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You might hire a nurse anesthetist to:

  • Safely administer anesthesia to patients of all ages in a variety of surgical and diagnostic settings
  • Support and monitor life functions and adverse reactions, taking corrective action and seeking consultation from the anesthesiologist as needed in a timely fashion

  • Skillfully use a variety of anesthetic agents, adjunctive medications, and anesthetic techniques to provide anesthesia care

  • Analyze and interpret data obtained from anesthesia monitors and patient observation

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Master's of science in nursing relevant to country of employment
Excellent clinical, organizational, and communication skills
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) or equivalent credential from the regulatory body in employment country and locale
Ability to collaborate with anesthesiologists and other healthcare professionals
Current licensure relevant to country of employment
Excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to quickly take action
Excellent medical record-keeping skills
Appropriate bedside manner