Central Line episode 102: Behind the scenes of ANESTHESIOLOGY 2023
Drs. Sheela Pai Cole and Santhanam Suresh join Dr. Striker for a peek behind the scenes at the ongoing preparations for ANESTHESIOLOGY 2023. Learn how ASA decides on host cities, what goes into planning a diverse array of sessions and workshops, how the annual meeting oversight committee ensures anesthesiologists at every career stage find what they need, what’s new for 2023, and more. Recorded June 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 101: The Anesthesia Quality and Patient Safety Meeting
Drs. Marc Koch and Patricia Mack from ASA’s AQPSM planning committee join Dr. Brooke Trainer to talk about the upcoming Anesthesia Quality and Patient Safety Meeting. Learn what topics will be covered, how the meeting has evolved, what misperceptions Drs. Koch and Mack would like to dispel, and more. Recorded June 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 100: Inside the Monitor - Changing Organization of Practice Models
Dr. Lilian Kanai returns to discuss how anesthesiology practice models are evolving with guest host, Dr. Zach Deutch. Dr. Kanai discusses financial challenges, medical title misappropriation, value proposition communication, and workforce shortages. She considers how ORs are changing, the role of perioperative leadership and EQ, possible noncompete clauses, and more. Recorded June 2023. See details
Central Line episode 99: A Day in the Life – Dr. Lori in Alaska
In this day-in-the-life of an anesthesiologist episode, guest host Dr. Brooke Trainer interviews Dr. Lori Conklin about her experiences serving on the Board of Medicine and practicing anesthesiology in Alaska. From challenges facing the specialty to how mentorship has shaped her career to what she’s learned from practicing medicine in Alaska, Dr. Conklin talks about her journey and adventures. Recorded May 2023. See details
Central Line episode 98: Non-Operating Room Anesthesia
This episode offers an in-depth exploration of non-operating room anesthesia, or NORA. Drs. Adam Striker and Basem Abdelmalak discuss procedures moving out of the OR, considerations for ensuring safety while realizing efficiencies, data that reveals outcomes, trends in NORA, and more. Recorded in May 2023. See details
Central Line episode 97: Inside the Monitor - The Cost of Perioperative Waste
Dr. Lalitha Sundararaman, guest editor of the June ASA Monitor, returns to the show to discuss perioperative waste with Dr. Adam Striker. The conversation focuses on the costs of care, supply chain issues, drug shortages, sustainability, reprocessing, and more. Recorded May 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 96: Physician Suicide
Drs. Michael Fitzsimons, Ronald Harter, and Catherine Kuhn join Dr. Striker for a no holds barred conversation about death by suicide in the anesthesia community. Listen in as they discuss the connection to substance use disorders, factors that drive suicide rates up, resources that can help, and how individuals and organizations can contribute to healthier work environments and support colleagues dealing with tragedy. Recorded April 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 95: The Anesthesia Physician-Scientists Pipeline
Dr. Adam Striker welcomes the Anesthesia Research Council’s Drs. Charles Emala and Vivianne Tawfik to discuss the physician-scientists pipeline and steps the specialty can take to support physician-scientists today and in the future. Listen in as the guests share what they learned from an evaluation of the research pipeline and pass on strategic recommendations to grow the pipeline. Recorded April 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 94: Inside the Monitor - Trends in OB Anesthesia
Guest host, Dr. Zach Deutch, talks to Dr. Barbara Rogers, guest editor of the May Monitor, about trends in OB anesthesia. From new screening tools and simulation to the role of opioids, doulas, and 3D printers, Drs. Deutch and Rogers cover all this and more in this fast-paced episode. Recorded March 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 93: Inside the Monitor - Economics, Equity, and Patient Safety
For a deep dive into the economics of anesthesiology, Dr. Adam Striker welcomes Drs. Christopher Troianos and Grant Lynde, guest editors for the special ASA Monitor+ supplement. This wide-ranging conversation touches on how economics impacts patient safety, ethics, equity, business, and more. Recorded March 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 92: Opioid Updates
Dr. Anuj Aggarwal, member of the ACE editorial board, joins Dr. Adam Striker for a conversation about the evolution of opioids. Listen in as they discuss how a new opioid on the market--first in a new of class of FDA approved opioids--differs from conventional opioids and what anesthesiologists should know about it, and consider how a better understanding of non-surgical risk factors commonly associated with long-term opioid use might be used. Recorded March 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 91: Inside the Monitor - The Value of Global Engagement
