How long have CRNAs been providing anesthesia?

Nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for nearly 150 years.

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Spinal Anesthesia

A regional anesthetic technique where a local anesthetic is placed into the spinal canal using a very small needle. No catheter is left in place. The patient becomes completely numb and unable to move from about the bottom of the ribcage down to the toes. Patients can remain awake for the procedure (usually for a c-section) but they often receive sedation along with the spinal.

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