National CRNA Week Promotional Ideas and Events

2019 Ideas and Events

More to come

Baylor, Scott and White Medical Center

Celebrating the CRNAs at Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center in Sunnyvale, Texas.


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Jessie Nguyen, CRNA, evaluating fast track LMA in an advanced airway cart.


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Group photo (left to right): Jacqueline Hughes, CRNA, APRN; Jo El-Aya, CRNA, APRN; Dr. Prisila Foss, staff physician; Shala Clucas, MSN, CRNA, APRN; Jessie Nguyen, CRNA.


2019 Baylor White and Scott Medical Center, Jessie Nguyen Organizaing Supplies














Jessie Nguyen, CRNA, organizing anesthesia supplies.




University of Nebraska Medical Center

Six CRNAs were chosen to be spotlighted on the University of Nebraska Medical Center's website and social media in honor of National CRNA Week.

Kris Rohde, CRNA
President, Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Judy Lane, CRNA

Alessandro Preto, CRNA

Tiffany Olson, CRNA

Carol Fennell, CRNA

Mike Hamilton, CRNA

Idaho Association of Nurse Anesthetists

The Idaho Association of Nurse Anesthetists put up five billboards around the state for the month of January. They also scheduled their legislative activities to coincide with National CRNA Week. A legislative reception was hosted along with a display of CRNA Week materials in the state Capitol.

2019 Idaho Association of Nurse Anesthetists Billboard






2019 Idaho Association of Nurse Anesthetists Capitol Day







Vanderbilt University

The CRNAs from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., held a bake sale to support the hospital's employee hardship fund, which helps employees who have experienced a hardship and may be temporarily in need of financial assistance.

2019 Vanderbilt Bake Sale Display









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2019 Vanderbilt CRNA Week Treats











Indiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists

The Indiana Association celebrated National CRNA Week in two ways. They held their annual Advocacy Day at the State House where they share information with state legislators. They also held their first Town Hall meeting in Terre Haute with local CRNAs. The association is attempting to meet their members where they live and practice to hear about issues affecting them.

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2019 Indiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists' Advocacy Day








2019 Indiana ANA Town Hall








Beaumont Health System

The CRNAs at Beaumont Health System in Troy, Mich., celebrated National CRNA Week with a food spread, cake, cupcakes and eloquent inspiration.

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2019 National CRNA Week Cake









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Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Tommy Fontenot, MS, CRNA, appeared on the Lafayette, La., Meet Your Neighbor segment on channel KLFY to explain who CRNAs are and what they do. 

An article appeared in the Natchitoches Parish Journal, "Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists CRNA Week," on January 24, 2019.

Governor John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation for the state of Louisiana to kick off National CRNA Week 2019.

Mayor Monceaux of Crowley, and Kentry Adams, MSN, CRNA, a board member with the Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists, are pictured holding the Crowley CRNA Week Proclamation.

Dave Krobert, MSNA, CRNA, met with Michael Yenni, Jefferson Parish president, and the Parish Council to promote CRNAs in Louisiana.

Guy Picard, MSN, CRNA, met with Joel Robideaux, Mayor-President of Lafayette to pick up the Lafayette proclamation.

Student Nick McCullough, BSN, RN, CCRN, picked up the proclamation from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome in the City of Baton Rouge.

 




Colorado Proclamation

Colorado's governor Jared Polis signed a proclamation declaring January 20-26, 2019 National CRNA Week in Colorado. Pictured are Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera and Jennifer Harenberg, MS, CRNA with the proclamation.

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Vermont Association of Nurse Anesthetists

The Vermont CRNAs lobbied at the statehouse, gave out pens, pamphlets and lung-shaped stress relievers with the Vermont Association of Nurse Anesthetists (VTANA) logo.

There was a great turnout, and members talked with many state legislators and the Lieutenant Governor extensively.

VTANA had a great day and plans to do this again, and will include a breakfast with legislators. There also is a member campaign to have members meet with their local representatives and get the word out about the great anesthesia CRNAs provide to Vermont residents.

Vermont CRNAs Lobbying

 






VTANA displayed information about CRNAs for legislators.

