Category Archives: AANA Info

AANA Joins Bipartisan Congressional Movement to Expand Use of Non-Opioid Pain Management

The COVID-19 pandemic captured much of the nation’s attention during the past year while America’s other epidemic, opioid addiction, continued to damage communities. To help increase access to the availability of non-opioid pain management treatments, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) supports the recent introduction of the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act introduced […]

CRNA Records Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic: “Our role as CRNAs changed with COVID”

By Patti Flesher AANA Public Relations and Communications Although most COVID-19 patients recover without any additional health issues, some, called “long haulers,” have lingering effects such as loss of smell and taste, fatigue, and confusion. Knowing the risks, Michael Hartman, DNP, CRNA, clinical education coordinator and staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at Lehigh Valley […]

National Academy of Medicine Report Emphasizes Importance of Removal of Barriers for CRNAs

A new report from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) prioritizes several opportunities in the nursing profession for eliminating healthcare disparities, including the permanent removal of barriers to nursing care that were enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and other key initiatives of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). Third in a series of reports, […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Marjorie Kelly Wilkins

DULUTH, MN– In this week’s Black History Month series we’re taking a closer look at a prominent African American Duluth woman, Marjorie Kelly Wilkins, the namesake of Myers-Wilkins Elementary. Many people now call her a trailblazer, including her only son, Alan Wilkins, “I reference my mom every single day.” Growing up, Alan’s mom was constantly […]

Nurse Anesthetists Among Most Utilized Healthcare Providers, According to CMS

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — (AANA) — A new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provides data that indicate Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are among the most utilized healthcare providers in the nation. According to this data, CRNAs were among the top 20 specialties that served the most […]

CRNA Advocacy Alert: Tell HHS you support the permanent removal of supervision

This spring the Medicare agency temporarily waived physician supervision requirements, allowing CRNAs to function to the full extent of their training and licensure during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Now, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to determine the costs and benefits of making this […]

FREE Extended Virtual Congress Content Streaming on CKN

AANA is pleased to bring you additional fresh Extended Virtual Congress content FREE for members! Additional Extended Congress content is available for free on CRNA Knowledge Network, AANA’s streaming video and audio education platform. From clinical information to practice trends, you’ll earn Class A CE Credits and learn from leaders in nurse anesthesia on a […]

Stories About CRNAs – Check Them Out!

The AANA Public Relations department is continuously working to share the stories of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and bringing CRNAs the national recognition they deserve. The work of CRNAs before and during the COVID-19 pandemic exemplifies the many hallmarks of nursing and nurse anesthesia, and points to why nurses are continuously rated the most honest, […]