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Doctor insights on: Can Crn As Place The Epidural For My Delivery

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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Please tell me what does a nurse anesthetist do?

Please tell me what does a nurse anesthetist do?

CRNA: A nurse anesthetist administers anesthesia under the direction of an anesthesiologist or has another md consign the chart/anesthesia record. There are varying roles for nurse anesthetist a but generally they need a md to consign/supervise them. They are advanced practice nurses that function as anesthetists in and out of the operating room suite. ...Read more

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How to become nurse anesthetist from being a travel nurse?

How to become nurse anesthetist from being a travel nurse?

BSN first: Most nurse anesthesia schools require BSN and some ICU experience. There is classroom work and OR experience leading to a master's degree. The typical program now is 2 years, but the trend is toward requiring additional education leading to a doctoral degree in nurse anesthesia. ...Read more

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What exactly does a nurse anesthetist do on day to day basis?

What exactly does a nurse anesthetist do on day to day basis?

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 anesthesiologists. ...Read more

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Can anyone give me some career advice. I am considering becoming a crna?

Can anyone give me some career advice. I am considering becoming a crna?

Aim high: If you already have not invested time in a nursing career and are starting from scratch, i always recommend going to medical school and becomeing an anesthesilogist if this is the field you desire. You will have more atonomy. ...Read more

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Are crnas obligated to practice under supervision of an anesthesiologist?

Usually...: It depends on where you practice. CRNAs are usually required to practice under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. They can also practice under the supervision of the surgeon. ...Read more

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How do crnas manage life and death situations everyday?

Training: Crna's have years of training to help them manage life and death situations. They are also usually backed up by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the residency like to become a crna?

What is the residency like to become a crna?

Residency: Is a term reserved for the specialty training of physicians who have completed their medical training and have earned the their degree as a medical doctor. Crnas are nurses trained in anethesia and have no specialty training other than that. ...Read more

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Do crnas have the same training as anesthesiologists?

Do crnas have the same training as anesthesiologists?

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 fellowship. A crna is a nurse who goes to nuse anesthetist school. They ususally depending on state law, have to be under the supervision of an md (may not be an anesthesiologyist). Md/do has much more advanced training over the crna. ...Read more

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