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March 31, 2020

Pennsylvania CRNAs aren’t just frontline workers helping our commonwealth respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Often time these highly skilled professionals have to serve as caretakers for ailing friends and family members, too.

March 18, 2020

As the hands-on providers of anesthesia care, operating safely in every setting where anesthesia is administered, CRNAs, like so many other health-care professionals, are on the frontline. That makes the profession a critical part of the national response.

February 5, 2020

The resolutions --- S.R. 288 by Sen. John R. Gordner (R-Columbia) and H.R. 684 by Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) --- were adopted unanimously by both the House and Senate this week as the legislature reconvened session.

January 31, 2020

PANA has named Jessica Poole, DNAP, MHS, CRNA, to serve as the association’s first-ever director in a newly formed post focused on government relations in Pennsylvania.

January 22, 2020

Maria van Pelt, Ph.D., CRNA, FAAN, has been a nurse for 28 years and a certified registered nurse anesthetist for 22 years. She worked in Philadelphia nearly her entire career, having served as Program Director of the University of Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthesia Program...

January 20, 2020

This week marks CRNA Week in Pennsylvania, when patients, hospital administrators, health-care professionals, policy-makers, and others learn more about CRNAs and the work they do to keep patients safe and help reduce the cost of health care. The week-long celebration...

December 19, 2019

Pennsylvania’s nurse anesthetists are donating $4,000 to help the Mid-Penn Region of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) with a new initiative to support the local chapter’s efforts to evolve the charity and its resources.

November 7, 2019

More than 650 military and civic leaders attended this inaugural event. PANA Board Member, Lt. Col. (R) Laura Wiggins, DNP, MSN, CRNA, represented PANA. Speaking to the longstanding history and legacy of CRNAs in the military, Laura highlighted the contributions that...

June 24, 2019

Pennsylvania remains one of just two states (New York is the other) that do not recognize CRNAs in some fashion. Under the state’s Professional Nursing Law, there is no official definition for “certified registered nurse anesthetist,” meaning these professionals are re...

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