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Researchers Find No Differences in Care Provided by CRNAs and Anesthesiologists: Cochrane Collaboration
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2015 Association of VA Nurse Anesthetists Annual Anesthesia Conference

April 30, 2015 - May 2, 2015

Kona Kai Resort San Diego, CA

Registration available on annual meeting page
ACES (Attendance and Cost Estimation System) is now available for you to put in your request for the 2015 AVANA Meeting in San Diego. If you haven't used ACES yet, contact your facility education department for assistance or contact Garrett Peterson at

Kona Kai Resort, San Diego
Peter Kallio CRNA
Milwaukee VA

Appointed to the Wisconsin Board of Nursing
Patrick McElhone CRNA
Hines VA Chicago

Appointed to the VA Anesthesia Field Advisory Committee
Garrett Peterson CRNA
Minneapolis VAHCS

Selected as the Minneapolis VAHCS 2014 Excellence In Nursing Award

Garrett Peterson and Sherry Swearngin in DC

Congratulations to AVANA Executive Director for being named "Teacher of the Year" at the College of Health Professionals, Medical University of South Carolina.

AVANA and AANA working for you in DC April 2014

AVANA and AANA working for you in DC
AVANA Members and VA CRNA's celebrated the 40th Anniversary of AVANA at the 2013 AANA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas
Happy 40th Anniversary AVANA!!!

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