We urgently need your help! We need you to contact your legislators asking them to support two bills. These bills will advance APRN practice by eliminating regulatory barriers to facilitate access to care for Delawareans. House Bill 21 (HB 21) and House Bill 141 (HB 141).
HB 21 relates to the implementation of an APRN Compact to allow multistate licensure for APRNs. With DANA and multiple other state organizations' support, HB 21 passed out of committee and is now on the House's ready list!
HB 141 is a Companion Bill to House Bill 21 (HB 21).
What can you do to help?
DANA can help you by:
We invite you to take an active role in the Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists by nominating yourself to serve on the DANA Board of Directors for the 2020-2021 year. If you are interested in serving as a board member, please complete the Nomination Form and return it to the DANA office by Friday, July 10. You must be a member in good standing to be considered for a position.
We are reminded every day by constant challenges in the healthcare system and our changing work environment of the importance of active participation in our state association. Your input is vital to our profession and together, we can continue to make a difference!
Please click here to download the nomination form.
The following letter to the editors was submitted to Delaware newspapers.
Due to the ongoing efforts to mitigate risks associated with COVID-19, The Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists is canceling the Spring Conference scheduled for May 2.
In an effort to show our appreciation and raise morale of our military men and women deployed overseas, the Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists are organizing a collection of items and letters of appreciation to place in individual care packages addressed to our service members. The care packages will be sent to the10th Mountain Division Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team & 455th Expeditionary Medical Group. One of our CRNAs, David Krasuki, who trained and worked in Delaware is currently deployed and will be accepting our donations on behalf of the group. There are over 300 soldiers in the Med Group and over 1000 at the base! Let's make every effort to send a package to as many of our dedicated service men and women as we can.
Click here to download a list of requested donations.
Click here to view the Amazon Wish List.
We have several DANA members that are serving as the point person to collect items at various facilities in Delaware. Please bring items from the list above to the nearest facility. Please contact Marshall Colbert at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We need volunteers to help pack the boxes. The packing date is Sunday, March 22nd. Please contact Marshall Colbert at email@example.com if you are willing to volunteer your time to pack the boxes!
Please take this opportunity to make nominations for the AANA Board of Directors, the Nominating Committee and the Resolutions Committee. Nominations for all elected positions must be submitted by December 1, 2019.
The official nomination forms can be found online (Login required).
In the 2020 election, Directors will be elected from regions 2, 3, 6 and 7. Only members from the region may be candidates for these positions. To be eligible to serve as Director, the individual must have been elected to, and served, at least one term as an officer or director of a state association and have been active in state and/or Association affairs.
In order to be eligible to run for President-elect, Vice President and Treasurer (Officers) candidates must have been a member of the AANA Board of Directors within the past seven years. Officers and Directors cannot be candidates for any other elected position within the AANA unless their term expires at the next Annual Meeting.
Also, in the 2020 election, Nominating Committee members will be elected for regions 2, 3, 6 and 7 to serve a two-year term.
Nominees for the Nominating or Resolutions Committees must have had previous state level involvement (i.e., served on a committee and/or Board). Nominating Committee members from Regions 1, 4 and 5 are elected in odd-numbered years. Nominating Committee members from Regions 2, 3, 6 and 7 are elected in even-numbered years.
The 2020 Board Meeting Dates are:
All meetings will run from 6pm - 8pm. Dinner will be provided.
DANA members are welcome to attend all board meetings. Please contact Denise Downing at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and find out where each meeting will be held.
DANA is pleased to announce that Randall Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA, the Chief Executive Officer from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists as one of our Annual Meeting speakers. Randall will be providing us with an update on AANA. Please watch for more information on the conference soon!
We invite you to take an active role in the Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists by nominating yourself to serve on the DANA Board of Directors for the 2019-20 year. If you are interested in serving as a board member, please complete the Nomination Form and return it to the DANA office by Friday, June 7th. You must be a member in good standing to be considered for a position. Click here to download the nomination form.
The NBCRNA recently conducted both an extensive Beta Research Study on the CPC Assessment (CPCA) involving the participation of more than 1,500 CRNAs, as well as a national benchmarking study. After careful consideration of the results and data from those studies, the NBCRNA Board of Directors made the decision at their January 2019 meeting to remove the pass/fail assessment component from the CPC Program. The CPC Assessment will still be required every eight years, but will remain a performance standard assessment only—no pass/fail.
CRNAs will not lose certification regardless of CPCA performance, provided they successfully complete focused continuing education in the area(s) where they do not meet the established performance standard. CRNAs who meet the standard will not need to do anything outside of the current CPC requirements.
“We want to emphasize that the CPC Program was designed to both support lifelong learning and evolve as new information, data, and technologies become available. Through the removal of the pass/fail assessment component, CRNAs can focus on remaining current in their practice and use the CPC Assessment as a self-evaluation tool to target future continuing education,” said NBCRNA President Mary Wojnakowski, PhD, CRNA. “The continuing evolution of the CPC Program will, however, require the cooperation and support from the AANA.”
More information on the CPC Assessment, including testing condition options, will be available soon. The NBCRNA is committed to supporting lifelong learning, the profession in every practice setting, and protecting the value, validity, and recognition of the CRNA credential.
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