NH CRNA Spotlight of the Month

Do you know a CRNA who elevates your practice or impacts the patients they serve? How is your practice, your patients, or your world a bit better because of this person’s actions? Have you ever wanted to show your appreciation for someone who deserves special recognition for the work they do everyday to better our profession? With the CRNA Spotlight, you can do just that. Nominate your colleagues, staff, or someone you feel deserves a moment in the “Spotlight” for contributing to our profession. A different CRNA will be featured monthly on the NHANA website and social media.

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NH CRNA Spotlight of the Month

April Spotlight – Dwayne Thibeault DNP, CRNA, ARNP

Dr. Dwayne Thibeault is a Nurse Anesthesiologist from New Hampshire and is the founder of the dental sedation practice, Blue Sky Anesthesia Associates. His experience in the healthcare arena includes 25+ years in trauma/critical care settings caring for patients of all ages and backgrounds, as well as the full scope of practice for an anesthesia professional.

His Bachelor of Science in Nursing was completed at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Shortly thereafter he completed his Paramedic license and functioned as both a Registered Nurse and Paramedic for several years in the Daytona, FL area. During that time, he was an Adjunct Clinical Faculty Member for the Daytona State College Emergency Services Program.

Several years later he completed his Nurse Anesthesiology education at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL, culminating in a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Continuing his love of teaching, he has since lectured at the Yankee Dental Conference, the Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists annual meeting, had been a guest lecturer at the University of North Florida’s Nurse Anesthesiology Program, as well as co-produced a lecture program to educate dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants on emergency scenarios they may encounter in the dental office.

Dr. Dwayne Thibeault is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology and a Past President of the New Hampshire Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (NHANA). For years he has volunteered his time playing a critical role in the legislative efforts of NHANA, from meeting legislators at fund raisers or going to the Capital to speak on behalf of NHANA and Nurse Anesthesiologists throughout New Hampshire.

With a desire to keep residents of New Hampshire safe, last year he performed the duty of Dental Anesthesia Inspector for the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification in New Hampshire. Presently, he is a member of the New Hampshire Board of Nursing, holding the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse position.

When not volunteering his time or running several businesses, he can be found working on his farm with his wife, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 guinea hens.

A message from all of us as NHANA…

On behalf of the Board of Directors for NHANA we want to extend our deepest gratitude Dwayne for his years of dedication to NHANA and the CRNA profession as a whole. Dwayne’s passion for his career is truly inspiring. He has consistently gone above and beyond, not only in his clinical practice, but also in his tireless advocacy efforts. His instrumental role in legislative initiatives has undoubtedly played a critical role in shaping the future of CRNAs in New Hampshire. We are incredibly grateful for his service.