Apex Anesthesia First Look and Binder Hack!

I’ve got a year and a half before I finish schooling…and the first thing on my mind is the NBCRNA Boards.  I recently purchased Apex, and so far I absolutely love it.  First of all the content of the modules is in a format that’s easy to read and understand.  It is mostly in short paragraph/bullet point format with nice diagrams and pictures.  In addition, it includes workbooks that are associated with each module. I’m not in board review mode yet, but I’ve been using Apex to supplement the material of my Principles of Anesthesia class.  I’ll go through it Continue Reading

From the Head of the Bed Report: Clinical Recap

So I’ve completed by first clinical rotation  and I can say it was amazing!  Prior to starting clinical I was having doubts about whether I made the right decision to start CRNA school, but once I was hands-on, actually intubating patients back-to-back, titrating anesthetic gasses, adjusting ventilator settings and extubating,  realized how much I truly enjoy it! It reminded me a lot of my CVICU days, adjusting my medications based on what I need to do for the patient…you’re constantly thinking, planning, and just enjoying the ride. I had a pretty successful rotation, I missed about 8 intubations, with two esophageal Continue Reading