CRNA’s at Southwest Medical Associates
Welcome to the Nevada Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NVANA) Website. It is our goal to support Nurse Anesthetists in Nevada. The NVANA works to promote the best interests of its members, cooperating with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, facilitate cooperation between nurse anesthetists and the medical profession, the nursing profession, hospitals and other agencies interested in nurse anesthesia. In general, the purpose of the association is to advance the science and art of nurse anesthesia.
CRNAs at a Glance
Nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care to patients in the United States for 150 years.
The credential CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) came into existence in 1956. CRNAs are anesthesia professionals who safely administer more than 34 million anesthetics to patients each year in the United States, according to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2012 Practice Profile Survey.
CRNAs are the primary providers of anesthesia care in rural America, enabling healthcare facilities in these medically underserved areas to offer obstetrical, surgical, pain management and trauma stabilization services. In some states, CRNAs are the sole providers in nearly 100% of the rural hospitals.