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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.

Sep 6, 2019

There is a new epidemiological reality in our country.  In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control announced for the second year in a row that life expectancy has fallen, driven in large part by suicides, drug overdoses, obesity, and chronic diseases. The term “diseases of despair” has been used to describe many of...

Aug 23, 2019

We are confronted by violence in the news daily but who imagined that violence would reach the bedside? Violence caused by patients and visitors is an international problem that continues to worsen in its frequency and severity.  In this episode, we talk to two advanced practice nurses who have led the charge in...

Aug 2, 2019

In this episode, we're "gabbing" about a unique and fun twist on how to create a positive and enhanced work environment with acclaimed speaker, award-winning humorist, and two-time cancer survivor Conor Cunneen.


Conor Cunneen is a happily exiled Irishman who has been working on his Chicago accent for twenty years...

Jul 19, 2019

In this special episode, we’re bringing the experts together to talk about the experience that awaits you at the Annual AMSN Convention.


Maureen Murphy, BS-HCA, RN, CMSRN, Chair of the 2019 AMSN Convention Program Planning Committee

Katie Locke, Membership Manager for the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses

Jul 5, 2019

The medical professionals who are directly involved with an unanticipated adverse patient event are deeply affected and many times unaware of the underlying impact to themselves.  Many experience overwhelming anxiety, cannot return to work, their family lives are affected and they're reluctant to reach out for help. ...