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Anesthesia on the Front Lines of Covid 19 in Detroit Michigan

Anesthesia Deconstructed: Science. Politics. Realities.

  • 04/17/2020
  • 49 min

About this Episode

On this podcast we talk to Nurse Anesthesiologist Joshua Olson MS, CRNA about what it is like on the front lines of Covid 19 in the country, Detroit Michigan. Mr Olson talks about the emotional toll this takes on everyone involved, the heroic level clinical work done at his facility to save patients lives and the ever changing face of this new pandemic. We also discuss the socioeconomic factors which have made Detroit a hotspot and how Nurse Anesthesiologists have stepped up to make a difference outside of the operating room.  From experimental treatments to what we think we know about Covid 19, Mr Olson guides us through how he and his colleagues are doing everything they can to save lives. We end with a positive survival story which reminds everyone in healthcare that this does not just strike the elderly but those we work with everyday.