CRNAs in the News

One of the main strategic priorities of the AANA Public Relations Department, and a key benefit of membership, is to promote nurse anesthesia to hospital administrators, policymakers, healthcare professionals, patients, and others through print, broadcast, and digital media. Below are recent news items about CRNAs, AANA, and nurse anesthesia that were published, posted or broadcast after dissemination by AANA. Additional news items will be added regularly to this list. All links are accurate upon posting but may become obsolete due to publishers moving content or expiring older content.

3 laws clarifying CRNA scope of practice
Becker's ASC Review

Alabama law expands CRNAs' scope of practice
Becker's ASC Review

COVID Nurse Struggles with PTSD After Seeing Her Patients Die
People Magazine

Plagued with COVID-Related PTSD and Burnout, the Healthcare Worker’s Vocation to Help Endures Even 2 Years On
CBS Inside Edition | Video

Will the Free N95 Mask Initiative Actually Help Pandemic Response?
VeryWell Health

Dr. Dina Velocci Among Top 40 Most Listened to Guests
Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

How efficient anesthesia staffing ensures quality and reins in costs
Modern Healthcare

How an Association Got IT Simplification, Agility, and Lower Costs in the Cloud

Harrison: The importance of safe anesthesia during dental care
Roanoke Times

NM's kids need access to expert dental care
Albuquerque Journal

AANA President Calls on Congress to Reject Legislation that Prevents Veterans from Accessing Quality Care

Associated Press | Daily Nurse


The Importance of Safe Anesthesia During Dental Care

Lake County Star 

Why Our Children Deserve Safe Dental Anesthesia Care in Texas Children's Dental Safety Month
The Gilmer Mirror 

The Importance of Safe Anesthesia During Dental Care
Dentistry Today

My Turn: The importance of safe anesthesia during dental care
Concord Monitor

Meet Donté Flanagan, DNP, CRNA
Minority Nurse

Schakowsky, Joyce, and Roybal-Allard Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing National CRNA Week
U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

AANA President offers perspective on new national standards for VA
The Spokesman-Review

Nurse Unions Call the CDC's New Isolation Guidance 'Unconscionable'
VeryWell Health

Dina Velocci, AANA President, on solutions to the anesthesia provider shortage
Becker's Healthcare Podcast

Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA, FAAN, member of AANA Board of Directors, highlights his experience with Cochrane Convenes international healthcare conference
Becker's Healthcare Podcast

Physician assistants want to be called physician associates, but doctors cry foul

Highland Park nursing student hopes anatomy drawings relieve stress for colleagues
Chicago Tribune

Full Practice Authority in Veterans Healthcare
Hudson Valley 360 

My Turn: Putting NH veterans’ healthcare first
Concord Monitor

Adrienne Hartgerink column: To better care for our veterans, fully use this powerful resource
Richmond Times-Dispatch

How nurse anesthetists can help provide more timely care for veterans
LA TimesHouston Chronicle | Miami Herald

Veterans have earned the best healthcare. They should not face barriers.
Pensacola News Journal

AANA Underscores Need for Policies to Improve Competition in Healthcare in Letter to Biden Administration
The Associated Press

AANA Joins 33 Healthcare Organizations in Supporting VA Development of National Standards of Practice
The Associated Press

AANA Urges Department of Veterans Affairs to Establish National Standards of Practice
The Associated Press

Dina Velocci Begins Term as President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
The Daily Herald

Nurse Anesthetist Association Name Change Provokes Criticism

AANA Announces Major Rebrand and Moves Forward as the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
Yahoo! Finance

Rebrand of Nurse Anesthetists Met With Criticism From Physician Group
MedPage Today

American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology Announces Inaugural Class of Fellows

Snyder: CRNAs stand ready to serve Virginia patients
The Roanoke Times

New Legislation Could be Game-Changer for CRNAs in Rural States
Daily Nurse

Pennsylvania Legislature Recognizes Role of CRNAs
The Associated Press

How cannabis can impact anesthesia and surgery

The future of anesthesiology (and how to thrive)
DOTmed Healthcare Business News

Going to Bat for Nurse Anesthetists
Kaiser Health News

Latest Trends in Anesthesia
Becker’s Healthcare Podcast | Featuring AANA CEO Randall D. Moore, DNP, CRNA, MBA, and host of "Moving the Needle" podcast

UA Nursing Staff, Volunteers Urge People to Get Vaccinated
Tucson Weekly

In the Name of the Patient
Repertoire Magazine (p. 26-27)

Dr. W. Keith Barnhill of Iowa Anesthesia: “Telehealth makes it difficult to perform a physical examination”
Thrive Global, April 2021

Telehealth Best Practices: Dr. W. Keith Barnhill of Iowa Anesthesia on How to Best Care for Your Patients When They Are Not Physically in Front of You
Authority Magazine, April 2021

New Maine law requires payers to cover CRNA anesthesia services
Becker's ASC Review, April 2021

Relaxed Nurse Scope of Practice Boosts Care Access During COVID-19
Patient Engagement Hit (xtelligent HEALTHCARE Media), April 2021

Why Are CRNAs So Valuable?
Daily Nurse, April 2021

Taking care of caregivers is more important than ever in the COVID-19 era | Opinion
The Tennessean, March 2021

OPINION | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Safe, affordable care
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, March 2021

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood Requests Permanent Full Practice Authority for CRNAs to Provide Safe, High-Quality Care for Veterans
The Ritz Herald, March 2021

Preston Woodburn-Camp: Emergency role of CRNAs should be permanent (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail, March 2021

CMS Report Confirms Need for CRNAs
Relias Media, March 2021

The Importance of CRNAs to Pediatric Care
DotMed HealthCare Business News, March 2021

