Med-Surg Moments - The AMSN Podcast

Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

Med-Surg Moments is the official podcast of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN). Our podcast offers an engaging look at the lives of - and surrounding- medical-surgical nurses. We’ll have guests on from every corner of the industry, bringing you stories that are relatable and compelling on myriad topics.   Our goal is to bring you interesting perspectives and insights that will serve you at any step of your nursing career.  We truly intend this podcast to be an exciting, interesting go-to source for our listeners, and Med-Surg Moments will creatively incorporate voices from all backgrounds, to help highlight the issues facing you in our medical-surgical nursing community. You can be assured we’ll do our very best to bring this podcast, always, with personality and compassion, and accuracy in our coverage. read less

Ep. 93 - How to Find Your Joy in Nursing
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Ep. 93 - How to Find Your Joy in Nursing
Looking to discover or rekindle your joy in nursing?  Join Caroline, Laura, and Maritess as they share their personal stories, tips, and perspectives on how to find your joy in nursing.     CO-HOSTS   Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator from HCA Healthcare and is currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
Ep. 92 - Hospice vs. Palliative Care
Jan 24 2023
Ep. 92 - Hospice vs. Palliative Care
Ever struggled with the topic of "hospice vs. palliative care" when caring for a patient?  Join Caroline, Laura, and Maritess as they provide a deeper understanding of both and share their own stories and approaches to caring for patients and their families at the end-of-life stage.   CO-HOSTS   Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.     Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.      Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator from HCA Healthcare and is currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
Ep. 91 - How to Handle Nursing Ethical Dilemmas
Jan 10 2023
Ep. 91 - How to Handle Nursing Ethical Dilemmas
Have you ever struggled to make a difficult nursing decision when there just wasn't a clear answer?  Join Caroline, Laura, Neil, and Maritess as they share their stories, advice, and support regarding nursing ethical dilemmas.    CO-HOSTS  Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator from HCA Healthcare and is currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!
Ep. 90 - How to Care for Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder | Alissa's Final Episode
Dec 20 2022
Ep. 90 - How to Care for Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder | Alissa's Final Episode
Alcohol use disorder and withdrawal is often an undisclosed patient issue that can have deadly consequences. Join Alissa, Caroline, Laura, Maritess, and Neal as they share their own bedside stories, insights, and approaches to caring for patients with alcohol use disorder.  Also, join us as we say farewell to one of the original Med-Surg Moments co-hosts, Alissa, and find out why she's moving on.    GUEST CO-HOSTS Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator from HCA Healthcare and is currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!   CO-HOSTS Alissa Brown, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a clinical nurse educator from the University of Utah Health. She has been working in the health care industry for almost 12 years, and started her nursing career as a med-surg bedside nurse on an Ortho, Trauma, and Surgical Specialty Unit. It was through that experience in the med-surg unit where she discovered a passion for education, and pursued a master’s degree. She is a lifelong learner, and loves to teach.  Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she's not all work, and definitely enjoys play! She loves to travel, and tries to plan as many vacations each year as she can with family and friends. Alissa loves to read, listen to podcasts, and geek out to documentaries and crime shows on the weekends. She's a total fair weather fan when it comes to Utes Football, but will cheer in all the right places, or get mad when her husband tells her to during a game.    Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Neil H. Johnson, RN, BSN, CMSRN, is a native New Yorker that has settled in North Carolina for the last 24 years. He has worked his way up the Nursing ladder from a C.N.A to achieving his BSN, and is in pursuit of his MSN in Nurse Education. He has worked in Oncology, Palliative, Behavioral Health, but his heart always brings him back to Medical-Surgical Nursing, where he holds his certification.He is currently a FLEX pool Med/Surg night nurse for Moses Cone Hospital System, floating to 4 facilities.
