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An Evaluation Of Critical Resources In Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Lois E. Stewart Jan 2017

An Evaluation Of Critical Resources In Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Lois E. Stewart

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Advanced practice nurses fill a vital need in the U.S. by increasing access to needed healthcare. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are one type of advanced practice nurse with a long history of safe and effective peri-anesthetic care. Nurse anesthetists have a rich tradition of providing anesthetic care for rural and underserved communities, and are a primary provider of anesthesia for active and retired military personnel. CRNAs comprise over one-half of the actively practicing U.S. anesthesia workforce currently, and are able to function in any anesthetic care model. Nurse anesthesia educational programs (NAEPs) are the single source for ...