Anesthesia Patient Safety Podcast

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

The official podcast of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) is hosted by host Alli Bechtel MD, featuring the latest information and news in perioperative and anesthesia patient safety. The APSF podcast is intended for anesthesiologists, anesthetists, clinicians and other professionals with an interest in anesthesiology, and patient safety advocates around the world. The Anesthesia Patient Safety Podcast delivers the best of the APSF Newsletter and website directly to you, so you can listen on the go! This includes some of the most important COVID-19 information on airway management, ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE), drug information, and elective surgery recommendations. Don't forget to check out APSF.org for the show notes that accompany each episode, and email us at podcast@APSF.org with your suggestions for future episodes.

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All Episodes

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.We are luring you into the October 2021 APSF Newsletter. Join us for a Rapid Response to questions from our readers show. To kick things off, we are reviewing a case of air entrainment during aspiration of an extension set connected to a central venous line related to the Luer device. We continue with a review of this simple device and a reminder to stay vigilant to prevent leaks, disconnections, and misconnections and keep patients safe when using a luer connection.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/74-the-luer-of-anesthesia-patient-safety/

Nov 30

12 min 26 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety. Join us for an encore presentation of Episode 6. We discuss the article, “Healthy Relationships Between Anesthesia Professionals and Surgeons are Vital to Patient Safety” by Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD. Tune in learn about why this dyad is so important for patient safety and how to help strengthen this relationship.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/73-giving-thanks-and-an-encore-healthy-relationships-across-the-surgical-drapes/

Nov 23

14 min 43 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Join us today as we learn about the adoption and diffusion of an innovation, the Difficult Airway Response Team program at Kootenai Health Hospital in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho adapted from the DART program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. We are discussing the who, what, where, when, and how to identify high-risk patients, be prepared for difficult airways, and keep patients safe. Plus, we have exclusive content from Sarah Pierce as she shares her inspiration and motivation for this program and what she hopes to see going forward.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/72-building-a-difficult-airway-response-team-program/

Nov 16

23 min 30 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.We are back to talk about a very important vital sign during and after anesthesia care – blood pressure. Last week, we discussed associations with perioperative hypotension. Today, we continue the conversation and review considerations for blood pressure management and hemodynamic goals in the operating room and during the early postoperative time period. Plus, we have more exclusive content on the show today from Daniel Sessler, MD, the Chair of the Department of Outcomes Research at the Anesthesiology Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/71-considerations-for-blood-pressure-management/

Nov 9

13 min 11 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Whether you are cycling the blood pressure cuff or placing an arterial line, it is vital to monitor the blood pressure closely during anesthesia care. What happens when patients experience hypotension during the perioperative period? Tune in to learn more about the associations between hypotension and postoperative mortality, myocardial injury and ischemia, acute kidney injury, and delirium. Plus, we have exclusive content on the show today from our featured article author, Daniel Sessler, the Chair of the Department of Outcomes Research at the Anesthesiology Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/70-perioperative-hypotension-and-postoperative-mortality/

Nov 2

15 min 56 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today is the final show in our four part series on the 2021 APSF Stoelting Conference, “Clinician Safety, To Care is Human.” We are answering some questions from the audience at the conference and discussing some calls to action that came out of the conference. Join us today for exclusive content from Della Lin and Josh Lea, two of the ASPF Board of Director Members who spoke at the conference and have a vision for clinician wellbeing going forward.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/69-lets-build-on-the-momentum-stoelting-conference-2021-wrap-up/

Oct 26

15 min 51 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.We have talked about the problems related to clinician safety and wellbeing recently. Join us today as we offer potential solutions. There is so much that departments, private practices, healthcare organizations, and societies can do to help support clinician wellbeing and there is so much that we can learn from other industries. Plus, you don’t want to miss behind the scenes takes with Michael Gropper, the Chair of the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at the University of California and San Francisco.  © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/68-tackling-the-problem-of-clinician-safety/

Oct 19

19 min 34 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Tune in today for the second episode in our series on the APSF 2021 Stoelting Conference: Clinician Safety, To Care is Human. Join us to learn all about barriers and facilitators of clinician wellbeing with a focus on organizational factors, societal and governmental factors, mental health, finding purpose at work, and considerations for trainee wellness. Plus, we have special guest Dan Cole, the new president of the APSF, on the show today. Spoiler alert: Cole discusses what he hopes to see going forward with anesthesia patient safety!© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/67-barriers-and-facilitators-to-clinician-wellbeing-part-2/

