Column: A simple change can improve health care

January 23, 2023

Note: This column originally published in the Richmond-Times Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2023. By Meredith Joyner Virginians in every corner of the commonwealth risk having surgery – even emergency surgery – delayed because the available anesthesia experts are being underutilized. In today’s challenging health care environment, our legislators could address [...]

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Remembering Goldie Brangman, the CRNA who helped save Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2023

Note: This column originally published in the Richmond-Times Dispatch on Jan. 16, 2022. By Jean Snyder Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was at a Harlem event for the launch of his first book, Stride Toward Freedom, when he was stabbed in the chest with a letter opener by a mentally [...]

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Action Needed to Stop AAs and End Supervision of CRNAs

January 11, 2023

We need urgent action from our Virginia CRNAs on legislation in the General Assembly. Please contact your legislators today and tell them to: Support HB 2287 - which ends supervision for CRNAs in Virginia! Oppose HB 1925 & SB 1342 - which allows AA's to practice in Virginia. We need [...]

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Removing barriers to advanced practice nursing opens doors to better healthcare for all

January 10, 2023

By Angela Mund, DNP, CRNA As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, I proudly represent nearly 59,000 members of one of America’s most trusted professions, according to Gallup: advanced practice nursing. Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including CRNAs, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, [...]

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Opioid-free anesthesia offers patients a safe alternative

November 28, 2022

Note: This column was published in the Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022 edition of The Virginian-Pilot. Click here to read. Opioid-free anesthesia offers patients a safe alternative By Katy Dean, CRNA As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), I am keenly aware of the risks associated with the medicines I use [...]

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Snyder: CRNAs stand ready to serve Virginia patients

August 3, 2021

Original Roanoke Times Op-Ed By: Jean Snyder This year, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists celebrates its 90th anniversary. As president of the Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists, I would like to congratulate our national organization along with Virginia Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists on this [...]

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Virginia nurses answer the call to help areas hardest hit by COVID-19

April 13, 2020

Original WTVR Article By: Shelby Brown RICHMOND, Va. -- For 27 years Nick Keene has been working as a certified registered nurse anesthetist or CRNA. These days—like many CRNA’s, he has found himself out of work since elective surgeries have been put on hold. But, he’s still in the fight [...]

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