Are CRNAs safe anesthesia providers?

Numerous outcomes studies have demonstrated that there is no difference in the quality of care provided by CRNAs and their physician counterparts. Managed care plans recognize CRNAs for providing high-quality anesthesia care with reduced expense to patients and insurance companies. The cost-efficiency of CRNAs helps control escalating healthcare costs.

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Epidural anesthesia

Type of regional anesthesia produced by the injection of a local anesthetic into the epidural space (just outside the membrane that protects our spinal cord) of the lumbar or sacral region of the spine (lower back). Patient feels numbness from the abdomen or pelvis downward and is used especially to control pain during childbirth. Often a very small tube or catheter is left in place so you can receive more mediation as needed.

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