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Transition to SFNA: New Initiatives Unveiled

The CRNA Chase

Mentorship Membership One of SFNA’s founding flagship initiatives is the Mentorship Membership, a groundbreaking program designed to provide ICU nurses and healthcare professionals with unparalleled access to CRNAs in various anesthesia specialties and areas of their lives.

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Needle Selection for Neuraxial Anesthesia

DFW Anesthesia Professionals

Neuraxial anesthesia is frequently employed for surgeries involving the lower abdomen and lower extremities. This type of anesthesia encompasses spinal, epidural, and combined spinal-epidural techniques. Neuraxial anesthesia causes blockade of sympathetic, motor, and sensory nerves.

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Learning From the Anesthesia Incident Reporting System

Nashville Anesthesia Professionals

The practice of anesthesia involves the administration of powerful drugs to induce unconsciousness, manage pain, and support vital functions during surgery. Despite advancements in technology and clinical practices, anesthesia-related incidents can and do occur. This ensures that past lessons are incorporated into future practice.

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Anesthesia for Eyelid Surgery

DFW Anesthesia Professionals

Whether performed for aesthetic enhancement or medical reasons, such as correcting drooping eyelids (ptosis) or addressing eyelid mispositioning, anesthesia plays a crucial role in ensuring patient comfort and safety during surgery. Several different methods can be used to deliver local anesthesia 2.

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Transitioning to The Society of Future Nurse Anesthetists

The CRNA Chase

Increasing Resource Accessibility: One of our primary goals is to reduce barriers to entry into the field of nurse anesthesia. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality content that covers both foundational and advanced nurse anesthesia practices. Thank you for your continued support and dedication.

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Anesthesia Considerations: Simple vs. Radical Hysterectomy

Radius Anesthesia

Due to the differences in complexity, duration, extent of surgical trauma and postoperative pain, there are different anesthesia considerations for simple and radical hysterectomy. Preoperatively, patients requiring radical hysterectomy may present with more risk factors for anesthesia compared to those needing simple hysterectomy 3.

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Comparing CRNAs to Other APRNs

Nashville Anesthesia Professionals

Though all APRNs undergo extensive training to achieve their advanced degree, each type obtains a different skillset, with CRNAs focused on anesthesia care. In contrast to other APRNs, CRNAs are specially trained to provide anesthesia to patients in settings such as hospitals, clinics, private practices, and doctors’ offices.