Newswise — Who: Speakers: Cathy Hurwit, Chief of Staff for Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL); American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) President Cheryl Nimmo, DNP, MSHSA, CRNA; and AANA Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs, Ralph Kohl. Rep. Schakowsky is a long time supporter of full practice authority for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and other advanced practice registered nurses.
What: These speakers will address an estimated 500 CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists from around the country who will be in DC to attend the AANA’s Mid-Year Assembly and meet with policymakers on Capitol Hill. Nurse anesthetists are anesthesia experts who provide approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States.
When: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
Where: The west side of the Capitol, across from the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C.
Why: The AANA Mid-Year Assembly is the largest advocacy meeting for CRNAs. The assembly educates attendees about the latest developments in healthcare policy and reimbursement.
Contact: To obtain entry to this event, please contact Marlene McDowell, Assistant Director, AANA Public Relations at (708) 337-1968 or via email [email protected].
About the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., and Washington, D.C., the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional organization representing more than 50,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists across the United States. As advanced practice registered nurses and anesthesia specialists, CRNAs administer approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients in the United States each year and are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America. In some states, CRNAs are the sole anesthesia professionals in nearly 100 percent of rural hospitals. For more information, visit www.aana.com and www.future-of-anesthesia-care-today.com and follow @aanawebupdates on Twitter.