2012 News Updates

 
 
 
 
In Memoriam
Rebecca Eure, CRNA
1955-2012
 
 
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
 
In Memoriam
Marie A. Bader, CRNA
1918-2012
 
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.
 
AANA Foundation
Research Grant Proposals now are submitted online. Deadline extended: November 1, 2012
 
 
 
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
 
In Memoriam
(Lynn) Renee Green, CRNA
1957-2012
 
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
 
In Memoriam
Elaine Shumway, CRNA
1935-2012
 
Deployed CRNAs Profile:
Captain Jason Trudell, CRNA, MSN, BS, August 13, 2012
 
In Memoriam
Theresa Franck Moore, CRNA
1956-2012
 
 
 
 
 
AANA Has New Toll-Free Number, July 30, 2012:

In Memoriam: Stanley Bryon Bosse, CRNA, ARNP, 1954-2012, July 26, 2012
 
AANA Members: AANA Annual Reports are now available. Login required.
July 19, 2012
 
AHRQ is Recruiting Reviewers and Chairpersons for vacancies on three of their standing study sections. July 16, 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
 
Friends for Life: Research and education in nurse anesthesia have advanced because of the support of many thoughtful cash gifts and planned gifts through the Friends for Life program. Apply by June 15.
 
 
 
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
 
 
In Memoriam: Natale Jabour, CRNA, BSN, 1957-2012, April 2, 2012
 
In Memoriam: Mattilou Catchpole, CRNA, PhD, 1923-2012, March 29, 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
 
 
Volunteer Missions
CRNA needed for missions to Zimbabwe and Malawi. See Volunteerism.
February 8, 2012
 
What's Not to "Like"?
Something to say? Say it on AANA's Facebook page. Direct posting now open.
February 6, 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
 
Business of Anesthesia Workshop
This new workshop will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012, prior to the Mid-Year Assembly, and will take place at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown hotel. January 2012
 
Somnia Anesthesia Launches CRNA of the Year Contest
January 25, 2012
 
AANA Members
Interested in serving on an AANA Committee? Read more!
 
AANA Foundation
Check out the Foundation's Facebook page!
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
 
HIMSS Conference Information
February 20-24, 2012
 
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia - Fall Issue now available.
December 2011
 
APSF Newsletter - December update, December 20, 2011
 
Student Photographs
See the latest!
December 14, 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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