Employment for CRNA besides OR?

  1. Hello to all...possibly thinking about applying to CRNA school in the future. My question is are CRNA's limited strickly to the OR?
    Thks for any info ;-)
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  3. by   yoga crna
    Well, there is labor and delivery, radiology, psychiatry (ECT) and various places in the hospital where deep sedation and anesthesia are used.

    But, anesthesia is primarily administered in the operating room. I am puzzled by your question. If you are not interested in working in an operating room, anesthesia is not a specialty for you. That is where the jobs are, that is where you get your education and the experience necessary to give anesthesia outside the OR.

    Most of us in anesthesia love the OR environment, as crazy as it can be sometimes. It is a world to itself.

    Hope this helps and let us know if we answered the question.

    yoga
  4. by   frank6151
    Thanks for the info...nothing against the OR. I myself worked 6 years as a surgical technician with the Navy. I've been out of the OR for a few years working on my BSN...I will be working in ICU after graduation and look forward to completing my masters. Just curious about the different work opions available to CRNA's...Thks again
    Frankie



    Quote from yoga crna
    Well, there is labor and delivery, radiology, psychiatry (ECT) and various places in the hospital where deep sedation and anesthesia are used.

    But, anesthesia is primarily administered in the operating room. I am puzzled by your question. If you are not interested in working in an operating room, anesthesia is not a specialty for you. That is where the jobs are, that is where you get your education and the experience necessary to give anesthesia outside the OR.

    Most of us in anesthesia love the OR environment, as crazy as it can be sometimes. It is a world to itself.

    Hope this helps and let us know if we answered the question.


    Hey there...thanks for the info;-)
    I have nothing against the OR...I myself worked in the OR for 6 years as a surgical technician with the Navy...as I'm nearly done with my BSN and look forward to working in ICU with the hopes of oneday going for my masters...just curious about the different work choices available to CRNA's
    Thks Again ;-)
    Frankie

    yoga
  5. by   Brian_SRNA
    best of luck to you. there are also pain clinics, GI labs, etc. But the BULK of education is in the OR. Just something to keep in mind if anyone is concerned about the OR environment., Shadow a couple of CRNA's, or MDA's.

    Brian

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