An advanced practice Registered Nurse who spends at least one year working in an Intensive Care Unit after graduation then does a 27-36 month residency learning every type of anesthesia. Once graduated from the advanced anesthesia training, a CRNA must pass a national accreditation exam . Nurse Anesthetists were the first medical specialty to practice anesthesia and studies have shown there to be no difference in patient outcomes between MD and CRNA anesthetics.
My femoral nerve block along with my popliteal block sure did help with my postoperative pain, I’m so glad my anesthetist put those in prior to my surgery!
by Peace Love Peace May 09, 2018