Drs. Kumar Belani and Ana Maria Crawford, guest editors of the April ASA Monitor, join Dr. Adam Striker for a conversation about global engagement. Listen in as they discuss the value of expanding our understanding of global health, suggest paths for deeper engagement here and abroad, and consider what we can learn from the global community about advocacy, diversity, sustainability, and more. Recorded March 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 90: FASA: More Than Just Letters
Drs. Gary Schwartz and Barbara Orlando, both fellows of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, join Dr. Striker to discuss the FASA credential – what it is, why it matters, and how it’s achieved. Hear how the credential was established, how they became fellows, how the credential has impacted their careers, and what advice they have for their fellow anesthesiologists. Recorded February 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 89: New Findings Related to Maternal Morbidity and AKI
Dr. Destiny Chau, editor for Summaries or Emerging Evidence (SEE), joins Dr. Adam Striker to discuss recent findings explored in this issue of SEE related to the role of hospital level factors on maternal morbidity as it relates to racial disparities as well as the possibility of monitoring urine oxygenation to better address acute kidney injury (AKI). Recorded February 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 88: Inside the Monitor - Medical Humanities and the Arts
Dr. Adam Striker discusses the discipline of medical humanities and the many ways humanities and anesthesiology intersect and interact with Dr. Audrey Shafer, guest editor of the March ASA Monitor. What can history and art tell us about our specialty and our patients? How can storytelling and poetry enhance our patient communication? What role do the humanities play in reminding us of the humanity of our patients, our fellow health care workers, and ourselves. This and more in this nuanced and rewarding episode. Recorded February 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 87: Building your value proposition
As the anesthesiology market evolves, building value is more essential than ever. Dr. Adam Striker discusses strategies for communicating your value with Dr. Phillip Richardson and Shena Scott from ASA’s Committee on Practice Management. Listen to their tips on creating value propositions, responding to RFPs, maximizing performance metrics, and accessing ASA resources designed to help the anesthesia community build and communicate value. Recorded January 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 86: Inside the Monitor - Pathways to Diversity
Dr. Lalitha Sundararaman, guest editor of the February ASA Monitor, speaks with Dr. Adam Striker about patient and provider diversity. The wide-ranging discussion touches on what health care inequities look like, how to practice cultural humility, language discordance, caring for transgender patients, gender disparities, and more. Recorded January 2023. See details.
Central Line episode 85: The Presidents’ Episode
In this special episode of Central Line, ASA’s immediate past president, Dr. Randall Clark, and new president, Dr. Michael Champeau, discuss their personal paths to leadership, the role of mentorship, external challenges facing the specialty of anesthesiology, and more. Please note, within this episode Dr. Champeau mistakenly refers to the American Association for Clinical Endocrinology, but he intended to reference the College of American Pathologists. Recorded November 2022. See details.
Central Line episode 84: Inside the Monitor – An Anesthesiologist’s Job Description
Dr. Talmage Egan talks to Dr. Adam Striker about why being an anesthesiologist requires the mind of an internist, the hands of a surgeon, and the heart of a psychiatrist—and why medical students should care—in this Inside the Monitor themed episode on the breadth, depth, and rewards of a career in anesthesiology. Recorded December 2022. See details.
Central Line episode 83: Delirium Biomarkers
Drs. Tina McKay and Zhongcong Xie discuss delirium biomarkers with Dr. Adam Striker. Learn about the latest research, the practical implications for patient safety, the connection between delirium biomarkers and Alzheimer’s disease, and more. Recorded November 2022. See details.
Central Line episode 82: Inside the Monitor -- Finding Gratitude
‘Tis the season for gratitude, so Dr. Adam Striker shines a light on giving thanks with Dr. Muhammad Rafique, guest editor of the December ASA Monitor. Dr. Rafique shares his thoughts on why gratitude matters, what it looks like, and how we can all be more intentionally grateful. Recorded November 2022. See details.
