Ep 204: CRNA Strong – Inspirational Stories from Four CRNAs

 

Check out the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

On This Episode:

Our profession is filled with incredible individuals who are resourceful and know how to make the most out of whatever comes their way in the operating room and in life. During our time at the AANA Annual Congress in Chicago, we got to hear a handful of those stories and asked each of these four wonderful CRNAs to join the show and share the obstacles they overcame to achieve extraordinary accomplishments.

Each one of our guests today will tell their unique story in case you didn’t get a chance to hear it earlier this year. They are all remarkable and inspirational, and we’re glad to call them colleagues.

These are the CRNAs you’ll get to hear from today:

  • Tim Yourk, DNP, CRNA
  • Brett Fadgen, MSN, CRNA, CFRN
  • Jennifer Banek, MSN, CRNA
  • Elizabeth Thompson, CRNA

Here are some of the things you’ll learn on this show:

  • Elizabeth’s story of 40+ years in anesthesia and overcoming lack of diversity. (2:37)
  • Jennifer’s story of transitioning from a CRNA to Coroner. (9:00)
  • Brett’s story of becoming the only credentialed and practicing CRNA with the physical disability of having one arm. (13:48)
  • Tim’s story of being a part of the group of CRNAs providing ICU care at the Javits Center in NYC during the COVID outbreak. (25:23)

Check it out the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.

 


“As I was growing up and going into my career, something that I adopted early is that everyone had a book to look at, but I didn’t. There was nobody or no article that I could search or ask an opinion on how do something. I just had to figure it out.”

-Brett Fadgen, MSN, CRNA, CFRN

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