Certified Nurse Anesthetist

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Title of Your Paper For my interview I selected a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who works at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center (DDEAMC), a military hospital located in Augusta, Georgia. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is one type of Advanced Practice Nurse. A CRNA provides anesthesia to patients for all types of procedures and surgeries. They are the main anesthesia provider in military hospitals. In the United States Nurse Anesthesia can be traced back to the late nineteenth century. In the 1800s during the Civil War they gave anesthesia to wounded soldiers on the battlefield (Hamric, Hanson, Tracy & O’Grady, 2014, p. 2). To become A CRNA you must be an advanced practice nurse with a certification in anesthesia.…show more content…
Why did you choose this career path? “Because I was encouraged by another CRNA and it seemed like something I wanted to do.” 2. What activities comprise your day to day job? “Moving report, keeping up with CEU’s, teaching students, seeing patients and keeping good records.” 3. How long did it take you to get comfortable in your role? “About 5 months.” 4. What was the biggest challenge you faced when moving from the role of RN to CRNA? “As a CRNA making all the decisions and writing the orders was my biggest challenge.” 5. Do you have to go to yearling training to stay updated in our field? “Yes, I have yearly hospital training and then I have CEU’s every 2 years.” 6. What made you decide to work at Eisenhower Army Medical Center versus someplace in the civilian sector? “I was recruited here, and it was close to home.” 7. How long have you been a CRNA? “Over 30 years of experience.” 8. How long were you an RN before you decided to become a CRNA? “7 years.” 9. What information do you do you feel is most important for a recent graduate as an Advance Practice Nurse? “Pathophysiology is very…show more content…
According to the Georgia board of nursing Chapter 410-11 Regulation of the advanced practice registered nurses “The prescribing APRN will need a protocol agreement that specifically addresses prescription writing. The delegating physician is to be one who has a comparable specialty area. Forms and instructions are available from the Georgia Composite Medical Board” Georgia board of Nursing (2018). Georgia APRN laws are restrictive. According to the Georgia Board of Nursing Advance Practice nurses are governed by state regulating body rules and regulations, national professional standards of practice and state practice

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