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Preventable closed claims in the AANA Foundation closed malpractice claims database.

Kremer MJ, Hirsch M, Geisz-Everson M, et al. AANA journal. 2019;87.

This thematic analysis identified 123 events comprising malpractice claims in the closed claims database of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation that the investigators determined could have been prevented by the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist involved. Among the factors identified as being associated with preventable events were communication failures, violations of the AANA Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice, and errors in judgment.