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Med-Surg Moments is the official podcast of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN)*. Our podcast offers an engaging look at the lives of - and surrounding- medical-surgical nurses. We’ll have guests on from every corner of the industry, bringing you stories that are relatable and compelling on myriad topics.

Our goal is to bring you interesting perspectives and insights that will serve you at any step of your nursing career. We truly intend this podcast to be an exciting, interesting go-to source for our listeners, and Med-Surg Moments will creatively incorporate voices from all backgrounds, to help highlight the issues facing you in our medical-surgical nursing community.

You can be assured we’ll do our very best to bring this podcast, always, with personality and compassion, and accuracy in our coverage.

* The content within the Med-Surg Moments Podcast represents the views, thoughts, and opinions of the co-hosts and may not necessarily reflect the views, thoughts, and opinions of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. 

May 21, 2024

A great book can be life-changing.  Join the co-hosts as they share 12 of their favorite "must read" books which transcend both professional and personal interest. 

Book List

"Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande 
recommended by Laura

"When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi
recommended by Laura

"The Little Prince" by...

May 7, 2024

AMSN chapter involvement is truly fulfilling on both a professional and personal level, but have you ever wondered what it takes to start and grow an AMSN chapter?  Join the co-hosts for a conversation with AMSN Chicago Chapter #317 Founder Cora Palmer as she shares the chapter's story, lessons learned and advice for...

Apr 23, 2024

Has troubling patient behavior ever caught you by surprise or, worse, resulted in violence? Join Eric, Laura, Maritess and Neal as they open up to share their own frightening experiences and offer you perspective on how to recognize and deal with these behaviors before they become a problem. 



Apr 9, 2024

Unfamiliar with Nursing-Sensitive Quality Indicators and their impact on your nursing practice? Join Eric, Laura, Maritess, Neil, Sam and Sydney as they assess their varied understanding of these nursing metrics and explore the opportunities and challenges they present to our med-surg nursing practice. 



Mar 26, 2024

Ever wonder if you're where you should be in your nursing career or what the next step should be? Explore the answers as Laura, Maritess, Neal, Eric, Sam and Sydney welcome back AMSN President Marisa Streelman for an insightful conversation filled with personal stories and perspectives on how to advance your...