Understand the unmet needs for global surgery and anesthesia; status of policy initiatives to promote global anesthesia policy initiatives at the regional and country level; and efforts, barriers, and DNP projects related to global anesthesia initiatives.
1. Describe the current status of access to global surgery and anesthesia in upper, middle- and lower-income countries.
2. Describe policy initiatives at the United Nations, World Health Organization, regional offices of WHO, and countries to improve access to global surgery and anesthesia care.
3. Discuss examples of initiatives to increase the global anesthesia workforce.
Panelists: – Derek Schmack, DNP, CRNA (moderator) – Edwin Aroke, PhD, CRNA, FAANA, FAAN – Richard Henker, PhD, CRNA, FAANA, FAAN – Jackie Rowles, DNP, MBA, MA, CRNA, ANP-BC, NSPM-C, FNAP, FAANA, FAAN – Jill Moore, MS, CRNA