Ep 27: Cecilia Chitayi

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Performing surgery requires many different parties. Each needs to come to the operating room prepared to excel in their field but also work collaboratively with the other parties. Unfortunately, the field of surgery has the potential to be surgeon-centric and important collaborators like anesthesia fail to be discussed. In this episode, we seek to better highlight the field of anesthesia through the lens of Cecilia Chitayi - a nurse anesthetist practicing in Kenya. In a country where more than 70% of the population lives in rural areas, training healthcare providers at all levels is vital to expanding care capacities. Join us in this fulfilling episode as we discuss the differences between different anesthetic providers, anesthesia supply chain issues in a country like Kenya, and the ImPACT Africa program!

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