Sandra Pagenta is a nurse practitioner, urologic proceduralist, and the host of the Doctor Nurse Podcast. Sandra found that her experiences in her professional career are beneficial to other nurses. She knew a platform needed to be developed to help other nurses on their journeys. She has precepted and mentored nurses who asked questions about …
 
Creating a Plan B or beginning a new opportunity, or even starting a business, takes dedication and time with a desire to learn. So how does one shift from CRNA to real estate broker? At what point do you take things further and follow your vision? How can the skills you learn as a CRNA help you to take charge of your Plan B? Annabelle McKenzie bou…
 
Episode Summary We went into the ring and knocked out the first Q & A in episode 25. Because of the overwhelmingly positive feedback, we are back for another round…Say What! In this episode, we’ll go over several pharmacology questions that range from medications that affect hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction to platelet inhibitors. Along the way, …
 
Free open access medical education – or FOAM – is any medical educational content that’s shared freely on open access platforms, meaning the public can consume it without having to be a member of an organization or pay a subscription fee. The reason it’s significant is that it brings evolving science & literature – and […]…
 
Dr. Tony Anderson, an anesthesiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, joins us to discuss the evolving literature and evidence around perioperative management of buprenorphine. Special thanks to Dr. Ashwini Joshi for her assistance with researching for the episode. Thanks for listening! If you enjoy our content, leave a 5-star revie…
 
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