Amlakie Digafie

BSN, CCRN (Maryland) Sept. 2013

A wise man ( my father ) to be specific, once told me that a good leader is the one who leads by example. I have had a distinct privilege of meeting the president of AANA Mr.Dennis Bless, CRNA, MS. at the Diversity CRNA Information Session at the University of Pittsburgh and solidify my understanding of nurse anesthesia as a profession. Mr. Bless presented nurse anesthesia from several angles and illustrated current issues with a special emphasis on the need to add diversity and making the profession represent the true makeup of the our society. Mr. Bless was very involved during the two day nurse anesthesia mentorship program and airway workshop organized by Dr. Lena Gould, Mr. John David Bing Jr, and Dr. John O’Donnell of the University of Pittsburgh. Similar to many other fellow future CRNAs I enjoyed being mentored by Mr. Bless on proper establishment and maintenance of airways at the WISER institute. THANK YOU is all I can say.

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