Anesthesia Practice Management Blogs

Navigating Success as a Physician or CRNA in 2024: Embracing Change and Fostering Quality

By Kelly Mumford, RN, BSN, MBA

In the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape of 2024, the definition of success for physicians and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) has expanded well beyond traditional boundaries. Beyond simply showing up for work and providing care, success now encompasses various elements such as personal well-being, continuous learning, patient outcomes, resilience and adaptability in the face of…

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CRNA Independent Practice States 

By Kelly Mumford, RN, BSN, MBA

CCI Anesthesia manages numerous CRNA-only practices and hires experienced CRNAs who want to work independently at the top of their skillsets. Sometimes, certain scenarios necessitate an all-CRNA practice, and we have seen these practices provide lifelines to underserved patients and keep budgets balanced for rural hospitals. Familiarizing yourself with your state’s practice laws for anesthesia…

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Tips for Vetting CRNA Job Opportunities 

By Kelly Mumford, RN, BSN, MBA

In today’s job market, CRNAs can work on their terms. Whether you want to work in a specific location or are open to relocating; a major medical center or a smaller facility; a specific, set schedule or a PRN position; call or no call—there is a perfect position for you. With so many CRNA job…

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Achieving and Maintaining a Healthy Work–Life Balance as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

By Kelly Mumford, RN, BSN, MBA

The job of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is highly technical and requires significant attention to detail. Pressures abound in this role, and it is necessary to maintain surgeon satisfaction while also safeguarding patients. This is not to mention the early mornings, late nights, difficult cases, call schedules and other stressful aspects of the…

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Importance of Clinical Documentation in Anesthesia Care

By Kelly Mumford, RN, BSN, MBA

Clinical documentation in anesthesia care is an essential element of safe, high-quality medical care. Anesthesia providers must value the importance of accurate and thorough documentation and diligently record it. Whether captured digitally or traditionally, documentation is a significant part of an anesthesiologist’s or CRNA’s role and should be taken seriously. Improving clinical documentation in anesthesia…

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Understanding Key Anesthesia Metrics

By Kelly Mumford, RN, BSN, MBA

At CCI Anesthesia, we know how valuable data is to facility administrators. We meticulously track anesthesia Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to share with our clients and to support our own efforts in delivering the best, most efficient anesthesia care possible. We maintain a list of worthwhile anesthesia KPIs to track and will feature some of…

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Data and its Influence on Perioperative Care

By Kelly Mumford, RN, BSN, MBA

Healthcare systems have long collected data on patients undergoing surgery. However, pre-digitization, there was no method for compiling or storing a set of universal data. The internet, electronic medical records (EMRs) and quantitative clinical research have each played an important role in improving the delivery of healthcare. In the modern age of surgery and anesthesia…

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The Case for an All CRNA Practice

By Kelly Mumford, RN, BSN, MBA

Anesthesiologists and CRNAs work together every day to provide anesthesia care to surgical patients as well as pain management services. Each kind of anesthesia provider type plays an important role in the day-to-day management of cases and patient care delivery. Most facilities utilize a strategic mix of anesthesiologists and CRNAs to best cover their unique…

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