CRNA RESEARCH PAPER

CRNA RESEARCH PAPER - The profession I chose was a...

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The profession I chose was a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, the reason I chose this career is that my mother is a registered nurse at a surgical center in Albany and expressed to me what a great career this would be for me to specialize in. I had never heard of this profession and when this research paper came to my attention I eagerly was ready to inquire more about it. To become a CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) you should start out with core classes while in high school. Courses should be in biology, chemistry, physics, algebra, geometry, psychology, sociology, foods and nutrition, health occupations, physical education, English, computer skills, and a foreign language. (www.mshealthcareers.com) When completing those classes you must obtain a Bachelor in nursing be licensed as a Registered Nurse and have at least one year of critical care before entering a CRNA program. You must then complete an accredited program and pass a national certification exam and must recertify every two years through continuing education. (www.mshealthcareers.com) A CRNA administers anesthetics to patients undergoing medical, dental, and obstetrical procedures. A CRNAs duties include: getting supplies and equipment ready for procedures, studying and interpreting presurgical tests to determine how the anesthetics will affect the patient, assuring adequate blood supply incase of an emergency is on hand. (www.mshealthcareers.com) During a procedure a CRNA would be seen inserting artificial airways, administering oxygen, and attempting to prevent surgical shock. (www.mshealthcareers.com)
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To be a CRNA a person must have intelligence, be able to solve problems quickly, be able to handle stressful situations, and able to maintain control of his or her mind and emotions. (Elridge, Janice) The average salary a CRNA can expect to make on average is 103,200 dollars annually and it ranges from 99,400-148,500. (www.mshealthcareers.com) To be a CRNA is one of the highest paid nursing specialties and you could
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course HSC 101 taught by Professor Posson during the Spring '07 term at SUNY Schenectady County.

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