The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has expressed its strong opposition to the recent decision by health insurer Anthem, Inc., which directs ophthalmologists to assume responsibility for anesthesia administration and patient monitoring during routine cataract surgeries.
Organizational changes announced that will streamline advocacy efforts on behalf of CRNAs and the patients that they care for on a day-to-day basis.
National CRNA Week was established by the AANA 19 years ago to educate the public about anesthesia safety and the benefits of receiving anesthesia care from CRNAs. Nurse anesthetists safely deliver approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients per year in the United States, staying with their patients throughout their entire procedure.
An article in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ AANA Journal, “Lyme Disease and Anesthesia Considerations,” discusses possible effects of anesthesia on Lyme disease patients undergoing surgery.
In response to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) latest attack on non-physician healthcare professionals who ensure millions of Americans access to safe, cost-effective healthcare each year, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) demands that the AMA focus its time and energy on promoting patient care rather than preventing it.
Many proponents of vaping argue that it’s a healthy alternative to tobacco cigarettes; however, when it coming to surgery and interacting with anesthesia, neither is safe.
As Veteran’s Day approaches on Nov. 11, 2017, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is concerned about veterans having to endure long delays for needed healthcare due to the underuse and mismanagement of anesthesia services in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities.
22 Nursing Organizations have come together to help Veterans alleviate wait times for surgical services.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Susan Perry, PhD, CRNA, ARNP, Col(ret), NC, USAF, was inducted as a 2017 fellow into the American Academy of Nursing during the Academy’s annual policy conference October 5-7, 2017, in Washington, D.C.