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 […]
Statistics show that anesthesia today is safer and more effective than ever before. New technologies and anesthetic drugs, extensive specialty training, and high professional CRNA standards have made the administration of anesthesia one of the safest aspects of a surgical or obstetrical procedure.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) Nurse anesthetists, the first healthcare providers dedicated to the specialty of anesthesia, have their roots in the 1800s, when nurses first gave anesthesia to wounded soldiers on the battlefields of the Civil War. Today, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice registered nurses with graduate level […]
As costs continue to rise, healthcare policymakers are balancing a mandate by their constituents to make the system more efficient and accessible, all while maintaining safe, high-quality service delivery. Research suggests a CRNA-based anesthesia care model moves lawmakers a step closer to meeting that challenge. Given that CRNAs are highly educated, advanced practice […]
Reserve the 2018 dates to Celebrate National CRNA Week: January 21-27, 2018! Known as National Nurse Anesthetists Week as recently as 2014, the new name for this popular event helps patients, hospital administrators, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and others become more familiar with the CRNA credential and the exceptional advanced practice registered nurses who have […]