nurse anesthetists

IFNA Past, Present & Future: Contributions to Global Anesthesia and Surgical Care

Join us as we celebrate the 34th anniversary of the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists with past president Sandy Ouellette, CRNA and current president Jackie Rowles, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C, FAANA.

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How Our Heart Your Hands is Supporting Nurse Anesthetists in Africa

Today we want to share the story of two amazing and incredibly dedicated nurse anesthetists in Kenya who need financial support to earn a degree that will be transformational for them and their community. Learn all about the work Our Hearts Your Hands is doing across Africa and how you can be a part of this mission to raise $10,000 for two deserving nurses.

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The Cartelization of Heathcare: The Alarming Statistics Behind Healthcare Profits

The healthcare industry is at a crossroads financially as Americans struggle to cover medi-cal costs and profits soar following the COVID pandemic. The push for change is getting louder every day, and one of the strongest voices is coming from North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell.

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Early Anesthesia: Dagmar Nelson and Nurse Anesthesia After the Trial (Part 2)

In part two, we’ll go on an exploration to uncover the untold chapters of Dagmar’s post trial years and witness how her victory reshaped the landscape of nurse anesthesia, breaking down barriers and paving the way for countless nurse anesthetists who followed in her footsteps. Join us as we delve into part two of our conversation about Dagmar Nelson with show historians Nancy and Sandy.

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Early Anesthesia: The Life and Trial of Dagmar Nelson (Part 1)

Most people know about Dagmar Nelson in terms of her being involved in the only court trial ever to test the legality of nurses administering anesthesia, but there’s much more to her than just that. We’ll lean on Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA, and Sandy Ouellette, CRNA to learn more about how amazing she was as a woman and what happened at the trial.

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Ep 199: Olive Berger, CRNA – Founding Member of the AANA

The early years of anesthesia were a time when nurses proved just how valuable they were as this new world was being explored. Olive Berger, CRNA was one of the women that rose to the occasion and helped shape the profession through her work with ‘blue babies’ and with the AANA. Today we look back on her career with show historians Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA and Sandy Ouellette, CRNA.

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Ep 181: The CRNA Coroner – Another Avenue to Serve

It’s been incredible to watch the number of CRNAs that have thrown their scrubs into the ring for political positions around the country. As the trend continues to grow, we want to spotlight another one of these incredibly talented and devoted nurse anesthetists that have been recently elected.

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Ep 85: The Story of the First IFNA Researcher, Dr. Maura McAuliffe, CRNA, FAAN

Today we bring back Sandy Oullette, CRNA, to provide us with a look back at an important time in the IFNA’s history. Soon after the organization was formed, a meeting with the World Health Organization led to Maura McAuliffe,CRNA, Ph.D, FAAN, being appointed the first official researcher. Find out how it all came about as we document what was learned about nurse anesthetists around the world over the past 30 years.

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Ep #37: Spotlighting the IFNA – A Global Anesthesia Community

The International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists is celebrating 30 years as an organization in 2019 and we had the chance to spend some time with four current board members and one past president. During this episode, we had the chance to talk about the IFNA’s history, its mission, where it hopes to go in the future, and much more.

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