Proof is Power

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 A Message from Dr. Lorraine Jordan, CRNA, PhD, FAAN

 
 

 Proof is Power

 

Important research doesn't just happen.
It's the result of hard work, bright minds, and most of all, the generosity of donors to the AANA Foundation who believe in the power of research-driven evidence to make a difference. The AANA Foundation has supported CRNA and student researchers for 30 years, giving rise to countless clinical studies, fellowships, and scholarships.
 
Nurse Anesthesia, Safe Anesthesia
In August 2010, proof positive that there are no differences in patient outcomes when anesthesia services are provided by CRNAs, anesthesiologists, or CRNAs supervised by physicians was published in Health Affairs, the nation's leading health policy journal. If you aren't familiar with the landmark study titled, "No Harm Found When Nurse Anesthetists Work Without Supervision by Physicians" by Research Triangle International (RTI), you need to be! This essential research is supported by your AANA Foundation.


One year ago, proof positive that CRNAs working solo is the most cost-effective anesthesia delivery model was published in the journal of Nursing Economic$. The same study also confirmed that CRNA anesthesia care is as safe as it gets. If you aren't familiar with the landmark study titled, "Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Anesthesia Providers" by The Lewin Group, you need to be! This essential research is supported by your AANA Foundation.