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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.

Dec 19, 2019

In this episode, we're taking a close look at acuity-based vs. ratio-based staffing.  Nurses address patient care needs through a variety of nursing interventions, all of which require time to execute. Insufficient time means insufficient care.  Administrators seek to achieve staffing levels that are lean enough to...


Dec 6, 2019

In this episode, we're addressing the difficult and multi-dimensional of suicide.  The effects of suicide go far beyond the person who acts to take his or her life and the lasting effects on friends and family can be devastating.  Whether you have concerns about a patient, a fellow nurse, or perhaps yourself, we'll be...