CRNA Well-being: The Impact of Supportive Leadership

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 4/12/22

Course Expires: 4/11/23

With the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare, facilities and anesthesia departments need to make a concerted effort to reduce burnout and improve general wellness among employees. An August 2021 study in the American Journal of Nursing has noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has further stressed the health care workforce. Burnout and decreased well-being is rampant among healthcare professionals. In the October 2021 American Nurses Foundation survey, which assessed over 9,500 nurses, 75% of nurses across all roles feel “stressed.” Additionally, 30% rate their emotional health as “not healthy.” The American Journal of Nursing found that nurses that experience burnout are twice as likely to have thoughts of suicide.

This course is sponsored by an educational grant from Medtronic.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology 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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  • Gain knowledge of the current state of burnout and wellness of healthcare providers particularly CRNAs during this time.
  • Discuss how facilities and anesthesia departments are prioritizing burnout reduction wellbeing promotion and implementation.

Donna Keeney, CRNA, DNAP, APRN



Erin Lea, PhD



Joshua Lea, DNP, MBA, MS, CRNA

Staff CRNA Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Lea is a CRNA at MGH and faculty at Northeastern University’s NAP. His area of interest focuses on healthy work environments and most recently exploring proficiency among anesthesia providers with advanced medical technology. His passion for organizational and clinician wellness began during his MBA, where he investigated job satisfaction and burnout among CRNAs. He serves as a member of the APSF’s Editorial Board and the AANA’s Health and Wellness Committee.



Matthew Zinder, MS, CH, CRNA

Matthew Zinder has worked in some level of healthcare for 25 years, starting as an EMT in a volunteer fire station. Matthew owns and operates a Maryland-based mobile anesthesia practice that has been in business since 1984. It consists of 20 practitioners and covers 50 locations throughout the state of Maryland. Matthew speaks at many professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, involving topics such as stress management, wellness, business of anesthesia, and the practice of anesthesia. He is the producer and host of The Going Viral Podcast where he has discussions with guests pertaining to health, wellness, and science. He is the founder and director of Maryland Emergency Response, a disaster relief 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to aid victims following natural and/or man-made disasters. Matthew is currently the District IV director for the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists.


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