Sassoon Elisha Receives AANA's 36th Annual Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award

  • Sep 3, 2015

For Immediate Release:  September 3, 2015    
For More Information Contact:  AANA Public Relations
Park Ridge, Illinois – Sassoon M. Elisha, CRNA, EdD, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), received the 36th Annual Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award during the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress, August 29-September 1, 2015, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award, established in 1980, is presented to a CRNA who has made a significant contribution to the education of nurse anesthetists. The award recognizes the individual’s commitment to the profession of nurse anesthesia and to the advancement of educational standards that further the art and science of anesthesiology and result in high quality patient care.
A national lecturer, author, researcher, clinician and nurse anesthesia educational program administrator, Elisha’s dynamic approach to education effectively teaches nurse anesthesia concepts and provides students with the tools and resources to think critically within the clinical arena. He also has created training films on simulation education.
“What makes Professor Elisha such an effective educator is that he understands not all students learn alike,” says Jordyn Hall, a student registered nurse anesthetist in Elisha’s Kaiser School of Anesthesia Class of 2015. “He provides a learning environment that is cohesive to a variety of learning styles by incorporating visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning.”
“My career has been a very rewarding journey,” says Elisha. “To do what I love, to contribute to the success of our learners, and to gain this recognition is amazing.”
The AANA congratulates Sassoon Elisha, CRNA, EdD, on being the 2015 Helen Lamb Award winner for Outstanding Educator.

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