Central Line episode 81: On Center Stage with ASA, ACCRAC, and the AMA
Recorded in front of a live audience at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2022 in New Orleans, Dr. Jed Wolpaw, host of the popular ACCRAC podcast, interviews Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, president-elect of the American Medical Association. Listen in as this high-energy conversation explores Dr. Ehrenfeld’s career path, challenges the specialty faces, the possibilities of AI, transgender care, and more. Recorded October 2022. See details.
Central Line episode 80: The Value and Future of Specialty Societies
Presented in front of a live audience at ANESTHESOLOGY 2022 in New Orleans, this panel explores the value of professional societies today and how they’re preparing for the future. Dr. Adam Striker and guests Drs. Kenneth Moran, Richa Taneja, and Eugene Viscusi discuss the value of ASA, the role of subspecialty and state societies, and purposeful tactics to engage medical students, residents, and early career physicians. Recorded October 2022. See details.
Central Line episode 79: Inside the Monitor – Workforce Hot Buttons
Dr. Adam Striker dives into the timely topic of workforce hot buttons with Dr. Mary Dale Peterson, guest editor of the November ASA Monitor. Hear Dr. Peterson’s thoughts on what’s driving the imbalance in supply and demand and the various long term, and short term, solutions for growing the anesthesia workforce. Recorded October 2022. See details.
Central Line episode 78: Pediatric Pain Scales
Dr. Adam Striker discusses pediatric pain scales with Dr. Sara Robertson, a member of the ACE editorial board who contributed to the 19B issue. Listen in as they consider the challenges of understanding pain in pediatric patients, the applicability of various self-report and observational pain scales, and the limitations of pain assessment. Recorded September 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 77: Inside the Monitor – Advocacy: Taking Your Seat at the Table
Dr. Sam Page, guest editor of the October ASA Monitor, joins Dr. Adam Striker to discuss why advocacy is important, the many ways anesthesiologists can advocate for the specialty, the role of partnerships in addressing shared interest, and state and national efforts to advance the practice. See details.
Central Line episode 76: World Patient Safety Day
Dr. Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, past president of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists, joins Dr. Striker to talk about World Patient Safety Day and patient safety more broadly. Dr. Mellin-Olsen shares her story, thoughts on how anesthesiologists can make a difference, medication safety tips, information about World Patient Safety Day’s background and plans, and more. Recorded September 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 75: Inside the Monitor – Weaponized Reporting Systems
Dr. Steven Shafer returns to discuss how and when reporting systems may be weaponized, the topic of the September issue of ASA’s Monitor, with Dr. Adam Striker. The discussion touches on the pros and cons of anonymous reporting, how institutions can ensure robust patient safety reporting while minimizing conflict and abuse, and the role training and power imbalances play in how reporting systems are viewed and utilized. Recorded August 2022. See details.
Central Line episode 74: The Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology
Drs. Adam Striker and William McNiece explore the history of anesthesiology and the role of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (WLM) in collecting, preserving, and sharing that history. Learn about the discovery of anesthesia, some of the specialty’s famous patients (including a gorilla named Jenny), and how the WLM supports anesthesiology today. Recorded July 2022. See details.
Central Line episode 73: Get to Know Your Host
Dr. Adam Striker takes the hot seat in this upside-down episode. Learn what drew Dr. Striker to pediatric cardiac anesthesiology, how his work with the Communications Committee has inspired him, and which Central Line guests and topics truly moved him as he answers Dr. Brooke Trainer’s questions. Recorded July 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 72: Inside the Monitor – Perioperative Infection Control
Dr. Striker discusses infection control in the perioperative period with Dr. Kumar Belani, co-guest editor of the ASA Monitor’s August issue. Listen as they discuss the role of anesthesiologists in preventing infections and reducing post-operative infections, the specifics of hand hygiene and disposables, best practices for mitigating COVID transmission, and more. Recorded June 2022. See details.
