Professional Practice

Hot Topics for Practice Evidence-Based Practice
Additional Practice Resources FDA
Diversity and Inclusion Resources
Clinical Practice Resources
AANA Practice Documents Facility Accreditation
Upcoming Webinars
Hot Topics for Practice
Additional Practice Resources
AANA Diversity and Inclusion Resources

The AANA Board of Directors is proud to engage with nurse anesthetists and external experts in creating the AANA Diversity Task Force to develop the strategic framework to make recommendation to implement cultural sensitivity and diversity initiatives for our profession. This work addresses each of the AANA Core Values of diversity, quality, professionalism, compassion, collaboration, and wellness. 

AANA Practice Documents
The Professional Practice Manual for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist contains the most up-to-date practice related documents, including the Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice and Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice, position statements, supporting documents and forms.  To order a copy of the manual, visit the AANA Marketplace.
Upcoming Webinars
  • National Improvement Challenge on Hypertension in Pregnancy Winning Programs
    • Sponsored by Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care
    • Monday, December 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET
    • Information and registration available HERE
  • Effectively Communicating with Patients About Opioid Therapy
    • Sponsored by Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity
    • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET
    • ​Information and registration available HERE​
  • Needlestick Prevention: Establish a Safe Sharps Program
    • Sponsored by HCPro
    • View at any time
    • Information and registration available HERE
  • SCOPE of Pain: Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education
    • Free archived webinars available HERE
  • EHR Intelligence offers on-demand Denials Deconstructed - Getting your Claims Paid webcast
  • View the Joint Commission's calendar of upcoming events HERE
  • View a calendar of upcoming pain-related webinars HERE
  • The Joint Commission and ONC - Webinar replay: Safe Health IT
  • Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program as partnered up with the Bureau of Hospital to provide an education calendar for member organizations.
    • For more information and dates click HERE
  • AHRQ offers on-demand continuing education webinars for nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse educators
    • Registrants can choose from multiple dates
Evidence-Based Practice

Information and resources on integrating evidence-based research into clinical practice. 

Information regarding recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) news, AANA activities related to the FDA, anesthesia-related drug shortages, recalls, safety alerts, and safety labeling changes, pharmacy compounding resources, and the FDA's
Safe Use Initiative.   
Clinical Practice Resources

Clinical references relating to infection control, surgical time-out and checklist, waste Quick Safety 25: Preventing pressure injuries, July 20, 2016 (New)anesthetic gases, radiation, latex allergy, sharps safety, difficult airway algorithm, surgical fires and technology.

Information regarding the following organizations: Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems (AAHHS), American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ), DNV GL Healthcare, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and The Joint Commission. (Login Required)
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Phone: (847) 655-8870


 Critical Incident Resources

A Perioperative death or catastrophe can be devastating for the nurse anesthetist or student nurse anesthetist.  AANA has compiled resources to help:

 Wellness and Peer Assistance