A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience who has completed two or more years of intense postgraduate anesthesia training and passed a national written examination. Mandatory continuing education programs keep the CRNA competent and current in this very complex science.
More than 50 percent of all anesthesia in the United States is administered by CRNAs. Working in such diverse settings as hospital operating rooms, special procedure rooms, surgery centers and surgeon’s office OR suites, CRNAs are involved in managing the vital functions of patients during their surgeries. As certified practitioners of Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CRNAs are called to restore or maintain respiratory functions of critically ill patients in hospitals and to transport these patients from one setting to another.
At Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay, we are proud to offer the services of Puget Sound Anesthesia Service