Central Line episode 71: Anesthesiology - A Family Affair
Mother and daughter anesthesiologists, Drs. Susan and Allie Taylor, join Dr. Striker to discuss how family and career intersect, how the specialty continues to evolve, and the role of gender in the workplace across generations. Recorded June 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 70: Inside the Monitor – Airway Management Updates and Future Directions
In this Inside the Monitor episode, Dr. Adam Striker discusses airway management, the topic of July’s ASA Monitor, with guest editor, Dr. Muhammad Rafique. Learn about the history and future of airway management, the unique challenges of pediatric and ICU airway management, and how airway management guidelines differ across the globe. Recorded June 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 69: Diversity and disparities
Dr. Jennifer Lucero shares her lived experience as a Mexican, indigenous woman with Dr. Striker in this thoughtful and informative episode exploring the different ways racism and bias have shaped health care and impacted the specialty. This no holds barred discussion touches on how marginalization, group-based hierarchy, in-group favoritism, and social dominance work within health care and elucidates a path toward more equity in anesthesiology’s workforce, leadership, and care. Recorded May 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 68: Inside the Monitor – Ambulatory Anesthesia and NORA
Dr. Girish Joshi, guest editor of June’s ASA Monitor, joins Dr. Adam Striker for this wide-ranging discussion of ambulatory anesthesia and non-operating room anesthesia (NORA). They touch on patient safety concerns, the growing importance of patient communications, the impacts of COVID, technological advances, and more. Recorded May 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 67: Spokespeople Speak Up at ASA’s Legislative Conference
In this special episode, we interviewed attendees of ASA’s Legislative Conference who joined a leadership spokesperson training session to find out what drives them and what they’ll take away from the conference and spokesperson training. Listen in as Drs. Sharon Ashley, Kevin Beitz, Arianna Cook, Elisa Lund, Lydiesther Martinez, Zelle Ndika, Andrew Nicoli, and Felipe Perez take us behind the scenes and share their best tips. Recorded May 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 66: Alpha-Gal Allergies
Listen in as Dr. Adam Striker interviews Dr. Stacy Jones, Co-Editor in Chief of ACE, about alpha-gal allergies. Find out what red meat, tick bites, and geography tell us about alpha-gal allergies and what anesthesiologists should know to keep patients safe. Recorded April 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 65: Inside the Monitor – Practice Management in 2022: Managing Change, Achieving Excellence
Listen in as Drs. Adam Striker and Lilian Kanai, guest editor of May’s ASA Monitor special section, dive into the topic of practice management. From the role of branding and affability to the shift toward Revenue Cycle Management and employment models, this exploration of practice management and anesthesiology informs and entertains. Recorded April 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 64: The Leadership Academy
Drs. Laura Berenstain and Crystal Wright join Dr. Adam Striker to discuss ASA’s new Leadership Academy. Listen in as they consider what it means to be a leader, the skillsets of leaders and how they’re acquired, the role of mentorship, what to expect from the Society’s innovative approach to leadership education, and more. Recorded March 2022. See details.
Central Line episode 63: Inside the Monitor – Incident Command Systems
Incident Command Systems take center stage as Dr. Adam Striker interviews Dr. Stacey Watt, guest editor of April’s ASA Monitor. From the active shooter experience that drove her to gain expertise in emergency response systems to the wildfire that led to the development of Incident Command Systems and the many reasons anesthesiologists are well-positioned to lead in emergency situations, this episode is loaded with useful tidbits. See details.
Central Line Episode 62: Inside the Monitor – Ask the Expert
Dr. Adam Striker takes us behind the scenes with Dr. Zachary Deutch, editor of the ASA Monitor’s Ask the Expert column. From what inspired Dr. Deutch to start the column to his favorite take-aways, topics, and plans for the future, this episode sheds light on the specialty’s deep bench of experts and the many important questions in the world of anesthesiology. Recorded February 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 61: The No Surprises Act Rollout
Manny Bonilla, ASA’s Chief Advocacy Officer, joins Dr. Adam Striker to discuss the implementation of the federal No Surprises Act. Find out what anesthesiologists should know and do, why ASA filed a recent lawsuit, and how the Independent Resolution Process is rolling out. Recorded February 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 60: Inside the Monitor – Ethics in Challenging Times
Dr. Adam Striker welcomes Dr. James West, Chair of ASA’s Committee on Ethics and guest editor of the ASA Monitor’s February special section on Ethics in Challenging Times. Listen in as they discuss ASA’s Guidelines for the Ethical Practice of Anesthesiology and consider the ethics of Do Not Resuscitate orders, vaccine mandates, perioperative consent for high-risk patients, and more. Recorded January 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 59: Anesthesia Incident Reporting System
Dr. Patrick Guffey, Medical Director and Chair of the Anesthesia Quality Institute’s (AQI) Incident Reporting Committee, speaks with Dr. Adam Striker about patient safety, quality data, and the AIRS registry. Find out how AIRS started, what it aims to achieve, and how the data is used. Recorded January 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 58: Enhancing Patient Communications
Dr. Adam Striker hosts Dr. Kraig de Lanzac, ASA’s Assistant Secretary and the former Chair of the Committee on Communications, a title Dr. Striker now holds, for a spirited discussion about improving patient communications. Listen in as they discuss key initiatives like the Made for This Moment campaign and ASA’s new Enhancing Patient Communications Program, share their favorite tips for building trust with patients, and discuss the importance of conveying the value of physician anesthesiologists to patients and the public. Recorded January 2022. See details.