Ep. 87 - (Part 3) The AMSN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness Initiative
Nov 8 2022
Ep. 87 - (Part 3) The AMSN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness Initiative
Hear the story behind AMSN's DEI Initiative and learn about the valuable resources available to you as Parker and Laura welcome AMSN and MSNCB CEO Terri Hinkley for the conclusion of our three-part series about AMSN's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness (DEI) Initiative. SPECIAL GUEST       Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, CAE has been the CEO of AMSN and MSNCB since 2017. Terri has 10 years of association management experience, coupled with over 32 years in acute care nursing in the healthcare setting. Terri received her RN from Centennial College, BScN from York University, an Executive MBA from Athabasca University, and an Ed.D. in the Executive Leadership (ELP) Human and Organizational Learning (HOL) Program at the George Washington University GUEST CO-HOST Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.  CO-HOST Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.
Ep. 86 - Are You Unknowingly Offending Others?
Oct 25 2022
Ep. 86 - Are You Unknowingly Offending Others?
Some forms of discrimination are indirect, subtle, and often unintentional, but what do you do when you find yourself on the giving or receiving end of these microagressions? Alissa, Caroline, Laura, and Maritess candidly share their own stories, experiences, and approaches to dealing with these situations in the med-surg unit.    GUEST CO-HOSTS Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator from HCA Healthcare and is currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!   CO-HOSTS Alissa Brown, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a clinical nurse educator from the University of Utah Health. She has been working in the health care industry for almost 12 years, and started her nursing career as a med-surg bedside nurse on an Ortho, Trauma, and Surgical Specialty Unit. It was through that experience in the med-surg unit where she discovered a passion for education, and pursued a master’s degree. She is a lifelong learner, and loves to teach.  Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she's not all work, and definitely enjoys play! She loves to travel, and tries to plan as many vacations each year as she can with family and friends. Alissa loves to read, listen to podcasts, and geek out to documentaries and crime shows on the weekends. She's a total fair weather fan when it comes to Utes Football, but will cheer in all the right places, or get mad when her husband tells her to during a game.    Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.
Ep. 85 How to Care for a Dying Patient
Oct 7 2022
Ep. 85 How to Care for a Dying Patient
Do you ever struggle with caring for a dying patient?  Alissa, Caroline, Laura, and Maritess offer their personal stories and insights on how to care for a dying patient and their families.    GUEST CO-HOSTS Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since 2008 with a background in Med/Surg and Oncology.  She has held many positions throughout my career including management and leadership.  Laura obtained her MSN in nursing education in 2018.  Since then, she has worked as a bedside educator with both experienced staff and nurse residency with specialties in end of life and mentorship.  She is currently working as an NPD practitioner for oncology and bone marrow transplant units.    Maritess M. Quinto, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Educator from HCA Healthcare and is currently leading a team of educators who is passionately helping healthcare colleagues, especially newly graduate nurses. She was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States with her family in Florida. Her family of seven (three girls and two boys with her husband who is also a Registered Nurse) loves to travel, especially to Disney World. She loves to share her experiences about parenting, travelling, and, of course, nursing!   CO-HOSTS Alissa Brown, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a clinical nurse educator from the University of Utah Health. She has been working in the health care industry for almost 12 years, and started her nursing career as a med-surg bedside nurse on an Ortho, Trauma, and Surgical Specialty Unit. It was through that experience in the med-surg unit where she discovered a passion for education, and pursued a master’s degree. She is a lifelong learner, and loves to teach.  Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she's not all work, and definitely enjoys play! She loves to travel, and tries to plan as many vacations each year as she can with family and friends. Alissa loves to read, listen to podcasts, and geek out to documentaries and crime shows on the weekends. She's a total fair weather fan when it comes to Utes Football, but will cheer in all the right places, or get mad when her husband tells her to during a game.    Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.
