Nearly half of Missouri’s counties with hospitals providing surgical services offer anesthesia provided solely by CRNAs. CRNA-only anesthesia services are especially predominant in the rural, medically underserved areas of the state. Without nurse anesthetists practicing in rural areas; these patients would have to travel long distances to urban areas, or in some cases forgo needed care.
As advanced practice registered nurses, CRNAs practice with a high degree of autonomy and professional respect. We take the responsibility of safe anesthesia care very seriously.
Learn about what is many times the scariest part of having a procedure done. Ever Had Gas is an informative app is for patients and their families. The concepts are presented in a clear and concise way so that it is easy to understand what can be a frightening aspect of your procedure. It gives basic information about anesthesia and tells what to expect when given anesthesia. You are able to learn about the Types of Anesthesia, DO’s and Don’ts the day of surgery, Anesthesia Terminology, and FAQs.