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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Can a CRNA prescribe medications or open up their own practice?

AANA website : please refer to AANA website for the full scope of CRNA practice. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a nurse anesthetist and an anesthesiologist?

Anesthesiologist : An anesthesiologist is a doctor that completed medical school, a four-year residency program, and often a one-year subspecialty fellowship. A nurse anesthetist is a nurse that completed nursing school and a two-year nurse anesthetist school. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a nurse anesthetist and a anesthesiologist?

What are the differences between a nurse anesthetist and a anesthesiologist?

Med school: Anesthesiologist go through medical school and then do at least four more years of training to finish an internship and residency. Nurse anesthetists go through nursing school and then they may apply for a two and a half year training program after working some time as a nurse. ...Read more

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What the difference between a certified nurse anesthetist and an anesthesiologist?

What the difference between a certified nurse anesthetist and an anesthesiologist?

Education & training: A crna usually works under the supervision of a physician. Crnas obtain a bachelors degree in nursing, work 1 year in an ICU setting, then go to crna school for 2 years. An anesthesiologist is a physician (md) who completes a bachelor's degree with medical prerequisites, 4 year medical school, 1 year internship, and a 3 year anesthesiology residency. Some complete fellowships in a subspecialty. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a nurse anesthetist and anesthesia assistants other than the educationa backgrounds in which they're trained?

What's the difference between a nurse anesthetist and anesthesia assistants other than the educationa backgrounds in which they're trained?

LONGER TRAINING : Nurse anesthetist train longer and usually are allowed to work more complex cases. Anesthesia assistant train shorter period and have less duties . ...Read more

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What is the difference between a crna and anesthesiologist?

What is the difference between a crna and anesthesiologist?

Complex: Anesthesiologist is a doctor who did medical school then residency in anesthesia. Crna is a nurse, experienced in ICU care or similar, who attends an anesthesia training program. In most of the country crna practices under supervision of anesthesiologist, though in some states they can be independent. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a crna and an anesthesiologist?

What is the difference between a crna and an anesthesiologist?

Med school: Anesthesiologist go through medical school and then do at least four more years of training to finish an internship and residency. Nurse anesthetists go through nursing school and then they may apply for a two and a half year training program after working some time as a nurse. ...Read more

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What is the difference between having an anesthesiologist and having a crna?

What is the difference between having an anesthesiologist and having a crna?

Med school: Anesthesiologist go through medical school and then do at least four more years of training to finish an internship and residency. Nurse anesthetists go through nursing school and then they may apply for a two and a half year training program after working some time as a nurse. ...Read more

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