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Current Aspects of Education for Administration of Regional Anesthesia by CRNAs
  1. Cheryl E. McRae-Bergeron, CRNA, MEd
  1. From the School of Education, Georgia Southwestern College, Americus, Georgia


The author conducted a survey, which included every school of nurse anesthesia in the United States, to identify the types of programs teaching the actual administration of regional anesthetic techniques, and to specify the types of blocks being taught. With a 91.7% usable return, the results indicate that nurse anesthesia students are learning the actual administration of regional anesthetic techniques, with IV regional and spinal anesthesia leading the list. Even though the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists does not require the nurse anesthesia student to learn the actual administration of regional techniques, it is apparent that regional anesthesia is now being included in the curriculum at many schools of nurse anesthesia.

  • Training
  • nurse anesthesia
  • Nurse anesthesia students
  • Regional anesthesia

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  • This study was done in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Education Degree, Georgia Southwestern College.

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