Founded in 1935, the Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MoANA) represents over 1200 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) licensed in Missouri. MoANA advocates for our patients and members in legislative and governmental affairs and serves as a resource for CRNAs, the nursing and medical professions, hospitals, health care facilities, and others interested in anesthesia care.
CRNAs safely administer 34 million anesthetics to patients every year in the US. CRNAs practice with a significant degree of autonomy and are qualified to administer all types of anesthesia including general and regional anesthesia, local and conscious sedation, monitored anesthesia care, and pain management. They are trained to provide anesthesia to patients of all ages for all types of surgery, from simple to the most complex cases. CRNAs provide anesthetics to patients in cooperation with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists and other qualified healthcare professionals. CRNAs practice with a high degree of autonomy. The laws of every state permit CRNAs to work with physicians (such as surgeons) or other authorized healthcare professionals.
Missouri CRNAs are among the largest and oldest organized groups of CRNAs in America. MoANA was founded in 1935 by 15 charter members, including Helen Lamb of St. Louis. Learn more about MoANA.
MoANA has a number of standing and special committees created to accomplish a number of specified tasks. Find out more about each committee and how to contact them on the committees page.
MoANA has a number of officers who are responsible for executing a variety of tasks for the organization. MoANA officers include the President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
MoANA staff are responsible for a number of operational duties to keep MoANA running day-to-day. Learn more about MoANA staff.
48% of Missouri’s counties with hospitals providing surgical services offer anesthesia provided solely by CRNAs. CRNA-only anesthesia services are especially predominant in the rural, medically underserved areas of the state.