Springfield 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.
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists