87R11469 BK-D
  By: Klick H.R. No. 235
         WHEREAS, The recognition of January 24-30, 2021, as National
  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week is a fitting tribute
  to the contributions of these vital medical professionals; and
         WHEREAS, Certified registered nurse anesthetists are highly
  trained specialist nurses who play an essential role in our health
  care system; nurse anesthetists were the first professional health
  care workers to provide anesthesia in the United States, and they
  comprise the oldest recognized group of advanced-practice
  registered nurse specialists in the country; and
         WHEREAS, Nurse anesthetists work across a broad spectrum of
  medical settings, and they administer anesthetics to millions of
  patients each year; their expertise is an essential element of care
  in traditional surgical environments as well as in a wide range of
  other medical facilities, including numerous general practice
  offices and specialty clinics; as licensed professionals, they are
  authorized to independently administer anesthesia care, and they
  serve as the primary or sole anesthesia providers in many rural
  areas and at many military bases, hospitals, and other facilities;
         WHEREAS, Texas is home to nearly 5,000 certified registered
  nurse anesthetists who have devoted their careers to serving the
  citizens of the Lone Star State, and they are indeed deserving of
  special commendation; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby recognize January 24-30, 2021, as National
  Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week and extend sincere
  appreciation to all those who serve as certified registered nurse
  anesthetists in Texas for the important role they play in providing
  quality health care.