VTANA Display

Atrium Health

Atrium Health featured a half-page ad during National CRNA Week in the Charlotte Observer to honor the CRNAs who work for them.

Half-page ad

Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists

The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists is using these creative social media tools (avatar, Facebook cover, and Twitter header) to promote the profession during CRNA Week, January 20-26, 2019.


Avatar:
2019 TXANA CRNA Week Avatar Graphic


Facebook Cover:
2019 TXANA CRNA Week Facebook Cover

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2019 TXANA CRNA Week Twitter Header Graphic








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Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists

The Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists (ILANA) put together events for the entire month of January 2019.

This billboard appeared on busy suburban Chicago Tri-State highway I-294 South.
ILANA Billboard on I-294 South








See 2019 ILANA January Calendar of Events (PDF)

 

2018 Ideas and Events

University of Puerto Rico Nurse Anesthesia Program

Director Jorge L. Hernandez Velez, MS, CRNA, and the University of Puerto Rico's student registered nurse anesthetists, are shown below displaying information about their program and the nurse anesthesia profession during National CRNA Week 2018.

 University of Puerto Rico National CRNA Week display

 

University of Puerto Rico CRNA Week Discussion 

 

 Escuela de Enfermería

 

University of Puerto Rico Intubation Demonstration 

An SRNA demonstrates intubation. 

 University of Puerto Rico White Coat Ceremony during National CRNA Week

The program also had its first white coat ceremony on
Friday of National CRNA Week to celebrate the
beginning of clinical practice for the students.

 

 

 

 

Talk of Alabama

Michael Humber, DNP, MNA, CRNA, president of the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists, appeared on the "Talk of Alabama" morning program on January 23, 2018.

Michael Humber, DNP, MNA, CRNA, appears on Talk of Alabama

The Delta News Morning Show

Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetist's President Sandy Weathers, CRNA, is shown below in an interview with The Delta News on their Morning Show on January 22, 2018, as part of MANA's CRNA Week PR campaign. Sandy did an excellent job representing the nurse anesthesia profession and educating the public!

MANA President Sandy Weathers, CRNA, on The Delta News Morning Program

CRNAs - Helping Millions Every Day Video

The Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists produced a video explaining what Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) do to advocate for their patients every day.

CRNA Week Celebration 2018 Video

Ashley Fedan, MS, CRNA, ARNP, and Brian Schwartz, MHS, CRNA, created a CRNA Week Celebration Video for 2018.

Celebrate CRNA Week Video

State of Illinois Proclamation

The Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists procured a proclamation from Governor Bruce Rauner that recognizes January 21-27, 2018 National CRNA Week in Illinois. The Illinois association boasts 1,600 CRNAs in its membership, and will be celebrating its 79th anniversary in 2018.

Governor Rauner proclaims National CRNA Week in the state of Illinois

State of Louisiana Proclamation

The Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists procured a proclamation from Governor John Bel Edwards to recognize January 21-27, 2018 as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week in the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana association has 1,100 CRNA members, and will be celebrating its 79th anniversary in 2018.

 Governor Edwards proclaims January 21-27, 2018 CRNA Week in Louisiana

State of Michigan Proclamation

The Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists procured a proclamation from Governor Rick Snyder to recognize January 21-27, 2018 as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week in the state of Michigan. The Michigan association has more than 2,300 CRNA members.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Proclaims January 21-27, 2018 CRNA Week

State of Mississippi Proclamation

The Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists procured a proclamation from Governor Phil Bryant to recognize January 21-27, 2018 as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week. The Mississippi association has 600 member CRNAs, and will be celebrating its 84th anniversary in 2018.

Mississippi Governor Proclaims 2018 National CRNA Week

Texas Representative Visits CRNAs

Rep. Four Price visited CRNAs at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo. National CRNA Week allows the CRNAs to share their important work with patients and members of the Texas Legislature.

 Texas Rep. Four Price Visits Northwest Texas Healthcare System CRNAs

 

 Texas Rep. Four Price Visits CRNAs at NW Texas Healthcare System 2018

 

 Texas CRNAs at NW Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo 2018

 
Labor and Delivery area at NW Texas Healthcare in Amarillo 2018

See local coverage here and here.

