New and Improved COVID-19 Wellness Webpages

Check out the new and improved online pages for easy access to infographics, videos, podcasts, and articles to support your physical and mental well-being during and after the pandemic. Visit COVID-19 Well-being or one of these sub-pages:

  • Dealing with Stress – New infographics on how to relieve stress and ways to cope plus wellness content produced by CRNAs.
  • Peer Support – Where to find self-help and peer support groups and how to help a peer.
  • Ask for Help – When to ask for professional help and how to go about it, current data concerning healthcare professional well-being, articles from the frontlines, and other organizational resources.
  • Resources for CRNA Leaders – Strategies and resources to promote and support the mental health of others during these stressful times.
  • Grief and Healing – Words of wisdom, comforting resources, and honoring healthcare workers lost on the frontlines.

For Your Well-Being

As we experience the one-year mark of profound losses due to the pandemic, take time to recognize, grieve, and heal. Visit COVID-19 Grief and Healing for words of wisdom, comforting resources, and honoring health workers lost on the frontlines. Be well.

Source:   AANA Region 6 E-News, Spring 2021

Welcome to the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA)

Our Patients. Our Profession. Our Practice.  The mission of the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists is to ensure patient safety, increase public awareness and protect CRNAs and their practices.

For more than 150 years, nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States.  The CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) credential came into existence in 1956.  CRNAs are anesthesia professionals who safely administer approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States.

 Click here to learn more about CRNAs

The AANA distributed an Advocacy Alert encouraging CRNAs to take immediate action by writing a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in support of removing unnecessary supervision requirements in our healthcare system.  The HHS is seeking comments by January 11, 2021.  

For full instructions and to take action now, click here.

Please take a moment to add your voice to this important advocacy effort.

For Patients

Before having anesthesia for surgery, childbirth, pain management, or any other procedure, MANA and the AANA advise patients to learn as much as they can about their anesthesia options; before and after anesthesia; how other medications interact with anesthetic drugs; possible side effects of anesthesia, and more. By educating yourself as much as possible, you will become an informed “partner” in your own anesthesia care.

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Support MANA-PAC

It is vital that we maintain support for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) profession throughout the year as issues can arise at any time that will impact the practice. The MANA Political Action Committee (PAC) funds are used to support candidates and improve educational opportunities.

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