Caregiver Well-being Part II: Care for the Caregiver

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Class A Credits: 1

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 12/4/20

Course Expires: 12/3/23

If you don’t take time for your wellness, you will be forced to take time for your illness.

Why are caregivers so good at taking care of others but often ignore self-care?  Why do caregivers sacrifice so much for someone they have never met but struggle to prioritize their own needs?  Join us as we speak with Matthew Zinder, MS, CH, CRNA and Rodrigo Garcia, MBA, APN-BC, MSN, CRNA as they walk us through the commonly occurring scenario of healthcare professionals experiencing deficits in self-care and wellbeing in exchange for helping others before themselves.   Matthew Zinder, MS, CH, CRNA and Rodrigo Garcia, MBA, APN-BC, MSN, CRNA will  provide you with strategies to improve self-care in your own practice.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

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A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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  • List three examples of healthy mechanisms of selfcare.
  • List three examples of risk factors associated with a lack of selfcare.

Matthew Zinder, MS, CH, CRNA

Matthew Zinder has worked in some level of healthcare for 25 years, starting as an EMT in a volunteer fire station. Matthew owns and operates a Maryland-based mobile anesthesia practice that has been in business since 1984. It consists of 20 practitioners and covers 50 locations throughout the state of Maryland. Matthew speaks at many professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, involving topics such as stress management, wellness, business of anesthesia, and the practice of anesthesia. He is the producer and host of The Going Viral Podcast where he has discussions with guests pertaining to health, wellness, and science. He is the founder and director of Maryland Emergency Response, a disaster relief 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to aid victims following natural and/or man-made disasters. Matthew is currently the District IV director for the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Rodrigo Garcia, MBA, APN-BC, MSN, CRNA

CEO, Parkdale Center for Professionals

Rodrigo (Rigo) Garcia, MSN, MBA, CRNA, APN, co-founder of Parkdale Center for Professionals has contributed to Peer Assistance Advisors Committee (PAAC) through conversations and educational development, and provided addiction professional assistance on numerous helpline calls related to drugs or alcohol issues.  In October 2018, Parkdale Center for Professionals under Mr. Garcia's leadership and the AANA entered into a strategic partnership with the primary goals of improving CRNA/SRNA access to help for substance use disorder and reducing variabilities in support.