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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. 

Jan 24, 2023

Ever struggled with the topic of "hospice vs. palliative care" when caring for a patient?  Join Caroline, Laura, and Maritess as they provide a deeper understanding of both and share their own stories and approaches to caring for patients and their families at the end-of-life stage.




Caroline Ashman, MSN,...

Jan 10, 2023

Have you ever struggled to make a difficult nursing decision when there just wasn't a clear answer?  Join Caroline, Laura, Neil, and Maritess as they share their stories, advice, and support regarding nursing ethical dilemmas.   


Caroline Ashman, MSN, RN, CMSRN was born and raised in England. She had two...

Dec 20, 2022

Alcohol use disorder and withdrawal is often an undisclosed patient issue that can have deadly consequences. Join Alissa, Caroline, Laura, Maritess, and Neal as they share their own bedside stories, insights, and approaches to caring for patients with alcohol use disorder.  Also, join us as we say farewell to one of the...

Nov 22, 2022

Ever been uncertain about how to best approach difficult issues or share new ideas in the unit? Join Laura and Neil as they offer advice and proven approaches to help you speak up, make your voice heard, and achieve positive results within your unit.  


Laura Johnson, MSN, RN, CMSRN has been a nurse since...

Oct 25, 2022

Some forms of discrimination are indirect, subtle, and often unintentional, but what do you do when you find yourself on the giving or receiving end of these microagressions? Alissa, Caroline, Laura, and Maritess candidly share their own stories, experiences, and approaches to dealing with these situations in the...