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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Partners with Patient Safety Movement Foundation to Eliminate Medical Errors in Hospitals

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is partnering with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) to eliminate preventable patient deaths in hospitals, a leading cause of death and injury to people across the globe.
8-Nov-2019 1:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Rule Change by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Recognizes CRNAs’ Expert Care

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) commends the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) for recognizing a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist’s (CRNA) ability to perform pre-anesthetic assessments in Ambulatory...
6-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

AANA Releases Pivotal Study on Safety, Cost-Effectiveness of Anesthesia Delivery

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) released a new study that suggests politics and professional interests are the main drivers of anesthesia policy in the United States.
28-Oct-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Recognized for Innovative I AM ME Campaign

The national professional association for more than 50,000 nurse anesthesiologists was recognized by a global company for their innovative diversity and inclusion campaign.
1-Oct-2019 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scott Urigel Receives AANA’s 34th Annual Alice Magaw Outstanding Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award

Inventor of the Block Buddy, CRNA Scott Urigel receives outstanding clinical anesthesia practitioner award.
8-Aug-2019 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

O’Sullivan Named Anesthesia’s Program Director of the Year

University of Iowa Program Director over anesthesia wins one of nurse anesthesia's highest honor. Ceremony to take place in Chicago.
8-Aug-2019 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kay K. Sanders Receives AANA’s 40th Annual Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award

Kay K. Sanders career nurse anesthesia from Fort Worth, Texas receives outstanding educator award from national association in Chicago.
8-Aug-2019 12:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wallena Gould Receives AANA’s 45th Annual Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment

Dr. Wallena Gould, the second African American to receive nurse anesthesia's highest honor, the Agatha Hodgins award in Chicago.
8-Aug-2019 12:00 AM 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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Christopher Bettin
Senior Director, Strategic Communications
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cbettin@aana.com

847-655-1143

Marlene McDowell
Assistant Director, Public Relations
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mmcdowell@aana.com

847-655-1145

Cathy Hodson
Managing Editor, Digital Publications & Public Relations
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chodson@aana.com

847-655-1147

Karen Sutkus
Media Contact
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klsutkus@aana.com

Melissa Cooper
Director, Public Relations and Communications
nursing, anesthesia

mrcooper@aana.com

847-544-1143

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