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The rate of suicides among our veteran population continues to rise and the number is probably higher than most people realize. The good news is people are leveraging incredible new data to improve support and care for those that need it most. Kevin Driscoll, DNP, MSN, CRNA, is the only CRNA certified in these geographic information systems (GIS) and he joins us today to share his passion for data, how it’s being used to serve veterans, and the other possibilities that could come from GIS.
Get the CE certificate here: https://beyondthemaskpodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Beyond-the-Mask-CE-Cert-FILLABLE.pdf
The show rundown for this episode:
3:20 – Welcome Kevin!
4:32 – Background on Kevin
9:33 – Who’s at risk for suicide?
12:15 – Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
17:21 – What the data can teach us
23:16 – Who can access this data?
25:32 – Using this to help veterans
29:22 – What else he uses GIS for
37:38 – How CRNAs & SRNAs can use this data
42:51 – Process of plotting
47:11 – Tracking the type of cases CRNAs are working
51:45 – Final thoughts