CRNAs Going the Distance: Nurse Anesthetists Changing Lives, Communities, the World
The AANA's dedication to wellness and social responsibility are incorporated throughout our association and membership activities. Whatever your cause, we support your efforts and hope you also recognize the gains, aside from the societal rewards, to your personal well-being by reaching out and helping others. Many nurse anesthetists and students volunteer within their communities helping military veterans, underserved populations, or dedicating time and resources to other passions that benefit society (see CRNA Teams for example). Many lend their professional skills across the globe for those in third world countries to have medical procedures that otherwise would not be feasible.
New! "Journey of an Oximeter" in the British Medical Journal, which includes an interview with Lifebox donor Janet Dewan, CRNA, MS and the recipient, Dr. Maman Sani Chaibou of the Niamey National Hospital in the Replic of Niger. Link to full text of article, courtesy of BMJ (BMJ 2013;346:f241).
See also, one CRNA's Lifebox Story.
The AANA's mission for patient safety dovetails nicely with Lifebox's cause “to ensure that no patient dies because a pulse oximeter and basic safety checks were not used during surgery.”
During 2012, our organization's support was experienced at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco where over 400 attendees went the distance of the 5K walk/run to benefit Lifebox; net proceeds created a $9,200 donation! These funds, combined with 19 other partners worldwide, contributed to Lifebox realizing a distribution of over 4,000 oximeters in the "Make It 0" campaign. See Lifebox's 2012 Annual Review for more on this exciting year in closing the OR oximetery gap in eleven of the goal countries. In the Annual Review, Lifebox has recognized the AANA donations with our logo and photo from the San Francisco run.
For 2013, Lifebox is again the AANA's charitable cause for Annual Meeting's walk/run in Las Vegas (registration opens March 1).
Join in supporting Lifebox; when making an online donation of any size you can self identify as an AANA member in the dropdown menu.
The AANA thanks 2012 walk/run elite sponsor CNA for generous support that made the donation possible!