Stop Talking and Start Making it Happen: Lessons on Building a Dual-Purpose Anesthesia Company

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Class A Credits: 1.0

Format: Video

Run time: 53 mins

Course Launch Date: 9/30/19

Course Expires: 9/29/22

Gain a broader understanding of not only the practical steps of starting a business but also be aware of risk tolerance, determination, and broader community commitment that is required in building a successful firm. 

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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  • Understand the nature of commitment required to build a successful anesthesia firm
  • Understand the potential commercial impact of corporate social responsibility
  • Recognize the characteristics of successful business owners
  • Understand the complexities of running a private business enterprise

Joseph Rodrigues, CRNA


A Pennsylvania native, Joseph has practicing anesthesia since 2012. After finishing his anesthesia training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Joseph began his practice in Phoenix, Arizona, gaining extensive experience in anesthesia care for the elderly as well as upper extremity and lower extremity regional anesthesia.   Joseph currently practices in Prescott, Arizona, and oversees anesthesia services for numerous facilities throughout Northern Arizona.  Joseph is the Medical Director at Tri-City Surgery Center.  In his various roles, Joseph has lead facility teams to implement standardized processes for preoperative screening and evaluation for outpatient surgery, and helped to establish new surgical service lines, including total joint arthroplasty.

Joseph has been involved in his local community since his youth, becoming an Eagle Scout, and remains involved in his professional association at the state and national level.