AANA announces new corporate partner


Heart valve and hemodynamic monitoring specialist Edwards Lifesciences and other healthcare industry leaders are partnering with anesthesia professionals to advance patient safety through the Corporate Partners Program formed by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). 

According to the AANA, the program seeks to combine the collective strengths of its 49,000-member association with companies that deliver the products and services used by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to provide ever-safer patient care.

Three other corporate partners have already joined the program. Baxter, PharMEDium, Covidien and Merck are the companies that have signed on with the AANA.

“Collaboration fuels progress,” said AANA president Sharon Pearce. “Partnering with the AANA and the AANA Foundation provides companies with close access to CRNAs, anesthesia specialists who are the hands-on providers of more than 34 million anesthetics each year in the United States. The AANA values the additional strides in anesthesia research and practice we are able to take because of these partnerships, which help CRNAs lead the way in anesthesia safety.”

Edwards Lifesciences, Corporate Partners Program, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, US