ASRA RAPP Podcast Series

Join hosts Dr. Raj Gupta and Dr. Eric Schwenk as they address hot topics in regional anesthesia and pain medicine featuring guests from the ASRA community. The Regional Anesthesia and Pain Podcast (RAPP) features authors of significant publications to help explain their work, debates on the merits and pitfalls of new technology and therapy, and information on important events where you can participate with the ASRA community in person.  

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Episode Date of Recording Title Run Time
10 2/22/2017

Practice Management Portfolio

41:17
9 1/31/2017

Phrenic Nerve-Sparing Regional Anesthesia for Shoulder Surgery

40:46
8 12/6/2016 DRG Stimulation and HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain 36:03
7 10/27/2016 Education in Regional Anesthesia 38:35
6 9/27/2016 Does Regional Anesthesia Affect Outcomes After Joint Surgery? 32:04
5 8/10/2016 Point-of-Care Ultrasound 34:19
4 7/26/2016 Perioperative Ketamine 37:28
3 6/27/2016 The Opioid Epidemic 36:08
2 5/12/2016 ACB Versus FNB for Knee Surgery 37:28
1 4/19/2016 Recap of ASRA Spring Meeting 2016 50:12

Episode 10: Practice Management Portfolio

Raj, Eric, and Alex describe the tremendous value of the practice management lectures, PBLDs, and workshops at the upcoming 42nd Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting being held April 6-8, 2017, in San Francisco. #ASRASpring17.

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Alexandru Visan MD MBA, CEO Executive Cortex Consulting (@executivecortex)


Episode 9: Phrenic Nerve-Sparing Regional Anesthesia for Shoulder Surgery

Raj, Eric, and Nabil discuss the variety of regional anesthesia options for shoulder surgery to avoid phrenic nerve block.

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Nabil Elkassabany MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (@nelkassabany)
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Episode 8: DRG Stimulation and HF10 Spinal Cord Stimulation  for Chronic Pain

Raj, Eric, Gary, and Larry discuss the differences between spinal cord stimulator, high-frequency SCS, and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation.

Hosts:

- Raj Gupta MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:

- Gary Schwartz MD, Maimonides Medical Center and AABP (@garyschwartzmd)
- Larry Epstein MD, Mount Sinai Hospital (@gdtrfb58)

Articles:


Episode 7: Education in Regional Anesthesia

Raj, Eric, Ed, and Colin discuss the state of education in regional anesthesia and the role of simulation in this training.

Hosts:

- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:

- Ed Mariano, MD, Stanford University & VA Palo Alto Health Care (@Emarianomd)
- Colin McCartney, MBChB PhD, University of Ottawa & The Ottawa Hospital (@colinjmccartney)

Articles:

• Education in Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia: Lots of Learning Left To Do 
• Determining the Learning Curve for Acquiring Core Sonographic Skills for Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Brachial Plexus Block 
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Ultrasound Versus Nerve Stimulator Guidance for Axillary Brachial Plexus Block  
• Learning and Teaching Motor Skills in Regional Anesthesia - A Different Perspective 


Episode 6: Does Regional Anesthesia Affect Outcomes After Joint Surgery?

Raj, Eric, Chris, Laura, and Mark discuss the impact of regional anesthesia to surgical site infections and mortality after joint surgery.

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Christopher Wu, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Laura Lahaye, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Mark Neuman, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Episode 5: Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Raj Gupta, Eric Schwenk, Anahi Perlas, Jan Boublik, Stephen Haskins discuss point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and where its place is in modern anesthesiology practice.

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Anahi Perlas, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital (@PerlasAnahi)
- Jan Boublik, Stanford University School of Medicine (@jan1boublik)
- Stephen Haskins, Hospital for Special Surgery (@shaskinsMD)


Episode 4: Perioperative Ketamine

Raj Gupta, Eric Schwenk, Chris Sobey, and Jaime Baratta discuss the pros and cons of using ketamine for analgesia and with the hope to reduce perioperative opioid consumption.

Video: https://youtu.be/hSmqVAn0DMQ

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Chris Sobey, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (@dextermorgansr)
- Jaime Baratta, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@jattarab)


Episode 3: The Opioid Epidemic

Raj and Eric discuss the current status of the opioid epidemic with their guests Dr. Ed Mariano and Dr. Anita Gupta.

What is the significance of the American Medical Association’s decision to no longer have pain as the 5th vital sign? Where did this problem arise from? What is the role of physicians in helping solve this problem?

Hosts:
- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University (@dr_rajgupta)
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (@ESchwenkMD)

Guests:
- Edward R. Mariano, MD, MAS, Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Health System (@EMARIANOMD)
- Anita Gupta, DO, PharmD, Drexel University School of Medicine (@DocAnitaGupta)


Episode 2: ACB Versus FNB for Knee Surgery

Both adductor canal block (ACB) and femoral nerve block (FNB) are frequently used for knee surgery (i.e., ACL, TKA). In this episode of RAPP, physicians discuss "Adductor Canal Blocks Versus Femoral Nerve Blocks for Knee Surgery." Which is better? Is one better for ACL versus total knee arthroplasty? What problems are encountered? Join our guests for an enlightening discussion about this current and important topic.


Hosts:
- Raj Gupta, MD, Vanderbilt University
- Eric Schwenk, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Guests:
- Stephen Choi, MD, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the University of Toronto
- Nabil Elkassabany, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
- Nasir Hussain, Central Michigan University College of Medicine
- Tony Machi, MD, UT Southwestern
- Sarah Madison, MD, Stanford University


Episode 1: Recap of ASRA Spring Meeting 2016

Hosts Rajnish Gupta, MD, and Eric Schwenk, MD, are joined by Drs Jeff Gadsden, Rosie Hogg, Ankeet Udani, and Nabil Elkassabany for a recap of some of the highlights from the 41st Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting held March 31-April 2, 2016, in New Orleans, LA.

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Thanks to The Preps from Philadelphia, PA for the music: “Funkcore" and "Unknown Night". The band features Steve Breslin on vocals/guitars, Bryan Schwenk on guitars/vocals, Jeff Frederick on bass, and Eric Schwenk on drums.