Closing Thoughts from Joe Rodriguez, AZANA President, 2016-17

Closing Thoughts from Joe Rodriguez, AZANA President, 2016-17

In 2016-17, we decided to take on a great deal - and we were fortunate to have in place a humble, diverse leadership team, focused on delivering real results for our membership.  AZANA is essential in ensuring our ability to take great care of people - and in that way, being involved in AZANA isn't some career-building activity, or just something extra - it's the right thing to do.  

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During SB 1336 there was a great deal of discussion about modernizing the laws for CRNAs, many of which remain outdated.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.