Governor Lee issued Executive Order 20 To Amend Provisions in Executive Order 15

On March 26, 2020, Governor Lee issued Executive Order 20 which amends several provisions in Executive Order 15 related to Title 63 and 68.  Of note in this Executive Order: Item 7.1 which suspends regulatory fees as they relate to initial licensure applications. test EO has a provision Item 7.3 which gives the Department of …

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Governor Lee’s Executive Order 18 and Impact on Elective Surgeries

On March 23, Governor Bill Lee issued Executive Order 18 that addresses concerns related to elective and non-emergent procedures. Dental service providers to not perform any non-emergency dental or oral procedures.  In addition, all hospitals and outpatient facilities shall not perform non-essential procedures.  At a minimum, this includes: joint replacement, bariatric surgery and cosmetic surgery, …

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AANA BOD Approves Updated Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

At its meeting prior to the Assembly of Didactic and Clinical Educators, your AANA Board of Directors approved the updated “Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice.” This document reflects the professional scope of practice of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, including the full range of anesthesia services, and describes CRNAs’ professional, educational, clinical, and leadership roles. According …

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Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders Position Statement Issued by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and American Psychiatric Nurses Association

The two nursing organizations have partnered to issue a statement defining the roles that nurse anesthetists and psychiatric-mental health nurses play in ketamine infusion therapy for psychiatric disorders. Ketamine infusion therapy is increasingly being used to treat illnesses such as major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, treatment resistant depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Certified Registered Nurse …

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TANA Announces Molly Wright, DNP, CRNA as 2019 Patty Cornwell Practitioner of the Year

This year at the 82nd Annual Meeting TANA’s 2019 Patty Cornwell Practitioner of the Year Award was awarded to Molly G. Wright DNP, CRNA, APN from Jackson, TN.  Nominated by 68 of her fellow TANA Members, Molly Wright, DNP, CRNA, APN was selected this year as our award winner. In her nomination letter sent in by Brian …

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AANA and Coalition Partners Recommend Incentivizing Non-Opioid Pain Management Approaches to Help Curb Opioid Epidemic

AANA, as part of the Voices for Non-Opioid Choices Coalition, wrote to CMS recommending that the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment (HOPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems CY 2020 proposed rule does not do enough to appropriately incentivize the utilization of all evidence-based, medically appropriate non-opioid pain management approaches, especially for patients treated in the …

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AANA Deems Medicare Executive Order a Strong Step Towards Ensuring Quality Anesthesia Care

Park Ridge, Ill.—The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) deems the signing of an executive order to protect and improve Medicare a strong step toward ensuring access to high-quality anesthesia care and enabling nurse anesthetists to practice at the top of their license. “We are pleased to see that our voices are being heard and …

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Bill Haslam, Governor of the State of Tennessee, does hereby proclaim January 25-31, 2015 as “CRNA Week in Tennessee”

A PROCLAMATION to honor Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists during “CRNA Week” January 25-31, 2015 in Tennessee WHEREAS, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists were the first professional group to provide anesthesia in the United States and are the oldest recognized group of advanced practice registered nurse specialists; and WHEREAS, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are essential to Tennessee’s …

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