Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, IL., the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional organization for more than 30,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). As advanced practice nurses, CRNAs are the hands-on providers of 27 million anesthetics delivered in the United States each year. CRNAs practice in every setting where anesthesia is available and are the sole anesthesia providers in more than two-thirds of all rural hospitals.
Serial publications: AANA Journal, bimonthly--articles on the art and science of anesthesia and the practice of nurse anesthesiology; AANA News Bulletin, monthly--news of AANA activities.
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