Please see the message below from AANA President Sharon Pearce. Check out the social media events scheduled throughout National CRNA Week by visiting the AANA website, and remember to use the hashtag #CRNAWeek to help promote this year’s campaign and spread the word about the incredible work CRNAs do to help millions of patients each year. Happy CRNA Week!
National CRNA Week (#CRNAWeek) starts next week (January 25-31, 2015), and what better time than now to take advantage of today’s social media landscape to educate others about how CRNAs ensure patient access to safe, cost-effective anesthesia care?
As you may know, social media provides immediacy, accessibility, and can unite people like no other information-sharing medium. Sometimes referred to as a means to achieve mass persuasion, today’s social platforms serve as the driving force behind changing public opinion, harnessing thoughts that lead to actions, and reaching people across boundaries. The power of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and others is evident in the role social media have played in national awareness campaigns such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, or even on the political front, such as helping to increase enrollment for the Affordable Care Act.
Moving forward, we as CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists can have fun creating our own successes by collectively promoting this year’s CRNA Week through the use of online social spaces. Be sure to use the official hashtag for this year’s campaign (#CRNAWeek), and take advantage of the wealth of social media ideas and resources provided to you on the AANA website. Also, be sure to participate in the AANA social media events that will occur every day during CRNA Week.
You can find us on Facebook at AANA/American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, and on Twitter by searching for the official AANA handle @AANAWebUpdates. You can also find us on LinkedIn by searching “American Association of Nurse Anesthetists,” and follow us on Instagram at aanaphotos.
Most importantly, enjoy using social media to creatively spread the word about our remarkable profession and the important work we do on behalf of millions of patients each year.
Best wishes for a successful CRNA Week
Sharon Pearce, CRNA, MSN