Nurse Anesthetists: Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

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Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), whether they are nurse practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists (CNS), certified nurse anesthetists (CRNA), or nurse midwife (CNM), play a pivotal role in health care (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2015). APNs are quite often providing primary, preventative, chronic, and routine care to patients. According to BMJ Open (Kanda et al., 2015) nurses are on the frontline and continue to be the largest profession in the world. APRNs obtain at least a Master’s degree, have an expert knowledge base, possess superlative clinical skills and demonstrate complex decision making skills often time utilizing the interdisciplinary team approach. As Indicated by the Journal of Pediatric Health Care,…show more content…
“Patient outcomes become the ultimate measure of quality as they reflect the influence of both structure and process of care” (Stanik-Hutt et al., 2013, p. 492). The use of patient satisfaction tools is routine in healthcare facilities. What actually do the results of patient satisfaction surveys tell us about the quality of nursing care? The results of patient satisfaction are used to better understand what can be done in the future to improve the patient care outcome, ultimately achieving the most desireable outcome. It is essential to know exactly how APRNs contribute to the quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare so that they may be utilized to the best of their abilities to provide evidence based…show more content…
It was said numerous times that the APRN provides closer monitoring and collaborated with the physicians. CNS may be especially helpful in working with patients, families, and staff to provided patient centered education. The financial burden was also significantly less for patients when their care was under the
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