Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse Anesthetist

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This Advanced Practice nurse gives anesthesia and anesthesia-related care to patients before, during, and after surgery. Nurse Anesthetists need to be prepared for a wide variety of situations, which is why the career path to becoming a Nurse Anesthetist is an intensive one. It’s also why Nurse Anesthetists are among the most in-demand, and highest-paid, of all nursing professions.

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This Advanced Practice nurse gives anesthesia and anesthesia-related care to patients before, during, and after surgery. Nurse Anesthetists need to be prepared for a wide variety of situations, which is why the career path to becoming a Nurse Anesthetist is an intensive one. It’s also why Nurse Anesthetists are among the most in-demand, and highest-paid, of all nursing professions.

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222 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: 847-692-7050
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  • AANA Mid-Year Assembly

    Posted Feb 18, 2016 by Garret Armes

    The AANA Mid-Year Assembly is designed to prepare nurse anesthetists to effectively advocate on Capitol Hill for protecting and advancing CRNA practice and reimbursement. Attendees will develop professional advocacy skills and healthcare policy understanding that promotes leadership at the national level and in professional practice.

  • Facing PTSD sparks research interest in nursing anesthetist student

    Posted Mar 31, 2015 by Garret Armes

    After returning from a tour in Iraq, Army veteran and Oakland University student Jason McLott was interested in the management of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • AANA Applauds U.S. House, Administration for Supporting Permanent Repeal of Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Formula

    Posted Mar 27, 2015 by Timothy Armes

    PARK RIDGE, Illinois--The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its decisive, bipartisan vote on March 26 to repeal the flawed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, and encourages the Senate to follow suit when it takes up consideration of the bill the week of April 13.

    The SGR,...

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    PARK RIDGE, Illinois—The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its decisive, bipartisan vote on March 26 to repeal the flawed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, and encourages the Senate to follow suit when it takes up consideration of the bill the week of April 13.

    The SGR, which Medicare uses to annually update payment for Medicare services provided by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), physicians, and other healthcare professionals, has for years threatened to penalize these providers with payment cuts of 20 percent or more, requiring Congress to take short-term preventative measures on a regular basis. With its vote, the House approved the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act (HR 2), which replaces the current SGR formula and eliminates the risk of payment cuts for healthcare professionals that could directly impact access to care for Medicare patients. The bill now awaits action by the Senate before it can be sent to the President to be signed into law. The Administration has indicated its support for the bill.

    The AANA has long been involved with efforts to permanently dismantle the harmful cycle of SGR cuts, helping to temporarily avert possible cuts 17 different times since Congress passed the SGR into law in 1997 as part of the Balanced Budget Act. In recent attempts, the AANA and other advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) groups have stressed the importance of equal treatment for APRNs and physicians in the evaluation of quality measures and incentive reimbursement programs, and in the application of alternative payment models.

    The proposed Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Model payment structures ensure a 5-year period of stable annual updates of 0.5 percent to transition to a new system. This new structure will greatly impact the nation’s frontline healthcare providers, including 340,000 APRNs who make up the APRN Workgroup, and will move Medicare away from a volume-based payment system toward a more patient-centered focus of rewarding healthcare providers for the value and quality of services rendered.

    The AANA congratulates Congress for its ongoing efforts to repeal the SGR formula, and looks forward to continuing work to enhance the country’s healthcare delivery system, ensuring that all patients have access to safe, cost-effective anesthesia care.

    About the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

    Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., the AANA is the professional organization representing more than 48,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists. As advanced practice registered nurses, CRNAs administer approximately 38 million anesthetics to patients in the United States each year and are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America. In some states, CRNAs are the sole anesthesia professionals in nearly 100 percent of rural hospitals. For more information, visit www.aana.com.

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  • Concepts in Anesthesiology

    Posted Jan 29, 2015 by Garret Armes

    Date: January 24-30, 2015

    Location: Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487, United States

    Concepts in Anesthesiology will present an array of significant topics intended for anesthesiologists and anesthetists. Didactic lectures with ample question and answer time will provide insight into the essentials of managing cardiac failure and intraoperative myocardial infarction....

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    Date: January 24-30, 2015

    Location: Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487, United States

    Concepts in Anesthesiology will present an array of significant topics intended for anesthesiologists and anesthetists. Didactic lectures with ample question and answer time will provide insight into the essentials of managing cardiac failure and intraoperative myocardial infarction. The program will include an update on pediatric anesthesia and anesthetic pharmacology, with an emphasis on demystifying the pharmacokinetics of intravenous drug administration. Advances in the treatment of intraoperative bleeding will be discussed as will advances in anticoagulant therapy.

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