Oct 12

18 min 53 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety. Join us today for a special bonus episode all about how you can get the most out of Anesthesiology 2021. We discuss APSF featured events, patient safety sessions that contribute to patient safety CME for MOCA, and ways to contribute to APSF! We would love to see you inperson at booth 2117 or virtually by tagging us @APSForg.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/66-bonus-episode-patient-safety-at-anesthesiology-2021/

Oct 7

11 min 28 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Tune in today for the first episode in our series on the APSF 2021 Stoelting Conference: Clinician Safety, To Care is Human. Join us to learn all about defining the problem of clinician safety with a focus on how this relates to patient safety. Plus, we have special guest Jina Sinskey from UCSF on the show to provide some insights from the conference that you do not want to miss.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/65-clinician-safety-to-care-is-human-part-1/

Oct 5

18 min 25 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Join us on the Labor and Delivery floor today as we talk about a threat to parturient safety, Postpartum Peripheral Nerve Injuries. Thank you to our guest today, Emery McCrory, for her contributions to the show today.  One of the big takeaways is to make sure that patients with lower extremity nerve injuries can ambulate safely with their infant prior to discharge home from the hospital. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/64-be-prepared-for-peripartum-peripheral-nerve-injuries/

Sep 28

19 min 11 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today on the show, we review perioperative considerations for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) from Episode #9 that includes the following: Pacemakers, Implantable cardioverter defibrillators or ICDs, and cardiac resynchronization therapy or CRT. We also take a listen to the 2020 update for patients with some of the newer and smaller devices from Episode #14 as well. Tune in for an electrifying show.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/63-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices-revisited/

Sep 21

23 min 15 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today, we are taking about the safe use of manifolds for IV medication administration in the operating room. Then, we dive into cases of malignant hyperthermia that survived without dantrolene therapy. Our discussion involves a review of the MH cases, MH resources, important articles, treatment options, and the Clinical Grading Scale. This is a Category 6 show that is “almost certain” to provide vital information to help keep patients safe during anesthesia care. Additional sound effects from https://www.zapsplat.com.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/62-manifolds-and-malignant-hyperthermia-oh-my/

Sep 14

16 min 52 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.We are turning up the flows once again. Join us as we review considerations for the use of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen (HFNO) with an emphasis on the benefits during difficult airway management balanced against the potential for increased fire risk. Spoiler alert: more research, reporting, education, and innovation is needed in this area before we see more routine use of high-flow nasal oxygen in the OR. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/61-anesthesia-patient-safety-triple-threat/

Sep 7

16 min 57 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Do you use High-Flow Nasal Oxygen in the ICU or OR? We are turning up the flows on the show and reviewing the benefits and contraindications for the use of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen. Exclusive content on the show comes from one of the article authors, Dr. Jeremy Cooper. Join us as we discuss one of the most popular APSF articles, “Safe Use of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen With Special Reference to Difficult Airway Management and Fire Risk” from the October 2018 APSF Newsletter.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/60-safety-considerations-for-high-flow-nasal-oxygen-delivery/

Aug 31

15 min 47 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Join us today as we review a recent Joint Statement on COVID-19 vaccinations, a Q & A about patient body piercings and the risk of a burn injury, and a Rapid Response about the standard levels for relative humidity in the OR. Get ready for a packed show with vital information to help keep health care professionals and patients safe.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org:  https://www.apsf.org/podcast/59-vaccines-body-piercings-and-humidity-levels/

Aug 24

15 min 39 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today on the show we are reviewing one of the featured articles from the June 2020 APSF Newsletter, “Postoperative Recurarization After Sugammadex Administration Due to the Lack of Appropriate Neuromuscular Monitoring: The Japanese Experience.” Tune in to learn more about how to keep your patients safe and strong following perioperative neuromuscular blockade.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/58-sugammadex-administration-anaphylaxis-and-recurarization-revisited/

Aug 17

19 min 21 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Have you taken care of a patient with a history of methamphetamine substance use disorder recently? These patients may be complicated and challenging to manage in the operating room and on the labor and delivery unit. Tune in as we discuss implications of methamphetamine substance use disorder and perioperative considerations to help keep these patients safe during anesthesia care.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/57-perioperative-management-for-patients-with-methamphetamine-sud/

