An anesthesia practitioner for more than 50 years, this CRNA began her career in Minneapolis. In WWI she was assigned to Mobile Hospital No. 1 in France, often giving 25-30 anesthetics a day with open drop ether and chloroform. Guess who!
November 30, 2012
In 1948, Florence McQuillen, already a force to be reckoned with, became AANA's first executive director. She held this position for 22 years. Learn more about her in CRNA Profiles.
Stay informed about this tragic ongoing situation by checking this new area of the website regularly.
October 12, 2012
The Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative is celebrating its 1st anniversary during National Fire Protection Week (October 7-13, 2012). Find out how you can prevent surgical fires.
Don’t miss your opportunity to attend AANA’s brand new exciting two-day hands-on workshop! Open to students and practitioners alike!
August 30, 2012
This pocket-sized book focuses on helping clinicians recognize, prevent when possible, diagnose, and rapidly treat anesthetic complications and emergencies. Available in the AANA Bookstore.
August 30, 2012
AANA Has New Toll-Free Number
, July 30, 2012:
: Coalition for Patients' Rights (CPR) spokespeople Janet Bezner from the APTA and Lisa Summers from the ANA discussed the importance of ensuring that patients can access the full range of healthcare providers on Monday, June 18, 2012. The episode can be downloaded from iTunes or listened to on RN.FM Radio's website. A link to the interview is also posted on the CPR website
. June 21, 2012
Ira P. Gunn: Arlington Memorial Service
On April 16, 2012, nurse anesthetist visionary and advocate Ira P. Gunn, CRNA, MLN, FAAN, will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. See the program and gravesite ceremony information. February 2012
The Lifebox Project
The Lifebox Project - Help support safe surgery across the world!
AANALearn® - New Course!
Transesophageal Echocardiography for Non-Cardiac Surgery is a new program offered through AANALearn®.
February 16, 2012
Training Volunteer Mission
See details in Volunteerism.
February 1, 2012
Call for Public Comments
See the current Call for Comments items from the ANA and MHAUS on this page
in the sidebar.
Virginia Navy Officer Recognized at Legislative Reception
Captain Cathy Harrison, CRNA, NC, USN, was honored at the Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists' legislative breakfast as the first and only CRNA in the Navy Reserves to serve as the commanding officer of an operational health support unit. January 2012
ANA APRN Profiles
A profile of AANA Past President Jackie Rowles
, CRNA, MBA, MA, FAAPM, DPNAP, is the first of ANA's APRN profiles. Check it out!
December 20, 2011
Proof is Power
Believe in the power of research-driven evidence to make a difference. Read more: AANA Foundation
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