AANA awards Arthur Zwerling its highest honor — 6 insights

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists awarded the late Arthur Zwerling, DNP, DAAPM, MSN, MS, CRNA, its highest honor, The Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment.

Here's what you should know:

1. The family of Mr. Zwerling will accept the award at the AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress in Seattle, Sept. 8 to Sept. 12.

2. Former AANA President Terry Wicks, CRNA, said in a release, "Though Art’s sphere of influence extended to nearly every corner of the nurse anesthesia community, he will most vividly be remembered for his work in the recovering community, and for promoting wellness in the nurse anesthesia profession."

3. Mr. Zwerling served for 16 years on AANA's peer assistance advisory committee. He was the committee's chair for four years.

4. He volunteered more than 1,400 hours to save people suffering from substance abuse disorders.

5. Mr. Zwerling established and moderated an online forum dedicated to anesthetists in recovery and he developed a group for the partners of the addicts.

6. He ran a successful campaign to have curriculum modules on wellness added to AANA's online learning system.

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