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Founded in 1936, the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists (FANA) represents 3,500 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) licensed in Florida. FANA advocates for our patients and members in legislative and governmental affairs and serves as a resource for CRNAs, the nursing and medical professions, hospitals, health care facilities and others interested in anesthesia care.
CRNAs provide comprehensive anesthesia care to patients before, during and after surgical and obstetrical procedures and are the primary anesthesia professionals in rural and medically underserved areas. CRNAs practice in every setting in which anesthesia is administered including traditional hospital surgical and obstetrical suites, interventional pain management, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. CRNAs also practice in the offices of dentists, ophthalmologists and plastic surgeons.
Media Alert: AANA Response to Fox News Attack Warranted
On February 11, 2013, former New York Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey appeared on the Your World with Neil Cavuto show on Fox News. McCaughey made several outrageous statements about the nurse anesthesia profession, not the least of which was, "We know from the research that a patient alone in an operating room with a nurse anesthetist has a higher risk of dying than when that nurse anesthetist is supervised by a physician."
Read AANA President Janice Izlar's response to Fox News, Cavuto and McCaughey.
FANA is proud to announce that Lori Schirle, CRNA, MSN, has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Florida Action Coalition Practice Pillar, which implements the recommendations made in the IOM report entitled, “The Future of Nursing”.
FANA is pleased to announce that we have submitted John McFadden, PhD, CRNA, for consideration by Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Board of Nursing.
FANA held its first Membership Outreach Program at Barry University’s Health Science Campus in Hollywood, FL, on January 7, 2013. Well received by CRNAs in south Florida, President Bruce Weiner and president-Elect Jorge Valdes addressed issues of concern including SRNA education and practice. FANA plans to hold four more meetings around the state this year. Please watch your email, the website, Facebook, or Twitter accounts for updates on the dates, times, and locations of these meetings.