TxANA Always Needs Its Members! Call-to-Actions for Spring 2022

Source: Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Date: June 23, 2022

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Abby Caswell, DNP, CRNA

TxANA President

We are nearly halfway through 2022, and TxANA’s Board of Directors and staff have remained dedicated to making patient safety and the advancement of nurse anesthesia in Texas major priorities.

We have worked diligently to listen to members regarding practice concerns and any other obstacles CRNAs may face in Texas. Working together to find answers and solve these issues at their core makes your membership and time given to TxANA worth it.

Many members have expressed a desire to get involved in CRNA matters. There are incredibly impactful ways you may become involved and advance the profession of nurse anesthesia and patient safety. Here are some of the ways you can have influence: 

  • Educate and engage with your local leaders. Please reach out to TxANA to set up a meeting with your state senator and state representative to inform them of the vital healthcare role CRNAs play and the critical differences between CRNAs and AAs. TxANA can provide the materials and legislative support needed to make these meetings productive.
  • Attend TxANA’s Annual Convention and CRNA Day at the Capitol. Save the date! The TxANA Annual Convention will be held January 21-23, 2023, in Austin. Our Day at the Capitol will be on January 23. This is a pivotal time to attend this event in Austin and advocate for your profession!
  • Join the TxANA Board of Directors and TxANA Committees. All Active TxANA Members (CRNAs and SRNAs) are eligible to be a member of a committee. Terms last for one year and begin September 1 and end August 31. Click here to join a committee.
  • Act and respond to TxANA alerts. TxANA regularly sends email updates to members regarding action requests and recent public relations efforts. Please complete these requests promptly and adhere to the guidelines our team has built out for our members.

 

2022 TxANA Elections

Election season is quickly approaching for the 2022 TxANA Board Elections. Please take a few moments to review the candidate slate here. The TxANA Election will commence on June 3, 2022, and conclude at 11:59 p.m., August 2, 2022. Eligible voting members will receive an email from Survey and Ballot Systems (noreply@directvote.net) with a link and login information to vote on June 3.

This is a separate login from your TxANA website login. Please be sure to check your junk folder. If you cannot locate your personalized election login information, or if you have difficulty with voting, please call Survey and Ballot Systems at 952-974-2339 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT) or email support@directvote.net.

If you, or a colleague you know, are interested in running for the Board of Directors in the future, please contact us. And, if you’re interested in other service opportunities on our committees, we’d love to have your engagement there. Thank you for your contribution to the success of our association and the patients in your communities. TxANA is more robust for your expertise, time, and the extra mile you go to advance our association and mission.

A special thanks to the TxANA Nominating Committee and its members. You all have put together a great ballot. We are thankful for all your hard work and dedication to TxANA.

TxANA exists to support and promote our members. Many resources are offered on TxANA's website. TxANA frequently receives practice questions, and the website provides a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. We do our best to ensure this practice page stays up to date, and we work with the Practice Committee and TxANA Board to develop and monitor issues of interest to our members and other vested parties. Any additional practice questions can be submitted online here, and staff will typically respond within three business days.

So please remember to utilize these resources, reach out to TxANA staff and Board of Directors, and connect with us via social media or our website to know and utilize the latest information pertinent to Texas CRNAs.