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Sharing the Knowledge

Jun 9, 2019

by Diane Boettger, 8/9/2019 I was listening to a recent interview in which the speaker made a comment – “What good is knowledge if it is not shared with others?”  It got me to thinking about how our organization’s mission of education and networking to advance the betterment of nurse anesthesia  practice within the VA is really […]

Potpourri Procedures (not necessarily Anesthesia at the VA-related)

Jul 4, 2019

If you are not at the VHA and want to see the below videos, check on this page on how to get remote access. Physical Exam Larynx and Pharynx Fundoscopic/retina, Otoscopy and Ceremen Removal Extremity: Hand/Wrist, Shoulder, Knee, Peripheral Arterial Disease Lower Extremities 1, Peripheral Arterial Disease 2 GI/GU: Rectal, Pelvic Other Procedures Cardiac: Cardioversion, […]

Regional and Neuraxial Anesthesia Procedure Videos

Jul 4, 2019

If you are not at the VHA and want to see the below videos, check on this page on how to get remote access. General Topics Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Introduction and Overview Lipid Rescue for Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST) Bier Block (Intravenous Regional Anesthesia) Regional Anatomy Gross: Neck/Upper extremity 1, Neck/Upper Extremity 2, […]

Procedure Video References

Jul 4, 2019

If you are not at the VHA and want to see the below videos, check on this page on how to get remote access. Airway Management Ventilation and Preoxygenation Bag Mask Ventilation 1, Bag Mask Ventilation 2, Bag Mask Ventilation 3 Noninvasive Postive-Pressure Ventilation Supraglottic Devices and Airway Adjuncts Supraglottic Device Overview, LMA Insertion Overview […]

About AVANA

The Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA) is a voluntary, professional organization dedicated to VA CRNAs. Our mission is to provide quality and safe anesthesia to our Veterans, and help CRNAs reach their maximum potential through education and federal representation.

Become a Member

The Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists is the voluntary, professional organization of certified registered nurse anesthetists employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s the only professional association devoted solely to VA CRNAs. You’ll gain effective representation at the federal level.

Education & Scholarships

The Association of Veteran’s Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA), Board of Directors and Scholarship Committee have created a new leadership development opportunity for Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs), the AVANA Leadership Project for SRNAs (ALPS). This program was started in fiscal year 2013/2014.

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