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DANA 2016 Annual Meeting – October 22-23, 2016
The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Hyatt Place located in Dewey Beach, DE. The purpose of the meeting is to present topics specific to the discipline of anesthesia along with clinical knowledge updates for nurse anesthetists. Lectures are led by experts in their field, and opportunities for discussion and questions will be provided. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon break refreshments.
In addition Saturday’s full day of lectures (pending approval for 8.5 AANA continuing education Credits), we are offering a Substance Abuse Lecture presented by Martha Kral, CRNA on Sunday morning. Sunday’s program meets the Delaware State RN licensing requirement and qualifies for 3 continuing education credits with AANA.
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for the DANA Annual Meeting at a rate of $169 per night. Please call the Hotel Reservation Department at 888-591-1234 and mention the group code (G-AONA). You may also make reservations online at www.HyattPlaceDeweyBeach.com and enter the group code (G-AONA) in the corporate or group code box to receive the discounted room rate. Reservations must be made by September 30, 2016.
Veterans Access to Quality Healthcare Alliance
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists represents more than 49,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists, including approximately 900 members serving in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Nationwide, CRNAs deliver approximately 40 million anesthetics each year. CRNAs have provided the majority of anesthesia to our active duty military in combat arenas since World War I and predominate in Veterans hospitals and the U.S. Armed Services.
To ensure our Veterans have access to high quality healthcare, the VHA is modernizing its policy to authorize CRNAs and other advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to practice to their full scope and be recognized as Full Practice Authority providers. This designation follows the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that APRNs should be permitted to practice to the full scope of their skill and training, and is consistent with current practice models in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Indian Health Services, Combat Support Hospitals and Forward Surgical Teams. The AANA supports the VHA’s efforts to increase Veterans’ access to the highest quality healthcare they have earned and deserve.
National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting patient safety by enhancing provider quality in the field of nurse anesthesia. We accomplish our mission through the development and implementation of credentialing programs that support lifelong learning among nurse anesthetists.
The DANA needs your help. If you would like to get involved please contact us to choose a level of involvement that is best for you, please see our DANA Committees at-a-glance
Does the DANA have your current contact information?
You can directly email your new contact information to Mary Graf, AANA Membership. Please include your AANA number in your email.
Safe Injection Practices Education and Awareness Campaign
The One & Only Campaign is a public health campaign, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC), to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices. The Campaign aims to eliminate infections resulting from unsafe injection practices. Please click here for more information from the AANA about this important issue.