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Welcome Shawna Martin, CRNA

Welcome Shawna Martin, CRNA

Shawna Martin blames her mother for her career choice. One of Campbell County Health’s newest Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) was looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to do more with her nursing background after seven years in ICU and coronary care.

Her mom, an Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), had some ideas about how Shawna could learn and grow in her profession. This lead first to a nine-month stint on a Mercy Ship off the coast of Africa, working as a charge nurse and ICU nurse on a surgical ship providing pre-op and post-op care in a third world country; and then to a CRNA Master’s program at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.

As a CRNA, Shawna uses the nursing approach to patient care, learning the patient’s unique history and developing an individual plan of care. She says each patient is different, and the challenges of pain control, avoiding post-anesthesia illness, and most importantly, safely and efficiently inducing, maintaining, and emerging each individual patient from anesthesia, can be an intricate puzzle.

Shawna and her husband Jeff enjoy hiking and camping, and both are certified scuba divers. Right now they’re concentrating on getting settled in Gillette and welcoming their first child in just a few weeks.

Welcome Shawna and family to Gillette, Wyoming!