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RNs vs CRNAs for sedation

Q. Does your surgery center use RNs for conscious sedation vs CRNAs for MAC sedation?



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Mary Sierra   on Monday 03/07/2011 at 06:48 AM

we use RN's for local cases only - CRNA's and MD anesthesia for everything else.

WCSC Toledo, OH   on Monday 03/07/2011 at 08:23 AM

We use CRNA's as often as possible. When a CRNA is unavailable an RN may administer moderate sedation.

Celine Horvath   on Monday 03/07/2011 at 08:34 AM

At all of our Cleveland Clinic ASCs our RNs (under the direction of the physician in the room) administer the moderate sedation meds and are responsible for the patient. The CRNAs are responsible for all other deep sedation - MAC and Generals.

Jo Slocum   on Monday 03/07/2011 at 08:37 AM

In the past when I worked at a multi-specilaty ASC (part of the Mercy system) RNs were used for pain clinic patients and for GI patients who received conscious sedation. At our center we do only ophthalmology and we do use CRNAs. We have an anesthesiolgist in house in addition when the schedule requires there is an CRNA here. CRNAs work with monitored anesthesia or MAC cases.

Lucy Helmers   on Monday 03/07/2011 at 09:57 AM

We use CRNAs for all cases.142

Candice Burr   on Monday 03/07/2011 at 05:32 PM

Physicians are responsible for running the sedation in our centers. An RN administers the meds and monitors the patient under the MD supervision.

Mary B.   on Tuesday 03/08/2011 at 07:59 AM

We use CRNA's for all sedation.

CDH Endoscopy   on Thursday 03/10/2011 at 07:24 AM

RNs administer IV conscious sedation under the direction of the physician. CRNAs always administer for MAC procedures

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