Updated: Dec 15, 2020
Pennsylvania once again is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases and many health-care facilities across the commonwealth are beginning to feel the strain as more patients seek hospitalization.
Both the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists (PANA) and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) are doing all they can to help members stay informed with easy access to resources that may help.
In the spring, when the virus first emerged, many certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) were out of work as elective surgeries were halted and confusion reigned about the role CRNAs could play to help in the pandemic because they lacked professional designation.
Some of these same scenarios are starting to play out again across the state, so it is important that CRNAs know that they can turn to their professional association for assistance or to have questions answered.
AANA has compiled a list of federal resources to help CRNAs:
CMS: Emergency Guidance
The White House/CDC COVID-19 website
Find all of AANA’s COVID-19 Resources on its website.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact PANA or one of our officers for the help you need.