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What does CRNA stand for?

CRNA stands for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

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CAS' more than 40 physicians and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) manage approximately 28,000 cases annually through anesthesia management services for Sibley Memorial Hospital and seven ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).
Eligible NPs, certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), certified nurse-midwives (CNMs), and CNSs may receive reimbursement through the various health plans in NM; additionally, Medicaid and Medicare can cover payment for their care; and they are salaried in the Indian Health Service, hospital systems, the Veterans Administration, and federally qualified health clinics;
In recognition of their profession's commitment to exceptional patient care, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in Maryland and across the country are celebrating the 14th annual National Nurse Anesthetists Week, January 20-26, 2013, with this year's theme of "Patient Care Extraordinaire.
Provide title protection for APRN and the four practice roles that are included under APRN: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Certified Nurse Midwife, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner.
Advanced practice registered nurses are further divided into four categories: Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) 121 (1%), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) 2382 (20%), Certified Nurse Mid-wife (CNM) 142 (2%), and Nurse Practitioner (NP) 8,760 (69%).
The report said improving patient care and reducing costs can be achieved by "greater utilization of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, including nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse midwives and clinical nurse specialists.