Iowa Association of Nurse Anesthetists (IANA):

IANA is a state wide association for Nurse Anesthetists. Our mission is to advance excellence in anesthesia care by meeting our members’ needs and increasing public awareness that CRNA’s provide Iowan’s high quality anesthesia services in all practice settings.

IANA was incorporated in 1971 and is part of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

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CRNAs: The Future of Anesthesia Care

 CRNAs: The Future of Anesthesia Care

Check out this great video by the AANA that focuses on CRNA care and was made at Regional Medical Center in Manchester Iowa. The video features two of our very own Iowa CRNAs, Mark Odden and Jen Chastek. Well Done!! #safeanesthesiacare #proudtobeacrna #aana2015

Posted by Iowa Association of Nurse Anesthetists on Friday, September 11, 2015

CRNAs are advanced practice nurses with specialized graduate-level education in anesthesia care. In the state of Iowa, nurse anesthetists are licensed independent providers of anesthesia.

Today, more than 42,000 CRNAs administer 32 million anesthetics in the United States each year. In addition, CRNAs administer anesthesia for all types of surgical cases, from the simplest to the most complex. CRNAs are the primary anesthesia professionals in rural America.

In Iowa CRNAs are the sole providers in nearly 100 percent of the rural hospitals.

For more than 100 years, CRNAs have worked in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered. This includes traditional hospital surgical suites and obstetrical delivery rooms, ambulatory surgical centers, and the offices of dentists, podiatrists, and plastic surgeons.

Visit the AANA for more information about CRNA’s and how to become a CRNA.


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As the sole anesthesia providers in 75% of Iowa’s community hospitals, CRNA’s are a vital to the goal of Iowa being the healthiest state in the country!


Latest Study Validating Nurse Anesthesia Safety

Support CRNAs in the VA system - contact your U.S. Representative to support HR 1247

AANA launches new information campaign

Researchers Find No Differences in Care Provided: Cochrane Collaboration 


Iowa Supreme Court Decision

Here is an excellent article by the AANA summarizing the studies showing our care to be safe, efficient, and cost effective. Links to the studies are at the bottom of the article.

CRNA Studies

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2017 Legislative Reception: January 24th, 2017 4:30pm-9:00pm

Embassay Suites Downtown Des Moines

Hill Day: January 25th, 2017 TBD

State Capitol Building, Des Moines

IANA 2017 Spring Educational Meeting: April 28th-30th, 2017

Holiday Inn and Suites at Jordan Creek in West Des Moines, IA