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Useful Links

Check out these sites for information you can use. Have a suggestion for a site that ought to be included here?  Contact us.


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.  https://www.nbcrna.com/Pages/default.aspx

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists a national organization of which DANA is a member

Delaware Board of Nursing
Have questions about nursing licensure in Delaware? Go straight the source. And you can renew your license online.

Delaware Nurses Association
Please follow this link if you would like to get involved with the Delaware Nurses Association or attend the APN Dinner/Lecture meetings.

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
The APSF’s Mission is to improve continually the safety of patients during anesthesia care by encouraging and conducting:

  • Safety research and education;
  • Patient safety programs and campaigns;
  • National and international exchange of information and ideas.
Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States

Rules and Regulations

These sites publish online rules and regulations pertinent to our profession.

Delaware Nurse Practice Act
Sec. 1902 has the most pertinent provisions, but there are other references to APRNs throughout.

Delaware Board of Nursing Rules
APRNS are addressed in sec. 8.0 beginning on page 32

Delaware Free Standing Surgical Center (FSSC) Rules
Administration of anesthesia is addressed in sec. 10.0, but there may be other pertinent provisions as well (e.g.,2.3 regarding definitions, and 4.5.8 regarding pre-anesthesia assessment)

Delaware Hospital Rules
For staffing and organizations, sec. 4.0 of these rules appears to defer to a hospitals accrediting organization (e.g., The Joint Commission, etc.) if you ever need these accrediting standards, please contact us.

Delaware Board of Dentistry Rules
Anesthesia in the Dental Office Setting is addressed in sec. 7.0 beginning on page 7. CRNA’s are addressed in 7.2.2.1.3 (Conscious Sedation) and 7.3.2.1 (Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia).

Wellness & Peer Advisor Support

Professional self-care is influenced by the ability of practitioners to manage their lifestyles and happiness through personal choices and behaviors. CRNAs and students have the responsibility, accountability, and competence to make positive choices and improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The AANA Health and Wellness Program website offers information and resources to reduce risk factors and improve health and fitness.

The AANA recognizes that anesthesia providers, because of their exposure and the nature of their work, face a high occupational risk for substance misuse. Information and assistance for CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists for chemical dependency and substance misuse and for getting help can be found on the Peer Assistance portion of the AANA website. Please click on the links below for additional information.

AANA Wellness and State Peer Assistance Programs 

Do you need help?

Contact our Delaware Peer Advisor, Cheryl Gamble, CRNA with any questions or concerns.
DANA is here to be of assistance!

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