mitigating anesthesia provider shortage
Mitigating the Projected Shortage of Anesthesia Providers Requires Creative Solutions
You’ve seen the headlines: How Physician Shortages Could Change the Future of Anesthesiology, The Physician Leader’s Role in Navigating the Anesthesia Provider Shortage, Weathering the Storm in Anesthesiology, and dozens more. While the continued shortage of anesthesia providers will certainly have a financial impact on healthcare facilities, it also impacts provider satisfaction, clinical operations, patient
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Work Stress Could Nearly Double Heart Disease Risk for Men, Study Shows
In the article “Work Stress Could Nearly Double Heart Disease Risk for Men, Study Shows,” Healthline highlights the impact of work stress on male heart health compared to female heart health. The physical effects of stress are well documented, and I suspect that the sense of lacking or losing control, in an already stressful situation
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Fellowship Wellness Tips: Promoting Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Well-Being
Congratulations on making it this far in your medical career! You’re putting in the time during your fellowship to become a trusted member of the medical community. But fellowship years can also be one of the most challenging times of your journey. Long hours, higher stakes, and plenty of barriers to achieving a healthy work-life
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Reliable Anesthesia Services Protect the Bottom Line, Foster Surgeon Satisfaction, and Improve Patient Outcomes
Surgery costs account for nearly half of the $387 billion spent in U.S. hospitals each year. As the largest money-producing center of most hospitals, operating rooms (ORs) must be run efficiently to maximize OR time and resources and ensure quality surgical care. It’s imperative that hospitals maintain strong anesthesia service lines to protect their long-term
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Are Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality Trendy Threats to the Cath Lab, or Our Friends?
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) has made headlines recently, with open-use AI tools like ChatGPT and its tools for creating instant art, music, and writing and AR tools hitting consumers including the Meta Spark platform and Meta Quest AR headsets from the parent company of Facebook. But how do they
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VitalSolution Unveils New Anesthesia Services, Opening Opportunities for Rural Communities
Formerly CardioSolution, the rebrand reflects expanded service lines in response to clients’ growing needs. CINCINNATI–CardioSolution, a leading provider of comprehensive cardiovascular services, will now operate under a new name, VitalSolution. Effective at once, the change also signals the launch of a new anesthesiology service line to support critical healthcare needs across under-resourced communities, nationwide. We
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VitalSolution Enables Anesthesia Providers to Enjoy Work-Life Balance
Today’s healthcare providers place a high value on work-life balance. In fact, many say they would take a pay cut for better work-life balance. VitalSolution-Anesthesiology provides anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) with flexible scheduling and opportunities for growth that empower them to better handle personal and professional interests. According to Medscape’s 2023 Physician
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Managing Student Loan Debt for Healthcare Professionals
Ways to Deal with Student Loan Debt (Even When You’re a Healthcare Professional)
Most healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, and technologists, graduate from their respective programs with a significant amount of student loan debt. In fact, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), 76-89% of medical school graduates had an average of over $203,000 in education debt – and that’s just for med school,
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Tips for Advancing Your Career as a Radiologic Technologist in a Cath Lab
Radiologic technologists are essential members of the cath lab medical team, and while the role is gratifying in and of itself, many professionals in the field are interested in advancing their careers. Whether you want to improve your skills and expertise, take on a leadership role, or specialize in a particular area, there are numerous
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Mental Health Check: Use CardioSolution Tools to Take Care of YOU
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, but really, every day should be a day where you check in with yourself and take stock of your mental well-being. While cath lab roles can be both physically and mentally tasking, CardioSolution has tools to help you take care of yourself, as well as your patients. The
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The Importance of Networking for Interventional Cardiologists: Tips to Boost Your Career
You’ve made it through med school, residency, fellowship, and that first job. But it’s still important to continue professional networking to keep your career strong. As a busy interventional cardiologist, you can default to being heads down with your cath lab team most days, and that can lead to career tunnel vision. Instead, you should
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Interventional Cardiology: A Commitment to Lifelong Learning
Interventional cardiology is a field that requires continuous learning and adaptation to new technologies. And those who don’t keep up with the latest advancements in the field risk being left behind. “Our specialty is device-based, and those devices are evolving all the time,” explains interventional cardiologist Nishant Kalra, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FASE, RPBI. “Once you’re
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