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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 3, 2022

Caroline and special guest co-host Terri Hinkley tackle the tough question of what staff really thinks about travel nurses and provides useful insights, perspectives, and stories. 



AMSN & MSNCB CEO Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, CAE


Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN,...

Apr 8, 2022

Ever had that sinking feeling about a patient yet weren't certain whether to call for a sepsis alert?  In this episode, Caroline and Chelsea share their stories and insights regarding identifying sepsis in patients. 



Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life...

Mar 25, 2022

Unexpected patient deterioration is every med-surg nurse's nightmare.  Alissa, Caroline, and Chelsea welcome special guests Dr. Jacinda Bunch and Dr. Frank Overdyk to talk about new approaches to preventing patient deterioration through continuous monitoring. 

This episode was made possible by the generous support...

Feb 25, 2022

It's been a tough couple of years for nurses, but Caroline, Alissa, and Evie offer hope, insights, and advice to all nurses out there struggling with burnout.



Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two dreams in life – to become a nurse and live in the United States. She...

Feb 4, 2022

Given the nature of our work, it's no wonder nurses struggling with a substance use disorder are often afraid to seek help.  Alissa and Chelsea share their thoughts and experiences regarding how we can remove the stigma of nurse substance use disorder to pave the way to support and recovery. 



Alissa Brown,...