Webinar Outlines CRNA’s Role in Various Clinical Settings

Michigan legislation modernized the scope of practice for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in 2022, eliminating the state requirement that a CRNA must work under direct physician supervision. CRNAs enhance the ability to deliver care in a multitude of scenarios, particularly in rural areas where anesthesia services may be limited.

The webinar “CRNA’s Role in the Future of Clinical Operations” on Jan. 12, 2023 will showcase the use of CRNAs in three hospitals which differ in size, location and operation. Panelists include Steve Barnett, president and CEO of McKenzie Health System, Robert Casalou, president and CEO of Trinity Health Michigan & Southeast Regions and Jeremiah J. Hodshire, president of Hillsdale Hospital. They will review the CRNA duties and responsibilities in their settings and tactics to build support and operationalize CRNA practice. MHA staff will outline the CRNA’s scope of practice law and answer questions about reimbursement.

The webinar is cosponsored by the Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA) and is open to MHA and MANA members. Chief executives, presidents, compliance officers, nurses and financial, operational and medical team members are encouraged to register.

Questions can be directed to Erin Steward.