Research & Archives Library

The research department is responsible for consulting on research matters, assessing current research being conducted, and targeting research topics based on trends identified by the AANA and AANA Foundation's strategic plans.  Please review the AANA and AANA Foundation's Research Agenda to learn more about key research topics for future research studies.
From year to year, articles regarding the safety and cost effectiveness of CRNAs are published in premium research journals. Read about timely and pertinent research regarding Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), health service research, and health policy.
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Research Discussion Forum (Login Required)
The purpose of the Research Discussion Forum is to provide a platform for those individuals interested in research to delve more deeply into research and anesthesia related topics.  Join the discussion now.  
  • Sending an Electronic Survey to AANA Members
  • AANA Mailing Labels for Research and Non-Research Purposes
  • Email Solicitation for Research Participants at AANA Meetings
The AANA Research Department and the AANA Foundation promote and facilitate the knowledge and utilization of research in anesthesia, and support professional development. In addition to fundraising efforts, the AANA Foundation also supports those who conduct and promote research which advances the science of anesthesia. Learn more about how the AANA foundation supports research through opportunities such as funding and research awards. 
See what other training and funding opportunities are available.
Research and Quality Resources (Login Required) NEW!
This page contains links to recorded Webinars, meeting materials and related tools for quality reporting. This page also houses our Research Abstract Repository. At no cost to members, all students and CRNAs are encouraged to enter published or unpublished abstracts to the Repository. Enter your abstract today.

AANA Archives Library

The AANA Archives preserves the history of the AANA, and by extension the history of the nurse anesthesia profession, through items that document the activities of the AANA since its founding in 1931. Documents, publications, photographs, memorabilia, audiovisual items, and anesthesia equipment are included in the Archives’ collections. The AANA Library comprises a small collection of books and journals on anesthesia and related healthcare topics.

About the Archives
General information regading this resource

CRNA Profiles
Biographical information on prominent nurse anesthetists

Dissertation and Thesis Collection
A small collection of dissertations and thesis written by CRNAs

Historical Resources
Information on the history of AANA and nurse anesthesia

AANA Journal
Current and back issues

Looking for articles on a clinical topic? Try a search here

Practice Questions?
Direct questions regarding practice issues to the Professional Practice Division. 
Phone: (847) 655-8870 
Email: [email protected]

The above information was provided by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. 
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