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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. 

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 discussing signs and strategies for intervention, coping, and support.


Ann H. Wilder LPC received a Communications Degree from University of Louisiana (Monroe).  She went on to complete her Masters in Counseling at Loyola University (New Orleans) and, later, completed her Master’s in Business Administration at the University of New Orleans.  Ann is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Addiction Counselor.  She has many years’ experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  She is a frequent presenter at state and regional conferences.



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.