Beyond The Mask: Innovation & Opportunities For CRNAs

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The Nurse Anesthesiologist Descriptor Debate

Special guests Carole Doyscher and Joe Rodriguez join us for a spirited debate discussing how the CRNA title may or may not have become a limitation to growth and understanding of the profession as a whole. However, what should CRNAs be called instead? What are the potential repercussions of this kind of change? The answer is not so simple.

CRNA Historical Series Part 4 - The Life Of Agatha Hodgins

We continue our historical series with a journey back into the very first years of nurse anesthesia where Agatha Hodgins began her career. Following a quite unexpected series of events, Agatha would ultimately become the foremost anesthesia expert and educator of her time, as well as the founder of the AANA.

CRNA Historical Series Part 3 - The National Commission On Nurse Anesthesia Education

Former AANA presidents Richard and Sandra Ouellette pay us a visit to share the story of how the National Commission On Nurse Anesthesia Education was brought about in a time of turmoil to rebuild CRNA educational programs from the bottom up.

Episode #12: National CRNA Week

Chris Bettin and Dan Lovinaria, two of the creative minds behind National CRNA Week, make a special appearance. Tune in to find out why more and more CRNAs and SRNAs are getting involved in promoting their profession, and why the importance of this event extends far beyond a single week.

Episode #11: Ashley Fedan - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Of Social Media In The CRNA World

Join us this week as we talk to Ashley Fedan about the world of opportunities that social media offers to the CRNA community, as well as some of the pitfalls. As an administrator of a Facebook forum of over 25,000 CNRAs and SRNAs, she'll give you a look behind the scenes.

Episode #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?

Episode #9: A Conversation Stopper: The ACT Statement

Former AANA presidents Sandra Ouellette and Nancy Bruton Maree are back, and this week they'll begin a two-part series on the history of the AANA. To kick things off, this episode will focus on the problems with the Anesthesia Care Team Statement.

Episode #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.

Episode #7: Patrick Ballantine - CRNAs & The Legislature

Having a voice for CRNAs in the legislature is incredibly important. On this episode of the podcast, we'll speak with Patrick Ballantine, lobbyist for the NCANA, about what kinds of conversations are happening on the legislative level and how you can get involved in making sure CRNA interests are represented in government.

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Episode #6: Special Guests: Sandra Ouellette and Nancy Bruton Maree

Past AANA presidents Sandra Ouellette and Nancy Bruton Maree join the program on this edition of the show to discuss how the CRNA profession has evolved to its current state. Sandra and Nancy will share stories of their experiences as presidents of the AANA. We'll also take a look at the future of the industry and some of the major issues facing CRNAs going forward.

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Episode #5: A Freelance CRNA - What To Know - Part 2

We'll continue our conversation about what it's like to become a 1099 CRNA. We'll cover questions about taxes, should you incorporate, how you'll cover your own healthcare issues and much more.

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Episode #4: Randy Moore - Responding To Healthcare’s Dynamic Changes

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Chief Executive Officer Randy Moore joins the show this week to discuss the latest healthcare developments and how they're impacting CRNAs. He'll also talk to us about how the AANA is responding to those dynamic changes and reveal what keeps him up at night.

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Episode #3: A Freelance CRNA - What To Know - Part 1

Jeremy and Sharon will cover the details of what it looks like to become a freelance CRNA. What's it like to make that transition to getting a 1099 every year? Who is a good fit to transition from W2 to 1099? We'll answer those questions and more on part 1 of this conversation.

 

Episode #2: Jackie Rowles & The AANA Cultural Task Force

We have special guest Dr. Jackie Rowles on the show to cover the results of a AANA cultural task force that she chaired. We will learn what current members, former members, and non-members all think of the AANA, as well as evaluate the health of the organization. Jackie will give us the key takeaways from this special report.

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Episode #1: Why “Beyond The Mask” & Introducing Your Hosts

For the launch of "Beyond The Mask" we'll get to learn about your hosts, Jeremy Stanley and Sharon Pearce. They'll preview some of the future topics the podcast will tackle and some of the great guests that will join the show over the coming months. They'll describe how the podcast will bridge the gap from clinical conversations inside the operating room to organizational, financial, and personal topics important to CRNAs "Beyond The Mask".

Beyond The Mask: What’s To Come

Let's take a brief glimpse into what you can expect from our podcast going forward. Be sure to tune in November 1st for its full debut!