Class A Credits: 1
Course Launch Date: 11/17/21
Course Expires: 7/18/22
The pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to the mental health of all, especially healthcare professionals at the frontlines affected by burnout and compassion fatigue. It is predicted there will be an aftermath of mental illness. Join us for an interactive virtual peer support session to share and listen to others express concerns and hope, know you’re not alone and there are resources and ways to support the well-being of yourself and your colleagues.
Note- This session was recorded during the 2021 Virtual Congress Live Stream Programming. Therefore, you will see committee member introductions and live question and answers.
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.
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Catherine Horvath is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Nursing and is the Assistant Program Director in the DNP Program Nurse Anesthesiology Track. As an educator for 11 years and clinical provider for 28 years, she has witnessed the toll stress and uncertainty has on students entering the profession of nurse anesthesia.
Rodrigo (Rigo) Garcia, MSN, MBA, CRNA, APN, co-founder of Parkdale Center for Professionals has contributed to Peer Assistance Advisors Committee (PAAC) through conversations and educational development, and provided addiction professional assistance on numerous helpline calls related to drugs or alcohol issues. In October 2018, Parkdale Center for Professionals under Mr. Garcia's leadership and the AANA entered into a strategic partnership with the primary goals of improving CRNA/SRNA access to help for substance use disorder and reducing variabilities in support.
Tracy Traut, MS LCAC is the Program Director for Indiana Professionals Recovery Program, runs a small private therapy practice, and provides group therapy to residents of a sober living home. She has worked in the field of mental health and addiction since 2007 and has expanded her work and her research to include PTSD, vicarious trauma, and burnout as it relates to health care providers.
Bridget Petrillo is a graduate of the Hospital of St. Raphael School of Nurse Anesthesia in New Haven, Connecticut, and has been a CRNA for 25 years. She has worked in a variety of private and University clinical settings, and is presently on staff at The Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the State Peer Advisor for Arizona, and serves on the Peer Assistance Advisors Committee for the AANA. As a CRNA in recovery from a Fentanyl addiction with 22 years sober, she has dedicated her career to sharing her experience, strength, and hope with anesthesia providers and students.
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