New Zealand Anaesthesia

The New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists podcast, hosted by Dr Morgan Edwards.

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Episode 14 - Trauma Informed Care

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

How do we define trauma and what signs should we be looking for when caring for a patient?
Dr Bex Parkes is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with complex trauma presentations. In this episode, Bex helps us to further understand what trauma informed care means and offers some strategies to assist clinicians in identifying and helping patients who may be affected by previous trauma.

Sunday Dec 17, 2023

Following his highly regarded talk at the Aotearoa NZ ASM, Anaesthetist Dr Trent Cutts joins host Dr Morgan Edwards for a kōrero about vaping. Its role as a smoking cessation tool, what we do know and should be watching for in research, and vaping in the perioperative period.
Plus, NZSA CEO Kylie McQuellin and President and Podcast Host Dr Morgan Edwards discuss what’s on the horizon for the Society in 2024.

Monday Nov 20, 2023

"We can only influence our own scope of practice. It's reasonable that as Anaesthetists we try and clean up anaesthesia." A kōrero with the NZSA's Environmental and Sustainability Network Chair, Dr Sallie Malpas. Navigating the myriad of information on environmentally sustainable healthcare and the latest work of the network.

Sunday Sep 03, 2023

Aotearoa Anaesthesia ASM 2023 Convenor Dr Priya Shanmuganathan and Scientific Convenor Dr Matt Sumner share details from behind the scenes of our upcoming conference, what to look forward to, and tips to make the most of your trip to Ōtepoti Dunedin. Then for the second half of this ASM feature episode host, Dr Morgan Edwards, talks research and perioperative issues in anaesthesia with ASM international invited speaker, Prof Frances Chung.
Sadly technical issues have left some noise interference over the interview with Prof Frances Chung. It was important to us to still be able to share this with you and recommend waiting until you’re somewhere quieter for best listening.

Tuesday Jul 11, 2023

Matt and his team in Te Tai Tokerau have evolved with the change recognising the different models needed to support the new periop degree students. They are establishing initiatives that will support students during their study, motivate more interest in clinical placements in the area and entice future graduates to their region. In this episode, Matt shares the details and how you too can support the future of the Anaesthetic Technician workforce.

Thursday Jun 29, 2023

National Clinical Nurse Consultant, Siân Mitchell, a registered nurse, and anaesthetic technician, was integral in the development and implementation of Southern Cross Healthcare’s Assistant to the Anaesthetist (RN-AA) training programme. 
What is involved in the RN-AA training programme and how does this role work alongside our anaesthesia assistance workforce? Siân addresses these questions for us in this episode and offers insight into how our anaesthesia community can successfully support one another to offer the best for our patients.

Wednesday May 03, 2023

An approachable conversation about finance and investing for Anaesthetists and trainees (or any busy Kiwi doc).
For the first time, the NZSA podcast reaches outside of Anaesthesia with special guest, finance expert and The Curve co-founder, Victoria Harris. Victoria shares with host Dr Morgan Edwards helpful information for anyone, no matter your familiarity or experience on the topic. Covering: finance and investing for those starting out in their career, using an expert or going DIY, introducing investing to your children, platforms and tools and planning for your retirement.
 You can visit The Curve or listen to their podcast too
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This episode was created for informational and educational purposes only, it does not constitute financial or investment advice. The resources mentioned are not endorsed by the NZSA.

Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

For the second half of our volunteering abroad episodes; we travel to Afghanistan with Tauranga Anaesthetist Dr Lynette McGaughran. Lynette spent eight weeks in the Khost Maternity Hospital with Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in 2022. In this episode, she discusses the process of getting there and her experience as the sole medical anaesthetist.

Sunday Dec 18, 2022

Travel to Dakar, Senegal with Waitemata Anaesthetist Dr Rebecca Brinkler following her recent experience on board Mercy Ships in Africa. From life onboard, theatre, procedures and colleagues to her challenges and highlights. Plus for those interested -just how you too could take on an adventure like this.

Sunday Nov 13, 2022

Special guest Dr Vanessa Beavis talks leadership, juggling a busy workload and holding the ANZCA Presidency during the pandemic with NZSA President and Podcast host Dr Morgan Edwards.
Dr Vanessa is the immediate past president of ANZCA and is a specialist Anaesthetist in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her clinical interests include perioperative medicine and liver transplant anaesthesia. Prior to her role as ANZCA President she was the Director of Perioperative Services at Auckland City Hospital.

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