Pain Management
  • TopMedTalk | Substance Use Disorder - Peer Support: An Empathetic Information Resource

    “I know how to manage pain medication […] addiction was the absolute last thing that would happen to me.”

    This podcast tackles the difficult subject of substance use disorder in anesthesia professionals. How do we, from a caring and helpful perspective, address this issue either within ourselves or others?

    This piece was part of our coverage of The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2019 Annual Congress in Chicago, Illinois.

    The AANA Peer Assistance Helpline shared in the podcast is: (800) 654-5167 for 24/7 live confidential help for CRNA or student registered nurse anesthetist concerns related to alcohol or other drugs.

    For more about AANA Peer Assistance and the partnership with Parkdale see:

    Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with their guests, Linda Stone, DNP, CRNA Assistant Program Director at Raleigh School of Nurse Anesthesia and Rodrigo Garcia, CEO Parkdale; APN, MSN, CRNA, MBA. Linda and Rigo are members of the AANA Peer Assistance Advisors Committee