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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.

Jul 5, 2019

The medical professionals who are directly involved with an unanticipated adverse patient event are deeply affected and many times unaware of the underlying impact to themselves.  Many experience overwhelming anxiety, cannot return to work, their family lives are affected and they're reluctant to reach out for help. ...


Jun 21, 2019

In this episode, we focus on cultural understanding and the unique needs of LGBTQ patients. What can we do as med-surg nurses to make care more accessible to this population? How do we approach or illicit this information from patients?  Find out the answers and gain new insights in this special episode.

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Jun 7, 2019

In this episode, the Med-Surg Moments Co-Hosts come together for a special round table conversation focusing on their latest learnings, a nurse-to-nurse conversation about self-care, and reflections on their role as co-hosts of the podcast.


May 24, 2019

In this episode, we explore mentoring and coaching specifically, what’s similar, what’s different and, most importantly, what does the literature say in support of these two initiatives. 

GUEST - COL (RET) Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN

HOST - Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN 


May 10, 2019

In this episode, we will focus on the question of “What Is and Isn’t Second Victim Syndrome". Over the last 19 years, our knowledge and understanding of SVS has increased significantly, but questions still remain, such as why do some nurses experience profound SVS, resulting in significant emotional distress and...