This week we celebrate a group of incredible providers, our CRNAs! January 21st– 27th marks the 24th annual celebration of National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week. Medicus Healthcare Solutions wants to recognize and thank all our CRNAs for their dedication to providing safe and effective anesthesia care.  

Did you know CRNAs administer more than 50 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States? This is nothing short of extraordinary. The hallmark of the CRNA profession is to provide safe, effective anesthesia care for every patient. As highlighted by AANA, we are pleased to share and acknowledge a few ways that CRNAs make a difference in the delivery of quality healthcare in our nation: 

  1. CRNAs are the primary providers of anesthesia in rural America.
    Because of CRNAs, healthcare facilities in rural counties can offer obstetrical, surgical, pain management, and trauma stabilization services. In rural areas, CRNAs represent more than 80% of the anesthesia providers! In addition, half of U.S. rural hospitals use a CRNA-only model saving patients from having to leave their homes and drive 75+ miles.  
  2. CRNAs have been the main providers of anesthesia care to our nation’s military personnel on the front lines since WWI.
    Today, CRNAs have full practice authority in every branch of the military and are the primary providers of anesthesia care to U.S. military personnel, navy ships, and aircraft evacuation teams.
  3. CRNAs practice everywhere anesthesia is provided.
    Whether it is a hospital surgical suite, obstetrical delivery room, dentist’s office, or an ambulatory surgical center – you can find CRNAs delivering safe anesthesia care.  

Thank you for all you do, CRNAs! We appreciate you and the skills, compassion, and expertise you bring to areas in need of safe, quality anesthesia care. 

For more information about the value that CRNAs bring to medicine, visit the AANA website! 

Visit our job board to explore current CRNA locum tenens opportunities!