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September 14, 2020

Rachel Hirsch was in the right place at the right time, and because of that, Tom is alive today. Read how Rachel jumped into action, performing CPR for more than 5 minutes on an employee at the inn where she was. A graduate of Geisinger Health System/Bloomsburg Univers...

August 21, 2020

Jess Poole, who previously worked out of Greensburg, is one such medical professional. Despite being a licensed nurse anesthetist with the training to intubate and manage patients, Pennsylvania wouldn’t recognize her specialty. Licensing restrictions made it impossible...

August 17, 2020

"Ryan is a leader among his peers and has consistently exceeded our expectations these past two years,” said PANA Director of State Government Affairs Jessica Poole, DNAP, CRNA. “His drive and enthusiasm is contagious and his wisdom and insight exceeds well beyond...

July 28, 2020

As you know, Pennsylvania regulations still require physician supervision of CRNAs in a hospital setting. The temporary suspension gives health-care facilities more flexibility to tap into the unique skillset of CRNAs to fulfill critical roles outside the operating roo...

July 27, 2020

These guidelines were developed by the Safe and Effective Prescribing Task Force, which included a representative of the Pennsylvania Association or Nurse Anesthetists.

July 23, 2020

Blanket waiver removing physician supervision requirement benefits health-care facilities, patients during pandemic

The Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists achieved a significant victory for the profession in May when Gov. Tom Wolf announced a temporary blank...

June 4, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf is ending the stay-at-home order he issued March 6 to stop the spread of COVID-19 but renewing for at least 90 days his disaster declaration to deliver extra support to state agencies involved in response and recovery.

May 11, 2020

Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) are battle-tested providers, joining all our military’s medical personnel deployed in the fight against COVID-19.

May 6, 2020

Temporary blanket waiver affects many advanced practice nurses; Removing physician supervision requirement will expand the capacity of both physicians and CRNAs to meet growing demand and enhance hands-on care

May 5, 2020

While most Americans were hunkering down at home and sheltering in place in the face of the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, Denise Skradski of Butler County was doing what she was trained to do by jumping headfirst into a COVID-19 hotspot.

Skradski, a c...

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