The Arizona Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants
Already, 17 states permit these Master’s-accredited advanced practice clinical anesthetists to work under Anesthesiologists helping make sure patients are prepared and comfortable when it comes time for surgery.
Nationally, more than 2,600 AAs have completed the additional two years to 28 months of graduate-level education and accreditation required to be licensed in this rapidly expanding medical field.
We believe giving AAs a role on the Anesthesia Care Team here in Arizona will improve patient outcomes statewide and help the Arizona medical community more efficiently meet its growing need for quality medical professionals in Arizona’s big cities and rural communities.
Arizona has made huge strides in eliminating needless barriers to entry for professional occupations. We hope you agree with me that licensing highly trained and monitored Anesthesiologist Assistants in Arizona will allow improve access to health care and create better quality medical outcomes for one and all.
Professional advocacy is important to us.
We wish to educate those in Arizona regarding our profession’s long standing history of providing safe and quality anesthesia care to our patients and communities.