Professional Practice

​​​​​​​Hot Topics for Practice FDA
Additional Practice Resources​ ​​Clinical Practice Resources
AANA Practice Documents Business and Employment Resources​​
Upcoming Webinars Facility Accreditation
Evidence-Based Practice
Hot Topics for Practice
Additional Practice Resources
AANA Practice Documents
The Professional Practice Manual for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist contains the most up-to-date practice related documents, including the Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice and Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice, position statements, supporting documents and forms.  To order a copy of the manual, visit the AANA Marketplace.
Upcoming Webinars
  • The Joint Commission - Ambulatory Care: An Emerging Arena for Quality & Safety Issues
    • Sponsored by TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
    • Wednesday, August 19, 2015 am ET
    • For more information and registration click here
  • The Joint Commission - Alarm Safety: Preparing for National Patient Safety Guideline (NPSG) Compliance in 2016
    • Sponsored by TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
    • Thursday, July 9, 2015 11:00 am ET
    • For more information and registration click here
  • The Joint Commission - Understanding Quality & Safety Issues related to Clinical Information Systems
    • Sponsored by TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
    • Tuesday, June 9, 2015 11:00 am ET
    • For more information and registration click here
  • The Joint Commission - Strategies for a Successful Health Care Staffing Services Certification Review
    • Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:00 pm ET
    • For more information and registration click here
  • Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program as partnered up with the Bureau of Hospital to provide an education calendar for member organizations.
    • For more information and dates click here 
  • Just The Basics: An Introduction to Ambulatory Care Accreditation
    • Each webinar will begin at 1 pm, ET.  Registrants can choose from multiple dates.
    • For more information and registration click here
  • AHRQ offers on-demand continuing education webinars for nurses, nurse pracitioners and nurse educators
    • Registrants can choose from multiple dates 
Evidence-Based Practice

Information and resources on integrating evidence-based research into clinical practice. 

Information regarding recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) news, AANA activities related to the FDA, anesthesia-related drug shortages, recalls, safety alerts, and safety labeling changes, pharmacy compounding resources, and the FDA's Safe Use Initiative.   
Clinical Practice Resources

Clinical references relating to infection control, surgical time-out and checklist, waste anesthetic gases, radiation, latex allergy, sharps safety, difficult airway algorithm, surgical fires and technology.

Business and Employment Resources

Business and Employment Resources  
Information and webinars relating to employment issues and surgeon liability. 

Facility Accreditation

Information regarding the following organizations: Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Accreditation Association for Hospitals/Health Systems (AAHHS), American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ), DNV GL Healthcare, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and The Joint Commission. (Login Required)

 Contact the Professional Practice Division



Phone: (847) 655-8870


 Critical Incident Resources

A Perioperative death or catastrophe can be devastating for the nurse anesthetist or student nurse anesthetist.  AANA has compiled resources to help:

 Wellness and Peer Assistance