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Wellness Peer Assistance

 

MANA Wellness

The goals of the MANA Wellness Committee

  • Expand the awareness of all aspects of wellness issues among the membership
  • Expand the use of the term “Team MANA”
  • Support the efforts of the Peer Assistance CRNAs
  • Integrate a wellness theme into the annual conferences

There are several opportunities to participate in MANA Wellness events throughout the year. Events will be listed in the News section of the website.

 

 

 

Peer Assistance

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) recognizes that anesthesia providers, because of their exposure and the nature of their work, appear to be at a high risk for substance abuse. To address these concerns within the profession, the AANA established the Peer Assistance Advisors as an Ad Hoc Committee on Chemical Dependency in 1983 to serve as a resource and support for nurse anesthesia practitioners and students.

 

 

The functions of the AANA Peer Assistance Advisors in­clude:

• Assessing the nature and impact of the disease of addiction on nurse anesthesia practice.

• Educating nurse anesthetists, students, employers and the public about addiction.

• Investigating the availability and effectiveness of treatment modalities.

• Advocating research into the education, prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery of addiction.

• Assisting individuals or organizations, when requested, in the formulation of guidelines regarding intervention, treatment, aftercare and re-entry into the workplace of addicted nurse anesthetists.

 

 

 

To Contact Your Michigan State Peer Assistance Advisors, Please follow this link provided to the Michigan listing on the AANA directory:

AANA Directory: http://peerassistance.aana.com/directory.asp?State=MI

For more information please go to AANA: http://www.aana.com/resources2/peer-assistance/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

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