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.

Dec 10, 2018

Becker's ASC Review

President Brydges: "Three Things States Need to Do to Ensure Patients Receive the Care They Need, According to New HHS Report," December 10, 2018 (Circulation: 25,000 key ASC leaders).

Apr 1, 2018

Anesthesia Alert: Cataract Surgeons Giving Anesthesia?

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.

Mar 20, 2018

HealthLeaders Media

"Anthem's Anesthesia Policy Draws Fire," March 20, 2018 (Circulation: 40,000 print; 125,000 e-newsletters).

Mar 19, 2018

Becker's ASC Review

"American Association of Nurse Anesthetist Opposes New Anthem Policy on Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery: 4 Insights," March 19, 2018 (Circulation: 25,000).

Jan 30, 2018

HealthLeaders Media: APRNs Targeted by AMA Resolution

"APRNs Targeted by AMA Resolution," January 30, 2018. (Circulation: 125,000 unique viewers)

Jan 19, 2018

Minority Nurse: Career Spotlight

Career Spotlight: A Day in the Life of a CRNA, January 19, 2018, (Print circulation: 36,000+; Quarterly; Online circulation: 75,000).

Jan 10, 2018

The Huffington Post

New Anesthesia Methods Fueled by AI and Opioid Addiction; January 10, 2018 (Circulation: 179,770,000).

Jan 1, 2018

AARP Bulletin

"Advocates Have Personal Touch," January-February 2018. (Circulation: 23.5 million.)

Dec 5, 2017

Military Times: Advocates Warn of Backlogs if VA Fails to Certify Nurse Anesthetists

Advocates Warn of Backlogs if VA Fails to Certify Nurse Anesthetists, December 5, 2017 (Circulation: 6 million).

Nov 22, 2017

Dentistry Today

E-Cigarette Usage May Complicate Oral Surgery, November 22, 2017 (Circulation: 150,000).

Oct 24, 2017

Becker's Hospital Review

6 Things the VA Can Do to Ensure Veterans Get the Anesthesia Care They Need, October 24, 2017 (Circulation 18,500).

Oct 19, 2017

The Hill

VA Denial of Full Practice Authority for Nurse Anesthetists Coming Home to Roost, October 19, 2017 (Circulation: 24,000 print subscribers).

Aug 25, 2017

The Hill

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).

Jul 31, 2017


Do you Have What it Takes to Become a Nurse Anesthetist?, July 31, 2017 (Circulation: 18 million daily).

Jul 26, 2017

Texarkana Gazette

Stop Taking ED Drugs Before Anesthesia, by Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D., July 26, 2017 (Circulation: 25,000 daily).

Jun 26, 2017

U.S. News & World Report

What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia, June 26, 2017 (Monthly Circulation: 20 million unique visitors with 120 million page views).

Jun 22, 2017

Becker's ASC Review

3 Key Thoughts from American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Incoming President Bruce Weiner, June 22, 2017 (Circulation: 25,000).

May 23, 2017

Florida Trend

Gain From No Pain: Profile of Wolford College's Nurse Anesthetist Program, May 24, 2017 (Print circulation: 250,000; Online unique visitors: 110,000).

Jan 25, 2017

Daily Nurse

Behind the Scenes with a CRNA, January 26, 2017 (Online circulation: 125,000).

Jan 23, 2017

Minority Nurse

Encouraging Diversity in Nurse Anesthetist Field, January 24, 2017 (Print circulation: 36,000+; Quarterly; Online circulation: 75,000).