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House of Representatives Honors Nurse Anesthetists during CRNA Week

Three members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduce legislation in session to honor nurse anesthetists during National CRNA Week
23-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Five Things to Know about Who’s Providing Your Anesthesia Care

For patients undergoing surgery, having a baby, or needing emergency treatment following a traumatic incident, odds are the hands-on anesthesia care essential to their comfort and safety will be provided by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist...
17-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

AANA Applauds HHS Report Calling for Removal of Practice Barriers for Non-physician Healthcare Professionals

In a positive move for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and other non-physician healthcare professionals, and especially for the millions of patients served by these qualified providers, the Department of Health and Human Services...
4-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Randall Moore, AANA CEO, Attends White House Signing of Historic Opioids Bill

CEO of the nation's nearly 53,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists(CRNAs) has worked with both political parties and chambers of Congress to be part of the solution to the opioid crisis. CRNAs administer more than 45 million anesthetics to...
24-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Garry Brydges Begins Term as President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Incoming president of nurse anesthesia provider association outlines plans for his presidency, which include access to patient care, cost-effective healthcare, and research.
22-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Online Course Offers Business of Anesthesia Blueprint

First-ever anesthesia business course launched online for anesthesia providers.
18-Oct-2018 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Applauds Congress for Passage of Comprehensive Opioid Package

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) commends the U.S. Congress for its passage of a comprehensive, bipartisan package to support the prevention and treatment of opioid addiction in America.
4-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Anesthesia Providers Set Cannabis Abstinence Guidelines

In the past few decades, societal acceptance and legalization of marijuana have increased. Despite centuries of cannabis use for both recreational and medicinal purposes, scientific knowledge of marijuana is limited. In this changing environment,...
23-Sep-2018 8:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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AANA advances patient safety, practice excellence, and its members’ profession.

Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing nearly 53,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists nationwide. The AANA promulgates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice. The AANA Foundation supports the profession by awarding education and research grants to students, faculty and practicing CRNAs. Roughly 90 percent of the nation's nurse anesthetists are members of the AANA.

The AANA developed and implemented a certification program in 1945 and instituted a recertification program in 1978. It established a mechanism for accreditation of nurse anesthesia educational programs in 1952, which has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education since 1955. In 1975, the AANA was a leader among professional organizations in the United States by forming autonomous multidisciplinary councils with public representation for performing the profession's certification, accreditation, and public interest functions. Today, the CRNA credential is well recognized as an indicator of quality and competence.


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