National Suicide Prevention Week September 6-12

September 6-12 is National Suicide Prevention Week, with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. Women in healthcare have the 6th highest rate and men the 8th among professions. The AANA cares about you and offers a collection of resources at www.AANA.com/Suicide for prevention, management for ideations, recognizing warning signs, and dealing with loss to suicide. Concerns – …

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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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