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Since its inception, the New Mexico Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NMANA) has continued in the forefront of advancing the profession of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). NMANA members work in every conceivable setting, in all parts of New Mexico both in civilian and military duty.
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 medically underserved areas to offer obstetrical, surgical, pain management and trauma stabilization services. In some states, CRNAs are the sole providers in nearly 100 percent of the rural hospitals.
Research shows that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are the most cost-effective anesthesia providers with an exceptional safety record. In today's changing healthcare environment, patients want healthcare delivered with personal care, at a lower cost, with a high degree of confidence. CRNAs deliver all of these.
So that you will have the information to better understand the role that anesthesia care and pain management play in the delivery of healthcare, NMANA.org will provide you with resources about the profession of Nurse Anesthetists, pertinent legislation in New Mexico, what to expect during surgery and frequently asked questions about your care.