Ep. 84 - (Part 2) The AMSN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness Initiative
Sep 20 2022
Ep. 84 - (Part 2) The AMSN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness Initiative
Ever wonder what it was like to grow up in the South as a gay man? Caroline welcomes Dr. Justin Fontenot and Dr. Susan Swayze for part two of a three-part series about AMSN's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness (DEI) Initiative and the valuable resources available to you.    SPECIAL GUESTS         Dr. Justin Fontenot, DNP, RN, NEA-BC (he/him/his) is a Registered Nurse with 22 years of experience. He started his career in acute care Medical-Surgical nursing and spent the last decade in home care and hospice settings. Dr. Fontenot is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the LHC Group • Myers School of Nursing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He serves as the Associate Editor of Teaching and Learning in Nursing and the editor of Med-Surg Nurse Life Magazine. He is a full-time DNP to Ph.D. student at Texas Woman's University. Dr. Fontenot’s research focuses on clinical reasoning, educational equity, and health disparities involving LGBTQIA+ people.   Dr. Susan Swayze, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., M.B.A. is a DEI strategist and an expert researcher who combined her two loves to form Diversity Think Tank to help organizations identify transformative solutions and accomplish audacious goals. Susan is a highly sought-after speaker on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion with special emphasis on creating safe spaces to hold conversations related to DEI. Fun fact: Susan gave her first presentation on diversity and inclusion in 1992. More recently, Susan has inspired audiences in Africa, Brazil, Canada, and throughout the U.S. Dr. Swayze teaches research methods and statistics to graduate students and is an accomplished scholar whose research resides at the intersection of Diversity & Inclusion and Teaching & Learning. She has authored more than 50 scholarly works including three edited books.   CO-HOST Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.
Ep. 83 The Unique Challenges of Trauma Patient Care
Sep 7 2022
Ep. 83 The Unique Challenges of Trauma Patient Care
From multiple gunshot wounds to unexpected life-changing injuries, Caroline and Parker share stories and insights regarding the unique challenges of caring for trauma patients in the med-surg unit.  CO-HOSTS           Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.             Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.
Ep. 80 Improving the Nursing Burden
Jul 14 2022
Ep. 80 Improving the Nursing Burden
Gain a better understanding of the "nursing burden" and how technology is offering new solutions as Alissa and Chelsea welcome special guest Kirsten Emmons for an insightful conversation.  This episode was made possible by the generous support of Hillrom, now a part of Baxter.  SPECIAL GUEST Kirsten Emmons, MSN, RN, NEA-BC is a curious, insightful leader who offers a holistic perspective while challenging the status quo and complacency in the design of medical technology.  She focuses on the identification and execution of solutions which contribute to the future of outcome-driven healthcare. Kirsten is currently engaged in the development, execution, and management of a strategic investment portfolio through research, business development, and organization wide coordination. She presently serves as Global Leader of Strategic, Customer Engagements and Market Insights for Hillrom, now a part of Baxter.   CO-HOSTS Alissa Brown, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a clinical nurse educator from the University of Utah Health. She has been working in the health care industry for almost 12 years, and started her nursing career as a med-surg bedside nurse on an Ortho, Trauma, and Surgical Specialty Unit. It was through that experience in the med-surg unit where she discovered a passion for education, and pursued a master’s degree. She is a lifelong learner, and loves to teach.  Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she's not all work, and definitely enjoys play! She loves to travel, and tries to plan as many vacations each year as she can with family and friends. Alissa loves to read, listen to podcasts, and geek out to documentaries and crime shows on the weekends. She's a total fair weather fan when it comes to Utes Football, but will cheer in all the right places, or get mad when her husband tells her to during a game. Alissa is looking forward to conversations together on this AMSN podcast!   Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.
Ep. 79 - If it Bleeds it Leads
Jul 7 2022
Ep. 79 - If it Bleeds it Leads
Alissa, Caroline, and Chelsea devote an entire episode to blood and patient bleeding as they share their own stories and insights.  CO-HOSTS Alissa Brown, BSN, MSN, RN is a clinical nurse educator from the University of Utah Health. She has been working in the health care industry for almost 12 years, and started her nursing career as a med-surg bedside nurse on an Ortho, Trauma, and Surgical Specialty Unit. It was through that experience in the med-surg unit where she discovered a passion for education, and pursued a master’s degree. She is a lifelong learner, and loves to teach.  Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she's not all work, and definitely enjoys play! She loves to travel, and tries to plan as many vacations each year as she can with family and friends. Alissa loves to read, listen to podcasts, and geek out to documentaries and crime shows on the weekends. She's a total fair weather fan when it comes to Utes Football, but will cheer in all the right places, or get mad when her husband tells her to during a game. Alissa is looking forward to conversations together on this AMSN podcast!   Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised inNewport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.
