AANA Document Definitions and PoliciesCode of Ethics Scope of PracticeStandardsGuidelinesInfection Control Guide for Certified Registered Nurse AnesthetistsQuality of Care in Anesthesia Supporting Documents in Anesthesia PracticePosition Statements Considerations for Policy DevelopmentAdvisory OpinionJoint Position StatementForms and Resources
AANA Document Definitions and PoliciesIntroductory documents to the Professional Practice Manual for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. The table of contents, document definitions, and policies governing the evidence-based process are linked.
Code of EthicsThe Code of Ethics for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist are principles of conduct and professional integrity that guide decision making and behavior of nurse anesthetists.
Scope of PracticeThe Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice addresses the responsibilities associated with anesthesia practice that are performed in collaboration with other qualified healthcare providers.
Standards Standards are authoritative statements that describe the minimum rules and responsibilities for which nurse anesthetists are accountable. Standards represent expected behaviors that must be demonstrated by a nurse anesthetist’s professional practice.
GuidelinesGuidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioners in clinical decision making that are commonly accepted within the discipline of the anesthesia profession.
Infection Control Guide for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists The Infection Control Guide for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists is designed to provide current evidence-based information on infection control and prevention topics related to nurse anesthesia care delivery, including but not limited to healthcare-associated infections.
Quality of Care in Anesthesia Synopsis of published information comparing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and anesthesiologist patient outcomes.
Quality of Care in Anesthesia (2009)
Supporting Documents in Anesthesia PracticeSupporting resource documents addressing pertinent topics to nurse anesthesia practice.
Position StatementsPosition statements articulate the AANA’s official positions or beliefs about certain nurse anesthesia practice related topics. They may define the knowledge and abilities necessary to fulfill the professional functions and role of the nurse anesthetist.
Considerations for Policy DevelopmentConsiderations for policy development are informational advisory documents intended to assist external entities in the development of policies that impact nurse anesthesia practice.
Advisory OpinionAdvisory opinions are statements that provide general recommendations that reflect consensus of the anesthesia profession. Describe appropriate role/behavior/decision making for specific situations.
Joint Position StatementJoint position statements are consensus statements promulgated by AANA and other professional organizations.
AANA-ASA Joint Statement Regarding Propofol Administration (2005)
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