MANA Virtual Education Session
May 22, 2021, 9:00 a.m.  - 1:15 p.m. EST  



Welcome and Student Committee Introduction
Host - Susan Hall, DNP, CRNA

Our President-Elect and Education Committee Chair, Susan Hall, will kick off the event with a brief overview of the day. Be ready to join your fellow CRNAs and SRNAs for a half day of conversations and learning.

 9:00 a.m. 

What's Next? Legislative, Prescriptive Practice Update
Speaker - Beth Mullen, GRC

MANA’s lobbyists will present how they assist the association in working with the Massachusetts State House; including next steps for seeking expanded prescriptive authority and navigating the upcoming BORN regulation promulgation process. They will also walk us through the recently filed legislation related to AAs; the use of the title descriptor “anesthesiologist,” and share who in MA are the legislative leaders and champions.

 9:15 a.m. 

Mindfulness: Avoiding Stress and Burnout
Speaker - Josh Lea

We will discuss what stress and burnout is and real interventions to decrease stress and burnout at both an individual and organizational level. The hope is to elevate the importance of mental health for the industry, right next to your other essential CRNA skills, like airway management and pharmacological knowledge. A skill that we commit to practicing and refining throughout our entire careers.

10:15 a.m. 

Business of Anesthesia: A Panel Discussion of CRNAs for 1099, Negotiations, and General Business
Speakers - Chris Hoeman, MS, CRNA, Jon Casey, CRNA, & Chris Gill, MBA, PHD, CRNA

Moderator – Daniel King. The purpose of this presentation is to provide education to Massachusetts nurse anesthetists regarding anesthesia business practices. Specifically, we will discuss leadership styles, compensation, contract negotiation, and thoughts on the evolution of anesthesia business models. Employment options such as W2 and 1099 will be reviewed. An overview of the topics will be provided utilizing a panel discussion with a question-and-answer format.

11:15 a.m. 

Networking Event
Host – Susan Hall, DNP, CRNA

Susan will lead the group as we recap the day of learning and connect with fellow CRNAs and SRNAs.

12:15 p.m. 

Closing Statements

 1:15 p.m.