Professor of Anesthesiology
Editor for Dannemiller since 1987. Annual Featured Speaker at the Dannemiller Anesthsiology Review Course.
Education: BS from University of London, MD from St Thomas' Hospital Med School, University of London; Internship, Surgery as St. Thomas' Hospital; Residency, Anesthesiology at Northwick Park Hospital; Residency, Internal Medicine at Hillingdon Hospital; Residency, Anesthesiology at Hammersmith Hospital; Residency, Internal Medicine at General Hospital; Fellowship, Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Hospital
Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
Fellow of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Diplomate of The American Board of Anesthesiology, Inc.
Fellow in Anesthesiology of The American College of Anesthesiologists
Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, United Kingdom
Areas of Special Interest in Anesthesiology
1. Anesthesia equipment, monitoring equipment and patient safety; 2. Orthopedic, regional, neurosurgical, and thoracic anesthesia; 3. Neuromuscular blockade and myasthenia gravis; 4. Education in anesthesia
Awards: Tite Scholarship, 1967; Preclinical year prize for anatomy, physiology and biochemistry St. Thomas Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, England; Beaney Prize in Clinical Surgery, 1972. Surgery prize, St. Thomas Hospital Medical School, University of London, London, England; M.B., B.S. (Honors) 1972. Distinction in Applied Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of London, London, England; Nuffield Prize, 1974. Awarded by the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for the best performance in the Primary Examination for Fellowship in the Faculty of Anaesthetists, September 1974; Association of University Anesthesiologists - Elected to membership in May 1988. In recognition of achievements in academic anesthesiology; Associate Examiner, The American Board of Anesthesiology 1988 - present; Anaquest Achievement Award for outstanding research in anesthesiology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, June 1989; Jack R. Collins Award for Teaching in Anesthesiology, Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation, September 1994; Associate Editor of Anesthesiology - October 1994 to December 2000; Winter Faculty Medal and Lectureship, Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, December 1997; Foundation Visitor and Ellis Gillespie Lecturer, Australia and New Zealand College of Anaethetists, May 2003.
Former Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
She obtained a BS Degree in Biology from Guilford College, Greensboro, NC and completed her Masters In Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Her national (AANA) professional responsibilities have included the following: Item Review Committee, Council on Certification; On-Site Visitor for Programs of Anesthesia, Council on Accreditation; and educational representative, Council on Recertification. She served on the ASA/AANA Liaison Committee and the Nominating Committee of the AANA. She served as Regional Director, Vice President, and President-Elect of the AANA and was President of the AANA from 1988-1989. She also represented AANA as an affiliate member to ANAs Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics. She was appointed to the ICN Expert Panel on Nursing Leadership in 2006 and was nominated by ANA. Ms. Ouellette has been active in the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists and served three terms as IFNA President.
Ms. Ouellette has lectured extensively at both the national and international level. She has presented at over 750 meetings in 40 states and has 78 publications to her credit including 7 chapters and 1 book. She received the Achievement Award from the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists in 1994. In 1995 she became a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In 1996 she received the Dannemiller Award for Excellence in Anesthesiology.
At the present time, Ms.Ouellette is President of R and S Ouellette Inc, a consulting company specializing in continuing education, organizational leadership, and legal consultation. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She continues to teach at the nurse anesthesia programs at : Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; Raleigh School Of Nurse Anesthesia; and Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program. Major responsibilities include didactic instruction in physiology, pharmacology, and anesthesia-related topics at these graduate anesthesia programs.