Central Line Episode 57: Inside the Monitor - The New Normal
Dr. Steve Shafer, the ASA Monitor’s Editor-in-Chief, returns to speak with Dr. Adam Striker about the state of the pandemic and what to expect in 2022. The anesthetic implications of elective surgery in COVID recovered patients, the risks of coinfections, and the pandemic’s impact on anesthesiology’s workforce are considered in this thorough conversation. Recorded December 2021. See details.
Central Line Episode 56: Professional Liability
Dr. Franklin Chiao, member of ASA’s Professional Liability Committee, joins Dr. Adam Striker to discuss the role of liability insurance, how social media can impact liability, patient responsibilities, best practices for limiting liability risks, and more in this episode exploring the risks and realities of professional liability. Recorded April 2020. See details.
Central Line Episode 55: The Perioperative Surgical Home
Dr. Adam Striker talks to Dr. Christopher Steel, Chair of ASA’s PSH Implementation Guide Workgroup, and Dr. Jeff Angel, AAOS representative to ASA’s PSH Steering Committee, about their experiences working together to implement a PSH model in their hospital. Find out how the PSH can help patients, staff, and anesthesiologists’ bottom lines—and how to get started with the new PSH Implementation Guide and course—in this informative episode. Recorded November 2021. See details.
Central Line Episode 54: ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 Revisited
In this special episode, Dr. Adam Striker shares clips from ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021, featuring luminaries from the specialty, including ASA’s current and past presidents: Drs. Randall Clark, Beverly Philip, and Mary Dale Peterson. Listen in as leaders from the field discuss topics ranging from ASA’s leadership and communications efforts to the opioid crisis, Alternative Payment Models, the Perioperative Surgical Home, and the challenges women anesthesiologists face today. Recorded by TopMedTalk in October 2021, at the ASA Annual Meeting in San Diego. See details.
Central Line Episode 53: Women of Impact in Anesthesiology
Dr. Adam Striker interviews Dr. Allison Fernandez, host and creator of Women of Impact in Anesthesiology, a series of video interviews featuring prominent women in the specialty. Tune in for this informative discussion on how a grant from ASA’s Committee on Professional Diversity set Dr. Fernandez on her path; what she hopes listeners will learn from the series; and what she took away from interviews with luminaries from the field on topics ranging from work-life balance to gender disparities to mentoring. Recorded October 2021. See details.
Central Line Episode 52: Inside the Monitor – Anesthesia in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Dr. Striker discusses anesthesia in low- and middle-income countries with Drs. Lalitha Sundararaman and Muhammad Rafique, coauthors of the guest editorial in the special section of the ASA Monitor’s October issue. Listen in as guests share their personal experiences of practicing abroad, delve into specific challenges, consider the role of partnerships and research, and shine light on the path forward. Recorded September 2021. See details.
Central Line Episode 51: Live from ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 with Dr. Wolpaw
In this special episode, Dr. Jed Wolpaw, host of the ACCRAC podcast, interviews Dr. Aditee Ambardekar, Chair of the Review Committee at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and Dr. Douglas Bacon, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and historian of anesthesiology, live from ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021. Listen in to this wide-ranging conversation as Dr. Wolpaw and the live audience ask Drs. Ambardekar and Bacon about the role of an ACGME Chair, World War II anesthesia’s impact on the specialty, maintaining emotional wellbeing, what history can teach us about anesthesia today, imposter syndrome, and more. Recorded October 2021. See details.
