Injury prevention bill changes nursing careers, the startling truth about disease outbreak preparedness, getting to the bottom of the PTSD brain, and we’ll chat with two CRNAs who look at a study on the real impact on patients served by nurse anesthetists around the country. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it. It’s the Nursing Show.

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Welcome to the Show

Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the Nursing Show podcast for nurses, by nurses. I’m your host Jamie Davis and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for checking out the show this week. First up, in this week’s nursing news items, we’ll look at a new bill proposed in the U.S. congress that would make sweeping changes to worker safety in the healthcare workplace. This could be a game changer that makes back injury in nursing care a thing of the past.

Then, in this week’s special tip segment discussion I have a special segment on Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists or CRNAs. These advanced practice nurses are on the cutting edge of patient care and a new study also places them in positions of greatest need for the patient care community. Find out more about this nursing specialty and the new study on the common patient demographics for nurse anesthetists. We’ll have that, and more, later in this episode after the news.

Find out more about this spectrum of diseases and what you as nurses can do to help recognize the possible signs and symptoms of the disease and refer them to the best appropriate care. We’ll have that and more later in this episode after the news.

If you want to get back in touch with me, please drop me an email. You can send those e-mails in to I love to hear from you and I make sure I respond back to every email that comes in. Send me links to news items you’d like me to cover, interview suggestions with you or somebody you know.


News Links – 

Healthcare Injury Prevention Bill Saves Nursing Careers

Most U.S. Areas Not Ready for Disease Outbreaks

WHO on Infectious Diseases

New Research Explains PTSD Brain Response


Tip of the Week – CRNAs Serve the Underserved

Juan F. Quintana, CRNA, DNP, MHS

Juan F. Quintana, CRNA, DNP, MHS

In a special interview segment focusing on a new study on Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, I chat with American Association of Nurse Anesthetists President Juan F. Quintana, CRNA, DNP, MHS, and researcher Lorraine Jordan, CRNA, PhD, FAAN. We look at Lorraine recent study of the patient demographics of those served by CRNAs.

The study was published in the journal Nursing Economic$, and found that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are providing the majority of care in our country’s underserved communities, where there are likely to be more Medicaid-eligible, uninsured or unemployed residents. An analysis of 41,236 anesthesiologists serving 1,433 counties, and 35,570 CRNAs serving 1,854 counties revealed that the majority of anesthesiologists were in counties where the median household income is in the top 75th percentile.

Lorraine Jordan, CRNA, PhD, FAAN

Lorraine Jordan, CRNA, PhD, FAAN

CRNAs were consistently found in counties where the median income is in the 25th percentile. CRNAs are also more likely found in states with less restrictive practice regulations where more rural counties are present. Check out this discussion with Juan and Lorraine on this exciting study of this oldest nursing specialty.




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