Anesthesia and Surgery Deconstructed: A CRNA’s Perspective

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Anesthesia and Surgery Deconstructed: A CRNA’s Perspective

February 20, 2024

Anesthesia and Surgery Deconstructed: A CRNA’s Perspective

Ever wonder what goes on behind the operating room doors? In this episode, we pull back the curtain on the fascinating world of anesthesia and surgery. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Tanner and Cole from the Core Anesthesia podcast provide an insider’s look at the perioperative process, from pre-op preparation to the orchestrated induction of anesthesia to navigating complications post-op. With vivid detail and expert insights, they break down the physiology behind general anesthesia, reveal secrets of the OR, and equip nurses with knowledge to better support surgical patients. Whether you’re an ICU, ER, or floor nurse, you’ll gain invaluable perspective on the surgical experience.

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Time Stamps

[06:16] – Pre-operative process, pre-anesthesia clinic visits, elective versus emergent preparation

[18:02] – Overview of the induction process to put a patient under general anesthesia.

[27:24] – Anesthesia: gases versus IV

[42:47] – Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)

[44:08] – Postoperative urinary retention (PO-UR)

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