Professional self-care is influenced by the ability of practitioners to manage their lifestyles and happiness through personal choices and behaviors. CRNAs and students have the responsibility, accountability, and competence to make positive choices and improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The AANA Health and Wellness Program website offers information and resources to reduce risk factors and improve health and fitness.
The AANA recognizes that anesthesia providers, because of their exposure and the nature of their work, face a high occupational risk for substance misuse. Information and assistance for CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists for chemical dependency and substance misuse and for getting help can be found on the Peer Assistance portion of the AANA website. Please click on the links below for additional information.