Obstetric Clinical Resources

CRNAs provide obstetric anesthesia care to patients in rural and urban settings throughout the US. Obstetric anesthesia care has many unique circumstances and considerations. The links below were compiled to provide CRNAs documents and resources to support their practice.

ACOG CouncilJoseph Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, FNAP represents AANA on the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) convened Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care. The Council's mission is to continually improve patient safety in women’s health care through multidisciplinary collaboration that drives culture change. The Council has developed numerous patient safety bundles and regularly hosts Safety Action Series webinars. Follow the Council on Twitter @PtSafetyCouncil.

AANA Guidelines

Patient Education

Patient Safety Checklists

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

Breastfeeding and Pain Medicine

  • FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA restricts use of prescription codeine pain and cough medicines and tramadol pain medicines in children; recommends against use in breastfeeding women. April 20, 2017 

Emergency Preparedness

Severe Hypertension (Pre-eclampsia / Eclampsia)

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Obstetric Hemorrhage

Cardiac Arrest

Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care National Improvement Challenge

The National Improvement Challenge and the National Improvement Video Challenge are innovative program that seek to improve maternal care through the development of patient safety and quality improvement programs at the residency and educational program level, including nurse anesthesia educational programs.

National Improvement Video Challenge Winners

National Improvement Challenge Cycle Focus Areas


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AANA Workshops

Safety Action Series

View recordings and slides from all previous Safety Action Series webinars.