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What Is It Like Being An NURSE ANESTHETISTS?

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) are Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) with a Master / Doctorate degree in nursing caring for people at various ages and in different health conditions. The specialty has been around for over 150 years (American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology, 2022).
CRNAs have advance knowledge, skills, and critical thinking to care for patients during a high-risk event of healthcare which is providing medication that causes loss of sensation/consciousness. The event should not be taken lightly. To provide such care the CRNA completes pre-requisites such as becoming a RN where courses such as statistics, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, biology, chemistry, and additional required nursing courses were completed. Then the RN can have experience in critical care setting(s) such as intensive care unit(s) in a hospital or other high-risk setting, advance cardiac and respiratory care, and specialty certifications before starting a CRNA program.
The RN returns to CRNA school to complete intense education in courses such as advance pharmacology, assessment, physiology and pathophysiology, chemistry, biochemistry, and physics of anesthesia, genetics, residencies (providing patient care with a preceptor in healthcare settings), health equity, and more requirements. Here are two sample programs and a resource in your state:
---sample programs and requirements:
*Hofstra University - https://www.hofstra.edu/graduate-nursing/adult-gerontology-agacnp-crna-dnp.html
*Columbia University - https://www.nursing.columbia.edu/programs/doctor-nursing-practice-nurse-anesthesia
--- Resource in Oklahoma – Oklahoma Association of Nurse Anesthetists
https://www.oana.org/student-page

When I worked with CRNAs in Labor and Delivery as a RN, the CRNAs provided pain management for women in labor, we worked together during the resuscitation of newborns, discussed the management of patients in labor, collaborated with anesthesiologists and obstetricians, and discussed research and practices in healthcare related to pain management and general healthcare topics as well.
CRNAs maintain their knowledge through life-long learning by attending conferences, publishing in journals, leading research, educating the healthcare community and public, and so much more. From the outside, one may not realize the depth of knowledge and skills the CRNA possesses.

To learn more about CRNAs and the many different settings they work in, I have included three website resources below for further information.

Resources for further information:
* American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (2022) Become a CRNA
Website: https://www.aana.com/membership/become-a-crna
*American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (2022). Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Fact Sheet. Website: https://www.aana.com/membership/become-a-crna/crna-fact-sheet
* Johnson & Johnson (2022) Nursing Specialties
Website: https://nursing.jnj.com/specialty

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Susan’s Answer

Inmyexperience and observations Nurse Anesthetists practice anesthesia under guidance from MD Anesthesiologists During the proper active evaluation process a potential candidate for procedures that require anesthesia are evaluated for type of Anesthesia ( from local blocks twilight IV Mask administered inhalant anesthesia intubation general anesthesia Also the level of risk factors of the person related to predetermined medical factors and the proceedure being done Nurse anesthetists usually care for the lower risk patients and lower risk anesthesia administered Depending on experience Nurse Anesthetists can administer all types of anesthesia In some areas of the USA and the World 🌍 Nurse Anesthetists practice independently due to limited supply of MD Anesthesiologists
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Tonya gave a concise background that I can expound on. The CRNA established a nurse patient relationship through an introductory Preoperative assessment where the patient’s history and physical is careful completed. The anesthetic plan is completed. The CRNA is responsible for the perioperative period. The induction maintenance and emergence of anesthesia. Hemodynamics are monitored perioperatively as well as pain control. The CRNA must be self sufficient in all aspects of care. Yes, it is highly rewarding!
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Jerin’s Answer

It’s a very nice and highly rewarding job in the healthcare industry. Nurse anesthetists (CRNA) usually just sit and monitor patient vitals after administering anesthesia to the patient who is prepped for surgery. Although it may seem like a chill job, there a high risks and lots of pressure . A CRNA must be able to think and adapt to the worst of situation to ensure the safety of the patient.
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