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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 4, 2018 04:42 PM
From: Representative Stephen Barrar
To: All House members
Subject: Nurse Anesthetists Week in PA - January 21-27, 2018
 

I intend to introduce a resolution recognizing January 21 - 27, 2018 as “Nurse Anesthetists Week” in Pennsylvania.

Nurse Anesthetists were the first professional group to provide anesthesia in the United States and are the oldest recognized group of advanced practice registered nurse specialists.

According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, more than two-thirds of all rural hospitals rely on CRNAs to provide anesthesia care, and without these advanced practice nurses, some 1,500 facilities would be unable to maintain trauma stabilization, surgical, and obstetrical capabilities, forcing many rural Americans to travel long distances for such services.

Please join me in supporting this professional group.



Introduced as HR648