Wellness and Substance Use Disorder Education and Research

Educational Resources - suggested content

The AANA Peer Assistance Advisors and Health and Wellness committees strongly recommend that each and every CRNA and SRNA be aware of the occupational risk for substance use disorder and benefits of maintaining person well-being for personal and patient safety.

 Making Lemonade: One CRNA's Story of Addiction and Recovery www.AANA.com/MakingLemonade 2014 Jan Stewart Lecture (60 min.)

Wearing Masks, today's recommendation is the following six of the eleven WM videos. There are five additional videos segments from the series available (see below). This suggested content list instead includes other more recent resources:  

Pleasure Unwoven
- short YouTube videos by addictionologist Kevin McCauley, MD



AANA Learn Online Continuing Educa​tion Courses in the Wellness Catalog 

National Council State Board of Nursing - free courses

Research and published resources on anesthesia professionals' health, wellness, and addictions

See also:

Considering Research?

 Helpful resources if you are considering research on a wellness or SUD related topic.

 Other Wearing Masks video clips


​Additional Wearing Masks video clips available here, although we feel this content is provided in an updated version in the list above.


 Special Thanks


We want to offer a special thank you to the University Of Minnesota School Of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Area of Study for their support in making this important video series available to you online. www.nursing.umn.edu


 Citation credit


​Previously the AANA distributed complimentary DVD sets of Wearing Masks. Today, we provide the links to view these online or download (see below).

Credit:  “Wearing Masks program is posted with permission from Rainbow Productions and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.”

Download note: Permission is granted to download and share with others, for example on a university learning platform such as BlackBoard. Please include the following credit and we recommend you refer individuals for additional resources to www.AANAPeerAssistance.com