Sunday in Pictures

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Opening Ceremonies Bring Color and Excitement to #AANA2017

Beginning with an opening processing led by Chinese Lion Dancers and ending with a parade to the Exhibit Hall led by a marching band, the 2017 Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, Sept. 10, brought a buoyant, enthusiastic flavor to the AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress. This year’s ceremonies began by honoring AANA tradition, with a processional […]

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Stop by the Social Media Hub

Stop by the Social Media Hub in the Connect Lounge in the Exhibit Hall to get your social media questions answered! Staff will be available to help with all things social and provide one-on-one assistance to get you started on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at #AANA2017. #AANA2017 Be sure to use the hashtag #AANA2017 when […]

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Keynote Speaker Encourages Taking a Human Perspective

This year’s Annual Congress keynote speaker was Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks Coffee North America and Starbucks International. Behar led Starbucks’s domestic business for 21 years before becoming the founding president of Starbucks International, opening the company’s first store outside of North America in Japan. He participated in the growth of the company from […]

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Awards Presented at the Opening Ceremonies

The Annual Congress is traditionally a time for honoring the accomplishments of CRNAs and others whose contributions have helped advance nurse anesthesia education, advocacy, practice, public relations, and humanitarian concerns. At yesterday’s Opening Ceremonies, the association bestowed several awards to CRNAs who have valuably contributed to the profession.   Program Director of the Year Award […]

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Providing Anesthesia for Patients with Substance Use Disorder

The burgeoning opioid crisis presents a series of critical challenges to CRNAs who provide anesthesia care to patients who are suffering from or in recovery from the disease of addiction. In response, during the 2017 Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Lecture, Sunday, Sept. 10, a panel of CRNA experts offered a timely overview of “Safe Anesthesia […]

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