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Technology has been changing the healthcare industry for many years now but we’ve reached a point where computers have gone from outside the body to inside the body. Computerized surgical implants are being utilized in many different capacities to provide better care for patients, and that’s presenting some unique challenges for CRNAs. Today we talk with Adam Flowe, CRNA, who is the Chief Nurse Anesthetist at Duke, to talk about all the advancements in technology and what it means for the profession today and in the future.
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What we discuss in this episode:
3:16 – Welcome in Adam
4:23 – Background on Adam
6:51 – Why this topic?
11:42 – Why are we seeing more of these implants?
13:23 – Different types of implants
21:42 – Challenges for anesthesia providers
23:39 – Training SRNAs for this
26:59 – Can we be made smarter?
30:52 – Elon Musk health technology company
41:54 – How long can the body tolerate these things
42:38 – Final thoughts
43:19 – Lightning Round