Together, we must RISE Above
"Rise Above health policy research provides the evidence that all CRNAs--be they practitioners, educators, administrators or business owners--can use to justify and protect their practice and the patients who depend upon our services for access. The resulting completed studies, once published in peer review journals, represent scientifically vetted information that the safety, quality, and efficacy of CRNA anesthesia practice is equal to that of our competitors on all attributes. And often, CRNAs provide this high quality service with less cost to health care systems. I have walked into countless legislative and regulatory offices, and seen the dawning looks of comprehension on the faces of those present once they read the evidence. Rise Above supports the practice of every single CRNA in this country. "
Charles Griffis, RISE Above Campaign Co-Chair
"Thanks to the AANA Foundations studies, The Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists were successful in moving SB 1019 through the Michigan Senate with supportive scientific research that helped to convince legislators that CRNAs are safe, cost effective providers. We are now one step closer to removing physician supervision of CRNAs in Michigan."
Andrea Teitel, President of the Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists
"Continuing education and research is vital to enhance our career and ensure quality and safety. Volunteering time and money is a requirement because we all must take ownership to advance our profession."