A group of TANA members recently traveled to the AANA Mid Year Assembly in Washington, D.C. The Mid Year Assembly is a great time for CRNAs from across the country to visit with their peers, get updated information from the AANA legislative team, learn about trends going on around the country, and–most importantly–visit with our legislators on Capitol Hill to remind them of the important work CRNAs are doing all over the country!
“We spoke at length with the healthcare legislative aides for our Senators and multiple legislators. We described the level of education and training of CRNAs. [They] were very receptive, and I think we taught them a few things about the issues,” explained TANA President Terri Durbin, CRNA, DNP, APN. “We also learned a lot about the Affordable Care Act and its implications for anesthesia.
Issues the group discussed included Title VIII Workforce Development funding, the VA practice issue, and rural access to care, and other important topics. They also learned a lot about the Affordable Care Act and its implications for anesthesia.
Attendees were also able to meet and hear speeches from candidates running for AANA board positions, including our very own TANA Secretary/Treasurer Dina Velocci, CRNA, DNP, APN who is running for AANA Region II Director.
Thank you to all the TANA members who attended this year’s Mid Year Assembly. You represented us well!