Beyond The Mask: Innovation & Opportunities For CRNAs

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Ep 53: Sharing the Gifts of Our Past

December 26, 2019

Past AANA presidents Sandy Ouellette, CRNA, and Nancy Maree, CRNA, join the show for the final episode of 2019. We’ll take a look back at how they’ve seen the profession evolve and discuss the gifts they’ve given and received from the profession through the years.

 

Show Notes and Additional Resources: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/?p=2208 

 

Today's Rundown: 

1:32 – We’re joined today by Nancy Maree and Sandy Ouellette for another historical episode.

2:27 – Today we want to talk about gifts received over a career in anesthesia.  

3:42 – What drew Nancy into a career as a nurse anesthetist?

5:26 – Here’s what got Sandy into the career and it started at a young age.

8:50 – How has the educational process for nurse anesthetists changed over the past 40 years?

13:47 – Sandy remembers a coup that happened when she began school.

16:28 – Sandy talks about how different many of the processes were.

19:54 – The return on investment is still tremendous for CRNAs.

22:07 – Over 90% of CRNAs spend a career in clinical anesthesia, but Nancy and Sandy moved from clinical to educational. They talk about why.

26:47 – Both ladies have given back a lot to the profession.

31:59 – Nancy gives her thoughts on what she’s thankful for and what the next generation of CRNAs should be thankful for.  

35:45 – Here’s what Sandy is thankful for.  

37:12 – Sharon has a message for Jeremy.