Ep 53: Sharing the Gifts of Our Past
Past AANA presidents Sandy Ouellette, CRNA, and Nancy Maree, CRNA, join the show for the final episode of 2019. We’ll take a look back at how they’ve seen the profession evolve and discuss the gifts they’ve given and received from the profession through the years.
Show Notes and Additional Resources: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/?p=2208
1:32 – We’re joined today by Nancy Maree and Sandy Ouellette for another historical episode.
2:27 – Today we want to talk about gifts received over a career in anesthesia.
3:42 – What drew Nancy into a career as a nurse anesthetist?
5:26 – Here’s what got Sandy into the career and it started at a young age.
8:50 – How has the educational process for nurse anesthetists changed over the past 40 years?
13:47 – Sandy remembers a coup that happened when she began school.
16:28 – Sandy talks about how different many of the processes were.
19:54 – The return on investment is still tremendous for CRNAs.
22:07 – Over 90% of CRNAs spend a career in clinical anesthesia, but Nancy and Sandy moved from clinical to educational. They talk about why.
26:47 – Both ladies have given back a lot to the profession.
31:59 – Nancy gives her thoughts on what she’s thankful for and what the next generation of CRNAs should be thankful for.
35:45 – Here’s what Sandy is thankful for.
37:12 – Sharon has a message for Jeremy.
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