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1. a person, usually a woman, who tends the sick, injured, or infirm
2. Zoology a worker in a colony of social insects that takes care of the larvae

What does it mean when you dream about a nurse?

Dreaming of a nurse suggests a need to be taken care of and to be healed. It also sometimes indicates a healing is in progress. This dream also implies that strained or unpleasant conditions are being set aright.

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Attach infusion tubing and devices to epidural, intrathecal or peripheral nerve catheters in place (and placement verified), as ordered by physician and under the supervision of a licensed physician or certified registered nurse anesthetist.
A panel of certified nurse anesthetists representing a diverse sample of anesthesia providers throughout the United States participated in the standard setting evaluation.
This provides a precedent to the establishment of an Anesthesiologist instruction to nurse anesthetist student ratio of 1:2.
The major drugs of abuse in nurse anesthetists, once we get past alcohol, are IV opioids," says Zwerling, who serves as chief anesthetist at a cancer center in Pennsylvania, "These drugs in some cases are up to 1,000 times more potent than morphine.
And transferring the responsibility for managing sedation from the endoscopist to the anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist may reduce the endoscopist's medicolegal liability.
World War I increased the demand for nurse anesthetists and as a result, the training of nurses for this field escalated.
The model identifies four roles that can be given the APRN title: certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified nurse-midwife, clinical nurse specialist, and certified nurse practitioner.
Moreover, the court said that the Montana Board of Medical Examiners (BOME), the "regulatory board responsible for proscribing the unlicensed practice of medicine, concluded that physician supervision of CRNAs is not required because nurse anesthetist practice is not the practice of medicine.
Near the end of the surgery, the nurse anesthetist noticed blood in the tubing of the urinary catheter bag, which the physician deemed a result of traumatic catheterization at the beginning of the procedure.
Magaw, the most famous American nurse anesthetist of the 19th century, was given the title of mother of anesthesia for her achievements (AANA 2003b).
Advance practice nursing specialty areas may include: nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, and nurse midwife.
The anesthesiologists and nurses put together a group of representatives including an anesthesiologist, certified registered nurse anesthetist, an operating room nurse, and operating room technician, an information system technician, the operating room scheduler, high-volume surgeons from the general and specialty services, and a member of the finance department.