Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice nurses who provide anesthesia and related care before and after surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. They also provide pain management and emergency services, such as airway management. They safely provide more than 43 million anesthetics each year in the United States in collaboration with anesthesiologists, surgeons, nurses and other qualified healthcare professionals. They can be found in every type of practice setting, and they provide care for every type of operation or procedure.
HSS CRNAs provide anesthesia and anesthesia-related care services utilizing a model developed by the Anesthesia Care Team to facilitate diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical procedures.
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