CRNAs: Collaborative Care

Patients, caregivers and facility administrators expect their healthcare team to work together. CRNAs are prepared to collaborate with all members of the patient care team including surgeons, endoscopists, radiologists, podiatrists, obstetricians, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians, other specialists and operating room personnel.

In today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, patients and the patient care team also look to their CRNA to fill roles beyond administering anesthetics.

  • CRNAs are responsible for patient safety before, during and after anesthesia.
  • CRNAs sustain a patient’s critical life functions throughout surgical, obstetrical and other procedures.
  • CRNAs are uniquely prepared to assess, identify and manage the care of patients suffering from acute and/or chronic pain.
  • CRNAs select and administer other types of drugs to preserve life functions.
  • CRNAs analyze situations and respond quickly and appropriately in emergencies.
  • And CRNAs provide that special spirit of caring that is unique to all nurses.

Read real-life stories of CRNAs helping America’s healthcare providers deliver quality care to more people at lower costs.