CRNAs have diverse roles, serve unique groups of patients and require specialized clinical and management skills. We are responsible for the health and wellness of patients before, during, and after surgery.
This conference is an educational forum for those who practice in a wide variety of settings, including large and small clinics, physician offices, specialty clinics, case management and other outpatient settings. With expert speakers presenting on clinical assessment, management uses and professional development, the goal of this conference is to strengthen both CRNAs and SRNAs, promote innovation, and address the successes, challenges, and opportunities within the nurse anesthesia industry today.
MANA FALL 2018 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Andrea Bittinger, DNP, CRNA
Tom S. Davis, CRNA, MAE
Lisa Hosko, MS, CRNA
Paul Hude, CRNA
Andrea Bittinger, DNP, CRNAAndrea Bittinger recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) through Oakland University. Her research topic was Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Occupational Stress Levels Among Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Dr. Bittinger received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Oakland University (OU) in Rochester, Michigan in 1989. She then worked for 5 years in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan before attending the Oakland University – Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia for her Master of Science in Nursing degree. She graduated with her anesthesia specialty in 1996 and has worked as a staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at Beaumont – Royal Oak since then. She joined the faculty of the Oakland University – Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia in 2003, serving as the Admissions Coordinator. Over the years, she has also served as faculty of record for 4 different courses, taught over ten lecture topics in nurse anesthesia, shared the role of Clinical Coordinator and has become very active with promoting the profession of nursing and nurse anesthesia to middle and high school students. Prior to returning to Oakland University for her DNP, Dr. Bittinger became the first CRNA In the United States to become certified in Emotional Intelligence (EI) through Multi-Health Systems. Her interest in the topic of EI led her to identify a knowledge gap regarding EI and the CRNA community. Her DNP project will serve as a springboard for additional exploration about EI and CRNAs. Dr. Bittinger resides in Troy, Michigan with her husband; they have 3 adult children. She enjoys traveling, hiking and running.
Tom S. Davis, CRNA, MAETom S. Davis, CRNA, MAE, is the former Chief of the Division of Nurse Anesthesia at The Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, and former Chief CRNA at (Baylor) Scott and White, Main OR in Temple, TX. Col. Davis, USAF (Ret.), is well-known throughout the Nurse Anesthesia industry for his leadership in clinical anesthesia including developing the first distance education model while on the graduate faculty at Kansas University Medical Center. At The Johns Hopkins, Mr. Davis spearheaded the redesign of the CRNA annual performance review and implemented a merit-based bonus system. Also at Hopkins, he developed and taught management skills to a group of selected CRNAs. He is on the AANA Professional Practice Advisory Board, is a regular contributor to the AANA Newsletter and has participated as a faculty member of the AANA Fall Leadership Academy. Recognized for his ability to work across department lines and for team-building and value-based hiring, Tom is a sought-after speaker, an educator, writer and author, a leadership trainer for Third River Partners and an anesthesia provider. Tom Davis is the author of the newly released book, Leader Reader 1 – Authentic Lessons in Leadership, described by a chief CRNA reader as, “…one of those books that could transform your management paradigm,” and, “a clear and concise guide to becoming the best manager of people you can be.” Currently, Tom is coaching CRNA leaders through his values-based leadership webinar series. His civility in leadership technique and his ability to connect with patients, staff and students has touched the lives of many hundreds in healthcare and elevated the Nurse Anesthesia profession. Tom has two active websites: Procrna.com has a blog that promotes CRNAs and the profession, and prosynex.com attracts developing healthcare leaders to workshops and webinars.
Lisa Hosko, MS, CRNALisa completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University in 2007 and Masters of Science in Anesthesia from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2014. Currently, Lisa is a staff CRNA at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy, MI where she provides anesthesia in a wide range of settings and serves as a preceptor to Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNA). Lisa was lead course instructor for the UM-Flint Anesthesia program’s Advance Pathophysiology II course for winter semester 2016 and 2017, and currently serves as a guest lecturer in pharmacology and pathophysiology I. In addition to these lecturing roles, she has lectured across the country for Focus Nurse Anesthesia on a variety of topics.
Paul Hude, CRNAPaul Hude, CRNA obtained his BSN from Grand Canyon University is Arizona, has service in the United states Air Force where he was a surgical nurse an team leader of vascular surgery service including deployment as part of a forward surgical team in Operation Enduring Freedom. Paul obtained his MSN in Illinois then came to the Detroit area where he is currently a staff CRNA at Sinai Grace Hospital – DMC as well as Assistant Course Director, Regional Anesthesia in the Wayne State University, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Sharon PearceSharon graduated from the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Hospital program in 1992. She resides in North Carolina and currently works as a staff anesthetist for a CRNA only group called Carolina Anesthesia which staffs office based practices in North Carolina and South Carolina. She is a past President of the NC Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She also served 3 years on the AANA Public Relations committee and did Media Training for state associations in conjunction with the committee and Chris Bettin. Sharon was the producer of the AANA PR award winning video, "The Best Kept Secret in Healthcare" She chaired the Government Relations Committee of the AANA in 2009-2010, and has been a registered lobbyist for a number of years with legislative involvement for over 18 years. She has served as the Region 2 Director, Vice President, President Elect, and President of the AANA. Sharon is currently a DNP candidate at Yale University. Sharon was unsuccessful in her bid for the NC State House in 2016. The anesthesiologists opened a super PAC and funded it in excess of a quarter of a million dollars against her candidacy.