AZANA continues to promote teamwork, while ASA labels APRN Licensure Compact "dangerous".

AZANA continues to promote teamwork, while ASA labels APRN Licensure Compact "dangerous".

Recently, AZANA published a well-received article that promotes teamwork in anesthesia care from all professionals, whatever the model of care.  While AZANA promotes teamwork, the ASA is labeling the APRN Licensure Compact - an initiative that allows APRNs to have multi-state licensure - as "dangerous".

Why the AZANA promotes Teamwork in Anesthesia

Why the AZANA promotes Teamwork in Anesthesia

During SB 1336 there was a great deal of discussion about modernizing the laws for CRNAs, many of which remain outdated.  This was sometimes framed as "breaking up the team” or "changing standards" - a negative narrative that went so far, that in unprecedented fashion, national ASA leaders published an inflammatory video that failed to even speak to the issues at hand in Arizona.

AZANA President submits official letter requesting signature on SB 1336

The Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AZANA) is dedicated to patient safety and anesthesia care of the highest quality, and we focus on building teams that make anesthesia care both cost-effective and accessible.  As the only organization representing over 800 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the state of Arizona, we kindly ask you to sign into law SB 1336, which is an incremental step towards modernizing the laws regarding CRNA practice.