120606 -- AANA Makes Scholarly Journal Available to Public Online

 Park Ridge, Ill.

For Immediate Release:
December 3, 2006
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Contact: Marlene McDowell
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists MakesScholarly Journal Available to Public Online
Responding to frequent requests from an international readership that includes academicians, researchers, and healthcare professionals, as well as members of the general public, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) today announced that each issue of the AANA Journal will be available online, at no charge, six months after the original date of publication.
Published bimonthly, the AANA Journal contains original manuscripts that foster an understanding of the science of anesthesia delivery and investigate issues, ideas, and innovations that advance the practice of nurse anesthesia for the benefit of all surgical, obstetrical, and trauma patients.  The Journal is the official scholarly publication of the AANA.
“Making the AANA Journal available online will allow a broader audience to take advantage of the extensive research conducted by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists around the country,” said Editor-in-Chief Chuck Biddle, CRNA, PhD.  “Much of the research published in the Journal is both groundbreaking and thought provoking and could one day alter the way anesthesia care is delivered.  I consider it a monumental occasion to make information of this caliber available to the public and healthcare community at large.” 
Established in 1933, the AANA Journal is currently distributed to all AANA members, as well as to numerous libraries, universities, hospitals, surgery centers, and medical and nursing organizations. Throughout the Journal’s history, research regarding the interactions between anesthesia, preexisting health concerns, and other drugs has donned the pages of the decades-old publication.
“Since the Civil War, nurse anesthetists have been viewed as true patient advocates,” said Biddle.  “What better way to ensure patient safety than through scientific research? As CRNAs, we have the education, ability, and conclusive research behind us to enable us to look at the big picture and act in our patients’ best interests.”
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