Zwerling 2 – Catch Me If You Can: The Impaired Provider - CRNA Knowledge Network

Zwerling 2 - Catch Me If You Can: The Impaired Provider

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Class A Credits: 1.25

Format: Video

Run time: 71 mins

Course Launch Date: 4/1/20

Course Expires: 3/31/23

Despite the decades of data suggesting that the stress associated with the anesthesia profession may lead to maladaptive coping mechanisms and that it is a true occupational hazard for those in training, little progress has been made understanding the prevalence and improvement related to education, outcomes and substance use disorder.  The learner will be able to create a healthier student body, work force, and as a consequence, to optimize patient safety.

The New England Assembly of Schools Faculty Development Workshop / Art Zwerling Consensus Conference held in 2019 was filmed with the intended purpose to meet the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA) requirement for Health & Wellness/Substance Use Disorder (SUD) curriculum and continuing education. The five lectures build consensus on (re) defining a healthy work environment and introduce to faculty and students alike concepts of healthy coping skills and resiliency strategies to reduce stress and maintain a healthy lifestyle. These strategies practiced, along with knowledge gained, can help prevent unhealthy coping and mitigate the occupational risk of SUD among anesthesia professionals. The significance of this learning is to create a healthier student body, workforce, and as a consequence, to optimize patient safety.

Sponsored in part by the AANA Foundation.


Post-Test Attempt Notice
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.

Content Disclaimer:

The views, information, or opinions expressed within the videos and audio are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Course content has been prepared by the presenter/developer, and each viewer agrees that the presenter/developer is solely responsible for the content and the accuracy thereof. The viewer agrees that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists has no responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of the content.

  • The learner will outline the risks related to diversion and substance use disorder.
  • The learner will learn the optimal elements for substance use disorder treatment and programs for sustained recovery.

Claudia Garcia, MBA, BSN, RN, LAC, CADAC II

Parkdale Center, COO



Rodrigo Garcia, MBA, APN-BC, MSN, CRNA

Parkdale Center, CEO

Rodrigo has been a direct care provider in the health care field for more than 20 years. He has experience in emergency management, intensive care, surgical services, and anesthesia. He is currently a member of the Indiana Office of the Attorney General task force; a delegate to the National Safety Council, and has held faculty positions at Evanston Northwestern School of Anesthesia, Ivy Technical Community College – Nursing Department, and Valparaiso University School of Nursing. Rodrigo has extensive experience in the field of addiction, treatment, management, advocacy, and recovery of the highly-accountable recovering professional. Rodrigo is sought out for his engaging and powerful speaking presentations geared towards bringing to light the "silent epidemic" of addiction. He has educated thousands of families, state employees, individuals, employers, and professional organizations on the addicted professional and how this person affects every aspect of society. As the Parkdale Executive Program director, he is responsible for providing residents with the most effective, comprehensive, and progressive treatment program possible. One such component is the unique Professional Reentry Program that begins on day one and is designed to facilitate future reentry into the resident's chosen profession. 


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