URGENT MESSAGE: ACT NOW – Maintain Access to CRNA Services

Dear DCANA members, There is an effort underway by the DC Society of Anesthesiologists (DCSA) to adversely affect the ability of CRNAs to continue to practice independently (without physician supervision) in DC. In October 2023, a bill (Bill 25-245) was introduced to revise the law (Health Occupations Revision Act or HORA) that regulates CRNA practice […]

10 Things You Should Know About CRNA’s

For more than 150 years, nurse anesthetists/nurse anesthesiologists have enjoyed rewarding careers providing anesthesia care to patients nationwide. These advanced-practice registered nurses have a well-deserved reputation for providing safe, effective, efficient, and compassionate care. CRNAs safely administer more than 50 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States. As advanced practice registered nurses, […]

National CRNA Week is Jan. 21-27, 2024. Let’s celebrate!

Help recognize the transformative work of our industry. Since 2000, National CRNA Week has been an annual celebration of the more than 61,000 practicing CRNAs in the United States. From collaborating for transformative wins in healthcare policy to saving lives and advancing patient care, National CRNA Week gives the healthcare community and the greater public […]

Keep your U.S. Representative off harmful ASA Legislation

As we speak, the ASA is continuing to spread falsehoods on Capitol Hill – telling members of Congress that CRNAs are dangerous for patients and claiming that we are attempting to remove all physician anesthesiologists from the VA. Unfortunately, their tactics have paid off for them in 40 Congressional districts. Fortunately, your Representative is not […]


All advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including CRNAs, who are licensed in the District of Columbia must register with the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). This is required regardless of whether you have prescriptive authority in DC. See APRN ALERT: PDMP Registration Requirement for more information. Please ensure that your email address is kept up to date […]

Dru Riddle Begins Term as President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — (AANA)—Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA, FAAN, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), and resident of Fort Worth, Texas, recently took office as the 2023-2024 president of the nearly 61,000-member American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA), headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. “As president of the AANA, I am honored to […]

Ask your Senators to cosponsor the “ICAN Act” today!

Today, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) introduced the “Improving Care and Access to Nurses (ICAN) Act” in the U.S. Senate. This legislation will make a real difference for our patients by eliminating many of the barriers to the use of the highest-quality healthcare services provided by advanced practice registered nurses, including CRNAs. Ask […]

CRNAdvocacy Alert: Oppose Senate legislation harming veterans’ access to anesthesia care

Thank you to the nearly 3,000 AANA members who contacted your U.S. Representative in opposition to the ironically named the “Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act of 2023,” which was introduced in the U.S. House last month. Unfortunately, this bill was just introduced in the U.S. Senate and it’s time to take action once again by asking […]

Fiscal Year 2024 AANA Board of Directors and Elected Committee Members Announced

Thank you to all the members who participated in this election and to all the candidates! Please take this brief survey to provide AANA with your feedback on the 2023 Election. President–elect Janet Setnor, MSN, CRNA, Col. (Ret), USAFR, NC – Virginia Vice President Jeffrey Molter, MSN, MBA, CRNA – Ohio Treasurer Erik Rauch, DNP, MBA, CRNA, […]

Oppose legislation harming veterans access to anesthesia care

Yesterday, during the ASA’s annual legislative conference, Representatives David Scott (D-GA), Mike Turner (R-OH), Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY) introduced a bill ironically named the “Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act of 2023” (H.R. 3347).  This self-serving legislation puts physician anesthesiologists’ egos ahead of veterans’ access to care and demonstrates once again […]