CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs) don’t have to go it alone when struggling with chemical dependency or other health crises. The SDANA Peer Assistance Committee provides support, information, and resources to nurse anesthetists faced with drug/alcohol impairment, suspicion of drug diversion, substance use disorder (SUD), adverse event support, and questions related to fitness for duty. Support is also available for coworkers, family members, friends, and others affected by the health concerns of their colleague or loved one.
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South Dakota Resource Health Professionals Assistance Program
This program is a confidential and nondisciplinary option that helps healthcare professionals with chemical dependency issues. The program can be accessed by:
- Self referral
- Board referral
- Employers or coworkers
- Family members
- CRNAs and SRNAs
The South Dakota Health Professional Assistance Program is dedicated to enhancing public safety and support for regulated health professionals by facilitating the early intervention, treatment, and safe return to practice of healthcare professionals whose functioning is impaired by the use of alcohol and/or other drugs. (HPAP Brochure)
Don Roesler, CRNA, MS
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
AANA Peer Assistance Hotline
24/7 confidential live support and resources
AANA Resources for Health & Wellness and Substance use Disorder
www.AANA.com/AIR (Anesthetists in Recovery)