Jefferson Healthcare CRNAs work collaboratively with physicians, surgeons, and hospitalists. CRNAs are master’s and doctorate prepared advanced practice nurses with expansive experience in critical care who have earned a high degree of autonomy and professional respect. They are independent practitioners and are the sole anesthesia providers in nearly all rural hospitals.
Before having anesthesia for surgery, childbirth, pain management, or any other procedure, patients should investigate their anesthesia options. CRNAs will help you to know your options and together with the perioperative team help you understand the do’s and don’ts before and after anesthesia and how other medications interact with anesthetic drugs, as well as, possible side effects of anesthesia making you an informed patient in your health care.
Each year, millions of people in the United States undergo some form of medical treatment requiring anesthesia. Anesthesia, in the hands of qualified professionals like CRNAs, is a safe and effective means of alleviating pain during nearly every type of medical procedure.
Anesthesia care is not limited to surgery and the process that takes place before and after an anesthetic is given. It includes emergency and intensive care, procedures such as vascular access, obstetric anesthesia, and surgical and non-surgical pain management. It includes working collaboratively with physicians and nurses to provide the highest standards of care.
Our CRNA stays with the patient for the entire procedure, constantly monitoring every important function of the body and individually modifying the anesthetic to ensure the patient’s maximum safety and comfort.
For more than 150 years, CRNAs have been administering anesthesia in all types of surgical cases, using all anesthetic techniques, and practicing in every setting in which anesthesia is administered.
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