 

Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists Places Ad 2018

The Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists placed a 1/4 page ad in the Clarion Ledger for National CRNA Week.

MANA's 1/4 page print ad in the Clarion Ledger ran for CRNA Week. 

House Resolution 702 (2018)

National CRNA Week Video 2018

The Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists featured this video on YouTube during National CRNA Week 2018.

National CRNA Week Video by Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Alabama's Capitol Day 2018

 Alabama Governor Kay Ellen Ivey and ALANA President Michael Humber on the steps of Montgomery's Capitol to Kick Off CRNA Week 2018

Alabama Governor Kay Ellen Ivey and ALANA President Michael Humber on the steps of Montgomery's Capitol to Kick Off
CRNA Week 2018

Alabama BOD with Senator Jabo Waggoner and Senator Greg Reed

Alabama Board with Senator Jabo Waggoner and Senator Greg Reed

Alabama BOD with Senator Jabo Waggoner and Senator Greg Reed  during CRNA Week 2018 

Senator Jabo Waggoner and Senator Greg Reed
visit the Alabama board during CRNA Week 2018

Billboards and Advertisements

Alabama Proud 2018

Those travelling on I-65N in Alabama were treated to "Alabama Proud
CRNA!”

Alabama Proud!

Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2018

The Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists placed six billboards for National CRNA Week 2018.

Billboards

Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Placed billboards in honor of National CRNA Week.
Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists Billboard

North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Posted 12 billboards in the Fargo N.D., metropolitan area.
North Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists Billboard

Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Posted 3 billboards in the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati areas.
Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists Billboard

Tyler, Texas Billboard

CRNAs Robert Anderson, MNA, CRNA; Terri Anderson, CRNA; Steve Luttrell, DNP, CRNA; Tiffany Luttrell, MSNA, CRNA; and Juan Quintana, DNP, MHS, CRNA placed this billboard on south Beckham and Houston in Tyler, Texas for one month.
Tyler Texas Billboard

2017 Ideas and Events

Minnesota CRNAs

Advocacy efforts, social media, proclamations, press releases, promotion.

For National CRNA Week 2017, the Minnesota Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA):

  • Sent a letter to each member of the Minnesota legislature, to arrive before the end of National CRNA Week.
  • Sent an email to all MANA members recognizing CRNA Week and urged members to join the conversation on social media.
  • Secured official proclamations from Governor Dayton and mayors Brede (Rochester), Larson (Duluth), and Coleman (Saint Paul).
  • Sent press releases announcing CRNA Week to Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Rochester and Duluth media.
  • Fulfilled a robust social media calendar on Facebook and Twitter (see photos below).
    Recommended members send a short personal email to state representative and state senator offering to be a resource on any issues related to nurse anesthesia.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Community service, gatherings to celebrate, promotion.

The CRNAs at The Johns Hopkins Hospital celebrated during the entire week. Here is a list of their activities.
 
Thursday, January 19
7-8 a.m.
Hot breakfast at the CRNA team meeting
 
Sunday, January 22
4-7 p.m.
Bowling and appetizers at Mustang Alley's:

Social Media

Twitter

Hashtag Key:
#aanadyk = Did You Know
#anesthesiafunfact = Anesthesia Fun Fact
#aanahistory = AANA History

#aanadyk In 1877, Sister Mary Bernard became the first nurse to specialize in anesthesia. #crnaweek
 
#anesthesiafunfact Agatha Hodgins formally established the Lakeside Hospital School of anesthesia in 1915, though she had been teaching anesthesia to nurses and doctors there since 1911. #crnaweek
 
#anesthesiafunfact Agatha Hodgins was elected honorary president at the association’s first Annual Meeting in 1933. Held in Milwaukee, Wis., the meeting only had 120 attendees. #crnaweek
 
#aanadyk In 1937 the NANA Headquarters moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to Chicago, Ill. #crnaweek
 
#anesthesiafunfact The U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare recognized the AANA as the accrediting agency for schools of nurse anesthesia in 1955. #crnaweek
 
#AANAhistory The first African-American president of the AANA is Goldie Brangman (1973-1974) #crnaweek
 
#aanadyk Becoming a nurse anesthetist was named one of the 25 hottest careers by Working Women magazine in 1989. #crnaweek
 
