“Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA’s) handle meeting with you ahead of time; alleviating your fears of surgery; getting an extensive health history so that we can really tailor your anesthetic to your needs. We work as a member of a team with surgeons and with nurses – in the operating room. And then afterwards; we want to make sure that you’re comfortable and make sure that you’re in a good spot to go home.”

What is the role of the CRNA? Where might it expand to and what principles lie at the core of the job? This exclusive conversation with the new President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists takes on the challenges and embraces the opportunities.

Presented by Desiree Chappell with her guests, Angela R. Mund, DNP, CRNA, Chair, Dept of Clinical Sciences, Charleston, South Carolina, and The President of the AANA alongside, Dru Riddle, PhD,DNP, CRNA, FAANA President-Elect, AANA, CRNA, Northstar Anesthesia and Associate Professor, Texas Christian University TCU.

This podcast is brought to you with thanks for the support of NorthStar Anesthesia.