Maine should look to nurses in health policy leadership
Portland Press Herald, March 2021

Choose nurses for more Michigan health policy positions and let them lead
Lansing State Journal, February 2021

OPINION | DEBRA VARELA: For your health
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, February 2021

Looking for health policy leadership? Choose a nurse
Central Maine, February 2021

AANA Congratulates New Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Pledges to Support VA and America’s Veterans
Associated Press, February 2021

Looking for health policy leadership? Choose a nurse
Rome News-Tribune, Georgia, February 2021

My Turn: Looking for health policy leadership? Choose a nurse
Concord Monitor, New Hampshire, February 2021

AANA, Rural Health Action Alliance Call on Congressional Leaders to Take Action to Improve Healthcare Access in Rural America
WFMZ-TV, February 2021

Nurse Anesthetists Among Most Utilized Healthcare Providers, According to CMS
Associated Press, January 2021

Looking for health policy leadership in Alabama? Choose a nurse
Montgomery Advertiser, Alabama,
 January 2021

CRNAs among most utilized healthcare providers: CMS
Becker's ASC Review, January 2021

VA takes step toward increasing beneficiaries’ access to care
Reserve and National Guard Magazine, December 2020

Anesthesiologists Try to Stop CRNAs From Practicing Independently
Medscape, December 2020

CMS could permanently waive CRNA supervision rules — 4 insights
Becker’s ASC Review, December 2020

‘You are not alone’: LMU nursing students get mental health support, tools to cope with pandemic stress
WATE (Knoxville, Tenn.), November 2020

31 states with no CRNA supervision requirement in ASCs
Becker's ASC Review, October 2020

Other Voices: Common sense approach to health care now and in the future
Bakersfield Californian, September 2020

Opinion: Nurses are positioned to save lives amid COVID-19. Why regulations should allow it
The Louisville Courier-Journal, September 2020

Sen. Ernst visits BCHC during 99-county tour
Independence Bulletin-Journal, August 2020

Opinion: Letter urges Gov. DeSantis to waive supervision requirements for APRNs, CRNAs
Naples Daily News, August 2020

These nurses were vital during the pandemic. Let’s not restrict how they work.
New Jersey Star-Ledger, July 2020

Commentary: African Americans should heed this advice to stay safe from COVID-19
Charleston Post and Courier, June 2020

Letter: For nurses on the front lines: darkness, and then light
Greenville News, May 2020

Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Can Last for Years, Nurses Ask U.S. Administration for Help 
BioSpace (garners 2 million visitors), May 2020

Healthcare providers risking their lives deserve hazard pay
Modern Healthcare, May 2020

Identical Twin Sisters Working on Frontlines of COVID-19
The Tamron Hall Show, May 2020

Las nuevas generaciones de enfermeros se gradúan desde casa debido al COVID-19 

(New generations of nurses graduate from home due to COVID-19)
Telemundo, May 2020

Meet a hero: Virginia nurse left home to help combat coronavirus in N.J., May 2020

AANA CEO Randall Moore Discusses the Critical Role CRNAs Play in Combating the COVID-19 Pandemic
Wake Up with Cheddar, April 2020

Airway experts' work puts them inches from where the virus lives
Associated Press, April 2020

COVID-19 Update: Newswise Live Expert Panel
Newswise, April 2020

AANA Partners with 24 Organizations to Ensure Access to Quality Patient Care
AANA, April 2020

AANA Applauds Gov. Cuomo’s Call for Hazard Pay for Frontline Healthcare Workers
AANA, April 2020

Parkdale Center and AANA Launch Free Virtual Support for Healthcare Professionals During COVID-19 Pandemic
AANA, April 2020

Despite the Risks, Retired Illinois Health Care Providers are Answering the Call as Hospitals Battle a Pandemic
Chicago Tribune, March 2020

Florida CRNAs Prepare for COVID-19 Patient Surge with Collaboration and InnovationAANA, April 2020

Twelve U.S. Governors Issue Executive Orders to Remove Physician Supervision of Nurse Anesthetists
AANA, April 2020

HHS Begins Delivery of CARES Act Relief Grants to CRNAs
AANA, April 2020

Two UI SRNAs Helping Rural Hospitals Use Anesthesia Machines as Ventilators
KWWL 7 (NBC, Waterloo, Iowa), April 2020

Nurse Anesthetists Can Practice Independently Amid Pandemic, CMS Says
Becker's Hospital Review,
 April 2020

CMS Suspends Supervision Requirements for CRNAs
AANA, March 2020

Hospitals Weigh Do-Not-Resuscitate Policy for COVID-19 Patients - Mask Supply Woes - Production of Medical Supplies Goes Into Overdrive
Crain's Chicago Business, March 2020, 53,313 circulation

AANA and VA Partner to Care for Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic

AANA, March 2020

AANA Issues Statement on the Use of Self-Supplied Personal Protective Equipment
March 2020

Illinois' Stay-at-Home Order in Effect as of Saturday Evening
AANA CEO Randall Moore.
NBC Chicago, March 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic
AANA CEO Randall Moore.
ABC Chicago, March 2020 

AANA, ASA, and APSF Issue Joint Statement on Use of Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 Pandemic
Associated Press, March 2020, Worldwide circulation

Nursing Groups Meet with Trump Over Coronavirus
Becker's Hospital Review, March 2020, 1,160,000 average monthly visits

President Meets with Nursing Industry
ABC Washington D.C., March 2020

Nurses Warn They Don't Have Enough Protective Gear to Combat Coronavirus
NBC News Now, March 2020

AANA CEO Attends White House Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Response
Associated Press, March 2020, Worldwide circulation

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