AANA Foundation - RISE Above - Campaign and Results
Make a contribution to the RISE Above Campaign
Why RISE Above?
Research to validate and strengthen the nurse anesthesia profession by demonstrating CRNAs role in cost effective safe quality care is a requirement. The AANA Foundation RISE Above campaign funds critical health policy research studies to advocate for the nurse anesthesia profession. The campaign has already raised more than $1 million since 2016 and hopes to fund more Health Policy Research in the future. This research aims to educate the spectrum of health care stakeholders and decision makers about the vital role CRNAs play in healthcare delivery and the value and quality that CRNAs bring to their patients.
Without research evidence, proving the value of CRNAs is difficult. We welcome you to join us as we RISE Above to further advance and protect your practice and our future.
What key health policy studies have resulted from your donations?
- Cintina I, Hogan PF, Schroeder C, Simonson BE, Quraishi JA (2018). Cost Effectiveness of Anesthesia Providers and Implications of Scope of Practice in Medicare Population. Nursing Economic$, 36(2):67-73.
- Coomer NM, Mills A, Beadles C, Gillen E, Chew R, Quraishi JA. (2019). Anesthesia Staffing Models and Geographic Prevalence Post-Medicare CRNA/Physician Exemption Policy. Nursing Economic$, 37(2), 86-91.
- Dulisse B, Cromwell J (2010). No Harm Found When Nurse Anesthetists Work Without Supervision by Physicians, Health Affairs, 29:1469 1475.
- Hogan P, Seifert R, Moore C, Simonson B (2010). Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Anesthesia Providers, Nursing Economic$, 28,3:159-169.
- Lewin Group (2016). Update of Cost Effectiveness of Anesthesia Providers. Lewin Publications, May 13, 2016.
- Lewin Group (2012). Cases: costs of alternative pain management paths. Lewin Publications, August 14, 2012.
- Martsolf GR, Baird M, Cohen CC, Koirala N. (2019). Relationship Between State Policy and Anesthesia Provider Supply in Rural Communities. Medical Care, 57(5): 341-347.
- Needleman J, Minnick AF (2009). Anesthesia Provider Model, Hospital Resources, and Maternal Outcomes, Health Service Research, 44(Part I):464-82.
- Negrusa B, Hogan PF, Warner JT, Schroeder CH, Pang B (2016). Scope of Practice Laws and Anesthesia Complications. No Measurable Impact of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Expanded Scope of Practice on Anesthesia-related Complications. Medical Care, 54(10): 913-920.
Critical Research at Work
“Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, New Hampshire is a critical access facility that services a rural area. The department of Anesthesiology at Speare Memorial Hospital switched from a physician centric, autonomous care model to an all nurse anesthetist staffed department. When working on my presentation for the board of directors, I was able to utilize research that I found through the AANA Foundation. The studies the AANA Foundation provided me with were an integral part of my presentation and provided the evidence I needed to successfully demonstrate that the care nurse anesthetists provide is just as safe as that of our physician counterparts. As a result, our practice here is rapidly evolving. Having an all nurse anesthetist department with highly qualified providers has created a paradigm shift that is visible in our community even after a very short period."
-Steven V. Ball, MS, MBA, CRNA
Director of Anesthesiology at Speare Memorial Hospital
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