Mississippi Nurse Anesthetists
Never Miss a Beat while providing anesthesia
Jackson, MS—More than 600 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) from Mississippi and thousands from across the country tell America We Never Miss a Beat as they celebrate the 19th annual National CRNA Week celebration, January 21-27, 2018.
The catchphrase We Never Miss a Beat touts the quality of care that nurse anesthetists pride themselves on providing patients. To provide the safest anesthesia possible, nurse anesthetists remain by their patients’ side every moment of their procedure, monitoring their vital signs to help ensure a comfortable and safe anesthesia experience.
“As anesthesia providers, it is important to be aware of every heartbeat, every breath, and be ready to quickly respond if necessary. Which is why CRNAs are so proud to belong to a profession that has maintained a sterling record of providing patient-safety for 150 years,” said Clinton native, Robin McCaskill Ellis, CRNA.
Established by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), National CRNA 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.
Nurse anesthetists are advanced practice nurses who administer approximately 43 million anesthetics in the United States each year. Practicing in every setting where anesthesia is delivered, CRNAs are the primary anesthesia providers in 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.
“It is a privilege to be a part of a profession with a focal point that is dedicated to providing patient safety. Historically, CRNAs have played a considerable role in advancing trends related to monitoring technology, anesthetic drugs, and patient education. In fact, anesthesia today is nearly 50 times safer than it was just 20 years ago,” said Ellis.
About the Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists
The Mississippi Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA) is a nonprofit, professional organization representing over 600 certified registered nurse anesthetists and student nurse anesthetists in Mississippi. Our mission is to enhance patient safety, advance the practice of nurse anesthesia, and promote cost effective, quality anesthesia that our members provide. For more information, visit www.mana.us and follow @MSCRNAs on Facebook and @MANA_CRNAs on Twitter.
About the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Founded in 1931 and located in Park Ridge, Ill., and Washington, D.C., the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional organization representing more than 52,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists across the United States. As advanced practice registered nurses and anesthesia specialists, CRNAs administer approximately 43 million anesthetics to patients in the United States each year and are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America. In some states, CRNAs are the sole anesthesia professionals in nearly 100 percent of rural hospitals. For more information, visit www.aana.com/ and www.future-of-anesthesia-care-today.com and follow @aanawebupdates on Twitter.