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Greetings from Connecticut Association of Nurse Anesthetists (CANA).
In November 2017, the AANA released two positions statements on Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAs). One of these statements is titled “CRNAs Teaching AA Students in the Clinical Setting” in which the AANA advises CRNAs to not participate in teaching AA students the entire practice of anesthesia in any setting. Both statements and related FAQs can be found at the following link and we advise all members to review them (login required):

Dear Connecticut CRNAs and SRNAs:

You are INVITED! CANA is hosting a legislative cocktail reception on Wednesday May 8 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol. Food and drink will be served and all are invited. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other CRNAs and SRNAs from across the state. It is also an opportunity to speak with YOUR legislators.

Please CLICK HERE you and you will be redirected to the AANA website (member log in required) where you can send an electronic invite to your elected officials and let them know you will be in attendance.

Also, please let us know if you plan on attending or if you have any questions, you may contact us at ctana@aana.com and we hope to see you on May 8!!

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

CRNAs are anesthesia specialists who administer more than 32 million anesthetics to patients in the United States each year. The nurse anesthesia specialty has a history of nearly 150 years. CRNAs represent a commitment to high standards in a demanding field. The educational requirements to become a CRNA are extensive. Prior to applying for admission to a graduate program in nurse anesthesia, a candidate must have a four-year Bachelor of Science degree, a current license as a registered nurse, and a minimum of one year of acute care nursing experience. The master's degree nurse anesthesia program itself is 24-36 months, depending on university requirements. CRNAs are board certified, and mandatory continuing education is required for recertification every two years. Learn more about CANA

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