In this episode, Matthew speaks with Rodrigo Garcia. He is a Nurse Anesthetist in Indiana that co-founded the Parkdale Center. It is a treatment facility that caters mainly to impaired healthcare providers. They discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment of providers with substance use disorder. The topics of stress management, health, and wellness are also examined from a societal standpoint and some strategies to address such difficulties.
Below are some links to resources for anyone who may know someone who is struggling or may be struggling themselves. You are not alone. There is support in place that can help one with whatever difficulties one may be experiencing.
Click on the links below for more information and resources:
Assistance for struggling or impaired providers
Support the Front
Peer assistance for COVID-19 frontline workers
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Peer Assistance Web Page
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Helpline:
American Society of Anesthesiologists Wellness Resources
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
HelpLine: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
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