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Maryland nurse anesthetists providing Patient Care Extraordinaire.

In recognition of their profession's commitment to exceptional patient care, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in Maryland and across the country are celebrating the 14th annual National Nurse Anesthetists Week, January 20-26, 2013, with this year's theme of "Patient Care Extraordinaire."

Established by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), National Nurse Anesthetists Week was created to encourage CRNAs to take the opportunity to educate the public about anesthesia safety, questions to ask prior to undergoing surgery, and the benefits of receiving anesthesia care from nurse anesthetists.

The theme of this year's campaign emphasizes the high standards which CRNAs adhere to when administering anesthesia.

About the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA)

The Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists was founded in 1946 and incorporated in 1975. The first State meeting was December 2, 1946. There are approximately 650 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists in the state. We have two graduate anesthesia programs in the state of Maryland: The University of Maryland, Baltimore Nurse Anesthesia Program in Baltimore, and The Uniformed Services University of Health Services in Bethesda. The Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists hosts two annual meetings to educate, inform, and provide a forum of discussion for Registered Nurses, Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Additional information about MANA is available on the Internet at

About the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., the AANA is the professional organization for more than 45,000 nurse anesthetists. As advanced practice registered nurses, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are anesthesia professionals who safely administer more than 33 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States. CRNAs practice in every setting where anesthesia is available and in some states are the sole anesthesia providers in nearly 100 percent of all rural hospitals. Additional information about the AANA is available on the Internet at

For more information contact:

Shannon Segres, MSN, MS, CRNA

Phone: 443-392-7572
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Title Annotation:Practice
Publication:Maryland Nurse
Geographic Code:1U5MD
Date:Feb 1, 2013
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