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.
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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