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On This Episode:
Today we’re joined by Suzie Newell, DNP, CRNA, FAANA once again, but this time we will focus on an area of anesthesia that has become outdated: obstetrics. Behind her passion for this area of anesthesia, Suzie helped create the Society for Obstetric Nurse Anesthesia and Research (SONAR) to fill a void for people that had practical solutions to problems she was seeing in the field. Find out how this organization came to be, what it hopes to accomplish, and how you can get involved.
We spoke to Suzie a year ago about a book she wrote called The Path 365 about the wellness journey she’s been on since her sister’s overdose, and she considers wellness one of her four areas of expertise. The other three being obstetrics, advocacy, and service. In this episode, we’re talking about her dedication to obstetrics and the Society for Obstetric Nurse Anesthesia and Research (SONAR) she’s devoting much of her free time to.
We get into a great discussion about an area that so many nurses are passionate about and hope to bring more awareness to an organization that’s driving a positive movement in our profession.
Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
- Why she felt so many places were outdated and out of touch in this area.
- How this organization was formed in 2020 and who all is involved in leadership roles.
- What are the long term goals for SONAR?
- The lofty goals for their first project that Suzie is spearheading.
- How others who have a passion for obstetrics can get involved.
Revisit our past episode with Suzie where we discuss her book: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-190-using-neuroscience-for-daily-direction-and-coping-mechanisms/3827/
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I have noticed that because we aren’t entitled to an opinion as nurse anesthesiologists, we have to have evidence, I’ve noticed that nurse anesthesia does such a better job at obstetrics. I have frequently come in and followed our brethren and found that we just were more up to date because we have to be above reproach.
–Suzie Newell, DNP, CRNA, FAANA