Question 1 of 30
As a nurse anesthetist, you have many employment options. Why did you apply to our health care facility?
Assess the patient first and then call for help. Administer .5mg of atropine. If the pt does not respond to the atropine dosing I would then try dopamine. If dopamine does not work transcutaneous pacing would be the next.
Question 2 of 30
Describe your role as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
Question 3 of 30
What do you enjoy most about being a Registered Nurse Anesthetist (RNA)?
Question 4 of 30
What do you dislike most about being a Nurse Anesthetist?
Question 5 of 30
Walk me through your career as a Nurse Anesthetist.
Question 6 of 30
Tell me about the continuing education you’ve completed since finishing your Nursing degree.
Question 7 of 30
Why did you choose the field of anesthesia instead of other advanced practice fields?
Question 8 of 30
Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
Question 9 of 30
When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?
Question 10 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
Question 11 of 30
How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?
Question 12 of 30
On a scale from 1 to 10, how honest are you?
Question 13 of 30
Give me a specific example of a time when you were unable to complete a project on time.
Question 14 of 30
How would your co-workers describe you?
Question 15 of 30
Why did you become a Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CNA)?
Question 16 of 30
Why are you the best Nurse Anesthetist for us?
Question 17 of 30
What type of situations cause you the most stress? How do you handle that stress?
I know that you produce successful CRNA's. The pass rate of your school has been around 89% and higher over the past 5 years which above the national average. Good clinical opportunities. Smaller school that focuses on quality of students over quantity which is important in having better student to faculty relationships ultimately leading to more success.
Question 18 of 30
As a nurse anesthetist, ethics are incredibly important. Provide an example of when your ethics were tested.
Prioritize my activities. Focus on the most important tasks.
Chuckle. To be honest I have always been a very busy person. I have found a system that works for me. I have a loose plan for the month but I only take my schedule week by week. I put the most focus on what I am doing day to day and do not allow other aspects of my life to overwhelm me.
I reprioritise dependent on what I feel needs attention immediately.
I make lists and utilize a calendar. Study in increments and take breaks. I also think it is important to never forget family and friends.
Transcutaneous pacing, may use atropine while setting up TCP
I am very big believer in lists both written and mentally. I like to set a baseline of what I want to get done in a timely manner and adjust my needs throughout the day or shift.
I focus on the needs of the patient and their care first but I can multi-task without compromising my documentation requirements.
I make a list at the beginning of every shift with things I must to with little checkboxes next to them so I can keep track of what I need to do. Also a med list with times, and a list of other concerns from report.
Efficiently, prioritizing greatest needs, and moving on from there.
Question 19 of 30
As a nurse anesthetist, how do you maintain your own moral compass?
I love the art and science of nursing. I am driven to excellence both academically and professionally. The high level of education and skill provided by CRNA school appeals to me.
The thing that appeals to me the most and presents the biggest challenge to me is autonomy. I want to give great care to my patients and I want to have the highest level of education from an incredible school to be able to provide that.
Strong safe profession with some autonomy work as team.
I find the area very interesting and cannot wait to learn about it, it uses many nursing skills and clinical judgement which is not used in wards
The effects of anaesthesia on the body is interesting.
I feel it is the most challenging nursing career choice and my spirit of inquiry and desire to learn will translate to a successful student and practicing anesthesia career.
As all of you know, the nursing field is a continuous learning curve. Being a CRNA will allow me to be at the top of this curve and to continue my knowledge base in the health care. I will gain autonomy and assist patients and their families in needs of pain and other critical health needs.
I want a career that will continually challenge and push me.
Because I want to work with the patient throughout their medical journey and practice more advanced skill sets.
From my shadowing experience I saw some incredible teamwork and.
I want to be a CRNA because I see it as a continuation of my nursing knowledge and level of responsibility. I want to increase my autonomy and my level of responsibility. I admire the self reliance and confidence I see in CRNAs and I want that for myself. I enjoy working with my hands. I enjoy being able to concentrate on just a single patient. It makes me feel appreciated when I am part of a team, and from what I've seen, the OR is a good environment for me.
Autonomy, participating in real time, implementing and reacting to real time interventions.
Question 20 of 30
What aspect of being a nurse gives you the most satisfaction?
Volume, positive inotrope, decrease SVR if necessary.
Fluids, vasopressors, normothermia.
Oxygen, ventilate, support the heart with an inotrope, balloon pump, vad, ecmo.
Optimize fluid, add inotrope, optimize afterload.
Use of beta agonist drugs like dobutamine, will see decreased CO
Shock=low bp. Vasopressor levy or high dose dopamine(mostly alpha). If bp okay can do dobutamine and nitro. Anti platelet therapy in presence of MI, asa, plavix, heparin.
Dopamine, dobutamine, aspirin, possible balloon and cabg.
Dobutamine, nitroprusside, balloon pump.
Fluids, vasopressors, oxygenation and ventilation.
Milrinone, fluid restriction, Dobutamine, decrease SVR
Afterload reduction, increase contractility.
Start a dopamine ggt, norepinephrine gtt, reduce afterload, and call for assistance. Let the surgeon know.
Question 21 of 30
As a nurse anesthetist it's very important to manage your time well. How do you ensure you are always on task?
Question 22 of 30
What do you know about our health care facility?
Catheter occlusion, positioning of patient.
Elevated CO2 levels, increased BP, agitation, anxiety, pain, decreased malubility of the brain, intracranial hemorrhage, blockage in cerebral spinal fluid.
Question 23 of 30
Talk to me about Digoxin and how it works.
Question 24 of 30
In your opinion, what are appropriate interventions for cardiogenic shock?
Question 25 of 30
In your professional opinion, what is normal intracranial pressure (ICP)?
Question 26 of 30
To your knowledge, what increases intracranial pressure (ICP)?
I believe that out of all the different advance nursing degrees, CRNA utilize the most critical thinking skills. I enjoy challenging myself and it also uses a lot of hands on skills like intubations and peripheral nerve blocks that other advance nurses do not get to learn.
Question 27 of 30
What is the first thing you would do if you saw a patient with second degree, type 2 heart block with low blood pressure?
Any pt that is bleeding like a post op heart or GI bleed. Mainly because I can only do so much to stabilize the pt but they ultimately need surgery and that can take some time. I stay relaxed but calming myself down and utilizing my resources such as notes, staff, and taking a breath.
Question 28 of 30
What are the differences between first degree, second degree type 1, and second degree type 2 heart block?
Aiding the pt in having a successful and safe surgery. Advocating for the pt based on their vital signs throughout the surgery. Decreasing the pt's pain and post op nausea.
Question 29 of 30
Describe the techniques you have used to manage patient airway or pulmonary status.
Very reputable program that has a small class size. (use marquette as an example). Cost of the program. Visit last November influenced me when Brian was already testing my knowledge, so I believe you will push me as a student to be successful.
Question 30 of 30
What questions do you have for me?