43 minutes | Oct 1st 2020

Ep 96: Why CRNAs Need to Understand the Judicial System

When you think about your future as a CRNA, you likely to see court playing any part in it. But as nurses are included more and more in lawsuits, there’s a chance you could end up in front of a judge. The best way to be prepared is by understanding the legal process and your role in a trial. Judge April Wood brings nearly 20 years experience on the bench and will share what she knows on the show today.


Show notes & additional resources: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/ep-96-why-crnas-need-to-understand-the-judicial-system/2671/ 


Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf


What we discuss on the show: 

2:43 – Introducing our guest, Judge April Wood. Sharon tells the story of how they got to know each other well.

5:00 – Background on her career

8:30 – What does a judge look for when someone is testifying 

9:29 – Know what you’re talking about

12:28 – How should you dress in court?

14:40 – Be aware of judiciary 

18:27 – The process of becoming a judge.

22:11 – Current campaigns   

24:46 – What is merit selection? 

26:47 – How many people voted actually voted on judges last time?

30:53 – Why is Supreme Court a lifetime appointment?

33:15 – What we want to get across to CRNAs

35:08 – How to learn more about Judge Wood

38:31 – Final thoughts from our guest.

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