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.
CRNAs: The Future of Anesthesia Care
WHAT IS A CRNA
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.
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!