Aug 10

18 min 39 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today, we are reviewing noteworthy June 2021 articles related to anesthesia patient safety including two recent Rapid Response Articles. Spoiler alert, the field of Anesthesiology has seen significant improvements in patient safety over the past decade, but we are not done yet. Tune in to learn more about fire extinguishers in the OR and what to do with a kinked endotracheal tube as we continue to work towards our goal of zero patient harm during anesthesia care.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/56-good-news-about-anesthesia-patient-safety-and-rapid-response-round-up/

Aug 3

17 min 42 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Join us today for more information about medication safety as we continue our review of the list of 2021 critical medication errors and hazards reported to the ISMP. Plus, we highlight the December 2020 ASA Statement on Labeling of Pharmaceuticals for Use in Anesthesiology. Tune in to learn more about important labeling considerations to help keep patients safe during medication administration.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/55-be-on-the-look-out-for-look-alike-vials/

Jul 27

17 min 54 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety. Be on the look-out for look-alike medication vials to help keep patients safe. Today, we are talking about the 7th APSF Patient Safety Priority, Medication Safety with exclusive content from the APSF Social Media Manager, Amy Pearson. Plus, we are diving back into the June 2021 APSF Newsletter to discuss Medication Errors and Hazards from 2021.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/54-medication-safety-and-look-alike-vials/

Jul 20

16 min 47 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.We are diving into the June APSF 2021 Newsletter. That’s right, the newest release and we will be talking about a big threat to patient safety in the OR today. Our featured article is “Massive intraoperative hemorrhage” by Dhoon and colleagues. You will not want to miss our discussion of the Code Hemorrhage Response Model.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/53-massive-intraoperative-bleeding-and-the-code-hemorrhage-response/ 

Jul 13

17 min 23 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.We are kicking off the 2nd year of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Podcast with a look back at the 2020 APSF Patient Safety Priorities before diving into the June 2021 APSF Newsletter. We discuss the updated APSF 2021 Top 10 Patient Safety Priorities. Tune in to see which priorities remain on the list and if there are any new priorities this year. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/52-celebrating-1-year-of-anesthesia-patient-safety-podcasts/

Jul 6

18 min 48 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Tune in for the third and final part of our exciting three part series on the low pressure alarm.  Our featured article is “The Low-Pressure Alarm Condition: Safety Considerations and the Anesthesiologist’s Response” by David Raphael from the APSF Winter 1998 Newsletter. Today, the alarm pressure alarm sounds and we discuss the differential diagnosis and make our way to the end of the response algorithm. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/51-the-low-pressure-alarm-response-algorithm-part-3/

Jun 29

19 min 8 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Tune in for Part two of our exciting three part series on the low pressure alarm.  Our featured article is “The Low-Pressure Alarm Condition: Safety Considerations and the Anesthesiologist’s Response” by David Raphael from the APSF Winter 1998 Newsletter. Today, the alarm pressure alarm sounds and we discuss the differential diagnosis and start to make our way through the response algorithm. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/50-addressing-the-low-pressure-alarm-part-2/

Jun 22

17 min 17 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Tune in today as we kick off a review of one of the most popular APSF articles of all time, “The Low-Pressure Alarm Condition: Safety Considerations and the Anesthesiologist’s Response” by David Raphael from the APSF Winter 1998 Newsletter. We also have exclusive content from the ASPF Committee on Technology Chair, Jeffrey Feldman, who discusses the vital relationship between anesthesia patient safety and technology. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/49-anesthesia-monitoring-standards-and-the-low-pressure-alarm/

Jun 15

17 min 41 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety. We are continuing the conversation about postoperative delirium and perioperative cognitive function. Today, we discuss assessment tools for delirium and intervention strategies. We hope that you will join us for a journey to the next frontier in anesthesiology to optimize brain safety during surgery and anesthesia care and beyond. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/48-brain-safety-part-2-now-and-beyond/

Jun 8

14 min 44 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today, we start the conversation about perioperative brain health and safety. This is such an important topic that this is only part one. Tune in to learn about postoperative delirium including risk factors, screening tools and more. Plus, we have exclusive content from one of the authors.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/47-brain-safety-then-now-and-beyond/

Jun 1

17 min 19 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.One of the most common patient monitors is the pulse oximeter. In the operating room, it creates a constant beeping sound that reflects the patient’s oxygen saturation during surgery and anesthesia care. Today on the show, we take a closer look at the relationship between pulse oximetry and skin tone. Tune in as we discuss the New England Journal Article by Sjoding and colleagues, “Racial Bias in Pulse Oximetry Measurement” and the next steps to help keep patients safe with appropriate monitoring.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/46-pulse-oximetry-accuracy-and-skin-tone/

