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Anesthesia Nursing Students Providing Crucial Ventilator Training in Iowa

Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) play a significant role in our nation’s health care system, particularly in rural settings where they work alongside Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and often serve as the community’s only option for administering anesthesia during medical procedures. In Iowa, for example, CRNAs are the sole provider of all anesthesia services in 88 of 117 community hospitals in the state.

Hometown Hawkeye: Sandra Daack-Hirsch

Associate Professor Sandra Daack-Hirsch has led a storied career in nursing research, predominately focusing on genetic counseling and the care of children and families who have congenital disorders. More specifically, Dr. Daack-Hirsch studies how family health history influences people’s ideas about their personal health risk, as well as how family members communicate health risk for inherited diseases.

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