Bonnie O’Hara understands anesthesia risks. She a nurse anesthetist and she has a long history of providing anesthesia in ORs as part of being in the military. Bonnie is currently working as a legal nurse consultant building her business and coaching with me in LNC Academy.
Bonnie has military and civilian nursing experience. She was also on active duty in the Army and taught graduate anesthesia students. Bonnie is on the show to talk about an issue that affects a lot of people and some of the risks associated with anesthesia.
Listen in as Pat Iyer and Debbie Bonnie O’Hara chat about these points
- What does ASA stand for, also the different ASA statuses
- The concern that a patient could wake up in the middle of an operation and the medical term for that
- What a nurse anesthetist might do to try to avoid awareness under anesthesia?
- Stories when a patient said, “I remember part of what happened in the operating room”
- What is the incidence of people who aspirate during surgery?
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Bonnie O’Hara, JD, MSN, RN is the president of MedAnalysis Legal Nurse Consulting. Bonnie has over 30 years of nursing experience, 20 years as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). She delivered anesthesia in the operating room, performed obstetric anesthesia, and worked in an endoscopy center.
Bonnie has Master’s Degree in Nursing which included graduate courses in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology.
Because of her education and experience, she is uniquely qualified to interpret, understand, and summarize medical records.