This week is National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Week and to celebrate, we thought we would take a moment to talk about the many benefits CRNAs bring to your healthcare facility.
What is a CRNA?
CRNAs provide care in the world of anesthetics. Their training and education is very versatile and can be applied to many medical settings such as emergency rooms, pain management centers, podiatrists and much more. Their main role is to manage anesthetic care before, during and after surgical, therapeutic, diagnostic and obstetrical procedures.
How is their care unique?
First and foremost, it follows the patient’s entire trajectory with anesthetics and to make sure everything runs smoothly. Though their origins tie back to the Civil War, CRNAs in the modern age often represent some of the only anesthetic care in many rural areas.
What training do CRNAs go through to get certified?
Certified registered nurse anesthetists need a Bachelor of Science in nursing as a minimum and at least five years of experience in a critical care setting to apply for the nurse anesthesia training program. In the program, many nurses go on to receive a masters or doctorate in nurse anesthesia. Finally, each nurse must pass the national licensure exam to receive their certification.
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*Information for this article was gathered from Premier Health.