CRNAs practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered: traditional hospital surgical suites and obstetrical delivery rooms; the offices of dentists, podiatrists, ophthalmologists, and plastic surgeons; ambulatory surgical centers; U.S. Military and Public Health Services and Veterans Administration medical facilities.
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- are responsible for patient safety before, during, and after anesthesia.
- sustain a patient’s critical life functions throughout surgical, obstetrical, and other procedures.
- are uniquely prepared to assess, identify, and manage the care of patients suffering from acute and/or chronic pain.
- select and administer other types of drugs to preserve life functions.
- analyze situations and respond quickly and appropriately in emergencies.
- provide that special spirit of caring that is unique to all nurses.
“Every Breath, Every Beat, Every Second – WE ARE THERE!”
2019 National CRNA Week
January 21 – 26, 2019
Patients and family members are encouraged to visit the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ web sites at https://www.aana.com/ or http://www.future-of-anesthesia-care-today.com/