The Alaska Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AKANA)
The state organization representing over 100 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in Alaska. CRNAs practice in every setting where anesthesia is available and are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America including rural Alaska. They administer every type of anesthetic, and provide care for every type of surgery or procedure, from open heart to cataract to pain management.
Alaskan CRNAs are widely disbursed from as far south as Ketchikan and to the north in Kotzebue. Anchorage has the largest concentration of CRNA’s in the state. Military CRNA’s practice at the two major military installations in Alaska, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER) and Bassett Army Hospital on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.