CRNA Career and Resource Center

Welcome to the LocumTenens.com CRNA Career and Resource Center. Here you can stay up to date on the latest news and trends in your industry, find links to organizations and associations, and more. Of course, you're only a few clicks away from finding the perfect anesthesia job, too. Learn more about LocumTenens.com's anesthesia recruiting services and how we can help your CRNA career.

CRNA salary and Employment Statistics

The 2017 LocumTenens.com CRNA Salary Survey annual report is now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com CRNA salary survey highlight annual average CRNA salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report.

The LocumTenens.com CRNA salary survey resource center provides more detailed salary information, including historical data from 2006 through our latest 2017 CRNA Salary Survey.

 

Postoperative cognitive dysfunction still a mystery to doctors and researchers

Source: Kaiser Health News

Little is known about postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD,) a condition that affects anywhere from 25 to 59 percent of older patients undergoing certain procedures and affects multiple areas of the brain including memory, learning, as well as using multistep actions. Researchers are still determining what it are its effects are, who suffers the most, how long it will last and why only some patients develop the condition. Some researchers believe it may be caused by the stress of surgery and not by the anesthesia used during procedures. One study is underway as a doctor puts patients under general anesthesia but does not perform any operations or procedures to monitor the occurrence and effects of POCD after.

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Local anesthetics shortage is putting patients at risk

Source: HealthLeaders Media

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) is urging physicians to discuss local anesthesia shortages with patients. These shortages could be putting patient’s health at risk because studies have shown that local anesthesia can reduce patient opioid needs after surgery. Anesthesiologists are nervous that these shortages may lead to an increase in prescription opioids. Local anesthetic shortages include bupivacaine, lidocaine and ropivacaine.

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