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important links

important links

The following links have been helpful to me for credentialing information, nursing resources, and for finding suitable accommodations when in a new environment. To visit the site, click on the logo image next to the description to open a new tab in your browser. If you have sites you’ve found helpful and feel others would benefit, please send the links to me and I’ll add them here.

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It's essential to have membership in the two main national nurse anesthetist associations along with individual state associations. Each state has its own.


The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists

The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to promoting patient safety by enhancing provider quality in the field of nurse anesthesia. They develop and implement credentialing programs that support lifelong learning among nurse anesthetists. https://www.nbcrna.com


American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing nearly 53,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists nationwide. The AANA promulgates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice. https://www.aana.com


The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists

The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists (TxANA) is a not for profit association aimed to advance the profession of nurse anesthesia, enhance the art and science of anesthesiology, and facilitate the provision of accessible, affordable, high quality health care. Its goals include facilitating cooperation between nurse anesthetists and the medical profession, hospitals, healthcare providers, and other agencies interested in anesthesia. The membership is limited to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and Nurse Anesthesia Students who are members of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). https://www.txana.org

Continuing Education
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Keeping your Continuing Education credits current and accessible is mandatory for licensing and credentialing. Be sure you use a nationally recognized accredited institute.

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How to Get an Internship
Getting an internship is one of the most important things you can do to start your career off right. Decades ago, a college degree would have been the only thing you needed to get hired at a major corporation. Now, employers increasingly look for actual experience. Your prospective employer wants to know whether you can handle the challenges of the job before they take the risk of hiring you. By getting an internship, you increase your chances of getting hired after graduation.
Your internship is valuable because it allows you to gain experience while growing your professional network. Normally, you have to pay for each course you take in college. Unlike your college courses, your internship is free. In some cases, the employer will even pay you to learn during your internship.
Other than networking with potential employers and colleagues, an internship allows you to get a feel for the job. Sometimes, students do an internship and realize they are in the completely wrong field. By experiencing the career field early on, students can see if their initial career plan is actually what they want to do.

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Frank Moya Continuing Education Programs

Current Reviews in Clinical Anesthesia® and Current Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists® are two premier continuing education home study programs designed for the busy Anesthesiologist and Nurse Anesthetist. If you want to receive continuing education credits in a handy home study format then these programs are for you. https://www.currentreviews.com/

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Nurse.com OnCourse Learning

Nurse.com, by OnCourse Learning, is an industry-leading online education company. All educational products are state and federally approved continuing education courses. Our team is composed of dedicated experts, analysts, clinicians and other visionaries, committed to bringing you the best and latest in healthcare. Our subject matter experts are practitioners and respected leaders in their field dedicated to giving you the expertise to improve patient care. Between our content, resource guides and expert knowledge, Nurse.com has the technology and knowledge to move the healthcare industry forward. https://www.nurse.com/

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Elite Learning

Elite offers excellent continuing education for nurses. Take our convenient online nursing CE course to maintain your license and meet your professional development goals. Elite is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. https://www.elitecme.com/

License Verification
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As important as it is to keep your licenses and certifications current and up-to-date, it's equally important to verify that the national databases that provide this data is completely accurate.

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Nursys.com provides online verification for endorsement to a nurse requesting to practice in another state and anyone who wants to verify a nurse license. The Nursys licensure and disciplinary database is the repository of the data provided directly from state boards of nursing. https://www.nursys.com/

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DEA Registration Validation

The U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Diversion Control Division maintains registrant data and is considered the primary source of information on DEA registrants. The website https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov is the official location for real time online verification. https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov

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Often times facility credentialing offices will access online databases to verify your professional and practice information. CAQH-ProView is one company that is free for the provider and used by many facilities.


CAQH Solutions ProView

CAQH ProView is more than a credentialing database. Available at no cost to you, CAQH ProView eliminates duplicative paperwork with organizations that require your professional and practice information for claims administration, credentialing, directory services, and more. https://proview.caqh.org

Scheduling Apps
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Every facility has preferences for how they schedule and communicate to the anesthesia team. QGenda and OpenTempo are two I have used and can be downloaded as an app onto your phone.

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Build your schedule with the highest quality, transparency, flexibility and fairness possible – with amazing ease. QGenda’s powerful, interactive scheduling engine solves conflicts as the schedule is built, and creates a schedule that reduces labor expenses while maintaining proper coverage and improving performance. https://www.qgenda.com/

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OpenTempo’s rule-based Physician Scheduling Software solves complexity by automating the process of clinical staff schedule creation, publication, and management across specialties, departments, services lines and locations of care. Incorporating both physicians and other clinicians’ requirements, OpenTempo dramatically reduces the time needed to build schedules and streamlines day-to-day assignment management. And with OpenTempo’s mobile experience, physicians can manage their time conveniently from their smart device. https://www.opentempo.com/

Reference Sites
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It's very helpful to have a quick reference to thousands of physician authors and editors who share a singular passion: writing and editing evidence-based information that helps clinicians everywhere practice the best medicine. Wolters Kluwer's UpToDate is an app I use with confidence.

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Over 1.5 million clinicians worldwide trust UpToDate to make the best care decisions. UpToDate® contains all of the internal medicine subspecialties (at a level that meets the needs of the subspecialist), all of primary care, internal medicine, ob/gyn, pediatrics, general surgery, and more – all in one resource. https://www.uptodate.com/

Revenue Cycle Management Vendors
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Revenue cycle management (RCM) is the financial process, utilizing medical billing software, that healthcare facilities use to track patient care episodes from registration and appointment scheduling to the final payment of a balance. There are over 20 Revenue Cycle Management Vendors used in hospitals, physician practices, and healthcare systems across the nation. I am most familiar with Parallon.

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More than 225 hospitals have full-service revenue-cycle partnerships with Parallon, including some of the largest, most successful hospital systems. Others select specific services to meet their revenue cycle needs, tapping into our expertise, scale and model best practices for optimized results in key metrics. https://parallon.com/

Traveler Accommodations
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The following are a few handy links when seeking accommodations for your assignment.

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Airbnb began in 2008 when two designers who had space to share hosted three travelers looking for a place to stay. Now, millions of hosts and travelers choose to create a free Airbnb account so they can list their space and book unique accommodations anywhere in the world. https://www.airbnb.com

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Whether you’re looking for a room for a few days, a lavish rental, or hotel-style living for an extended time, ByOwner can connect you with the vacation rentals by owner you are looking for… at any price point, and hundreds of locations around the world. https://www.byowner.com

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Choose a rental from over 2 million homes in more than 190 countries. HomeAway has the perfect whole home waiting —no matter your destination, occasion or budget. https://www.homeaway.com

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DreamSafe Anesthesia Staffing, Inc.

One of the goals of this site it to connect CRNAs with each other to share their experiences with facilities, traveling, and accommodations at the various appointment sites. Coming soon will be an interactive Blog to allow you to do this. You will need to obtain a Login and Password to have access as we want to insure your comments are private and available only to other CRNAs. If you have any other travel / accommodation sites that you found have been great, please send me the links and I’ll add them here. BLOG Page