Peer Assistance

SDANA's peer assistance committee was formed to provide information and resources to help CRNA's/SRNA's throughout the state regarding chemical dependency issues. The resources listed below provide information that can be used not only by the CRNA's/SRNA's themselves, but also coworkers, family members and others concerned about the well being of a loved one.

AANA Peer Assistance Hotline
1.800.654.5167

SDANA Contacts

State Peer Advisor (1)
Don Rosler
doncrna@gmail.com

State Peer Advisor (2)
Kara McMachen
karamcmachen@gmail.com


South Dakota Resource Health Professionals Assistance Program

This program is a confidential and non-disciplinary option that helps health care professionals with chemical dependency issues. The program can be accessed by:
  • Self referral
  • Board referral
  • Employers or coworkers
  • Family members
  • CRNA's and SRNA's


Mission Statement

The South Dakota Health Professional Assistance Program is dedicated to enhance public safety and support for regulated health professionals by facilitating the early intervention, treatment, and safe return to practice of health care professionals whose functioning is impaired by the use of alcohol and/or other drugs. (HPAP Brochure)


Contact

South Dakota Health Professionals Assistance Program (HPAP)
Sherry Grismer, MA, LPC, CCDCIII
4600 69th Street #600
Sioux Falls, SD 57106

p: 605.322.4048
f: 605.322.4370

sherry.grismer@mckennan.org

AANA Resources


AANA Peer Assistance
1.800.654.5167
AANAPeerAssistance.com

AANA Advisors

Senior Advisor
Art Zwerling CRNA, DNP, DAAPM
a.to.z@comcast.net

Heather Wilson CRNA, MS
mocrumbo@sbcglobal.net

Gregg Rampleman CRNA
epidurlman@yahoo.com
513.532.7876 (cell)


National Support Group for CRNA's


Anesthetists in Recovery (AIR)

Art Zwerling CRNA, MS, MSN, FAAPM
a.to.z@comcast.net

Website Information

  • Signs and behaviors associated with chemical dependency
  • Sample policy/procedure for anesthesia departments on chemical dependency
  • Treatment
  • Aftercare/Support groups
  • Reentry into the workplace
  • Model reentry contract
  • Suggested reading lists
  • And much more