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CANA Member-Owner Spotlight

Gayle Ulshafer, MSN, CRNA

Gayle Ulshafer, MSN, CRNAWhat is your current position on the BOD?
Three Year Director

Have you served on any other committees (CANA or AANA) or another BOD position?
Yes; at one time or another on all committees in CANA, and the AANA practice committee and OB Standards Ad Hoc Committee

What/Where is your full-time job?
Independent CRNA since 1981-CEO of Anesthesia IAG Services Ltd. Servicing Glenn Medical Center, Willows, CA

How do you balance and manage the stress of your full-time job, BOD position, and family life?
Set Goals and outline every days’ activities with projects to be accomplished for the day, week or month..

What is your favorite anesthesia specialty?
I really don’t have a favorite. I just enjoy all areas but function in a rural access hospital so I am not exposed to a lot of the larger cases and no more OB after many years of call coverage.

Is there any research, thesis, practice projects, missions, or other anesthesia related work you would like to share with our community?
I am nearing the end of my career and still enjoy dong the bread and butter cases. I love teaching students and am blessed to have one every year for a couple of months to teach and promote independent practice in a rural area and the business of Anesthesia.

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