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NYSANA Award Honors Legendary Nurse Anesthetist

Tuesday, December 18, 2018  
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The association representing more than 1,200 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNA) in New York is accepting submissions for the annual Goldie Brangman Award.

Brangman, MEd, MBA, CRNA, famously provided anesthesia to The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at Harlem Hospital after he was stabbed in the chest at a 1958 book signing.

The New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NYSANA) presents the award annually to a SRNA. To be eligible, an SRNA submits one of the following: an original manuscript, a comprehensive literature review, or an original research study relevant to the nurse anesthesia practice. The award recipient is asked to deliver a 60-minute presentation at NYSANA’s fall meeting, where the judging and award announcement is done.   

“This award commemorates the career and contributions of Goldie Brangman, helps students think more critically and deeply about their chosen profession and honors one student who stands out among his or her peers,” said NYSANA President Jessica Pitman, DNPO, CRNA.   

Past recipients have presented on such topics as opioid-free anesthesia; the use of tranexamic acid to limit blood loss in surgery; and managing the airways of patients with burn injuries, among other topics.   

Brangman is the only African-American to have served as president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (1973 to 1974). She served as NYSANA president from 1960 to 1961. She is known for her mentoring of countless SRNAs and CRNAs and establishing the nurse anesthesia program at Harlem Hospital where she served as program director. She is 101 years old and lives in Hawaii.

The Goldie Brangman Award comes with a $750 prize. The deadline to submit is March 1, 2019.

About New York State Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NYSANA):  
NYSANA is the statewide professional association representing the interests of over 1,600 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists providing high quality, safe and cost-effective anesthesia care to residents across New York state in every setting anesthesia services are provided. 

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