Celebrating CRNAs and The Many Benefits They Offer Facilities and Patients
This week (January 21–27) is National CRNA Week, and All Star Healthcare Solutions joins healthcare organizations across the country in honoring certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). We appreciate the quality care you provide patients every day.
In today’s healthcare environment, CRNAs assume a valuable role in a variety of practice settings, from the busiest level I trauma centers to private medical offices. These advanced practitioners fulfill multiple roles, from being part of surgical teams to assisting in office-based procedures. By integrating CRNAs into your staffing formula, you’re expanding access to critical services. Here, we’ve compiled an overview of some of the key benefits CRNAs offer facilities and patients.
Large Hospitals and Health Systems
Of course, certified registered nurse anesthetists aid hospitals and health systems with busy surgical schedules. They assist in every step, from preparing individuals for anesthesia to monitoring them during surgery to post-operative care. However, their skills are applicable to other departments, too. For instance, CRNAs administer anesthetics in emergency departments or practice in pain management clinics.
Small Community or Rural Hospitals
According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), 34 states and the District of Columbia authorize CRNAs to practice independently. This autonomy plays to the advantage of smaller hospitals or those based in rural communities. In fact, the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) states that many of these facilities rely exclusively on nurse anesthetists to administer general and regional anesthetics along with sedation medications. Bringing in locum tenens CRNAs enables you to offer more services so people don’t have to travel long distances to seek care that requires anesthesia. If your hospital is looking to add CRNAs to your permanent staff, All Star Healthcare Solutions can assist. Our Direct Hire Division has dedicated consultants to help streamline the recruiting process.
ASC Data reports more than 80 percent of operations are conducted at the more than 6,100 ambulatory surgery centers in the United States. However, these centers are still working to relieve the backlog of elective surgeries postponed during the pandemic, along with new orders for elective and outpatient operations. This confluence of factors has led to growing demand for CRNAs. Locum tenens nurse anesthetists help surgical centers handle large caseloads, which in turn, shortens patient wait times.
Outpatient Centers and Medical Offices
Research indicates the need for wide-ranging medical services at both outpatient clinics and medical offices will continue to grow at greater rates as the general population ages. Non-surgical medication-assisted treatment or supervised use of ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and other technologies within these environments fall within the scope of highly trained CRNAs. These advanced practitioners also assist a variety of physician specialists, including podiatrists, ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons, and dentists. Adding CRNAs to staffing rosters, even temporarily with locum tenens, enables clinics and office-based practices to more fully meet the needs of your patients.
All Star Healthcare Solutions Is Your Source for CRNA Staffing
Not only do we have dedicated consultants who specialize in working with certified registered nurse anesthetists, All Star is ready to partner with facilities of all types and sizes across the country. As a full-service staffing agency, our Locums recruiters will match CRNAs to meet your temporary needs while our Direct Hire Division will cast a wide net to recruit nurse anesthetists to join your staff permanently.
Are you ready to expand your staffing strategies with CRNAs, along with physicians, NPs, and PAs? Start by calling All Star Healthcare Solutions today: 800-928-0229, or contact us online.