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AANA Applauds House Passage of Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act

The AANA applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of H.R. 3635 - the Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act.
13-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

HealthCom Media Tapped to Lead Nurse Anesthetist Association’s Media Sales

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has partnered with HealthCom Media (HCM), a leading information and content development company specializing in marketing and publishing solutions that complement traditional advertising programs.
27-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

CRNAs Brydges, Elisha, and Riddle Among Nursing’s Most Influential Leaders

Three CRNAs are being inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Nurses as a fellow.
27-Jul-2018 10:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

House Passage of Key Nursing Legislation Ensures Patient Access to Trusted Healthcare Specialists, including Nurse Anesthetists and other APRNs

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) applauds the House of Representatives for its vision and decisiveness in acting to address a looming nursing shortage by passing the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (HR 959),...
23-Jul-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nurse Anesthetists Applaud the House of Representatives Efforts to Curtail Opioid Crisis

Breaking News!! The House of Representatives minutes ago just passed legislation to allow nurse anesthetists and other APRNs to administer medical-assisted medicine independently in an effort to fight the opioid crisis by increasing access to...
22-Jun-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AANA to VHA: Now is the Time to Grant CRNAs Full-Practice Authority

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is urging the VA to reopen its final rule to grant Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) the authority to practice to the full scope of their education, training, certification and...
15-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Patient Role in Managing Pain Primary Focus of AANA Presentation During HHS Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting

Engaging patients in the management of their own pain can decrease the risk of substance use disorder and help combat the growing opioid crisis.
4-Jun-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Confirms Safety of Nurse Anesthetists, Raises Questions about Anesthesiologist Assistants

New research conducted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists confirms the quality and safety of anesthesia provided by CRNAs. The research also calls into question the safety of Anesthesiologist Assistants who are not allowed to administer...
30-May-2018 4:05 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 more than 50,000 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. More than 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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