#aanadyk Nurse anesthesia was named the #3 healthcare job by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. #crnaweek
 
#aanadyk Nurse anesthesia was named the #4 job overall by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. #crnaweek
 
#anesthesiafunfact In 2001, Iowa became the first state to opt out of the federal physician supervision requirement for nurse anesthetists. Currently, 17 states have opted out. #crnaweek 
 
#aanadyk John Garde, CRNA, was the first male president of the AANA. #crnaweek

Facebook

Hashtag Key:
#aanadyk = Did you know
#anesthesiafunfact = Anesthesia Fun Fact

Did You Know: Sister Mary Bernard, a nurse at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Erie, Pa., became the first nurse to specialize in anesthesia? #aanadyk #crnaweek
 
Anesthesia Fun Fact: Agatha Hodgins formally established the Lakeside Hospital School of Anesthesia in Cleveland, Ohio in 1915, though she had already been teaching anesthesia to nurses and doctors there since 1911. #anesthesiafunfact #crnaweek

Did You Know: The NANA Headquarters moved from Cleveland, Ohio, to Chicago, Ill., in 1937? #aanadyk #crnaweek 

Anesthesia Fun Fact: In 1955, the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare recognized the AANA as the accrediting agency for schools of nurse anesthesia. #anesthesiafunfact #crnaweek
 
AANA History: Goldie Brangman is the first African-American president of the AANA (1973-1974). #anesthesiafunfact #crnaweek
 
Did You Know: Becoming a nurse anesthetist was named one of the 25 hottest careers by Working Women magazine in 1989? #anesthesiafunfact #crnaweek
 
Did you know: Nurse anesthesia was named the #3 healthcare job and the #4 job overall by U.S. News & World Report in 2016. #anesthesiafunfact #crnaweek
 
Did You Know: In 1972, John Garde, CRNA, became the first male president of the AANA? #aanadyk #crnaweek

Did You Know: Iowa became the first state to opt out of the federal physician supervision requirement for nurse anesthetists in 2001? To date, 17 states have opted out. #aanadyk #crnaweek 

2016 Promotional Idea - Student Activities

Excela Health School of Anesthesia

Excela Health School of Anesthesia, Latrobe, Pa., conducted a food drive from November 1-December 5, 2015, to benefit the Westmoreland County Food Bank. More than 100 students attending Excela Health School of Anesthesia, along with school faculty, and hospital employees, contributed a significant amount of nonperishable food items to be distributed to the less fortunate in Westmoreland County, Greensburg, Pa.
 
A total of 386 pounds of food were collected and donated. This food drive was chosen in an effort to be able to reach out to the disadvantaged in the local area during the holiday season. The drive, which was a school community project, provided an excellent opportunity to display the career of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists to the community at large and promote the upcoming CRNA Week celebration from January 24-30, 2016.

University of Puerto Rico Nurse Anesthesia Program

For the second consecutive year, National CRNA week was celebrated at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus by our Nurse Anesthesia Program. The week began with an opening ceremony recognizing the hard work and effort of our CRNA faculty. At the ceremony, our official brand new logo was revealed for the first time. The Senior nursing class of the BSN program was given an orientation on how to pursue a future career in Nurse Anesthesia and  were given an opportunity for Q&A’s at the end of the orientation. Two recent Alumni of our program presented their Evidence Based Practice Project at one of our clinical sites capturing the attention of all the OR team professionals.
 
Because not everything in our preparation path is to study, we planned a nice get together at the bowling center where we had the opportunity to share time with our faculty professors, colleagues and family. To conclude our celebration of CRNA week, an open house was conducted by our program for all those interested in the profession. Information about the program and simulation of some of the anesthesia skills every CRNA is trained for were brought to our School of Nursing’s Lobby.

Representatives of the University of Scranton Nurse Anesthesia Program

Program Director Bernard Gilligan, DNP, MS, CRNA; PANA President Ann Culp, DNP, CRNA; Clinical Director Susan Elczyna, CRNA; and several well-spoken second year SRNAs appeared on local television show “PA Live,” promoting National CRNA Week and “letting people know who we are” before they become patients. See PA Live National CRNA Week