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Safe Practices for Needle and Syringe Use

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Position Statement

Endorsed by ANA: January 2009

Summary
Standard IX of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice states that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) shall take precautions "to minimize the risk of infection to the patient, the CRNA, and other healthcare providers." Further, the AANA Code ofEthics states that every member of the AANA "has a personal responsibility to uphold and adhere to the ethical standards contained within the Code of Ethics document. Specifically, item number 3.2 of the AANA Code ofEthics states that the "CRNA practices in accordance with the professional practice standards established by the profession." The AANA historically has taken a strong stance concerning infection control behaviors, and the AANA's Infection Control Guide3 has served as a valuable resource to CRNAs on this issue for many years.

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