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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. 

Sep 20, 2019

In this episode, we’re deepening our understanding of evidence-based practice and talking about how to effectively promote evidence-based practice within your hospital or organization.


Jill Arzouman, DNP, RN, ACNS, BC, CMSRN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Director of Nursing Professional Practice for Banner University Medical Center Tucson and South Campuses and Clinics. She co-leads the Evidence Based Practice Fellowship for Banner Health’s 28 hospital system. Jill has an academic appointment at the University of Arizona and oversees all DNP capstone projects that are conducted at her facilities. She is a past president of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and has been an active member of the organization for over 20 years.  In addition, she serves as a mentor for the FULD Institute for Evidence Based Practice.

Lynn Gallagher-Ford PhD, RN, NE-BC, DPFNAP, FAAN is senior director and clinical core director of the Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare, and clinical associate professor, College of Nursing, all at The Ohio State University. Gallagher-Ford’s clinical background in maternal-child health and nursing administration spans 30 years. She served in a variety of roles ranging from bedside clinician to chief nursing officer, in which she gained extensive experience and expertise in teaching and implementing evidence-based practice in real-world clinical settings.


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 accomplished the first task in 1985 and then in 1991, immigrated to America. She currently serves as a Division Director for Medical Surgical Education for HCA. She has also been afforded the wonderful opportunity to teach Med Surg Review Courses across the United States and in Europe for AMSN. Collecting air miles and sharing stores along the way, she is thrilled to join the Podcast team and recognize that the specialty of medical surgical nursing is alive and well. Caroline lives with her husband Jimmy, in Tampa, FL and has two grown daughters, Jennifer & Emily.