How much does CNRA school teach about pain management?

  1. My initial impetus into nursing was to combine my acupuncture / CHM training with FNP training to practice integrative medicine, but the concept of biomedical pain management + acupuncture is intriguing.



    I've asked a few folks about doing pain management with a CNRA degree but the answers have been mixed. Most of the people I have talked to thought that CNRA school focused much more on surgery and just a little on pain management. Thoughts?



    BTW, I have already heard a few times that if I want to do integrative pain management, go to medical school + residency + pain fellowship . But if that is your opinion, let me hear it.
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    Murse / Acupuncturist --> AA
    Specialty: Pain Management

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  3. by   Josh L.Ac.
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  4. by   TheLemur
    What's a CNRA?
  5. by   sandman1914
    CRNA= Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  6. by   heartICU
    Quote from TheLemur
    What's a CNRA?
    I am sure it was a typo. He meant CRNA.
  7. by   Just a CRNA
    Quote from heartICU
    I am sure it was a typo. He meant CRNA.
    A typo happens once. He used the term CNRA three or four times. Perhaps the question should be directed to the National Rifle Association. I believe they have certified members as well.
  8. by   Josh L.Ac.
    Quote from Just a CRNA
    A typo happens once. He used the term CNRA three or four times. Perhaps the question should be directed to the National Rifle Association. I believe they have certified members as well.

    OMG LOL U R SO FUNNY!


    Yeah, after studying for about eight hours on a Sunday day / evening, I happened to make a typo a few times on an online message board. I would rather make alphabet soup typing errors then to lose my perfect grasp of syntax and semantics. On the other hand, I would rather shoot myself in the foot than use prepubescent internet jargon...which I used at the beginning of my post.


    So...how much does CRNA school teach about pain management, and how much do you see it in your clinical training?
  9. by   deepz
    Quote from Josh L.Ac.
    ............. So...how much does CRNA school teach about pain management, and how much do you see it in your clinical training?

    Varies widely by school, and also by individual clinical site affiliated with a program. In general, more CRNA control = broader exposure.

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  10. by   Josh L.Ac.
    Quote from deepz
    Varies widely by school, and also by individual clinical site affiliated with a program. In general, more CRNA control = broader exposure.

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    Obviously I should talk to the schools I am interested in, but...


    From your experience, would it be possible to focus more on pain management through a focused selection on certain clinical sites?
  11. by   Josh L.Ac.
    Update for the two or three people that are interested in pain management in the context of CRNA training:




    Apparently some CRNAs have attempted to do pain management procedures and got busted for practicing "medicine".

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