Providing Anesthesia for Patients with Substance Use Disorder

The burgeoning opioid crisis presents a series of critical challenges to CRNAs who provide anesthesia care to patients who are suffering from or in recovery from the disease of addiction. In response, during the 2017 Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Lecture, Sunday, Sept. 10, a panel of CRNA experts offered a timely overview of “Safe Anesthesia […]

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Jan Stewart Lecture to Focus on Patients with Substance Use Disorder

The 2017 Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Lecture will be at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, in ballroom 6A. This year’s lecture will feature a panel of experts addressing the topic of “Safe Anesthesia Care of the Patient with Substance Use Disorder.” The panel of Olin (Brad) Hutto, MHS, CRNA; Jessica Switzman, MSN, CRNA; and […]

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Wellness Sessions to Nurture Mind and Body

Don’t let your brain be the only body part you exercise at the Annual Congress. The AANA Wellness Department has set up several events throughout the extended weekend that will help both your body and your mind. New this year, the AANA Wellness Department is bringing fitness to the congress in a whole new way […]

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Sessions to Focus on Opioid Crisis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled since 1999. From 2000 to 2015, more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. Because of this widespread problem, and because CRNAs are on the frontlines when it comes to access […]

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