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The AANA continually monitors FDA activities and regulations which may affect CRNA practice or the products and devices CRNAs utilize. AANA issues comments and feedback as appropriate, attends and participates in pertinent FDA conferences, discussion panels, and webinars, and collaborates on various FDA initiatives.
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