South University AAs Achieve 100 Percent Certification Pass Rate - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

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South University AAs Achieve 100 Percent Certification Pass Rate

For the eleventh time in the past thirteen years, South University Anesthesiologist Assistant (AA) students taking the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants (NCCAA) exam finished with a 100 percent pass rate. The NCCAA is the certifying body for the AA profession in the United States. The certification process includes passing the certifying exam, completing continuing medical education hours, and ongoing examinations to demonstrate professional qualifications.

Anesthesiologist Assistants are highly skilled health professionals who work under the direction of a physician anesthesiologist to implement anesthesia care plans. Anesthesiologist assistants work exclusively within the Anesthesia Care Team environment. All AAs possess a premedical undergraduate background and complete a comprehensive didactic and clinical program at the graduate school level. They are trained exclusively in the delivery and maintenance of quality anesthesia care as well as advanced patient monitoring techniques. There are currently 12 accredited educational programs for AAs in the United States.

For additional information about anesthesiologist assistants, please reach out to advocacy@asahq.org.

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