Resources, About AANA


These valuable and informative resources are available for your use and can be printed/distributed as needed. They were developed to inform policymakers, facility administrators, healthcare professionals, patients, the media and others about the essential services provided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). Hard copies of these documents are available from the AANA Bookstore.
Advancing Patient Safety and Excellence in Anesthesia
AANA White Papers

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Executive Summary (introduces subsequent documents)

History of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

CRNA Scope of Practice

Nurse Anesthesia Education

Quality of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Quality of Care in Anesthesia

Cost Effectiveness of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Reimbursement of CRNA Services

Legal Issues of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists Practicing Together