Certified Registered Nurse AnesthetistSpringfield Clinic’s team of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) collaborates with our Anesthesiologists to provide anesthesia to patients in the Ambulatory Surgery & Endoscopy Center.

A nurse anesthetist is a master’s prepared advanced practice nurse who received specialized training in anesthesia. Nurse anesthetists are required to pass a national certification examination to become a CRNA and are required to maintain regular medical education. CRNAs take care of a patient before, during and after surgical procedures. CRNAs constantly monitor every important function of the patient’s body to ensure maximum safety and comfort while under anesthesia.

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