Prevention of Suicide:
The OSANA recognizes that anesthesia providers, because
of their exposure and the nature of their work, may be at
high risk for substance misuse.
Assistance for CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists for
chemical dependency, substance misuse, and other work
related issues like harassment, violence and fitness for duty
is available through:
If you or a colleague need help because you suspect drug
abuse or addiction, please contact Jack or Gregg ASAP.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
We have been where you are. Yes it's frightening. No, the
situation is NOT hopeless, unless you choose to do nothing.
It IS possible to recover and return to practice. More importantly,
it is possible to live a full life with your family and friends. But
you will need help along the way.
You CANNOT do this alone!
Contact us now!
Jack Stem and Gregg Rampleman
Peer Assistance Advisors
The Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists (OSANA)
Jack Stem, CDCA
Chair and Peer Advisor
Peer Assistance Committee
Rosemarie Okal, CRNA, MSN
Peer Assistance Advisor