CRNAs deliver safe and effective anesthesia—on the battlefield, in the delivery room, in dental and GI practices—everywhere! With a history spanning more than 150 years, CRNAs stay with their patients throughout their procedure, administering their anesthetics and monitoring their vital signs. Each year CRNAs ensure that millions of patients receive the safest anesthesia care […]
Numerous studies have concluded that CRNAs consistently deliver safe, high-quality, cost-effective anesthesia care in today’s ever-changing healthcare environment.
Nurses first provided anesthesia on the battlefields of the American Civil War. During WWI, nurse anesthetists became the predominant providers of anesthesia care to wounded soldiers on the front lines; today, CRNAs continue to be the primary providers of anesthesia care to U.S. military personnel on front lines, navy ships, and aircraft evacuation teams around the globe.
If you are having surgery, you will receive a medicine called an anesthetic. Anesthetics reduce or prevent pain. There are three main types: Local – numbs one small area of the body. You stay awake and alert. Regional – blocks pain in an area of the body, such an arm or leg. A common […]
CRNAs are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America, enabling healthcare facilities in these medically underserved areas to offer obstetrical, surgical, and trauma stabilization services. In some states, CRNAs are the sole providers in nearly 100 percent of the rural hospitals. ANESTHESIA AND THE CHANGING HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE: The Changing Healthcare Landscape […]