Considerations for an aging nurse anesthetists workforce.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) workforce is aging. It is estimated that nearly half (49.7%) of the CRNA workforce is age 50 or greater, with those practicing in management positions and as educators having the oldest mean ages. Older CRNAs face workplace challenges that can lead to decreased productivity and overall job satisfaction. Common injuries to older practitioners result from repetitive motion, slips and falls, needle sticks, fatigue, and emotional or mental health related illness. Because of the high acuity environment in which CRNAs practice they are at an elevated risk for these injuries. Creating a healthy and supportive work environment has been shown to improve the retention of aging healthcare workers, and succession planning is essential in preparing for their retirement.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morgan, B; Jordan, L; Rivera, LA

Published Date

  • November 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1017 - 1019

PubMed ID

  • 33158626

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3984

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0197-4572

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.10.010


  • eng