While most Americans were hunkering down at home and sheltering in place in the face of the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, Denise Skradski of Butler County was doing what she was trained to do by jumping headfirst into a COVID-19 hotspot.
But even though they play a critical role, Pennsylvania's nurse anesthetists aren't given by law what is called a title designation: They can't practice except under the supervision of an anesthesiologist. That, said its trade association the Pennsylvania A...
Pennsylvania CRNAs aren’t just frontline workers helping our commonwealth respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Often time these highly skilled professionals have to serve as caretakers for ailing friends and family members, too.
As the hands-on providers of anesthesia care, operating safely in every setting where anesthesia is administered, CRNAs, like so many other health-care professionals, are on the frontline. That makes the profession a critical part of the national response.