Welcome to the Connecticut Association of Nurse Anesthetist Website. It is our goal to provide you with the latest information surrounding Nurse Anesthesia in the state of Connecticut. Please check back regularly for updates

 CRNA Week, January 21-27, 2018 celebrate crna week
 Visit the CRNA Week website website for ideas to promote the nurse  anesthesia profession.

 CANA CRNA Week Event invited
 Join us on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at The  Hops Company/77 Sodom Lane/Derby/CT/06418 for a fun-filled  evening to promote and celebrate CRNA Week and all the hard work  you do!! Please register by simply emailing ctana@aana.com
 We hope you can attend!

2018 CANA Annual Meeting save the date
The 2018 CANA Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at The Radisson Hotel – Cromwell/100 Berlin Road/Cromwell/CT/06416.

 More details to come shortly!!

AA Clerkship

Greetings from Connecticut Association of Nurse Anesthetists (CANA).
In November 2017, the AANA released two positions statements on Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAs). One of these statements is titled “CRNAs Teaching AA Students in the Clinical Setting” in which the AANA advises CRNAs to not participate in teaching AA students the entire practice of anesthesia in any setting. Both statements and related FAQs can be found at the following link and we advise all members to review them (login required):

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

CRNAs are anesthesia specialists who administer more than 32 million anesthetics to patients in the United States each year. The nurse anesthesia specialty has a history of nearly 150 years. CRNAs represent a commitment to high standards in a demanding field. The educational requirements to become a CRNA are extensive. Prior to applying for admission to a graduate program in nurse anesthesia, a candidate must have a four-year Bachelor of Science degree, a current license as a registered nurse, and a minimum of one year of acute care nursing experience. The master's degree nurse anesthesia program itself is 24-36 months, depending on university requirements. CRNAs are board certified, and mandatory continuing education is required for recertification every two years. Learn more about CANA

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