May 25

18 min 18 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today, we are jumping back in to the Rapid Response to Questions from our Readers column with the theme of IV lines and administration sets. If you have ever placed a Rapid Infuser Catheter or used a Burette for pediatric patients, we hope you will tune in to learn about these important patient safety considerations for using these devices.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/45-perils-pitfalls-and-pivs/

May 18

17 min 6 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today, we are once again outside the operating rooms and outside the hospital and making our way into the office to discuss important considerations for anesthesia patient safety in office-based practices. This is part two of a special two part series. Our featured article is from the June 2020 APSF Newsletter called, “Educating the Next Generation: A Curriculum for Providing Safe Anesthesia in Office-Based Surgery” by Brian Osman, MD and Fred Shapiro, DO, FASA. Tune in for a review of important resources for practice management, accreditation, and legislation to help keep patients safe during anesthesia care in the office. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/44-anesthesia-patient-safety-in-the-office-part-2/

May 11

17 min 14 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today, we are venturing outside the operating rooms and outside the hospital and making our way into the office to discuss important considerations for anesthesia patient safety in office-based practices. This is part one of a special two part series. Our featured article is from the June 2020 APSF Newsletter called, “Educating the Next Generation: A Curriculum for Providing Safe Anesthesia in Office-Based Surgery” by Brian Osman, MD and Fred Shapiro, DO, FASA. Tune in for a literature review, vital patient safety considerations, and exclusive content from the author. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/43-anesthesia-patient-safety-in-the-office-part-1/

May 4

15 min

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.This is an APSF Newsletter archives show. Our featured article from the Summer 1997 APSF Newsletter is “Anesthesia Safety Always an Issue with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” You will not want to miss this episode since anesthesia safety is still an issue for patients with OSA.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/42-keeping-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-safe-during-anesthesia-care/

Apr 27

14 min 24 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.If you were wondering how you were going to be able to make it between the recent February 2021 ASPF Newsletter release and the next release in June, have no fear. The articles between the issues will continue to provide vital patient safety information throughout the year. Today, we are talking about tension pneumothorax and team work in the OR and something to watch out for when you remove a pulmonary artery catheter. © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/41-patient-safety-issues-tension-pneumothorax-and-central-line-failure/

Apr 20

17 min 10 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Join us today for a brief review of malignant hyperthermia before we switch gears to discuss several drug-induced syndromes with similar presentations. Just as anesthesia professionals need to be able to recognize and treat MH quickly, it is just as important that anesthesia professionals can recognize and treat quickly these other hypermetabolic syndromes. Tune in to learn more about these hypermetabolic syndromes so that you can be on the lookout to help keep patient safe during anesthesia care.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/40-be-on-the-lookout-for-mh-look-alikes/

Apr 13

16 min 47 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Have you seen a patient with a perioperative hypersensitivity reaction? What was the culprit? Join us today as we discuss perioperative hypersensitivity reactions including the latest on identification and evaluation. Spoiler alert: This is a good time to partner with an allergy or immunology specialist. This is an important collaboration that can help keep patients safe during future anesthesia care.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/39-perioperative-hypersensitivity-and-patient-safety/

Apr 6

20 min 30 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.The question is, “HEPA Filters. Do we really know enough?” Tune in today for more information about patient infection risk from contaminated breathing systems, viral transmission modes, the physics of filtration, different filters available, and standard tests for filter efficiency. This is another Rapid Response to questions from our readers review and you don’t want to miss it!© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/38-breathing-system-filters-questions-and-considerations/

Mar 30

20 min 3 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Tune in today as we dive into the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System to evaluate the database entries for Sevoflurane and Desflurane over the past 25 -30 years. We discuss important safety concerns related to these medications that are used every day in clinical anesthesia practice. We hope that you will stay pharmacovigilant so that no patient shall be harmed by anesthesia care.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/37-stay-pharmacovigilant-when-using-sevoflurane-and-desflurane/

Mar 23

20 min 1 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Tune in today to learn all about a method for process improvement than may be used to increase anesthesia patient safety with the added benefit of improved efficiency. That’s right today we are talking about “Proactive Perioperative Risk Analysis: Use of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)” by George Tewfik, MD and we discuss how FMEA can be used for anesthesia perioperative processes. We hope you will be proactive and listen to the show today.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/36-detecting-potential-failures-and-improving-patient-safety/

