episode 23

A Perfect Storm for a Lightning Strike: How to Stop Eating Our Young


It is undeniable that the COVID19 pandemic has forced everyone to operate differently, so Nyssa and Lisa investigate how to take advantage of this moment to effect positive, lasting changes in how healthcare professionals welcome this next, new generation of post-pandemic nurses.

This episode is dedicated to the

Wesleyan College Nursing Class of 2020




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Gretchen Rubin, author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, has helped millions of readers to get happier. Now she tackles the critical question: How can we make good habits and break bad ones?

With her signature mix of rigorous research, easy humor, and personal experimentation, she investigates how we can change our habits—really. In a book that’s bursting with big, provocative ideas, Rubin shows readers how to create the habits that will transform their lives, even if they’ve failed before.

episode 24

Climbing the Airway to HEAVEN: Taking out the LEMON

The LEMON mnemonic device works well for scheduled surgeries or other stable pre-op patients, but not so great in the ER.  Nyssa and Lisa are joined by airway innovator Dave Olvera, who has developed a new way to think about how to assess difficult intubations.

Air Medical Journal #36 (2017):
HEAVEN Criteria: Derivation of a New Difficult Airway Prediction Tool
HEAVEN RSI Badge Card Template
HEAVEN RSI Magnet Template