CAAs are a veteran health care provider.

Anesthesiologist assistants (CAAs) have been working as part of the anesthesia care team for more than 30 years.

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CAAs have long been recognized for their impeccable safety records.

A recent unbiased four-year study concludes that "Complication rates were no higher for CAAs than CRNAs."...

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The Highest Educational Standards.

The training of an anesthesiologist assistant combines a premedical curriculum with an intense masters degree training program.

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CAAs currently work in sixteen states.

There are 16 states in which CAAs work by a license, regulation, and/or certification, and 4 states in which CAAs are granted practice privilege through physician delegation...

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The federal government recognizes and uses CAAs.

Both the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs authorize the use of anesthesiologist assistants to practice under the TRICARE insurance program.

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Upcoming Events

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WSA 2022 Annual Meeting
The Pfister Hotel
Milwaukee, WI
September 10-11, 2022
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Wisconsin Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants

Anesthesiologist Assistants are highly educated healthcare professionals who work under the direction of licensed anesthesiologists to provide safe, compassionate care for patients undergoing anesthesia. Otherwise known as CAAs, they are trained extensively in the delivery and maintenance of quality anesthesia care as well as advanced patient monitoring techniques.

The Future is Bright. We provide information on the CAA profession, as well as current events regarding CAAs. Visitors can learn more about the history of CAAs as well as their future.

Become a member. The WAAA is now accepting members. Member benefits include members-only discussion forum, abilities to vote in elections, and the right to hold office positions. For your convenience, the WAAA is now accepting membership payments through PayPal. Click here to Register.

Donate today!

We encourage all members to donate to our political fund. Political funding is vital to the sustainability and improvement of CAA practice in the state of Wisconsin. Every little bit helps. 

CAA Academic Programs

There are 11 programs in the country, but more may be on the way! The current ones are: