Research

The Mission

Advancing the Science of Anesthesia through Education and Research

Overview

The Research and Quality division is responsible for consulting on research matters, assessing current research being conducted, and targeting research topics based on trends identified by the AANA and AANA Foundation's strategic plans. The AANA and AANA Foundation set a broad range of research objectives that include the following area:

  • Health policy
  • Science of anesthesia
  • Education
  • Practice/Clinical
  • Leadership

Please review the AANAF and AANA Joint Research Program Overview to learn more about key research topics for future research studies including the top ranked Health Services Research (HSR) questions. If you'd like to learn more about the AANA Foundation HSR agenda, development and methodology, and/or download the 24 questions by HSR domain please visit Health Services Research Agenda.

Research Topics and Articles

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From year to year, articles regarding the safety and cost effectiveness of CRNAs are published in premium research journals. Read about timely and pertinent research regarding Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), health service research, and health policy.

Research Services and Assistance

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Sending an Electronic Survey to AANA Members
AANA Mailing Labels for Research and Non-Research Purposes
Email Solicitation for Research Participants at AANA Meetings

AANA Foundation Funding Opportunities

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The AANA Research and Quality division and the AANA Foundation promote and facilitate the knowledge and utilization of research in anesthesia, and support professional development. In addition to fundraising efforts, the AANA Foundation also supports those who conduct and promote research which advances the science of anesthesia. Learn more about how the AANA foundation supports research through opportunities such as funding and research awards. 

External Opportunities and Research News

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Discover what other training and funding opportunities are available.

Research Resources

Research Resources (Login Required)

This page contains links to recorded Webinars, meeting materials and related tools for quality reporting. This page also houses our Research Abstract Repository. At no cost to members, all students and CRNAs are encouraged to enter published or unpublished abstracts to the Repository. Enter your abstract today.
 

Ask the Researcher

Are you a CRNA or student registered nurse anesthetist with research related questions? The AANA Research and Quality Division will assist you with your research related question(s) regarding research and surveys for nurse anesthetists or student registered nurse anesthetists. Send your questions to research@aana.com.


Discoveries of Distinction

Discoveries of Distinction provided highlights about outstanding, timely and innovated research by CRNAs funded by the AANA Foundation.

Proof is Power

 A Message from Dr. Lorraine Jordan, CRNA, PhD, FAAN, Executive Director, AANA Foundation and Research

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