2012 News Updates

The Board of Directors recently reaffirmed Position Statement (PS) 2.13 “Safe Practices for Needle and Syringe Use,” and approved updates to PS 2.14 “Securing Propofol,” and the “Infection Control Guide for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.” See more in the Professional Practice Manual
Guess Who?
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
CMS Final Rule Supports Full CRNA Scope of Practice
Medicare Agency Rules in Favor of Patient Access to CRNA Care
November 1, 2012
Fungal Meningitis Update
The FDA has posted two lists of customers who received NECC products shipped on or after May 21, 2012. Read more.
Florence McQuillen
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
AANA Responds to WSJ Article
Read the AANA's response to "Nurses Seek Expanded Role" article in the October 3 Wall Street Journal
October 4, 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
Essential CRNA Fact Sheet Updated, Available Online
The latest version of CRNAs at a Glance, a one-pager containing the latest facts and figures on nurse anesthesia practice, is now available!
August 29, 2012
Deployed CRNAs Profile:
Major Debran L. Harmon, CRNA, MSN, MAT, MSH, ARNP, August 23, 2012
FDA Warning
There is a risk of death from codeine use in some children following surgeries. Read the FDA’s Drug Safety Communication. August 20, 2012
Deployed CRNAs Profile:
Captain Jason Trudell, CRNA, MSN, BS, August 13, 2012
AANA Has New Toll-Free Number, July 30, 2012:
AANA Members: AANA Annual Reports are now available. Login required.
July 19, 2012
IHPE Workshop: Linking Education to Practice Using IPE
"Educating for Practice: Improving Health by Linking Education to Practice Using Interprofessional Education" will be held August 29-30, 2012, in Washington, D.C. July 2012
RN.FM Radio: 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
The Coalition for Patients’ Rights has received a response from the FTC to the CPR letter of support.
June 21, 2012
FDA, NIOSH and OSHA Joint Safety Communication
Blunt-tip surgical suture needles reduce needlestick injuries and the risk of subsequent bloodborne pathogen transmission to surgical personnel.
May 31, 2012
Memorial Video: Ira P. Gunn, CRNA, MLN, FAAN, May 8, 2012
Election Center: Candidate Forum and Candidate Speeches Available
In Memoriam: Edward Dwain Johnson, CRNA, 1939-2012, May 1, 2012
Joining Forces Initiative - photos from the event. April 19, 2012
Member Open Comment Period: Position Statement 2.17 Patient Safety: Fatigue, Sleep and Work Schedule Effects, April 16, 2012
CRNA Liaison for West Point Candidates, Herald Star Online, March 27, 2012
Army Nurses Show Battlefield Setup
The Tennessean, March 19, 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
CRNA Compensation/Benefits Data Available Through AANA
For the first time, data collected from the CRNA Compensation and Benefits Survey is available for sale in a comprehensive 130-page report published by the AANA. February 2012
The Lifebox Project
The Lifebox Project - Help support safe surgery across the world!
February 2012
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
AANA Foundation
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December 22, 2011

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
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia - Fall Issue now available.
December 2011
Education Committee
Apply to become the Delegate to the Education Committee! Application available now in Educational Resources
December 14, 2011
AANA Membership
You and your support make a difference. See how in the Benefits of AANA Membership video.
December 9, 2011
Proof is Power
Believe in the power of research-driven evidence to make a difference. Read more: AANA Foundation
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