The Utah Association of Nurse Anesthetists (UANA) represents over 250 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) licensed in Utah.

UANA is monitoring state and federal agencies for relevant updates related to the virus.

UANA Members are encouraged to donate towards the state PAC Fund. Recurring donations can be made here.

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UANA BOARD MEMBERS

DAN BUNKER

President

KRYSTAL TIPPING

President-Elect

ART SHIMATA

Secretary/Treasurer

CHRIS TORMAN

Board Member

GLEN JUDD

Board Member

ASHLEY HAVLICAK

Student Representative

APRIL SMITH

Executive Director

UANA COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP

SPENCER GREENWOOD

Public Relations Chair

MICHAEL HARTMAN

Rural Regional Committee Chair

ANGELA SALERNO

Federal Political Director

COLBY JACOBSON

Government Relations Chair

EDDY STEELE

PAC Committee Chair

KC STRATTON

Member Relations Chair

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SONIA KLONOSKI

State Reimbursement Specialist

LARRY VAN ATTA

Peer Assistance CoChair

MEMBER PROFILES

I worked as an RN for 10 years in CV/Neuro ICU and Labor and Delivery. During that time, I worked with CRNAs and was so impressed with the type of work they did and the level of professionalism they possessed. I saw how satisfied they were in their careers and that motivated me even more to do it.

The UANA board requested I share my experiences at Bellevue Hospital in New York City during the COVID-19 crisis including lessons learned and suggestions to streamline response in the future. I hope this summary can answer questions and assist UANA members if we experience a similar situation.

It’s your first day. You pull up to Coney Island Hospital along with 500 other nurses and see three refrigerated semi-trucks. The site seems mundane and unimportant so you let it pass. As you pull up to the front of the ER, a giant white tent contradicts the glimmering modern hospital. The bus stops and a sea of fresh-and-ready nurses deboard.

My journey into medicine began when I read the book “Elizabeth Blackwell The First Woman Doctor” in grade school which was followed shortly by my first microscope. Although I didn’t know it at the time this would prove to be a lifelong journey with many stops along the way.