Name: Rebecca (Becky) Motykiewicz
Professional Designation(s)/Title: MNA, CRNA
graduating in December with my DNAP!
Please list a few of your most recent accomplishments: I was asked to give a pediatric airway lecture for the Missouri State Nurse Anesthesia Program.
I was also asked to be the CRNA in the first pediatric kidney transplant at my facility.
Why did you join SPA? I love to learn and grow as an anesthesia practitioner. I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Myron Yaster who introduced me to the PAAD. I think the SPA is an amazing place to learn and connect with fellow pedi people, especially for a CRNA that wants to learn more about pediatric anesthesia. I feel so honored to be part of this community!!!
Short Biography: I have been a CRNA for 10 years now! I graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with my Master of Nurse Anesthesia degree. I am currently in school at Missouri State University for my Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree. My scholarly project is pediatric airway management education for non-peds people. I plan to continue my education and pursue my PhD next!
I began my pediatric anesthesia career at the Children’s of Alabama, where I was on the solid organ transplant team. I have worked at several other pediatric facilities including Duke University and Children’s Hospital of Colorado. I currently live in Austin, Texas, and I work at Dell Children’s Medical Center. I absolutely love pediatric anesthesia!
Interests: Anesthesia-wise, I love pediatric airway management and I’ve recently started doing CVOR and have fallen in love with pediatric cardiac anesthesia. Single ventricle physiology is so fascinating to me.
Outside of work, I love hiking and being outdoors. I enjoy hanging out with my pups, Lexi (a deaf Australian Cattle Dog) and Coach (a big boy Aussie Shepherd), and exploring local breweries with my husband Daniel.