Mar 16

16 min 4 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today on the show we are covering 2 powerful patient safety areas that are featured in the February 2021 APSF Newsletter. Join us as we look at a case of an unexpected anesthesia machine failure. We also discuss considerations for performing elective surgery during a power outage. You don’t want to miss this energizing show.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/35-powerful-anesthesia-patient-safety-questions-and-considerations/

Mar 9

19 min 1 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.We are diving into the most recent February 2021 APSF Newsletter with exclusive content from one of the authors. Join us today to hear about why it is so important to develop and maintain a culture of safety with a disclosure process. That’s not all. Another important part of the culture of safety involves peer support programs and counseling resources for the involved healthcare professionals to aid recovery and build resilience.  © 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/34-culture-of-safety-featuring-adverse-event-disclosure/

Mar 3

19 min 34 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today, we are returning to our review of local anesthetic systemic toxicity and this won’t be the LAST time. Tune in to learn all about incidence, risk factors, clinical presentation, and treatment for LAST. If you administer local anesthetics, this is a show that you don’t want to miss.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/33-not-the-last-word-on-anesthesia-patient-safety/

Feb 23

20 min

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today, we are heading into the APSF Newsletter archives to review the article, “Intralipid Treatment of Bupivacaine Toxicity” by Pete Stiles and Richard Prielipp that appeared in the Spring 2009 APSF Newsletter. This will not be the “LAST” show where we discuss local anesthetic systemic toxicity. In fact, it is part of a series that you won’t want to miss.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/32-intralipid-to-the-rescue/

Feb 16

16 min 23 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety. Today, we review the article from the February 2018 ASPF Newsletter, “Use of Methadone in the Perioperative Period” by Murphy and Szokol. So, what is the big deal with Methadone, what makes this a unique opioid analgesic, and why are we seeing an increasing role for perioperative methadone administration? Tune in to find the answers to these questions and so much more.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/31-pain-control-and-patient-safety-starring-perioperative-methadone/

Feb 9

16 min 26 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.You are sure to be attracted to our Rapid Response to questions from our readers show today as we review the article, “Airway Emergencies and Safety in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Suite” from the APSF February 2020 Newsletter. Tune in to learn more about how to keep your patients safe in case of an airway emergency no matter what zone you are in.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/30-airway-emergency-preparedness-in-mri/

Feb 2

15 min 18 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.You do not want to miss this show with exclusive insights on the relationship between technology and anesthesia patient safety from Dr. Bob Thiele.  We are also doing a re-boot of the Winter 2013 article, “Training Anesthesia Professionals to Use Advanced Medical Technology.” Tune in to learn more about important considerations for anesthesia professionals, health care organizations, and medical device industry representatives…and beyond.© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/29-technology-and-anesthesia-patient-safety-reboot/

Jan 26

15 min 42 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today, we are back the exciting sequel to last week’s episode. We return to the world of pediatric anesthesia today and talking about the effect of anesthesia agents on the developing brain. We look at “What Now” from the October 2020 article by Luke Janik, MD “The Effect of General Anesthesia on the Developing Brain: Is It Time to Temper the Concern?” Join us exciting updates on this important topic and more exclusive content from the author!!© 2021, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/28-anesthesia-and-the-developing-brain-part-2/

Jan 19

15 min 48 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.We are exploring the world of pediatric anesthesia today and talking about the effect of anesthesia agents on the developing brain. This is Part One where we look at “What Then” from the 2016 article by Luke Janik, MD “The Effect of General Anesthesia on the Developing Brain: Appreciating Parent Concerns While Allaying Their Fears.” Join us for an introduction to this important topic and literature review along with exclusive content from the author.© 2020, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/27-anesthesia-and-the-developing-brain-part-1/

Jan 12

15 min 13 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.We return to the Rapid Response to questions from our readers section to review the case of the retained guidewire during lumbar drain placement. Has this ever happened to you? Tune in to find out what happened and learn more about this potential complication. The Rapid Response column represents an important collaboration between anesthesia professionals and industry and we review the top 25 most visited pages in the Rapid Response Column to close out the show.© 2020, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/26-lumbar-drain-placement-the-case-of-the-stuck-guidewire/ 

Jan 5

15 min 3 sec

Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.For the last show of 2020, we return to the updated APSF Novel Coronavirus Anesthesia Resource Center to talk about the recently released joint statement by the ASA and APSF regarding elective surgery for patients who have recovered from COVID-19. Join us to learn more about isolation precautions, timing for elective surgery, and re-testing.© 2020, The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation For show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/25-keeping-patients-safe-after-covid-19-infection/

Dec 2020

16 min 33 sec