Who will be my anesthesia provider in the small town I live in?

CRNAs are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America, enabling healthcare facilities in these medically underserved areas to offer obstetrical, surgical, and trauma stabilization services. In Missouri, CRNAs are the sole providers in nearly 90 percent of the rural hospitals.

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NPO

Nil per os, Latin for “nothing by mouth”

Nothing per mouth or NPO refers to the direction of having nothing to eat or drink during a time period before surgery. Usually begins midnight the day before.

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