Full Practice Authority within the VHA is Personal for Marine Corps Veteran and Future CRNA

By Julie Ciaramella AANA Public Relations & Communications As a veteran and a nurse working at a Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facility, Matthew Jenkins, a student registered nurse anesthetist, understands the importance of CRNA full practice authority in the VHA more than most. This past March, he made a difference for his future profession by advocating on Capitol Hill through a legislative fellowship program hosted by …

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Disparities in Anesthesia Outcomes: What Can CRNAs Do?

By Edwin Aroke, PhD, CRNA Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Terrica Durbin, DNP, PhD, CRNA Program Chair, University of Tennessee Knoxville Reprinted courtesy of AANA NewsBulletin: May 2020 Countless studies have shown that despite significant improvements in the overall health of the U.S. population, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic status disparities in health persist.1 …

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AANA Resources for Elective Surgeries | Pediatric Anesthesia Webinar | Health Disparities Statement

  NEW INFOGRAPHIC Resuming Elective, Non-Urgent Surgical Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic   As parts of the U.S. begin to resume elective non-urgent surgical services, the AANA has developed an infographic to help facilities and clinicians determine whether the timing of reopening and the safety of the working environment are appropriate prior to return to work. …

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CMS Temporarily Suspends Physician Supervision Requirements For CRNAs

Dear Patty, Breaking news! The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has temporarily suspended physician supervision requirements for CRNAs! Only moments ago, CMS announced an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to respond to the pandemic and enabling YOU to practice at …

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ASTC & Hospital Letter on Elective Procedures from TN DoH

On March 26, 2020, Vincent Davis, Director of Office of Health Care Facilities, issued a memorandum to hospital and ASTCs regarding Executive Order 18, which directs hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities to postpone non-essential procedures in light of COVID-19.  The memo emphasizes the purpose of the EO is to protect medical providers, staff and community …

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