Category Archives: DCANA News

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 […]

IFNA World Conference

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 […]

Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists

** Registration Now Open ** Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2018 Annual Fall Conference * Featuring dinner, drinks and dancing on the Spirit of Norfolk, Benefitting the CRNA-PAC, Virginia CRNAs Who Care About Healthcare *   October 12-14, 2018 Hilton Norfolk The Main 100 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 Registration information   Attention CRNAs! […]

2018 CPC Program 2-Year Check-in Underway: Are you due?

Since the official opening of the 2018 Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program’s 2-year Check-in, more than half of the 23,000+ CRNAs due to check in this year have already completed the process. This is a great initial response!   The 2-year Check-in is the mid-point requirement in each 4-year CPC Program cycle. Designed with CRNAs’ […]

NBCRNA Announces 2018 Check-In Dates for CPC 2-Year Check-In

Thousands of certified registered nurse anesthetists across the country will participate in the 2018 Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program’s 2-year Check-in, the mid-point requirement in the 4-year CPC Program cycle.   This window for this simple, online process opened on April 3, 2018 for most CRNAs who recertified or initially certified in 2016. This simple […]

CRNA Inspiration

Below are words of wisdom intended for CRNAs and taken from a quote compilation by Michael P. Dosch, CRNA, PhD, of University of Detroit Mercy Graduate Program in Nurse Anesthesiology. On Anesthesia: What emergency treatment is best administered by ear? Words of comfort. -Abraham Verghese, Cutting from Stone …for the secret of the care of […]