In recognition of their profession's commitment to exceptional patient care, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) at Johns Hopkins and across the country are celebrating the 14th annual National Nurse Anesthetists Week, January 20-26, 2013, with this year's theme of "Patient Care Extraordinaire."
Established by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), National Nurse Anesthetists Week was created to encourage CRNAs to take the opportunity to educate the public about anesthesia safety, questions to ask prior to undergoing surgery, and the benefits of receiving anesthesia care from nurse anesthetists.
The theme of this year's campaign emphasizes the high standards which CRNAs adhere to when administering anesthesia.
Nurse anesthetists are advanced practice registered nurses who administer approximately 33 million anesthetics in the United States each year. Practicing in every setting where anesthesia is available, CRNAs are the sole anesthesia professionals in the vast majority of rural hospitals and have been the main provider of anesthesia care to U.S. service men and women on the front lines since World War I.
Please join us in thanking our CRNAs for the excellent patient care they provide everyday!