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There continues to be discussion regarding how to improve online communications within AANA in both directions. I am lead to believe that AANA leaders "monitor" communications, but rarely respond directly. Members become frustrated from lack of leadership response. Leaders that respond, at times face criticism from the membership and from the other leaders. So, with the exception of election time and a few exceptional leaders, it is rare for leaders to publicly engage the membership.
Presently the online listservers that require AANA membership have less than 1000 subscribers. IF, somehow we were able to enroll every AANA member we would have more than 30,000 subscribers. Attempting to manage the potential volume of messages would be a daunting task, however we all know that the majority of online subscribers are lurkers, rarely offering their perspectives.
There have been ongoing efforts to have an official AANA sponsored listserver, however the unmoderated CRNAtalk and the heavily moderated Candidate's forum have proven that these two extremes are not acceptable.
There is a new CRNA company which is delivering complete online education for CRNAs in a fresh and engaging way. Nick Crofut, CRNA is the owner and founder of CRNA Today and Anthony Chipas, CRNA PhD serves as Editor in Chief.
This article links to www.CRNAToday.com, which offers background information, so let's go right to questions about your new company.
Registration is free. Make sure you watch the presentation by Dr. Michael Murphy, where he performs a fiberoptic nasal intubation of himself, while describing his anatomy, fascinating. Click on the image to access their website.