Zwerling 3 - The Joy and Meaning in Work: Tools for Resiliency and Health Lifestyles

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: Video

Run time: 37 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 and outcomes.  Learners will 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 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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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 and use the tools for resiliency and healthy lifestyles to create a healthier study body and workforce to optimize patient safety.

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.