This week is National Nurse Anesthetists Week, honoring the advanced practice, highly specialized nursing role of CRNAs - certified registered nurse anesthetists. CRNAs are some of the most highly compensated of all nurses. All CRNAs have an advanced degree at least of a master's level from an accredited nurse anesthetist training program.
In a statement, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists shares its position on this annual recognition of CRNAs:
"Every day, CRNAs provide anesthesia with the professional quality and personal care patients expect and deserve when facing surgery or other healthcare procedures that require anesthesia.
Whether the CRNA is at the head of the surgical table, caring for trauma patients in the emergency room, or easing labor pains for new mothers, patients can rest assured that they are in the care of an anesthesia professional committed to providing the safest, most comfortable anesthesia experience possible."
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