This past February, the AANA Board of Directors created the Nurse Anesthesiologist Descriptor Task Force and charged it with analyzing the pros and cons of the AANA recognizing the descriptor “nurse anesthesiologist” for use by CRNAs. After more than five months of information gathering, analysis, and discussion, the task force presented its recommendations to the […]
As the opioid crisis surges throughout the US, there are many opportunities for CRNAs to be involved and advocate for solutions through leadership or participation in collaborative initiatives within their community. Each state’s opioid epidemic experience, resources and needs are unique. Therefore, state leaders and the AANA have developed a toolkit to provide considerations for […]
Donna Jasinski, PhD, CRNA, DCANA Board Member, attended the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA) World Conference in June 2018. This wonderful event was held in a historic conference center in Budapest Hungary (photo attached). It was well attended by nurse anesthetists from around the world and every continent was represented except South America. The […]
Healthcare professionals are dedicated to helping others with their health, but often their own well-being can suffer. AANA has a collection of resources to support your physical well-being. It can be as simple as keeping cool and safe this summer or getting enough sleep, or as complex as managing chronic pain or working with a […]
Congratulations to our very own Monica W Rose, PhD, CRNA, on her recent appointment to the AANA Journal Editorial Committee and to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Rose is also a DCANA active member and sits on the board as Vice President of our state association. We couldn’t be more proud!