Episode #99 Continuing the Conversation with Dr. Steve Barker, Part 2

May 24, 2022

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Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast will be an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.

We are so excited to continue our second Anesthesia Patient Safety Podcast Interview. Joining me on the show again today is Dr. Steve Barker. He is joining us from Arizona in the United States. Barker is a professor emeritus at The University of Arizona College of Medicine. His background is in mechanical engineering. In fact, his first degree was a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering before he completed his medical and anesthesia training. Barker is a consultant with Masimo and serves as the Chief Science Officer. He has over 100 published scholarly works with research interests that include oxygen transport, continuous intravascular monitoring, brain function monitoring during neurosurgery, and the physics of airway obstruction. He is also an anesthesia patient safety advocate and serves as a director for the Patient Safety Movement. For more information, head over to the Patient Safety Movement website.

On the show today, we talk about the importance of the patient experience as well as a patient-centered focus for helping to keep patients safe in medicine and anesthesia going forward. We also dive into the patient safety movement and Dr. Barker’s role with the organization. Communication continues to be an important topic on the show today as we discuss safe and effective handoffs of care. We wrap up the show with advice for new trainees entering the field of anesthesiology.

Here is a link for more information about Dr. Steve Barker: https://anesth.medicine.arizona.edu/profile/steven-j-barker-phd-md

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Show Intro:

Hello and welcome back to the Anesthesia Patient Safety Podcast.  My name is Alli Bechtel, and I am your host. Thank you for joining us for another show. Once again, Dr. Steve Barker joins me on the show today to continue our conversation about patient safety. So, get ready for your commute, lace up your shoes or grab a cup of tea as we get ready to talk about the patient safety movement and incorporating the patient experience into anesthesia patient safety education, research, and content. Communication continues to be a key component in effective handoffs of care and improving anesthesia patient safety.

Show Wrap-up:

Thank you so much to Barker for joining me on the show again today. What a great conversation all about anesthesia patient safety.

If you have any questions or comments from today’s show, please email us at [email protected]. Please keep in mind that the information in this show is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical or legal advice. We hope that you will visit APSF.org for detailed information and check out the show notes for links to all the topics we discussed today.

This is our 99th episode of the podcast! We hope that you will join us next week for our 100th show. In the meantime, we would love to connect with you on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Let’s continue the conversation about anesthesia patient safety all week long while waiting for the next podcast to drop.

Until next time, stay vigilant so that no one shall be harmed by anesthesia care.