VIRTUAL MEETING – JOIN SCCM & AANA SEPTEMBER 11-12

COVID-19: What’s Next – Preparing for the Second Wave

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, experts predict a second wave of infection. Ensure that you are equipped with the latest information and clinical knowledge as the disease continues to spread. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), along with sponsoring societies including the AANA, invite you to register for the upcoming online conference, COVID-19: What’s Next – Preparing for the Second Wave.

On September 11–12, join clinicians around the world from the convenience of your home or office to seek evidence-based solutions to improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients. This virtual meeting will include a plenary lecture by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci as well as numerous multidisciplinary presenters who will discuss the latest epidemiologic models, new research findings and therapeutic interventions, and guideline updates. AANA speakers Edwin Aroke, PhD, MSN, CRNA; Chuck Griffis, PhD, CRNA; Jonathan Alvarado, MS, ARNP, CRNA; and Andrew Rice, DNP, CRNA, APRN, ACNP-BC, will explore the topics of health disparities, infection control, point of care ultrasound, and the role of APRNs in critical care medicine.

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2.2 Trillion dollar Stimulus Package

Below are two options available to small business owners to take advantage of. We will also post the direct links to this information on the TANA website COVID-19 Resource page. We have been advised that it is good to consider both options as funds will be limited due to the large number of businesses that may apply.

First Option:

The SBA Disaster Assistance Program is a program designed to help businesses with lost revenue during this period related to the Coronavirus. The highlights:

  • Up to $25,000 as an unsecured loan without the need for collateral. If you need more than that, it's likely the SBA will require additional collateral.
  • You can apply for up to two million dollars and the rate is 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for non-profits with terms up to 30 years.
    This option may still be available once the CARES act funds are gone. Click to see if you are eligible. There is a link on this page at the top if you want to verify your eligibility, as well as apply through the SBA.

2nd Option:

The new CARES act passed on Friday, March 27. Essentially, this can be a forgivable loan as long as the funds are used for the retaining and rehiring of employees during this time. To get a head start, we have been advised to fill out a 1919 Form thru the SBA, and then get together your previous 12 months payroll records. You may receive up to 2.5 times your average monthly historical payroll. See highlights of this act.

Keep in mind this may be a good option, but they only have 350 Billion dollars for the whole country which may go quickly, which is why you will want to apply for this as soon as possible.


AANA Advocacy: New COVID-19 Resources

FAQ Document

COVID-19 State Government Resources page lists enacted state actions taken in response to the COVID-19 crisis. These resources will be updated as new information becomes available.


Additional Helpful Links

For questions and concerns, please contact TANA at info@tncrna.com or 615-329-3450.

Additional Resources:

Wall Street Journal Article addressing the CARES act Paycheck Protection Program.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Coronavirus Emergency Loans- Small Business Guide and Checklist
Additions CARES act updates from April 1st
Paycheck Protection Frequently Asked Questions


CMS Temporarily Suspends Physician Supervision Requirements For CRNAs

View the AANA news release.


Governor Bill Lee Executive Orders

https://sos.tn.gov/products/division-publications/executive-orders-governor-bill-lee


CRNA ICU Staffing Models

A Critical Solution to a Critical Need

CRNAs in ICUs

CRNAs are highly educated providers with extensive experience managing critically ill patients. They are qualified to assess patients, provide complex critical care, and make judgments based on their education, training, licensure, and certification.

Independent or Team-Based

CRNAs are trained and currently practice autonomously and independently across the United States. CRNAs also provide expert services and augment physician intensivists and hospitalists in a team environment to care for critically ill patients.

The Tennessee Staffing Model

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