certified registered nurse anesthetist

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certified registered nurse a·nes·the·tist (CRNA),

a registered professional nurse with additional education in the administration of anesthetics. Certification achieved through a program of study recognized by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

an advanced practice nurse who provide anesthetics to patients in practice settings for all types of surgeries and procedures. The certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) has completed post-graduate education and passed a national certification examination. Also See nurse anesthetist.

cer·ti·fied reg·is·ter·ed nurse a·nes·the·tist

(CRNA) (sĕrti-fīd reji-stĕrd nŭrs ă-nesthĕ-tist)
Clinician with additional education in administration of anesthetics.
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A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice nurse who administers anesthesia.
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ANSWER: Propofol is an anesthetic agent which must be administered by an anesthesiologist or a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist except in the following settings and special patient conditions:
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Administer medication (opiates, local anesthetics, steroids, alpha-agonist, or combinations thereof) to the epidural and intrathecal space and peripheral nerve with the use of an electronic pump, infusion reservoir or by direct re-bolus exclusive of the administration of the test dose or initial dose of medication to determine correct catheter or infusion device placement which is administered by the physician, certified registered nurse anesthetist or anesthesiologist.
Provide title protection for APRN and the four practice roles that are included under APRN: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner.
APRN of the Year Award was developed in 1999 to recognize excellence in one of four APRN specialty practices: Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, or Certified Nurse Midwife.
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Maureen Parrott, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), reviewed Wherman's note and discussed the plan for administering anesthesia with Wehrman and Dr.

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