Alabama Board of Nursing Discuss Changes and Created Employee Tracker Spreadsheet
Please see the linked CRNP/CNM and CRNA Changes Power Point and the Employee Tracker Spreadsheet developed by the Alabama Board of Nursing explaining the recent emergency proclamation by Gov. Ivey to adjust restrictions for licensed hospital settings meaning any general acute care hospital, a critical access hospital, or a specialized hospital licensed as such by the Alabama Dept of Public Health. Outside of licensed hospitals such as rural community and individual physician collaboration continue as previously approved. The documentation form is to be used for tracking purposes. 

If your institution utilizes any of the adjustments within the mandate, please track the data as this will be excellent information for future considerations of legislative efforts.

Ivey Issues Emergency Proclamation
On 8.13.2021 at 4pm Governor Ivey proclaimed a public health state of emergency. The proclamation notes the COVID 19 pandemic is not over and since the termination of the previous state of emergency, COVID 19 related hospitalization have increased 10-fold creating a strain on Alabama’s already worn out healthcare system.

Therefore, the proclamation is “cutting the red tape for healthcare providers” adopting measures to expand the workforce in hospitals. This includes the ability to employ or relocate CRNPs within the facility to care for patients suffering from or affected by COVID 19. A hospital’s Chief of Staff may collaborate with an unlimited number of CRNPs using the ABN’s standard protocol and any previously approved skills shall be authorized. A hospital may authorize additional skills and formulary, excluding controlled substances, within its emergency protocol as long as it is within the CRNPs training, education, and certification. 

There are details concerning practice by out-of-state healthcare practitioners, expanding capacity of healthcare facilities, and alternative standards of care outline in the proclamation. Please see Proclamation for further details
Earn up to 12 CEs and 4.5 Pharm!
The 15th Annual NPAA Conference is an excellent time to receive updates on treatment plans, information on new meds, learn how to suture or learn new advanced suturing techniques, reading EKGs, networking with fellow NPs and so much more. 

Registration is limited, so please register soon. Do not miss this diverse educational and
network opportunities.

Friday's sessions include a variety of topics that tap into the expertise of our membership to offer many across the lifespan sessions. The NPAA program committee carefully selected presentations focused on populations such as: pediatrics, women’s health, mental health, primary and acute care.

Saturday's sessions include informative presentations; the Opioid Guidelines Update which qualifies for the QACSC renewal; an EKG Workshop; and a Suture Workshop. Please note the Suture Workshop is limited to 25 people and costs an additional $50 for supplies. Click here to register for the Suture Workshop.
There is power in numbers! As the only statewide organization for all NPs in Alabama, NPAA continues to advocate for the reduction of barriers to NP practice. We need the help of every NP in the State to speak in one voice.