May 31, 2020
Kansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
The Kansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (KANA) is a nonprofit association whose purpose is to advance the profession of nurse anesthesia, enhance the art and science of anesthesiology, and facilitate the provision of accessible, affordable, high quality care. Membership is limited to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) who are members of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).
Today, some 54,000 CRNAs are practicing in all states throughout the U.S. There are approximately 750 CRNAs actively practicing in Kansas, making up more than 80% of all anesthesia providers in the state. CRNAs administer more than 65% of the 49 million anesthetics given to patients each year in America, practicing in every type of setting in which anesthesia is delivered, working with and without anesthesiologists.
CRNAs are the primary providers of anesthesia services to America’s rural population. In Kansas, more than 80% of the hospitals providing surgical services rely solely on nurse anesthetists for these medically underserved areas to offer obstetrical, surgical, pain management, and trauma stabilization services.