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Exceptional quality in the delivery of anesthesia in the OR is as vital to a hospital’s clinical and financial success as virtually any other component of a facility’s day-to-day operations. That is about as unquestionable and iron-clad of a statement as you can make in the healthcare industry. The debate, however, isn’t about the importance of anesthesia services, but rather, who is the one providing patient care.

Namely, the inclusion of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in a blended care team model has drawn a line in the sand. On one side stands those who feel CRNAs can consistently deliver high quality care within their scope of practice. On the other are those who are of the opinion that nurse anesthetists aren’t capable of handling complex cases.

Whatever the viewpoint may be, the growing number of CRNAs in anesthesia delivery is here to stay, thanks in large part to several factors, notably staffing shortages and the greater focus on value under 2010’s healthcare reform.

Somnia’s latest white paper, “CRNAs in the Care Team Model”, explores the history of the profession as well as the educational, licensing, and experience requirements and examines why and how the blended care team model can be beneficial to hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide.

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