Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are advanced practice nurses who specialize in anesthesia care. They provide anesthesia under the supervision of Anesthesiologists.
As anesthesia specialists, CRNAs take care of patients before, during, and after surgical procedures. Nurse Anesthetists stay with their patients for the entire procedure, monitoring body function and modifying the anesthetic to ensure maximum safety and comfort.
CRNAs practice in hospital surgical suites, obstetrical delivery rooms and ambulatory surgical centers.