Beyond The Mask: Innovation & Opportunities For CRNAs

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Ep #20: “What If” Series: What If The AANA Didn’t Exist?

Current AANA CEO Randall Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA joins us live at the Mid-Year Assembly to discuss some thought-provoking hypotheticals. Who would advocate for CRNAs if the AANA didn't exist? How would the profession be different today without the organization? Find out on our first episode of the "What If" Series.

Ep #19: Ralph Kohl - On The Hill Advocating For Your Profession

We're joined this week by Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs for the AANA, Ralph Kohl. Ralph has his finger on the pulse of all the current Congressional topics relevant to CRNAs, and he works each day to advocate for our goals as an organization.  He'll share with us why it's essential for CRNAs to get involved in advocating both locally and nationally, as well as some simple ways you can take part. If you're not familiar with the AANA Mid-Year Assembly, or if you're not quite sure of the importance of your state and federal PACs, this is the episode for you.

Ep #18: A Moment With The 2019 AANA Election Candidates

At the mid-year assembly we took the opportunity to extend an offer to all the candidates running for office in the upcoming AANA elections to join us for a few minutes on this podcast. Not all candidates took us up on the offer, but all were invited. On this episode, you'll get to hear the candidates that did participate outline their platforms and vision for the future of the AANA.

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Ep #17: CRNA Retirement Ready Series Part 2 - Preparing For Life After Anesthesia

This week, we'll continue the topic of how CRNAs can plan for a successful retirement. We'll talk about when you should take social security, how much money is safe to withdraw from your savings, and how taxes will affect you. We'll even take a look into a lesser-known way that high income earners like CRNAs can contribute to Roth IRA accounts and lower their tax burden in retirement.

Ep #16: CRNA Retirement Ready Series Part 1 - Preparing For Life After Anesthesia

If you're like many CRNAs, retirement is not too far off in the distance. And the first step in preparing for retirement is knowing what to expect. How can you maintain your current lifestyle when you walk away from a regular paycheck? What kind of expenses will you encounter? Jeremy will help get your wheels turning on this first part of the CRNA Retirement Ready series.

Ep #15: 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.

Ep #14: 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.

Ep #13: 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.

Ep #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.

Ep #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.

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?

Ep #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.

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.

Ep #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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Ep #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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