John M. Edwards III is a certified DNAP and CRNA with a focus on acute pain. He received his Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice from the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, in Madison, TN in 2021. In 2018, Dr. Edwards completed the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship from the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia. Dr. Edwards received his Master of Science in Anesthesia from the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia in 2002 and his RN/BSN in 1996 from Murray State University.
Dr. Edwards is a Co-Founder of the Thoroughbred Anesthesia Academy and an adjunct faculty member at the Northern Kentucky University Nurse Anesthesia Program. He is an academic liaison for the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship Director and a Fellowship Alumni Relations at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia.
Dr. Edwards’s focus is on Patient-Centered care oriented Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) with strong clinical expertise in all facets of direct patient care and care planning. He is highly skilled in assessing and prioritizing patient needs, devising plans of care, and working with healthcare teams to deliver superior patient care. Accomplished in developing policies and procedures positively affecting patient outcomes hospital-wide. He has developed Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols for orthopedic, bariatric, breast cancer, colorectal, and general surgery cases that have improved patient outcomes and decreased the length of hospital stay. He has Co-founded and Co-directs Central Kentucky Anesthesia Acute Pain Service. Lastly, he founded the Baptist Health Anesthesia Grand Rounds program and founded and co-chairs the Baptist Health Lexington’s Acute Pain Committee.
Here are some of Dr. Edwards publications and research:
Edwards III JM, Dollar SD, Young T, Brockopp D. The Role of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Led Acute Pain Service in Preventing Persistent Postoperative Opioid Use. The Journal of Nursing Administration| JONA. 2020;50(4):198-202.
Abou-Jaoude W, Edwards III JM, Yackzan SG, et al. Reduction in opioid consumption, pain, and antiemetic use following use of an enhanced recovery after surgery protocol for breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy. Annals of Breast Surgery. 2021;5.
Edwards III JM, Evans H, Dollar SD, Odom-Forren J, Johnson B. Surgical Patient Compliance With Healthcare Facility–Provided In-home Opioid Disposal Products: A Systematic Review. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration. 2022;52(1):35-41.
Dollar S, Evans H, Edwards III JM, Odom-Forren J, Johnson B. Compliance With Opioid Disposal Following Opioid Disposal Education in Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. 2022.
Odom-Forren J, Brady JM, Wente S, Edwards III JM, Rayens MK, Sloan PA. A Web-based Educational Intervention to Increase Perianesthesia Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitude, and Intention to Promote Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioids. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. 2022.
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