Nurse Anesthesia Resource Guide
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American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 40,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists nationwide. The AANA promulgates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice. The AANA Foundation supports the profession by awarding education and research grants to students, faculty and practicing CRNAs. More than 90% of the nation's nurse anesthetists are members of the AANA.
American Society of Anesthesiologists
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) remains the one of the largest subspecialty societies in anesthesiology. Their mission is to be the premier organization that addresses the clinical and professional educational needs of physicians and scientists; assures excellence in patient care utilizing regional anesthesia and pain medicine; and investigates the scientific basis of the specialty.
International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)
The IARS is a non-political medical society founded in 1922 to advance and support anesthesia research and education. The IARS contributes more than $1 million annually to fund anesthesia research and provides a forum for leaders in anesthesia research to share information and ideas.
Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP)
The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for discussion of problems unique to the peripartum period. SOAP is comprised of anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, and basic scientists who share an interest in the care of the pregnant patient and the newborn.
Society of Pediatric Anesthesia
The purpose of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia is to continually advance the safety and quality of anesthetic care, perioperative management, and alleviation of pain in children.
Society of Cardiovascular Anethesiologist (SCA)
The SCA is an international organization of over 6,000 cardiac, thoracic, and vascular anesthesiologists that promotes excellence in clinical care, education, and research in the subspecialty. The site is dedicated to anesthesiologists and other health care professionals for educational and scientific meetings as well as online content such as newsletters and a digital video library. The site contains sources for enhancing the health care professional's knowledge of cardiac, vascular, and thoracic anesthesiology.