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January 2011

MON, JAN 31, 2011

Anesthesia Understands Expanded Nursing Role

The earliest known recording of a nurse anesthetist occurred in 1887. So, the report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, was not a new concept for anesthesia providers. Two-Year Study The report was a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine. The two-year study focused... Read More

WED, JAN 26, 2011

Nurse Anesthetists Recognized in Week Long Celebration

Somnia Anesthesia would like to recognize and congratulate all Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) for their hard work and devotion as they celebrate the 12th anniversary of National Nurse Anesthetists Week, established by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).   During National Nurse Anesthetists Week (January 23-29), CRNAs will be nationally... Read More

THU, JAN 13, 2011

Burnout in Anesthesiology is High

From residents to academic chairpersons, the level of burnout in anesthesiology is high. That is according to two recent studies published in the January 2011 issue of Anesthesiology. In one study, researchers from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine conducted an online survey of all perioperative personnel. Featured in Risk of Burnout... Read More

TUE, JAN 11, 2011

New York Amends Post-Anesthesia Evaluation Rule

A new amendment to the New York Public Health Law aligns post-anesthesia evaluation rules to national standards.  Published in the December 29, 2010 New York State Register, the new rule authorizes individuals qualified to administer anesthesia in freestanding and hospital off-site ambulatory surgery centers to perform post-anesthesia evaluations. Prior to the... Read More

TUE, JAN 11, 2011

Anesthesiology Ahead of the Curve on Nurses Scope of Practice

Like many health services, anesthesiology faces a shortage of qualified providers. The diminished supply of providers coupled with an increasing demand for anesthesia services challenges hospitals, surgical centers and anesthesia provider groups. The supply and demand problem contributed to an increased need for mid-level anesthesia providers, such as certified registered... Read More