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Newswise: Standardized Screening First Step to Early Identification of Delirium
31-Mar-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Standardized Screening First Step to Early Identification of Delirium
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

An initiative at Covenant Medical Center in west Texas changed clinical practice, resulted in a more judicious use of high-risk medications, and improved the quality of care for patients at risk for delirium.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 3:05 PM EDT
CMS Suspends Supervision Requirements for CRNAs
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

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.

Released: 26-Mar-2020 6:30 PM EDT
AANA and VA Partner to Care for Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

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.

Released: 25-Mar-2020 6:25 PM EDT
AANA Issues Statement on the Use of Self-Supplied Personal Protective Equipment
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The AANA has issued the following position statement to support healthcare workers on the use of self-supplied personal protective equipment (PPE).

Released: 20-Mar-2020 1:55 PM EDT
AANA, ASA and APSF Issue Joint Statement on Use of Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

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.

Released: 19-Mar-2020 12:05 PM EDT
AANA CEO Attends White House Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Response
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

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.

Newswise: Nurse Practitioner Clinical Settings Key to Delivery of Patient-Centered Care
Released: 19-Mar-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Nurse Practitioner Clinical Settings Key to Delivery of Patient-Centered Care
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

It’s long been understood that care that respects and integrates the wants, needs, and preferences of patients results in higher ratings of satisfaction and improved health outcomes. Yet, several barriers still often impede the delivery of patient-centered care. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that organizational supports for nurse practitioners (NPs) can enhance their ability to deliver patient-centered care.

Released: 16-Mar-2020 7:15 PM EDT
AANA Updates COVID-19 Resources for Anesthesia Professions
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

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.

Newswise: Firearm Violence Solutions from a Public Health Perspective
Released: 9-Mar-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Firearm Violence Solutions from a Public Health Perspective
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

While firearm violence is a major public health challenge in the United States, it has often been considered a law enforcement issue with only law enforcement solutions. An article by two University of Pennsylvania researchers advises that treating firearm violence as a disease and taking a public health approach to prevention and treatment can help reduce its harms.

9-Mar-2020 12:05 AM EDT
Patient Safety Awareness Week: CRNAs Set the Standard for Safe and Effective Anesthesia Care
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

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.


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