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Can CRNAs place the epidural for my delivery

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: They have received training for that and usually capable of putting an epidural.
Dr. Benjamin Sanidad Jr
50 years experience Anesthesiology
Qualified CRNAs: Yes, crnas who have extensive training in OB anesthesia are qualified to do epidurals for delivery. Crnas are given privileges in hospitals after goin ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Absolutely: As with any procedure, practice makes perfect. Feel free to ask questions about any health care providers experiance level.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Either: A crna works under the supervision of an anesthesiologist
Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Tough question: In most states, crna practices under direction of anesthesiologist, though in some they are on their own. Realistically, it usually comes down to who ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Manago
35 years experience Anesthesiology
CRNA: A nurse anesthetist administers anesthesia under the direction of an anesthesiologist or has another md consign the chart/anesthesia record. There are ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Roach
41 years experience Anesthesiology
Schooling: To become a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) you must attend nurse anesthesia school.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
34 years experience Anesthesiology
Work in OR: Usually they are in operating rooms all day giving one on one anesthesia to patients undergoing surgery or procedures. They are usually supervised by ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chetan Patel
34 years experience Anesthesiology
Good choice: As an anesthesiologist i believe nurse anesthesia is a very rewarding easy going field. Though as in any field currently this field of crna is getting ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
No: They must work under a physician....Not necessarily an anesthesiologist.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
19 years experience Family Medicine
Training: Crna's have years of training to help them manage life and death situations. They are also usually backed up by a physician.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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No residency: Crna do not participate in a residency program. To become a crna, a registered nurse must attended an accredited 2 year program.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
No: An anesthesiologist has 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, at least 4 years of residency training and then may have 1-2 years of fellowshi ... Read More

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