Profile America: National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week

National CRNA Week.
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Saturday, January 20th. Surgery has been practiced since the Stone Age, but the fearsome pain suffered by the patients of such procedures held back the practice for ages. This began to be resolved in the 19th century with the advent of anesthesia. Now anesthesia is an advanced and specialized component of the surgical process. In recognition, tomorrow is the start of Nurse Anesthetists Week, running through January 27. It celebrates the professionals that are the main provider of anesthesia in rural America.

There are 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide. Those specializing in anesthesia are mostly concentrated among the more than1.9 million working in America’s approximately 7,000 hospitals.

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