35 minutes | Sep 17th 2020

Ep 94: Perioperative Updates for Care of Transgender Patients

As transgender patients become more common for hospitals across the country, procedures and processes continue to be updated to meet their needs. Jose D. Castillo, III, PhD, MS, CRNA, ARNP, has spent a lot of time researching this subject and educating CRNAs. Today, he’ll address some of our questions and provide us with a better understanding of how best to care for transgender patients.


Read more and get additional resources here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-94-perioperative-updates-for-care-of-transgender-patients/2652/ 


Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf


What we discuss on this show: 

2:33 – Introducing our guest today

3:58 – Why this is a timely topic

6:00 – Definitions related to the care of transgender patients 

8:20 – Pronoun use and best practices

14:30 – The different stages of transition

17:33 – Perioperative experience Sharon had

19:53 – Anesthesia considerations for transgender patients

24:15 – Common medications with hormone replacement therapy

29:10 – Be aware of your biases and prejudices for every patient you care for.

30:26 – How to get more information from our guest

Play Next