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. All links are accurate upon posting, but may become obsolete due to publishers moving content or expiring older content.


Nurse Anesthetists Can Practice Independently Amid Pandemic, CMS Says
Becker's Hospital Review, April 3, 2020

Ravenswood Native Takes on COVID-19 in New York Hospital
CRNA Heather Angus is featured. Article cites AANA in best practices for nursing during COVID crisis.
Jackson Newspapers, March 31, 2020

CMS Suspends Supervision Requirements

Hospitals Weigh Do-Not-Resuscitate Policy for COVID-19 Patients - Mask Supply Woes - Production of Medical Supplies Goes Into Overdrive
Crain's Chicago Business, March 27, 2020, 53,313 circulation

New York's Health Care Workforce Braces for Influx of Retirees, Inexperienced Staffers
Politico, March 26, 2020, 26 million visitors per month

AANA and VA Partner to Care for Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic

AANA Issues Statement on the Use of Self-Supplied Personal Protective Equipment

Illinois' Stay-at-Home Order in Effect as of Saturday Evening
AANA CEO Randall Moore.
NBC Chicago, March 22, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic
AANA CEO Randall Moore.
ABC Chicago, March 21, 2020 

AANA, ASA and APSF Issue Joint Statement on Use of Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic
Associated Press, March 20, 2020, Worldwide circulation 

Nursing Groups Meet with Trump Over Coronavirus
Becker's Hospital Review, March 19, 2020, 1,160,000 average monthly visits

President Meets with Nursing Industry
ABC Washington D.C., March 19, 2020

Nurses Warn They Don't Have Enough Protective Gear to Combat Coronavirus
NBC News Now, March 19, 2020

AANA CEO Attends White House Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Response
Associated Press, March 18, 2020, Worldwide circulation