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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week Jan. 22-28


Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) Week starts on Jan. 22, a time to celebrate and appreciate advanced practice nurses with an additional three years of education for a masters or doctorate degree specializing in anesthesia. They excel in safely getting our patients sleeping and pain free and deliver incredible care before, during, and after procedures. CRNAs work collaboratively with anesthesiologists, surgeons, and proceduralists to ensure that each anesthetic meets the needs of each patient. CRNAs also respond to hospital emergencies.

Cook Children’s has 47 CRNAs, with five more in the onboarding process, and they work in more than 45 locations. They are one of the largest groups of Advanced Practice Providers at Cook Children’s. CRNAs are involved in every anesthetic, from closed reductions of broken bones, to kidney transplants, to complicated congenital heart cases. Last year, CRNAs administered nearly 30,000 anesthetics in 2022, and nearly 38,000 narcotics.