anesthesia

Ep 75: Identifying & Coping with the Mental Health Effects of COVID-19

Workers in the healthcare industry have always prioritized others over self, and that sacri-fice has grown even larger during the COVID-19 pandemic. That also means we have even less time for self-care and that’s leading to an increase in anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. We’re joined by Linda Stone, CRNA, and Rigo Garcia, CRNA, to talk about what you can do to help someone that might be struggling and find out what resources are available to you on a state and national level.

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Ep 73: Candidate Interviews for 2020 AANA Election

On this special episode of Beyond the Mask, we sat down with many of the candidates running for a position on the 2020-21 AANA Board of Directors. Hear more about their qualifications, their goals, and their vision for the future of CRNAs.

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Ep 71: Courage to Lead: Former AANA President Jackie Rowles, MBA, CRNA, ANP-BC, FAAN

Our presidential leadership series rolls along with a visit from Jackie Rowles, DNP CRNA, who served as AANA President in 2009-10. She brought a background in pain management to the position and led the organization through a transitional period for the board. Not only has she made a significant impact on the profession, but she continues to be a leader at the International level.

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Special Announcement: CE Credit Expanding!

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Ep 70: The Story of CRNAs & an Antitrust Victory with Tafford & Lori Oltz – Part 2

This is the conclusion to the story about Tafford Oltz, CRNA, and his antitrust victory in the late-80s, which came to our attention during a previous podcast. Find out the details to the depositions, how a few of the anesthesiologists were caught lying, and how a couple people ended up flipping. Plus, we’ll find out how it all ended and how much time and money went into the case.

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Ep 69: The Story of CRNAs & an Antitrust Victory with Tafford & Lori Oltz – Part 1

This is the story about Tafford Oltz, CRNA, and his antitrust victory in the late-80s, which came to our attention during a previous podcast. When we heard it, we had to talk with Taff and his wife Lori – also a CRNA – to hear how it all happened. It’s a fascinating story that hinges on a manilla folder and you’ll hear all the details that led up to the trial in part one.

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Ep 68: CARES Act – What CRNAs Need to Know About Coronavirus Aid

As we continue to devote our attention to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, let’s move our focus to the aid options for CRNAs. On this episode, we’ll break down the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and explain the ways in which you might be able to get some financial relief during these difficult times.

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Ep 67: Mission for Masks – A Millennial Influencer Making a Difference During COVID-19 Outbreak

When we finally make it through the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak, there will be stories from across the country about heroes on the front lines that saved lives and prevented disasters. Nurses everywhere are battling the virus, and one millenial SRNA is giving them a voice now through an anonymous platform.

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Bonus Episode: Global Update on Nurse Anesthesia and COVID-19

When we talk about COVID-19, our attention goes immediately to our own cities and states, but the US is one of more than 150 countries dealing with the pandemic right now. To get an update on how CRNAs around the globe are being impacted, we talk with IFNA President Jackie Rowles, MBA, CRNA, ANP-BC, FAAN.

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Bonus Episode: COVID-19 Has Impacted My Income – What Are My Options?

No one could have predicted the outbreak we’ve seen from COVID-19, and it’s served as a wake up call for many people. We’ve all been impacted financially or emotionally or both, and now we’re getting a lot of questions about how we can manage finances when income is up in the air. On this bonus episode, we’ll look at the options you have during this uncertain time.

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Ep 66: Nursing & Public Policy: Why Nurses Need to Be Involved with Lt. Governor of Delaware

Nursing continues to grow its presence in politics and no one represents those achievements better than Bethany Hall-Long. The Lt. Governor of Delaware became the first nurse in the country to hold that esteemed position and she joins the show today to talk about the importance of being involved and having a voice in policy-making.

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Ep 65: The Road to State Presidency with Jackie Rowles, CRNA, Tracy Castleman, CRNA, & Carole Doyscher, CRNA

Have you ever aspired to be the association president in your state but aren’t completely sure how to get there? We brought together four former state presidents for a roundtable discussion on the path to reach that position. We’ll talk about the traits you need, the importance of getting involved, and what everyone gained from the experience.

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Ep 64: Courage to Lead – Former AANA President Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA

We continue our ‘Courage to Lead’ series by bringing Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, MS, into the studio to look back on her time as AANA President. Join us as we discuss the accomplishments, the lessons learned, and what message she wants to get across to the next generation of CRNAs.

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Ep 63: Student Perspectives of Anesthesia School with Dr. Kristie Hoch, CRNA

Choosing to become a CRNA requires a lot of hard work or dedication but the time has never been better to enter this profession. We wanted to get a better sense of the challenges and opportunities for anesthesia school students in 2020 and Dr. Kristie Hoch, DNP, CRNA, MS, RRT, from the University of Arizona’s College of Nursing will help us gain that perspective.

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Ep 48: How OSAEMR is Changing Data Collection for CRNAs

Dan Simonson and Jack Hitchens are long-time CRNAs that identified a need in the profession to be able to easily track and manage data. That’s why they created the Open-Source Anesthesia Electronic Medical Record, which they believe provides great value – at no charge – to CRNAs around the world. Find out everything you need to know about OSAEMR and its future.

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Ep 47: How Legal Cases Have Shaped the CRNA Industry

We were on location at the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists and wanted to get a historical perspective on CRNAs. With the help of past AANA presidents Sandy Ouellette and Nancy Maree, we take a look back at the important battles fought and won by nurse anesthetists through the years that help shape the way our industry operates today.

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Ep #35: The Relevance of Nurse Anesthesia in Evolution of the Profession

There’s some concern in educational circles that the history of nurse anesthesia has lost importance during the evolution of the profession. We want to dive into that topic today and explore the history, accomplishments, and milestones with two experts on the subject. Sandra Ouellette and Evan Koch will provide historical insight and some wonderful information on this episode.

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Ep #10: Pioneering Nurse Anesthesia Education

Special guests Sandra Ouellette and Nancy Bruton Maree return to delve into the history of nurse anesthesia education as seen through their own personal experiences in the field. How have educational programs evolved over the last several decades, and what awaits us in the future?

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Ep #8: Julia Harris – What To Know About Opioid-Free Anesthesia

The California Association of Nurse Anesthetists former president Julia Harris joins the program to discuss the merits of opioid-free anesthesia.

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