Beyond the Mask: Helen Lamb, The Mother of Nurse Anesthesia Education

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: Video

Run time: 39 mins

Course Launch Date: 8/9/19

Course Expires: 8/8/20


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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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  • Discuss early life of Helen Lamb with emphasis on nursing and anesthesia education; describe professional contributions with emphasis on involvement and contributions of AANA.
  • Identify gift for Helen Lamb that have withstood the test of time; discuss the Helen Lamb Outstanding educator Award.

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.



Nancy Bruton-Maree, CRNA

Nancy Bruton-Maree is the former Administrator of Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia/University of N. C. at Greensboro, and is currently a Consulting Associate in the Duke University School of Nursing. She is a former AANA President and two-time former NCANA President. She has received both he AANA Agatha Hodgins Award and AANA Helen Lamb Award, and is a two-time winner of the NCANA Achievement Award. She has been a CRNA for 45 years and has enjoyed every minute of it.



Sandra Ouellette,  MEd, CRNA, FAAN

Sandra Ouellette is Director Emeritus of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Wake Forest university School of medicine. She is a former president of AANA and IFNA and the recipient of the AANA Agatha Hodgins Award, Helen Lamb Award and the IFNA Hermi Lohnert Award. She is enjoying her 50th year as a CRNA and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from wake Forest University in 2019.



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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