Ep. 75 Preventing Patient Deterioration
Mar 25 2022
Ep. 75 Preventing Patient Deterioration
Unexpected patient deterioration is every med-surg nurse's nightmare.  Alissa, Caroline, and Chelsea welcome special guests Dr. Jacinda Bunch and Dr. Frank Overdyk to talk about new approaches to preventing patient deterioration through continuous monitoring.  This episode was made possible by the generous support of Hillrom, now a part of Baxter.  SPECIAL GUESTS Dr. Jacinda Bunch, PhD, RN is an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, where she received her PhD in nursing with a focus on healthcare systems, organizational culture, and team dynamics. Her research explores ways in which culture, context, mechanisms, and relationships impact patient safety programs, specifically Rapid Response Systems. Dr. Bunch currently teaches courses focusing on leadership, quality improvement, professional engagement, patient safety, health systems, nursing administration, and intraprofessional communication/teamwork for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Dr. Frank Overdyk, MD is an engineer and semi-retired Professor of Anesthesia from Charleston, South Carolina. His academic interest is mechanisms of respiratory depression from opioids and his passion is reducing preventable harm from opioids in ward patients. He has published extensively on these topics, is a consultant to medical technology companies, and is active in patient safety organizations and promoting surveillance monitoring on the ward. CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.     Alissa Brown, MSN, RN, CMSRN, NPD-BC is a clinical nurse educator from the University of Utah Health. She has been working in the health care industry for almost 12 years, and started her nursing career as a med-surg bedside nurse on an Ortho, Trauma, and Surgical Specialty Unit. It was through that experience in the med-surg unit where she discovered a passion for education, and pursued a master’s degree. She is a lifelong learner, and loves to teach.  Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she's not all work, and definitely enjoys play! She loves to travel, and tries to plan as many vacations each year as she can with family and friends. Alissa loves to read, listen to podcasts, and geek out to documentaries and crime shows on the weekends. She's a total fair weather fan when it comes to Utes Football, but will cheer in all the right places, or get mad when her husband tells her to during a game. Alissa is looking forward to conversations together on this AMSN podcast!   Chelsea Parker RN, BSN, CMSRN was born and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She attended the University of Virginia and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Since then she has pursued geriatric and palliative care nursing and developed a love for general medicine, which is where her foundation for med-surg nursing was built. As a young nurse looking for ways to bridge engagement between generations of nurses, she is excited about what this podcast will mean for AMSN.
Ep. 74 - Our 3rd Anniversary, Evie's Farewell, and Call for Co-Hosts
Mar 11 2022
Ep. 74 - Our 3rd Anniversary, Evie's Farewell, and Call for Co-Hosts
Join us as we celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Med-Surg Moments and say farewell to Evie as she moves on from the show.  PLUS, your chance to become a Med-Surg Moments Co-Host.    CO-HOSTS Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical-Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.   Alissa Brown, BSN, MSN, RN is a clinical nurse educator from the University of Utah Health. She has been working in the health care industry for almost 12 years, and started her nursing career as a med-surg bedside nurse on an Ortho, Trauma, and Surgical Specialty Unit. It was through that experience in the med-surg unit where she discovered a passion for education, and pursued a master’s degree. She is a lifelong learner, and loves to teach.  Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, she's not all work, and definitely enjoys play! She loves to travel, and tries to plan as many vacations each year as she can with family and friends. Alissa loves to read, listen to podcasts, and geek out to documentaries and crime shows on the weekends. She's a total fair weather fan when it comes to Utes Football, but will cheer in all the right places, or get mad when her husband tells her to during a game. Alissa is looking forward to conversations together on this AMSN podcast!   Evie Harris, BSN, MA, RN, FNE lives and works in Baltimore, MD and has been an RN for 4 years, and is also a Forensic Nurse Examiner. She works on a busy med-surg unit in the roles of staff RN, Charge RN, unit education council representative, & preceptor. Evie has previous careers in management, teaching, & on-air radio co-producer/co-host. Her future career goals include nurse management & nurse administration, as well as nursing entrepreneurial endeavors. Evie enjoys spending time with her daughter, traveling, laughing at all things, and anywhere there is music, you will find her singing & dancing, even at work, with her patients & colleagues.