Beyond the Mask: Depositions – Make Sure You Get Legal Advice

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Class A Credits: 0.5

Format: Audio

Run time: 38 mins

Course Launch Date: 4/27/20

Course Expires: 2/20/23

No one ever expects to be a part of a lawsuit but situations arise where CRNAs have to answer questions under oath. It’s an intimidating process, especially for someone who’s never been a part of a trial before, but we’ll help prepare you for a deposition by explaining the process and how you can protect yourself.


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A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • Understand the importance of the deposition process
  • Understand the importance of having your own legal representation.

Dr. Steven J. Mund, DNP, CRNA, FACHE, CENP

DNP, CRNA, FACHE, CENP

Clinical nurse anesthesia leader with over 16 years of increasing leadership experience driving quality, productivity and cost-effective outcomes. Proven ability to promote and build strong relationships with physicians, providers, directors, managers and staff to ensure quality of care, patient satisfaction objectives met, and cost-effective strategies implemented. Strong ability to build and cooperatively lead a diverse team to meet or exceed accepted national standards, compliance with federal and state laws as well as hospital and department policies. Consistently promote and develop an educated and competent workforce that delivers exceptional patient care in a safe environment.



Jeremy Stanley, CFP, AIF

 President and Founder, CRNA Financial Planning

Jeremy Stanley is the president and founder of CRNA Financial Planning ® , an AANA Member Advantage Program Partner. For more than two decades, he has been helping CRNAs utilize their career paths to pursue their dreams. As a member of the Wake Forest Baptist Health Nurse Anesthesia Program Advisory Committee, as well as a Public Trustee to the AANA Foundation, Jeremy stays abreast of the ever-evolving healthcare landscape as well as the political issues that affect CRNAs.



Sharon Pearce,  MSN, CRNA

Sharon graduated from the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Hospital Nurse Anesthesia program in 1992. She resides in North Carolina and currently works as a staff anesthetist for a CRNA owned group, Carolina Anesthesia & Associates. Professional service includes being a past President of the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She served three years on the AANA (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists) Public Relations (PR) committee and did Media Training for state associations in conjunction with the AANA Senior Director of Strategic Communications, Chris Bettin. Sharon was the producer of the AANA PR award-winning video, “The Best Kept Secret in Healthcare.” She chaired the Government Relations Committee of the AANA in 2009-2010 and has been a registered lobbyist for many years with legislative involvement for over 19 years. Board of Director service at the national level of the AANA has included Region 2 Director, Vice President, President-Elect, and President in 2014-2015.


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