Anesthesia Awareness: Fact or Fiction?

Anesthesia Awareness CRNA Career Pro

Anesthesia awareness: “The situation that occurs when a patient under general anesthesia becomes aware of some or all events during surgery or a procedure, and has direct recall of those events.”

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Proper Patient Positioning

Patient Positioning CRNA Career Pro

Why is Positioning so Important? Nerve injury is the primary problem that develops during anesthesia due to poor patient position. Under anesthesia a patient cannot change position in response to pain due to position problems.

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CRNA Students Learning The OR

CRNA Operating room CRNA Carrer Pro

As you begin the clinical phase of the CRNA program you will faced with a whole new set of stressors. Your initial goal will be to become more comfortable in the OR. Make sure you have the right attitude, and remember your main focus is the patient. Most CRNA students come from a critical care setting where they worked their way to the top of the food chain.

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Dealing with the Stresses of CRNA School

Dealing with CRNA school stress

CRNA school can be very challenging. Long study days and never ending call shifts can make you feel like a zombie. There are a few things to keep in mind when you start school. First, create a strong study habit and stick with it. They had a saying for us when I was in CRNA school, “It gets dark around here early”.

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