Professional Practice

Professional Practice Documents
Evidence-Based Practice
FDA
 
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Professional 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.

Evidence-Based Practice

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

FDA 

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 references relating to infection control, surgical time-out and checklist, waste anesthetic gases, radiation, latex allergy, sharps safety, difficult airway algorithm, surgical fires and technology.

Information and webinars relating to employment issues and surgeon liability. 

Facility Accreditation (Login Required)
Information regarding the following organizations: Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), DNV Healthcare, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and The Joint Commission. 

 
 

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​Email: practice@aana.com

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