Hello and Welcome to the Alaska Association of Nurse Anesthetists. It’s an exciting time to be a CRNA in Alaska where CRNAs are leading the way in advancing patient safety and our profession every day!
Nurses were the first professional group to specialize in and provide anesthesia services in the United States in the 1880s. CRNAs have always been on the front lines of anesthesia delivery and here in “The Last Frontier” is no exception. Many of our talented CRNAs are the sole anesthesia provider for their communities and provide critical access to care for many Alaskans.
The Alaska Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AKANA) is a non-profit association affiliated with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) whose aim is to advance the profession of nurse anesthesia, enhance the art and science of anesthesiology, and facilitate the provision of accessible, affordable, high-quality health care to Alaskans. We work to facilitate cooperation between nurse anesthetists and the medical profession, hospitals, healthcare providers, and other agencies interested in anesthesia.