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.

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.


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.

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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

CEO, Parkdale Center for Professionals

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.


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