The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is celebrating its 90th anniversary today.
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AANA Joins Bipartisan Congressional Movement to Expand Use of Non-Opioid Pain Management
o help increase access to the availability of non-opioid pain management treatments, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) supports the recent introduction of the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act introduced by U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL), along with Reps. David McKinley (R-WV), Ann Kuster (D-NH), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). The Senate version of this legislation (S. 589) was previously introduced.
Julie Gauderman Receives AANA’s Daniel D. Vigness Federal Political Director Award
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) presented Julie Gauderman, MS, DNAP, CRNA, APRN, with the Daniel D. Vigness Federal Political Director Award at its Mid-Year Assembly, held virtually, April 23-25.
Andrea Teitel Receives AANA’s Daniel D. Vigness Federal Political Director Award
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) presented Andrea J. Teitel, MS, CRNA, with the Daniel D. Vigness Federal Political Director Award at its Mid-Year Assembly, held virtually, April 23-25.
Patients in Arkansas Now Have Increased Access to Affordable, Quality Anesthesia Care
Arkansas patients now have increased access to safe, affordable care with the signing of HB 1198 by Governor Asa Hutchinson. The law removes supervision requirements for nurse anesthetists and grants them the authority to work in consultation with healthcare providers in the delivery of anesthesia.
AANA Congratulates New HHS Secretary, Urges Fair Reimbursement Policies for Advanced Practice Providers
he American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and the nation’s 57,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists congratulate Xavier Becerra on his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The AANA is committed to working with Becerra and his staff to reduce barriers to CRNA practice, which will help expand access to care and make healthcare more affordable for all.
AANA Urges Congress to Provide Front-Line Healthcare Workers Proper Compensation During Pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain the physical and emotional well-being of front-line healthcare workers, many also are facing a financial burden and strain on their personal lives.
Twelve U.S. Governors Issue Executive Orders to Remove Physician Supervision of Nurse Anesthetists
To date, 12 state governors have issued executive orders to suspend restrictions on full scope of practice for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) supports these positive actions to enhance access to care for patients with COVID-19.
CMS Suspends Supervision Requirements for CRNAs
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended physician supervision requirements for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)—an action that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) deems a critical step for CRNAs to serve the U.S. healthcare system more effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AANA and VA Partner to Care for Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic
The AANA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to meet the needs of our nation’s veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AANA Issues Statement on the Use of Self-Supplied Personal Protective Equipment
The AANA has issued the following position statement to support healthcare workers on the use of self-supplied personal protective equipment (PPE).
AANA, ASA and APSF Issue Joint Statement on Use of Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic
As anesthesia professionals are at an increased risk of exposure in caring for patients diagnosed with COVID-19, the AANA, the ASA, and APSF issued a joint statement today on the best use of personal protective equipment during the pandemic.
AANA CEO Attends White House Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Response
The chief executive officer of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, met with members of the Trump Administration March 18 to convey the top priorities of nurses and other healthcare providers.
AANA Updates COVID-19 Resources for Anesthesia Professions
As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic unfolds, healthcare professionals such as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are facing an unprecedented, ever-evolving crisis.
Patient Safety Awareness Week: CRNAs Set the Standard for Safe and Effective Anesthesia Care
In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8-14, 2020), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) want patients to know that nurse anesthetists are not only patient safety practitioners, they are patient safety experts. CRNAs plan and implement every step of the anesthesia process with patients’ safety and well-being in mind.
AANA’s COVID-19 Resources: Keeping Providers and Patients Safe During Surgery
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has compiled resources to help Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) develop strategic steps for managing patients with expected or confirmed infection of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Patients in South Dakota Will Have Access to Affordable Quality Care, Thanks to a Law that Extends Authority of Nurse Anesthetists
Effective July 1, CRNAs in South Dakota can collaborate with dentists, podiatrists, and other providers, in addition to medical doctors.
AANA Board of Directors Approve “Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice”
This document reflects the professional scope of practice of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), including the full range of anesthesia services, and describes CRNAs’ professional, educational, clinical, and leadership roles.
State Legislators Push Forward Full Practice Authority for Advanced Practice Nurses
At an unprecedented pace, state legislators are voting in favor of lifting restrictions that would enable advanced practice nurses and other nonphysician providers to practice at the full extent of their education and expertise.
National CRNA Week: The House of Representatives Recognizes the Contributions of Nurse Anesthetists
In honor of National CRNA Week (Jan. 19-25, 2020), Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), and Sam Graves (R-MO) today introduced a bipartisan resolution on the House floor, “Recognizing the roles and the contributions of America’s Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and their role in providing quality health care for the public.”
As Rural Hospital Closures Continue, CRNAs Offer a Safe, Affordable Solution
“Rural healthcare systems are fighting for their lives,” according to Randall Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA and CEO of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). “Statistics remain grim.”
CRNAs, Nurses Gain Double Accolades: One of the Best 25 Jobs, The Most Honest, Ethical Professionals 18 Years in a Row
CRNAs are ranked among the U.S. Top 25 Best Jobs on the most recent U.S. News & World Report listing, and, for 18 years in a row, nursing is identified as the most honest and ethical profession on the most recent annual Gallup poll.