Dear ALANA members,
The ALANA BOD takes the safety and well being of our members, the patients we take care of and our community very seriously. It is with this in mind, along with the recommendations of the CDC, that we have decided to cancel the Spring Meeting in Destin scheduled for April 24-26, 2020. This was not an easy decision to make but a necessary one to join in our nation’s collective efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
We know that many CRNAs are due to renew their licenses by July 31 and were relying on the 22 CEUs they were expected to obtain at the spring meeting. We would like to maintain our commitment to provide you with these CEUs. We are currently working on an online version of the meeting that will provide the Class A credits required for renewal. Your Professional Development Chairs are working around the clock and we will update everyone as soon as this option is available. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we go forward with this process. As always, your ALANA BOD will continue to diligently serve in the best interest of our patients, colleagues and community. Our hearts go out to all those affected by the COVID-19 virus and we hope that these difficult measures will be effective in reducing the course of this unexpected virus that has threatened our nation and the world. Please know we are here for any questions or concerns you may have.
Welcome to the website of the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists (ALANA). ALANA is the professional organization that represents our state’s nurse anesthetists and student nurse anesthetists. Our organization’s expertise ranges from governmental practice issues, workplace issues, continuing education, public relations, patient advocacy, and other matters related to the promotion of the nurse anesthesia profession. This website is developed and maintained to keep the members and friends of ALANA informed on issues and opportunities of importance in our rapidly changing health care environment.
Our Mission is to advance quality anesthesia care, serve our members, promote the nurse anesthesia profession.
Our Vision is to be recognized leaders in anesthesia care, who:
are known for their commitment to patient safety
practice at the fullest extent of their scope of practice
have 100% of Alabama CRNAs as members
are fully reimbursed for their services
A Letter From Our President
To our members, first I thank you for being a member. Next, I ask that you check this website often so that you can stay up-to-date on the latest news that affects your profession. Links to matters of urgency and importance will be posted in the information tab for members on the opening page. Contact information for your Board of Directors is located in the drop down menu along with useful information about your state association meetings. Registration and payment for meetings can be completed online for your convenience. We currently offer great rates to early registers, so please check back with us often.
Your ALA-CRNA PAC tab was added for special events, recurrent donations, and one time donations. We ask that you remember your commitment to PAC any time your credit card information is changed. This is one way to help make sure your voice is heard. If you are not a member we ask you consider joining us. On this web site there is a link to the AANA website where you can begin supporting the association that works so hard to represent CRNAs. Just remember, all of your important ALANA information is just a click away, whether you are on your PC or mobile device.
To our patients, we have added an area just for you! Hopefully you will find our site filled with information that will help you understand what anesthesia is all about and how CRNA’s fit into that role. There is even a place where you can ask an anesthesia professional a question!
To our students or those interested in a career as a nurse anesthetist, we have added an area for you too. Hopefully you will find the answers to many of your questions about your career as a CRNA. This includes the current educational requirements. You are the future of our profession and we will do our best to help you in any way we can.
As your President of the ALANA for the 2019 – 2020 term, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the AlabamaCRNA.org website. If I, or your great Board of Directors, can be of assistance to you, do not hesitate to call or email us. We are here to serve you!
Kyle M. Vanderford, MSN, CRNA