The single biggest problem in communication
is the illusion that it has taken place.
-George Bernard Shaw
Point of Contact (POC) Program
The Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists has had concerns for some time that we are not in full contact with all CRNAs practicing in Illinois. While we send out emails to all members of the IANA, we know there are some practitioners that are not members and we do not reach them. More so, we understand the exhaustion of receiving bulk emails and worry useful information may be missed due to our tendency to “auto-delete” them. To address these concerns, the IANA has initiated the Point of Contact (POC) Program.
To establish and maintain contact with CRNAs throughout Illinois to inform members of the activities and business of the IANA and to gain knowledge regarding CRNA practice in Illinois by way of “phone-tree” type inter-member communications.
The goal of this program is to truly be in touch will all CRNAs practicing in Illinois in order to circulate useful organizational information, such as updates on the activities of the IANA, educational opportunities from the IANA, as well as provide legislative updates.
The aim of the program is to recruit one CRNA from every IL facility and/or anesthesia group that employs CRNAs
That CRNA volunteer will be the “point of contact” (the POC) and will act as an essential connection between the IANA and their CRNA group, passing on information to the group and returning feedback to the IANA
POCs will receive a distinctive badge ribbon when attending IANA meetings
POCs are eligible for drawings for free IANA meetings
The IANA will email the POC 3-4 times/year and asks that the POC shares the information with their CRNA group
This program will not be utilized as a means to distribute advertisements or solicit monetary contributions. Our main purpose is to disseminate valuable information to CRNAs practicing in Illinois, and to hear from you regarding local issues that need attention. When fully implemented, the IANA intends to reach their members more effectively and better understand how CRNAs practice in our state.
Please share this with your CRNA group and discuss who might like to serve as your POC. Contact the IANA at
PointOfContact.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns and to provide the name and email address of your POC.
Thank you for your consideration. Your contribution to this endeavor is greatly appreciated.
The POC Committee,
Jennifer Greenwood, CRNA, PhD
Karen Kapanke, CRNA, MS
Susan Krawczyk, CRNA, DNP
IANA POCs: CRNAs Keeping CRNAs Informed