Category Archives: DCANA News

CRNA Advocacy Alert: Submit Recommendations to CMS for Supervision Removal

On your behalf, the AANA has been working tirelessly with the administration, agencies, and lawmakers to advance Executive Order #13890, “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.” As you know, the executive order would significantly advance the CRNA profession by eliminating burdensome Medicare requirements including physician supervision and licensure requirements that are more stringent […]

Executive Order on Protecting & Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors

CALL TO ACTION: YOUR RESPONSE NEEDED! Below is the beginning of the Change.org Petition Executive Order – Protect & Promote Nursing’s Role in Providing Care for Patients. Dear President Trump, Thank you for fighting to protect, promote, and provide healthcare to our nation. As health care spending continues to rise, Americans are not receiving the […]

Important Update: Oregon Governor Signs Two Bills Removing Practice Barriers for CRNAs

Oregon SB 128 has been enacted. This bill allows the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging to issue a permit to APRNs (including CRNAs) to supervise fluoroscopy. The Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthetists introduced this bill to create a path for CRNAs to supervise fluoroscopy. OR SB 136 has been enacted. This bill expands CRNA prescriptive […]

CPC Assessment Options Added: Can Be Taken at Home or Testing Center

The NBCRNA recognizes the CRNA community’s desire for more flexibility and convenience in their path of continuing certification. The results of the NBCRNA’s recent CPC Assessment (CPCA) Beta Research Study and a nationwide benchmarking study also support choice and ease in the assessment process. The NBCRNA therefore announces that when the CPCA rolls out beginning […]

NBCRNA Announces Removal of Pass/Fail Requirement for the CPC Assessment

The NBCRNA recently conducted both an extensive Beta Research Study on the CPC Assessment (CPCA) involving the participation of more than 1,500 CRNAs, as well as a national benchmarking study. After careful consideration of the results and data from those studies, the NBCRNA Board of Directors made the decision at their January 2019 meeting to remove […]

DC Area CRNAs for Anesthesia Device Evaluation

Healthcare Human Factors is recruiting anesthesia providers (Anesthesiologists, Fellows, Residents, CRNAs, & CAAs) to participate in an anesthesia device evaluation. This is to ensure the product design is safe, usable, and satisfies users’ clinical/workflow requirements. The evaluation will be held at the GWU Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills Center between Jan 26 – Mar 6. The […]

Updated CRNA Fact Sheet – September 2018

The CRNA Fact Sheet widely used for lobbying, testimony, and other purposes by the AANA, state associations and individual members, has been updated with the latest facts and figures on nurse anesthetists and the AANA: History Nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for more than 150 years. The […]