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ֱ Airways: Student Standouts

ֱ SRNAs receive hands-on experience at a variety of clinical sites, but they also have the op... Read More

Airways newsletter features Program Administrator Rusty Gentry

From the latest issue of ֱ’s Airways newsletter… As ֱ bids farewell to outgoing Program Administrator Rusty Gentry, DNAP, CRNA, deep appreciation for his servant-hearted leadership at the institution was a recurring theme among faculty, staff and students. ֱ President Chris Huli... [Read More]

Airways newsletter features research on opioid free anesthesia with robotic-assisted prostatectomy

ֱ’s latest issue of the Airways newsletter features a synopsis of research by the husband-and-wife team of Keven Keller, CRNA, and Katie Keller, CRNA, both ֱ graduates. Their research was submitted for publishing in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing and continues the trend of ֱ gradu... [Read More]

ֱ to Commemorate National CRNA Week

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (ֱ) is joining healthcare providers nationwide in recognizing the unique skills of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) during National CRNA Week, Jan. 22-28. More information is available at www.mtsa.edu/CRNAweek. “Comprising more than 50% of al... [Read More]

Stace Dollar discusses opioid research

ֱ’s latest issue of the Airways newsletter features a synopsis of research by ֱ graduate and Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship faculty member Stace Dollar, DNAP, CRNA. His research was recently published in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing and represents one of the ways ֱ’s... [Read More]

Airways newsletter features research on opioid disposal

ֱ’s latest issue of the Airways newsletter features a synopsis of research by ֱ graduate and Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship faculty member Stace Dollar, DNAP, CRNA. His research was recently published in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing and represents one of the ways ֱ’s... [Read More]

Now Open: Enrollment for 2022 Nurse Anesthesia Programs

Save 85% of tuition costs with the Nurse Faculty Loan Program It’s a new year, with new opportunities for career growth! ֱ is now accepting applications for a wide range of nurse anesthesia programs to help you excel as a CRNA. Visit mtsa.edu/apply for details. NEW! Nurse Educator Certi... [Read More]

Ultrasound-Guided Fascial Plane Blocks for Acute Rib Fracture Pain

ֱ’s latest issue of the Airways newsletter features a synopsis of the scholarly work of graduate and Acute Surgical Pain Management fellow Michelle Stotts (right), DNAP, CRNA. Future opportunities for Continuing Education focused on this and other topics will appear in upcoming issues of Airway... [Read More]

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia to commemorate National CRNA Week

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (ֱ) is joining healthcare providers nationwide in recognizing the unique skills of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) during National CRNA Week Jan. 23-29. More information is available at www.mtsa.edu/CRNAweek. “CRNAs continue to demonstrate r... [Read More]

ֱ welcomes new trustees

ֱ has welcomed three new trustees to its Board. Kenneth Holroyd, MD, MBA, is Medical Director for the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and also holds appointments as Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Me... [Read More]

Advanced Regional Cadaveric Workshop Offered Oct. 17

ֱ is offering an Advanced Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia workshop for CRNAs on Oct. 17. Participants receive the benefits of small-group “live” scanning and needling stations, low faculty-to-attendee ratios, and an individualized learning plan that suits the attendee’s need... [Read More]

Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship expands clinical sites, curriculum

Participants in ֱ’s Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship will soon have access to a new state-of-the-art clinical site in Mt. Shasta, Calif., focused on transitional pain services, according to Bill Johnson, CRNA, DNAP, Director, ASPM Fellowship and Doctorate Completion Program. MTS... [Read More]

ֱ faculty publish study in ‘Annals of Breast Surgery’

A research study on new recovery protocols co-authored by Stace Dollar, MS, CRNA, and John Edwards, III, MS, CRNA, was recently published in the Annals of Breast Surgery. Both serve as faculty for ֱ’s Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship and have been working toward advanced scho... [Read More]

ֱ improving online learning modules

ֱ has begun the process of upgrading its online modules for the Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship, making two strategic hires to help manage the improvements. Michael Morgan, MA, Instructional Design Specialist Deirdre Williams, BS, LMS & IT Support Specialist Michael Morgan, M... [Read More]

Scholarship Created to Honor ֱ Alumna Patty Cornwell

Many dedicated, hard-working individuals leave their imprint on a profession, but few are deserving enough to have both a scholarship and an award established in their honor. ֱ alumna Patty Cornwell (’72) is one of the deserving ones. Cornwell, a retired CRNA, devoted her professional career t... [Read More]

Neuraxiom.com provides new educational content for CRNAs

ֱ has launched Neuraxiom.com, a revamped website of practical resources to help anesthesia providers learn ultrasound for regional nerve blocks, announced Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director of the ֱ Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship and DNAP Completion program. Originally created ... [Read More]

Fabich receives ASPM Fellowship ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’

U.S. Army Major Robert Fabich, DNP, CRNA, was the 2020 recipient of the Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship “Outstanding Achievement Award,” presented at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia’s Commencement ceremony in December. Fabich currently serves as the Chief of Anesth... [Read More]

ֱ alumni elected to TANA leadership

ֱ alumnus and Board of Trustees Chairman Victor Martin, MBA, CRNA, was recently named 2020-21 president of the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TANA) during the association’s virtual annual conference. In addition, ֱ alumnus Brad Koss, DNAP, CRNA, was named president-elect. ... [Read More]

Student Support Center named in DeVasher’s honor

By unanimous vote, ֱ’s Board of Trustees will rename the Student Support Center in honor of Dean Emerita Mary Elizabeth “Ikey” DeVasher, PhD, CRNA, announced Chairman Victor Martin, MBA, CRNA. PHOTO: ֱ Dean Emerita Mary Elizabeth “Ikey” DeVasher, PhD, CRNA, reacts as the announcement... [Read More]

ֱ to commemorate National CRNA Week

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (ֱ) is joining healthcare providers nationwide in recognizing the unique skills of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) during National CRNA Week Jan. 24-30. More information is available at www.mtsa.edu/CRNAweek. “CRNAs have been vital on the fr... [Read More]

Regional Cadaveric Workshops open through 2021

ֱ announced its schedule of Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia workshops through 2021. During the workshops, participants receive the benefits of small-group “live” scanning and needling stations, low faculty-to-attendee ratios, and an individualized learning plan that suits the ... [Read More]

Application period for ASPM Fellowship closes Nov. 30

The application period for the next cohort of ֱ’s Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship closes Nov. 30, with classes beginning in January 2021.The ASPM Fellowship is a component of the AANA Pain Management Curriculum. According to Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director of the Fellowship... [Read More]

Year-end holiday hours announced

The Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia will be officially closed the full week of Christmas (Dec. 21-25).  Although all ֱ departments will be closed during the week leading up to Christmas, the School will be open the week between Christmas and New Year’s (Dec. 28-31) with some departme... [Read More]

ֱ launches Neuraxiom website

ֱ has launched a new iteration of Neuraxiom.com, a website of practical resources to help anesthesia providers learn ultrasound for regional nerve blocks, announced Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director of the ֱ Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship and DNAP Completion program. The site—or... [Read More]

Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) Workshops now offered

ֱ now offers advanced Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) training for CRNAs using ultrasound and state-of-the-art HeartWorks simulators. According to instructor John Shields, DNP, CRNA, all participants will perform basic and comprehensive TEE, including image acquisition, cardiac structure... [Read More]

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