Celebrating Veterans and Their Service on Veterans Day

Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists offers the following resources, videos, information and activities in celebration of those who have served in the U.S. military, and those who care for our veterans. Thank you for your service!

Resources

Have You Ever Served?
Have You Ever Served is a campaign to improve the quality of veterans' healthcare with this simple question. The American Academy of Nursing urges healthcare providers to use it to identify and address any healthcare issues arising from a patient's service in the military.

Veterans' Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1

Joining Forces
Joining Forces is former First Lady Michelle Obama's comprehensive national initiative to mobilize all sectors of the community to give our service members, veterans, and their families the support they deserve—particularly when it comes to employment, education, and wellness.

AANA Peer Assistance
If you or a CRNA or student registered nurse anesthetist you know struggles with drugs or alcohol, help is available: Call (800) 654-5167 or visit Getting Help.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Military personnel—because of the nature of their work and exposure to war, disaster, and trauma—are especially vulnerable to PTSD. It is important to your health to recognize symptoms of PTSD and to be aware of available resources for seeking help.

Information

Celebrating Military CRNAs This Veterans Day
November 2016, AANA NewsBulletin
The compelling tale of Matthew Welder, DNP, CRNA, who was instrumental in saving the life of a young military sniper.

Military Veterans and Their CRNA Caregivers Honored in USA Today

Military Experience Inspires Nurse Anesthetist to Continue Serving Fellow Veterans in VA
November 10, 2016

World War II: Nurse Anesthetists in Action
Historical accounts of CRNAs who served in WWII.

Vietnam Voices
CRNA veterans who served in the Vietnam War recount their experiences.

War Stories
Celebrating the stories of CRNAs who have served in the U.S. military.

Videos

Answering the Call: The Beginning of Nurse Anesthesia

CRNA Veteran Playlist on YouTube
CRNA Veterans explain why the VA-proposed rule to allow APRNs to practice to the full extent of their education and training is so important to the care of our nation's veterans.

CRNAs in the U.S. Military

Army Nurse Anesthesia History: COL John Sherner (Ret.)

Press Conference Focuses on VA Proposed Rule to Increase Military Vets’ Access to Timely Healthcare

The Warfighters: The Ambush of April 7th
The son of CRNA Mike Morel, Marine Captain Brent Morel, was featured in an episode of the History Channel series "The Warfighters." The episode, titled "The Ambush of April 7th," first aired on Veterans Day 2016.