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Lauren Maggio's comment, February 18, 2014 9:24 AM
Nurse anesthetists complete a variety of tasks. They select and administer anesthetic drugs and fluid to help regulate the anesthesia. They manage a patients airway and vitals by using different machines. They also release or discharge patients after anesthesia and follow up/ care for any post anesthesia complications.
Lauren Maggio's comment, February 18, 2014 9:28 AM
A CRNA can choose to specialize in a particular area of medicine. They can choose from a variety of areas including but not limited to pediatric, obstetric, cardiovascular, plastic, dental, or neurosurgical. Some can also be qualified in respiratory and critical care.
Lauren Maggio's comment, February 18, 2014 9:33 AM
CRNA's must be re certified every two years. They can receive recertification through the Council of recertification of Nurse Anesthetists. The council will review their current license, make sure they have 40 credits of continuing education, make sure that the nurse has been practicing anesthesia over the past two years, and make sure that the nurse does not have any mental, physical, or other problems that could effect her ability to administer the drug.
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Lauren Maggio's comment, February 17, 2014 9:22 AM
Nurse anesthetists can work in a variety of places including hospitals, outpatient care centers, offices of physicians, and specialty hospitals. The most common places are at offices of physicians and general surgery hospitals.
Lauren Maggio's comment, February 17, 2014 9:27 AM
Nurse Anesthetists are found all over the country. The amount of CRNA's and wages vary between state to state. Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Texas, and Florida are some of the states with the highest amount of CRNA's. Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Texas, Maryland, and Indiana are a few of the states with the highest annual mean wage.
Lauren Maggio's comment, February 17, 2014 9:40 AM
Nurse Anesthetists have an average income of $154,390 per year. The average hourly wage is $74.22. Hourly wages vary from state to state.