AANA Professional Practice Division


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AANA Professional Practice Division

The Professional Practice Division provides evidence-based resources to support nurse anesthesia practice.

www.aana.com/practice
Alyssa Rojo, MSN, RN, Nurse-Research Analyst847-655-8870

  • Practice Management
  • Clinical Practice Resources
  • Facility Accredidation
  • AANA Wellness Program (Health and Wellness/Peer Assistance)



The AANA Wellness Program

Learn more about the AANA Wellness Program resources and what it offers to AANA members.


  • Find AANA Professional Practice information on the website by clicking "Practice" at the top, or by visiting AANA.com/Practice.

Addressing Substance Use Disorder for Anesthesia Professionals - Position Statement and Policy Considerations

The purpose of this document is to provide a resource for healthcare facilities, nurse anesthesia education programs, and healthcare professionals, including anesthesia professionals, to develop evidence-based policy regarding substance use disorder before a situation occurs. Updated 2021.

Signs & Behaviors: If You See Something, Do Something

One-pager that you can print out and display on early identification of the signs and behaviors associated with substance use disorder and drug diversion.

Are you OK? Managing Stress in the Pandemic

CRNAs and SRNAs face continual disruptions to clinical practice, training, and day-to-day life from the COVID-19 pandemic. Over time, this can impact your mental health. Here are some common signs of stress — and some tools you can use right now to help mitigate its effects.

AANA, AORN, ASPAN Position Statement on Workplace Civility

American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA), the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) support the development of collaborative, comprehensive facility policies that address the identification, mitigation, evaluation, and reporting of uncivil behavior; intervention and accountability for uncivil behavior; and maintaining professionalism in the perianesthesia and perioperative environment

Promoting a Culture of Safety and Healthy Work Environment

The AANA supports the development of comprehensive facility policies that foster a safe culture to prevent and mitigate violent or disruptive behaviors among employees as well as external threats. Healthy work environments optimize patient safety, enhance staff’s physical and mental well-being, and help organizations sustain quality, staff and patient satisfaction, and financial stability.