Central Line Episode 50: Alternative Payment Models
Drs. Jonathan Gal and Gordon Morewood join Dr. Striker for a deep dive into Alternative Payment Models. Listen in as they discuss the role of anesthesiologists in APMs, the development of a MIPS Value Pathway for CMS consideration, ASA’s new APM assessment framework and calculator for price modeling of prospective bundled payment, and more. Recorded September 2021. See details.
Central Line Episode 49: Inside the Monitor – The Future
In this special episode, Dr. Adam Striker explores the future of the specialty in three back-to-back interviews with anesthesiologists who contributed to the ASA Monitor’s special supplemental issue that is firmly focused on the future. Dr. Warren Sandberg shares his thoughts on what anesthesiology might look like in the year 2030. Dr. Gordon Morewood discusses factors that will shape our economic picture in coming decades. And Dr. Paloma Toledo explores the issue of health care equity. Recorded August 2021. See details.
Central Line Episode 48: ASA’s Frailty Toolkit
Drs. Daniel McIsaac and Mark Neuman join Dr. Striker to discuss ASA’s Committee on Geriatric’s new Frailty Toolkit. This in-depth discussion of frailty addresses the history and diversity of assessments, why it matters that frailty is a modifiable risk factor, why the committee chose to create a toolkit, and how to find and use it. Recorded July 2021. See details and explore the toolkit.
Central Line Episode 47: Physician Well-Being
Dr. Striker welcomes Drs. Amy Vinson and Florence LeCraw, from ASA’s Committee on Physician Well-Being, to discuss the committee’s background, work, and goals. Tune in for a dynamic discussion of burnout, resilience, economics, culture, and the path forward. Recorded June 2021. See details.
Central Line Episode 46: The Payment Progress Initiative
In this special four-part episode, key ASA leaders join guest host Manny Bonilla, ASA’s Chief Advocacy and Practice Officer, to discuss the society’s new Payment Progress initiative. ASA’s President, Dr. Beverly Philip, along with Dr. Mary Dale Peterson, ASA’s immediate past president, Dr. Jonathan Pregler, Chair of ASA’s Committee on Economics 33% Workgroup, and Dr. Neal Cohen, Chair of ASA’s Section on Professional Practice, consider surprise billing, the 33% problem, and the public option. Listen in to learn more about what ASA is doing to address economic challenges and help anesthesiologists secure their economic futures. Recorded May and June 2021. See details.
Central Line Episode 45: Practice Management: Coping with Extreme Stress
Dr. Adam Striker shares more of his conversation with Dr. Patrick Allaire, anesthesiologist and Director of the Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists, and Ms. Genie Blough, principal of G Blough Associates. Listen in as they consider the human toll of disruption, strategies for managing anxiety, and tips for supporting the mental health needs of staff and colleagues. Recorded December 2020. See details.
Central Line Episode 44: Inside the Monitor – Palliative Care
Dr. Sandra Sacks, Vice Chair of ASA’s Committee on Palliative Care and contributor to ASA Monitor, speaks to Dr. Adam Striker about the value of palliative care. Listen in as they discuss common misconceptions, tactics for giving patients a voice, and the growing overlap between anesthesia and palliative care. Recorded April 2021. See details.
Central Line episode 43: Inside the Monitor – Flattening the Curve
Learn about sustainability and environmental best practices in this comprehensive discussion between Dr. Adam Striker and Dr. Jodi Sherman, Co-Chair of ASA’s Subcommittee on Environmental Health, who contributes a regular article to ASA Monitor on climate change. From an in-depth consideration of the scope of the problem, to how the specialty can be part of the solution, to the role of disposables, this lively conversation informs and motivates. Recorded March 2021. See details.
Central Line episode 42: Quality Measures
Drs. Sheila Barnett and Victor Davila from ASA’s Committee on Performance and Outcomes Measurement talk to Dr. Adam Striker about new measures, including the new Intraoperative Hypotension Measure. Learn about the committee’s work, how measures are selected, why they’re important, and what’s so groundbreaking about the new IOH measurement. Recorded March 2021. See details.
Central Line episode 41: Anesthesiologists in Fiction
Dr. Tammy Euliano discusses her path from anesthesiologist to fiction writer and her new thriller, Fatal Intent, in this lively conversation with Dr. Adam Striker. Find out how she made her medical expertise digestible for readers, integrated real-life experiences into the book, and why she pushed her protagonist to grapple with end-of-life issues. Recorded in February 2021. See details.