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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Corporate Partners Sponsor Sessions

This year’s Annual Congress owes a debt of gratitude to AANA’s Corporate Partners, who play an integral role in providing the most cutting-edge technology and techniques to the association and its members. At the premier level, we have AbbVie, Merck, and Medtronic to thank. And at the elite level, we extend our thanks to PharMEDium. The […]

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Focus on Business of Anesthesia at this Year’s Congress

The popular Business of Anesthesia workshop, historically its own event, has been rolled into this year’s Annual Congress. This means that attendees will be able to take advantage of even more diverse programming. The Business of Anesthesia and Practice Management educational track has been designed so that CRNAs at all levels—from those casually interested in owning […]

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Behar to Deliver 2017 Nurse Anesthesia Congress Keynote

This year’s Annual Congress keynote speaker will be Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks Coffee North America and Starbucks International. Behar led Starbucks’ 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 […]

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Jan Stewart Lecture to Focus on Patients with Substance Use Disorder

The 2017 Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Lecture will be at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, in ballroom 6A. This year’s lecture will feature a panel of experts addressing the topic of “Safe Anesthesia Care of the Patient with Substance Use Disorder.” The panel of Olin (Brad) Hutto, MHS, CRNA; Jessica Switzman, MSN, CRNA; and […]

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Wellness Sessions to Nurture Mind and Body

Don’t let your brain be the only body part you exercise at the Annual Congress. The AANA Wellness Department has set up several events throughout the extended weekend that will help both your body and your mind. New this year, the AANA Wellness Department is bringing fitness to the congress in a whole new way […]

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Sessions to Focus on Opioid Crisis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled since 1999. From 2000 to 2015, more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. Because of this widespread problem, and because CRNAs are on the frontlines when it comes to access […]

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Preview of Student Sessions and Activities

The Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress has a bounty of educational opportunities for up-and-coming student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNAs). Students new to the congress will feel acclimated after attending the Kick-Off Orientation and Networking session at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in room 611-614. At the orientation, they’ll hear from prominent speakers in the nurse anesthesia […]

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Session and Reception Celebrate Diversity

A pair of events will help promote and celebrate diversity in the nurse anesthesia profession. Everyone at Annual Congress will not want to miss the opportunity to attend the CRNA Diversity – Black and White Affair, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday, Sheraton Cirrus Ballroom. Here, attendees will be able to meet and network with fellow […]

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