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

MATT ADAMS

President

DAN BUNKER

President Elect

KRYSTAL TIPPING

Secretary/Treasurer

TRAVIS BERNI

Board Member

ART SHIMATA

Board Member

APRIL SMITH

Executive Director

CRYSTAL BLACKBURN

Student Representative

UANA COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP

KYLE COMIN

Public Relations Chair

MICHAEL HARTMAN

Rural Regional Committee Chair

CHERYL HOWARD

Federal Political Director

TED MORRIS

Government Relations Committee Chair

GLEN JUDD

Government Relations Committee Member

EDDY STEELE

PAC and Member Relations Chair

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JEFF KUPFER

State Reimbursement Specialist

MEMBER PROFILES

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.

Prior to nursing, Emily studied fine art for three years.  Following a semester abroad and another at an art institute in Canada, she switched her focus to science and worked in a hospital microbiology lab and as an anesthesia tech.  She completed her BSN at the University of Utah while employed by the student internship program in the Burn Trauma ICU.