MTSA welcomes new trustees

MTSA has welcomed three new trustees to its Board. Kenneth Holroyd, MD, MBA, is Medical Director for... Read More

Advanced Regional Cadaveric Workshop Offered Oct. 17

MTSA is offering an Advanced Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia workshop for CRNAs on Oct. 17. Participants receive the benefits of small-group “live” scanning and needling stations, low faculty-to-attendee ratios, and an individualized learning plan that suits the attendee’s need... [Read More]

Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship expands clinical sites, curriculum

Participants in MTSA’s Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship will soon have access to a new state-of-the-art clinical site in Mt. Shasta, Calif., focused on transitional pain services, according to Bill Johnson, CRNA, DNAP, Director, ASPM Fellowship and Doctorate Completion Program. MTS... [Read More]

MTSA faculty publish study in ‘Annals of Breast Surgery’

A research study on new recovery protocols co-authored by Stace Dollar, MS, CRNA, and John Edwards, III, MS, CRNA, was recently published in the Annals of Breast Surgery. Both serve as faculty for MTSA’s Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship and have been working toward advanced scho... [Read More]

MTSA improving online learning modules

MTSA has begun the process of upgrading its online modules for the Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship, making two strategic hires to help manage the improvements. Michael Morgan, MA, Instructional Design Specialist Deirdre Williams, BS, LMS & IT Support Specialist Michael Morgan, M... [Read More]

Scholarship Created to Honor MTSA Alumna Patty Cornwell

Many dedicated, hard-working individuals leave their imprint on a profession, but few are deserving enough to have both a scholarship and an award established in their honor. MTSA alumna Patty Cornwell (’72) is one of the deserving ones. Cornwell, a retired CRNA, devoted her professional career t... [Read More]

Neuraxiom.com provides new educational content for CRNAs

MTSA has launched Neuraxiom.com, a revamped website of practical resources to help anesthesia providers learn ultrasound for regional nerve blocks, announced Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director of the MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship and DNAP Completion program. Originally created ... [Read More]

Fabich receives ASPM Fellowship ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’

U.S. Army Major Robert Fabich, DNP, CRNA, was the 2020 recipient of the Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship “Outstanding Achievement Award,” presented at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia’s Commencement ceremony in December. Fabich currently serves as the Chief of Anesth... [Read More]

MTSA alumni elected to TANA leadership

MTSA alumnus and Board of Trustees Chairman Victor Martin, MBA, CRNA, was recently named 2020-21 president of the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TANA) during the association’s virtual annual conference. In addition, MTSA alumnus Brad Koss, DNAP, CRNA, was named president-elect. ... [Read More]

Student Support Center named in DeVasher’s honor

By unanimous vote, MTSA’s Board of Trustees will rename the Student Support Center in honor of Dean Emerita Mary Elizabeth “Ikey” DeVasher, PhD, CRNA, announced Chairman Victor Martin, MBA, CRNA. PHOTO: MTSA Dean Emerita Mary Elizabeth “Ikey” DeVasher, PhD, CRNA, reacts as the announcement... [Read More]

MTSA to commemorate National CRNA Week

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (MTSA) is joining healthcare providers nationwide in recognizing the unique skills of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) during National CRNA Week Jan. 24-30. More information is available at www.mtsa.edu/CRNAweek. “CRNAs have been vital on the fr... [Read More]

Regional Cadaveric Workshops open through 2021

MTSA announced its schedule of Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia workshops through 2021. During the workshops, participants receive the benefits of small-group “live” scanning and needling stations, low faculty-to-attendee ratios, and an individualized learning plan that suits the ... [Read More]

Application period for ASPM Fellowship closes Nov. 30

The application period for the next cohort of MTSA’s Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship closes Nov. 30, with classes beginning in January 2021.The ASPM Fellowship is a component of the AANA Pain Management Curriculum. According to Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director of the Fellowship... [Read More]

Year-end holiday hours announced

The Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia will be officially closed the full week of Christmas (Dec. 21-25).  Although all MTSA departments will be closed during the week leading up to Christmas, the School will be open the week between Christmas and New Year’s (Dec. 28-31) with some departme... [Read More]

MTSA launches Neuraxiom website

MTSA has launched a new iteration of Neuraxiom.com, a website of practical resources to help anesthesia providers learn ultrasound for regional nerve blocks, announced Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director of the MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship and DNAP Completion program. The site—or... [Read More]

Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) Workshops now offered

MTSA now offers advanced Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) training for CRNAs using ultrasound and state-of-the-art HeartWorks simulators. According to instructor John Shields, DNP, CRNA, all participants will perform basic and comprehensive TEE, including image acquisition, cardiac structure... [Read More]

Application period for Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship now open

Enhanced curriculum includes POCUS, ERAS MTSA is accepting applications for the next cohort of the Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship, announced Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director of the Fellowship and DNAP Completion program. The application period closes Nov. 30, and classes beg... [Read More]

Limited spots available for Advanced Regional Cadaveric Workshop

MTSA announced spots are still available at the Advanced Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia workshop for CRNAs on Oct. 25. During the workshop, participants receive the benefits of small-group “live” scanning and needling stations, low faculty-to-attendee ratios, and an individu... [Read More]

AANA Journal publishes article by Leigh Taylor

The AANA Journal has published an article by MTSA Assistant Program Administrator Leigh Taylor, DNP, MS, CRNA, in its June issue. Substance Abuse and Misuse Identification and Prevention: An Evidence-Based Protocol for CRNAs in the Workplace focuses on combating substance use disorder among an... [Read More]

Service in Action: MTSA student Emily Colwell leads COVID relief effort

During the COVID-19 outbreak, MTSA senior Emily Colwell, SRNA (Class of 2020, right), recognized a need within Nashville’s healthcare community that had not been addressed—providing care for those on the frontlines of the crisis. So she jumped into action. ABOVE PHOTO: As part of the School’s... [Read More]

MTSA programs feature POCUS modules

The deadline for CRNAs to apply for the following fall 2020 programs is almost here. Apply today! DNAP Completion» Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship» Dual Enrollment» APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR CRNAs: JUNE 30 PROGRAMS BEGIN: AUGUST 31 Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) Both the DNAP Co... [Read More]

Fall program application period closing soon

The deadline is quickly approaching for CRNAs to apply for the following fall 2020 programs at MTSA: DNAP Completion» Acute Surgical Pain Management (ASPM) Fellowship» Dual Enrollment» APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR CRNAs: JUNE 30 PROGRAMS BEGIN: AUGUST 31 Fellowship faculty offers world-class depth Ea... [Read More]

MTSA Offering Advanced Regional Cadaveric Workshops

MTSA announced it will continue to offer hands-on training courses for CRNAs, utilizing cadavers, “live” scanning models and state-of-the-art ultrasound technology. Two Advanced Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia workshops will be offered this year: Aug. 2 and Oct. 25. Duri... [Read More]

MTSA Expands Focus on Ultrasound

MTSA is rolling out multiple efforts that will expand the use of ultrasound as a tool for CRNAs, positioning the School as a leader in Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) education. This includes the addition of new patient simulator technology, coupled with published research and a scheduled presentat... [Read More]

MTSA & Frontline Foods-Nashville team up to provide meals to COVID-19 healthcare workers

MTSA is donating mission dollars to fund Frontline Foods-Nashville “MTSA has partnered with Frontline Foods – Nashville to provide meals and hydration to front-line healthcare workers, who are caring for COVID-19 patients in local Nashville hospitals,” announced Chris Hulin, DNP, MBA, CRNA. He... [Read More]

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