Central Line, the official podcast series of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, edited by Dr. Adam Striker, features leaders in the field of anesthesiology discussing a variety of challenges and opportunities vital to the practice and profession.
Dr. Zach Deutch speaks with ASA CEO Paul Pomerantz in this Inside the Monitor episode. Listen in as Paul talks about his experience leading the society, his legacy and ASA’s future leadership, threats and opportunities facing the specialty, the ever-evolving health care ecosphere, and more. Recorded September 2023.
Dr. Adam Striker discusses low-flow anesthesia with Drs. Jeffrey M. Feldman and David Hovord. The conversation touches on what low-flow anesthesia is, and isn’t; how low-flow anesthesia benefits patients, clinicians, health systems, and the environment; tips for clinicians interested in learning more about low-flow anesthesia; and more. Recorded August 2023.
Dr. Paul Yost speaks with Dr. Brooke Trainer about his life as an anesthesiologist, public servant, advocate, and self-described waterman. Listen in as he shares the best advice he ever received, lessons gleaned from the ocean, concerns about the future of the specialty, tips for engaging successfully with legislators, and more. Recorded August 2023.
Guest host, Dr. Zach Deutch, discusses rural anesthesia with Dr. William Roberts, guest editor of September’s ASA Monitor, and Dr. Suzanne Karan, a contributor to the issue. Hear their thoughts on improving access to care, managing limited resources, addressing workforce issues, caring for an aging patient population, training future anesthesiologists for rural settings, and more. Recorded July 20...
Dr. Adam Striker speaks with Dr. Aaron Primm, editor for Summaries of Emerging Evidence (SEE), about two recent studies: one study sheds light on whether more aggressive patient warming reduces cardiac adverse events and the other illuminates how and if aggressive hydration has an impact on pancreatitis. Recorded July 2023.
Drs. Michael Hofkamp and Sara Neves from the Society for Education in Anesthesia join guest host, Dr. Brooke Trainer, to discuss medical student and resident education – how education is evolving, challenges young anesthesiologists face as they transition into practice, the role of non-clinical training, and more. Recorded July 2023.
Dr. Mary Dale Peterson returns to discuss the issue of surgical backlogs with Dr. Adam Striker. The conversation considers work-life balance, evolving practice models, the role of value-based care, practices for analyzing efficiency, the role of anesthesiologists in leadership, and more. Recorded July 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...
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.
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.
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.
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. This episode is sponsored by GE HealthCare. Recorded in May, 2023.
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.
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 Apr...
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....
Guest host, Dr. Zach Deutch, talks to Dr. Barbara Rogers, guest editor of the May Monitor, about trends in OB anesthesia. From new screening and simulation tools 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.
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.
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 mi...
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.
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.
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