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CANA 2019 Fall Meeting
October 11-13
Palm Springs, CA
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Candidates for the 2019-2020 CANA Board of Directors Election have been posted to the Members section of the website. Log in now to view.

Online voting for the election will take place in September 2019, so please be on the lookout for an email with your voting instructions.

Patient Information

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

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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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