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As of March 17, CANA has POSTPONED the Spring 2020 Meeting (formerly May 1-3 in Berkeley, CA). New information will be posted to the event page as it becomes available.

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Anesthesia Care of the Patient with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Read this article from the AANA which provides resources to support CRNAs as they develop strategic steps for caring for patients. Read the Article Here

Patient Information

Who can administer anesthesia? What are the different types of anesthesia? Is anesthesia safe? Find answers to commonly asked questions here.

Welcome to CANA

Nurse anesthetists have been administering anesthesia to patients in the United States for over 150 years, ever since the Civil War.

The credential CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) came into existence in 1956. CRNAs are anesthesia professionals who safely administer more than 40 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States, according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2017 Practice Profile Survey.

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We are always looking for members of the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists to participate in a variety of ways. We have micro and macro volunteer opportunities available on a continual basis. If you are interested in learning more, please click the button to fill out a quick form.

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CANA has released a public service announcement about CRNAs — have you seen it? Watch Now!