The NFL Commissioner has invited nurse anesthetists from across central Florida to attend the Super Bowl LV Sunday, Feb. 7. Hundreds of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) from Tampa and the central Florida who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine  will attend the game as guests of the NFL.

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“CRNAs have been deployed across the country to serve on the pandemic’s frontline of care, using their expertise to help those in greatest need,” said Erik Rauch, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C, a CRNA from the greater Tampa Bay area.

As advanced practice registered nurses, CRNAs are “uniquely trained to provide critical care, anesthesia and airway expertise, making nurse anesthetists as one of the most highly valuable and sought-after healthcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rauch.

The NFL will be providing white masks for the healthcare providers to wear. The CRNAs will be gathering in the “healthcare heroes” parking lot when gates open and will be available for media interviews. 

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