LifeLinc Academy Instructors

John Edwards, MS, CRNA 

BAPTIST HEALTH LEXINGTON

John M. Edwards III, MS, CRNA has been a practicing certified registered nurse anesthetist for 15 years and currently serves at Baptist Health Lexington, in Lexington, KY. John is also adjunct faculty at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia in the Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship. He received his Master of Science with a focus in nurse anesthesia from the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia. He has a passion for patient care, teaching and leadership in the fields of anesthesia and acute post surgical pain management. His achievements include, co-founding Thoroughbred Anesthesia Academy, co-founding and co-directing an Acute Pain Service, founding an Anesthesia Grand Rounds program, and collaborating to develop Enhanced Recovery Pathways for multiple surgical specialties. John is the Principle Investigator of a study entitled “A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blinded Comparison of an Ultrasound Guided IPACK Block and Surgeon Infiltration of the Posterior Knee Capsule on Postoperative Pain, Opioid and Anti-Emetic Consumption, Mobility and Length of Stay after Total Knee Arthroplasty.” He is also a Co-Investigator on a study entitled “Retrospective Comparison of Traditional and Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Protocols among Women Undergoing Mastectomy.” His passion for education has provided many opportunities for teaching, both lecturing at local and state, and national meetings, and providing hands on teaching with both live models and for cadaver workshops at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, the University of Cincinnati and Maverick Regional Anesthesia Education.