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Nurse Anesthetist You can be one! Describe the role of the nurse anesthetist.
Discuss the most prevalent reasons for choosing a career in nursing anesthesia.
Describe how to become a nurse anesthetist. Objectives WHY?
Professional Respect
Patient Advocacy
Personally challenging and rewarding
Promising job future. Personal: Social: CRNAs are the primary providers of anesthesia in rural America.
CRNAs practice in every setting in which anesthesia is delivered.
CRNAs offer high quality anesthesia care.
CRNAs are cost efficient. How to become a nurse anesthetist. Baccalaureate degree Examination (NCLEX) Registered Nursing Licensure A least 1 year of
acute care nursing
experience. Acceptance to and completion of a nursing anesthesia program. Pass Boards CRNA Highschool diploma
or GED Nursing Anesthesia Programs What do Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) do? Provide Anesthesia from START to FINISH and HEAD to TOE START to FINISH Pre-operative Assessment and Interview
Develop the Anesthesia Plan
Induction of Anesthesia
Maintenance of Anesthesia
Emergence from Anesthesia.
Anesthesia Care Plan for Post Anesthesia Care Unit. HEAD to TOE Provide Amnesia
Mask the Patient
Place a Breathing Tube
Central Intravenous Line Placement
Prescribe Medications Subclavian and Inner Scalene Block.
Arterial Line Placement
Spinal and Epidural Blocks
Femoral and Ankle Blocks FACTS For 150 years CRNAs have been providing anesthesia.
Every year CRNAs provide 34 MILLION safe anesthetics.
For the military CRNAs are the primary anesthesia provider on the front lines.
17 states have opted out of physician supervision of CRNAs.
40% of CRNAs are men. WHY? Thank You! Questions?? Now it's time for a Name one thing a CRNA does? What is one reason to become a CRNA? What is one of the steps to become a CRNA? Quiz!! THANK YOU! Nursing Anesthesia Programs Types
Time Frame
Competitive Clinical
Sites Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists at a Glance. (2012).
Retrieved from http://www.aana.com/ceandeducation/becomeacrna/Pages/Nurse-Anesthetists-at-a-Glance.aspx

Chipas, A. & McKenna, D. (2011). Stress and Burnout in Nurse Anesthesia. AANA Journal, 79(2), 122-128.

Nurse Anesthetist Salary by State. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.all-crna-schools.com/nurse-anesthetist-salary.html

Why I became a CRNA. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.aana.com/ceandeducation/becomeacrna/Pages/Why-I-Became-a-CRNA-Table-of-Contents.aspx

Accredited Programs. (2013). Retrieved from home.coa.us.com/accredited-programs/Pages.default.aspx

Clinical Education Sites. (2012). Retrieved from academicdepartments.musc.edu/chp/afn/clinical_education.htm References Nursing Anesthesia at MUSC 26-28 students per class
28 months in length 12 months of didactic 16 months of clinicals
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