CRNA News Coverage
One of the main strategic priorities of the AANA Public Relations Department, and a key benefit of membership, is to promote nurse anesthesia to hospital administrators, policy makers, healthcare professionals, patients and others through print, broadcast and digital media. Below are recent news items about CRNAs, AANA, and nurse anesthesia that were published, posted, or broadcast after dissemination by AANA. Additional news items will be added regularly to this list.
A major health insurer wants to deny coverage of anesthesiology service during cataract surgery, saying the surgeon can handle sedation and emulsification on his or her own.
"Anthem's Anesthesia Policy Draws Fire," March 20, 2018 (Circulation: 40,000 print; 125,000 e-newsletters).
"American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Opposes New Anthem Policy on Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery: 4 Insights," March 19, 2018 (Circulation: 25,000).
"APRNs Targeted by AMA Resolution," January 30, 2018. (Circulation: 125,000 unique viewers)
Career Spotlight: A Day in the Life of a CRNA, January 19, 2018, (Print circulation: 36,000+; Quarterly; Online circulation: 75,000).
New Anesthesia Methods Fueled by AI and Opioid Addiction; January 10, 2018 (Circulation: 179,770,000).
"Advocates Have Personal Touch," January-February 2018. (Circulation: 23.5 million.)
Advocates Warn of Backlogs if VA Fails to Certify Nurse Anesthetists, December 5, 2017 (Circulation: 6 million).
E-Cigarette Usage May Complicate Oral Surgery, November 22, 2017 (Circulation: 150,000).
6 Things the VA Can Do to Ensure Veterans Get the Anesthesia Care They Need, October 24, 2017 (Circulation 18,500).
VA Denial of Full Practice Authority for Nurse Anesthetists Coming Home to Roost, October 19, 2017 (Circulation: 24,000 print subscribers).
The Healthcare Industry Has Been Part of the Opioid Problem - It's Time We're Part of the Solution, August 25, 2017 (Circulation: 24,000 print subscribers).
Do you Have What it Takes to Become a Nurse Anesthetist?, July 31, 2017 (Circulation: 18 million daily).
Stop Taking ED Drugs Before Anesthesia, by Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D., July 26, 2017 (Circulation: 25,000 daily).
What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia, June 26, 2017 (Monthly Circulation: 20 million unique visitors with 120 million page views).
3 Key Thoughts from American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Incoming President Bruce Weiner, June 22, 2017 (Circulation: 25,000).
Gain From No Pain: Profile of Wolford College's Nurse Anesthetist Program, May 24, 2017 (Print circulation: 250,000; Online unique visitors: 110,000).
Behind the Scenes with a CRNA, January 26, 2017 (Online circulation: 125,000).
Encouraging Diversity in Nurse Anesthetist Field, January 24, 2017 (Print circulation: 36,000+; Quarterly; Online circulation: 75,000).
VA Ignores CRNA Evidence as Veterans Wait for Timely Anesthesia Care, January 12, 2017 (Circulation: 50M monthly unique visitors; 6.8M audience readership).