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Nurse Anesthetists - 29-1151.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Administer anesthesia, monitor patient's vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Associate Professor Program Director Nurse Anesthesia
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Chief CRNA)
  • Chief Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Professor/Nurse Anesthetist
  • Senior Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Senior CRNA)
  • Staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Staff CRNA)
  • Staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesia Service (Staff CRNA, Anesthesia Service)
  • Staff Nurse Anesthetist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Administer post-anesthesia medications or fluids to support patients' cardiovascular systems.
  • Assess patients' medical histories to predict anesthesia response.
  • Calibrate and test anesthesia equipment.
  • Develop anesthesia care plans.
  • Disassemble and clean anesthesia equipment.
  • Discharge patients from post-anesthesia care.
  • Evaluate patients' post-surgical or post-anesthesia responses, taking appropriate corrective actions or requesting consultation if complications occur.
  • Insert arterial catheters or perform arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples.
  • Insert peripheral or central intravenous catheters.
  • Instruct nurses, residents, interns, students, or other staff on topics such as anesthetic techniques, pain management and emergency responses.
  • Manage patients' airway or pulmonary status, using techniques such as endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, pharmacological support, respiratory therapy, and extubation.
  • Monitor patients' responses, including skin color, pupil dilation, pulse, heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, ventilation, or urine output, using invasive and noninvasive techniques.
  • Obtain informed consent from patients for anesthesia procedures.
  • Perform or evaluate the results of diagnostic tests, such as radiographs (x-rays) and electrocardiograms (EKGs).
  • Perform or manage regional anesthetic techniques, such as local, spinal, epidural, caudal, nerve blocks and intravenous blocks.
  • Perform pre-anesthetic screenings, including physical evaluations and patient interviews, and document results.
  • Prepare prescribed solutions and administer local, intravenous, spinal, or other anesthetics, following specified methods and procedures.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in nursing.
  • Request anesthesia equipment repairs, adjustments, or safety tests.
  • Respond to emergency situations by providing airway management, administering emergency fluids or drugs, or using basic or advanced cardiac life support techniques.
  • Select and prescribe post-anesthesia medications or treatments to patients.
  • Select, order, or administer anesthetics, adjuvant drugs, accessory drugs, fluids or blood products as necessary.
  • Select, order, or administer pre-anesthetic medications.
  • Select, prepare, or use equipment, monitors, supplies, or drugs for the administration of anesthetics.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.
  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Administer blood or other fluids intravenously.
  • Administer intravenous medications.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Clean medical equipment or facilities.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Collect biological specimens from patients.
  • Collect medical information from patients, family members, or other medical professionals.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Examine medical instruments or equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition.
  • Implement advanced life support techniques.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Operate diagnostic imaging equipment.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Prepare medications or medical solutions.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Process healthcare paperwork.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Select medical equipment for addressing patient needs.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Treat medical emergencies.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Nurse Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Nurse Anesthetist