Wellness

FANA WELL-BEING COMMITTEE

(Peer Assistance and Advocacy for the CRNA in Florida)

BOB SWYMER, CRNA

Chairman,
FANA Well-Being Committee

12322 Sun Vista Court., East
Treasure Island, FL 33706
(727) 367-3525
rswymer@tampabay.rr.com

RON WEGNER CRNA

Co-Chairman,
FANA Well-Being Committee

11103 Sun Tree Rd
Hudson, FL 34667
Phone: (727) 862-0217
airsnooze@verizon.net


SEEKING INFORMATION ON HOW TO VOLUNTARILY SEEK HELP AND PRESERVE NURSING LICENSE?

Bob Swymer, CRNA
Chairman, FANA Well-Being Committee
Treasure Island, FL 33706
p: 727-367-3525 (H)
e: rswymer@tampabay.rr.comState Peer Advisor (2)

Ron Wegner, CRNA, ARNP
Hudson, FL 34667
p: 727-862-0217 (H)
e: airsnooze@verizon.net

State Peer Advisor (3)

Linda S. Foley, CRNA
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
p: 561-373-6517
e: foleybag9@mac.com

Chemical Dependency Program

Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) (A)
Jean D’Aprix, BA, RN, CARN (Executive Director)
P.O. Box 49130
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
p: 904-270-1620, Ext. 118
f: 904-270-1633
e: jeandaprix@ipnfl.org
Web site: http://www.ipnfl.org

Call or email Robert Swymer or Ron Wegner, OR contact the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) at (904) 270-1620. See their website at www.ipnfl.org for more information. INFORMATION ON ASSISTING CRNAs can be found on the AANA Website at http://webapps.aana.com/Peer/directory.asp?State=FL. Helpful resources for Florida CRNA’s/SPA’s Include:

There are also important links to other resources for addiction, educational aids for managers, students and faculty, and information on locating treatment facilities on this site.

Florida Anesthetists in Recovery (FLAIR)

FLAIR MISSION STATEMENT: The Florida Anesthetists in Recovery (FLAIR) is a voluntary group of Florida CRNAs with long-term recovery from chemical dependency. It is dedicated to assisting those seeking experience, strength and hope as a result of a present or past history of chemical dependency, and it seeks to assist family members of addicted CRNAs. Our goals are to:

  1. Assist CRNAs suffering from the disease of addiction, by helping them face their disease and locate treatment and/or monitoring options.
  2. Provide a forum for discussion on problems faced by anesthetists in recovery, and to serve in an advocacy role for those individuals deemed by FLAIR to have a genuine need.
  3. Provide long term tracking and monitoring of those CRNAs who have completed their 5-year contract with IPN, and who voluntarily request documentation of continuing abstinence.
  4. Educate our nursing and medical colleagues about the occupational hazard of chemical dependency among anesthesia providers.
  5. Provide suggestions on early detection and intervention of addicted providers.
  6. Provide support, information and assistance to family members of CRNAs who are suffering from chemical dependency.
  7. Offer guidance to the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists Well-Being Committee on matters relating to anesthetists in recovery.

Partners of Anesthetists in Recovery (PAIR)

Mission Statement: Partners of Anesthetists in Recovery (PAIR) is a voluntary support group for spouses, family members, or significant others of anesthetists in recovery. PAIR works in cooperation with Florida Anesthetists in Recovery (FLAIR), offers a forum for discussion and networking with resources.

Rationale: Finding that Narcotics Anonymous, ALANON, and others were advocating leaving the marriage or relationship, PAIR members felt they needed options that encouraged support. They actually found more hope in attending support groups with their spouses than with ALANON, etc.

THE FOLLOWING ARE WARNING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR IN THE CRNA FAMILY RELATIONSHIP, IF YOU SEE THIS AND YOUR PARTNER IS EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTY, FEEL FREE TO CALL US AND CHAT:

Warning signs and behavioral changes to look for in the relationship:

  • “Must be having an affair”- isolating, change in personality, grumpy, anxious, volatile mood
  • Diaphoretic, sweaty in a cool room
  • Obsessive-compulsive behavior
  • Weight loss, skin changes, frequent use of bathroom
  • Dressing in private, or long sleeves
  • Want to work extra calls, weekends
  • Memory lapses about prior discussions, events at home
  • Dryness of mouth, raspy voice

The following partners are available for more information or confidential support, contact:

Sunday (727) 367-3525

Also, consider Codependents Anonymous (www.codependents.org/)


FLAIR/PAIR Contacts

The following individuals will accept calls and emails from CRNAs, their families or colleagues in an attempt to assist and support them:

RON WEGNER, CRNA

(Coordinator, FLAIR)

11103 Sun Tree Rd
Hudson, FL 34667
Phone: (727) 862-0217
Fax: (727) 862-1319
airsnooze@verizon.net

BOB SWYMER, CRNA

(Coordinator, FLAIR)

12322 Sun Vista Court., East
Treasure Island, FL 33706
(727) 367-3525
rswymer@tampabay.rr.com (Bob, FLAIR Coordinator)
sswymer@tampabay.rr.com (Wife: Sunday, PAIR Coordinator)

SUNDAY SWYMER, RN

(Coordinator, PAIR)

12322 Sun Vista Court, East
Treasure Island, FL 33706
(727) 367-3525
sswymer@tampabay.rr.com

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