At UltraCare, our daily commitment is to exceed the expectations of our facility partners, surgeons, staff and collective patients.
We recognize that medical care is one of our nation’s most valuable commodities. We diligently manage this resource by continually evaluating our workflow and injecting flexibility into how we operate as a corporation. Our goal is to provide the tremendous level of care that we are known for in the most cost-effective manner possible.
Whether a current or future client, this ideology is quite evident when dealing with our clinicians and management team. We invite input from all members of the facility, recognizing its value in fostering the team approach necessary for navigating the challenges that we all face in the current healthcare environment.
We invite you to navigate the information below to highlight what UltraCare can bring to your facility. You will find a “Request for Proposal” form to engage UltraCare in the many service lines we offer, as well as valuable educational links relating to the field of anesthesia.
When embarking on a search for an anesthesia service, you will find that UltraCare takes a unique approach to developing an anesthesia solution for you. Whether an office, ambulatory center or hospital setting, we make it our mission to find the right solution for you and your business.
During the initial engagement period, we will evaluate the demands and requirements of your centers, patient populations treated and regional insurance landscape. Taking into account your state’s scope of practice regarding anesthesia providers, we will formulate a customized solution that is both comprehensive and cost-effective. Whether physician or CRNA-only model, a care team approach, or a hybrid method, we will create the solution that is right for you.
We invite you to explore the options below. Based upon your location, not all of these options may be currently available to you. However, legislation is always changing, and we are always adapting to provide an optimal level of service in the most cost-efficient manner available. Upon reviewing, please visit our “Contact Us ” or “Request for Proposal” sections so that we can create the option that best suits your needs.
Anesthesia Care Team Model:
The care team model employs physician anesthesiologists and CRNA’s collaborating to deliver care to the patient. The anesthesiologist evaluates the patient’s medical conditions and history prior to the procedure and involves pertinent medical specialists to arrange necessary testing, with the collective goal of optimizing the patient’s condition so that anesthesia and the procedure will be performed safely. If follow-up is required, the anesthesiologist will meet with the patient prior to the procedure for further evaluation. Both the anesthesiologist and the CRNA will meet with the patient the day of the procedure to discuss and finalize a plan of care, and the intra-operative and post-operative care will be performed by this team approach.
The physician-only model involves physician anesthesiologists directly performing both the pre-operative assessments and engaging specialists for the purpose of medically optimizing the patients prior to their surgical procedures. On the day of surgery, the patient will be greeted and evaluated by the physician anesthesiologist and all intra-operative and recovery room care will be performed directly by the anesthesiologist.
This model involves the CRNA serving the dual role of clinician and consultant as it relates to formulating an anesthesia plan and collaborating with other medical specialists, insuring for a medically optimized patient and a safe anesthetic. On the day of surgery, the patient will be greeted by the clinician who will offer the available options, and they will see the patient through both the intra-operative and recovery room settings.
This solution borrows facets from both the CRNA-only and Anesthesia Care Team models to deliver a CRNA at the point of care who is responsible for the delivery of the anesthesia services to the patient. The physician anesthesiologist functions in the pre-operative period by assessing the patient’s medical history and engaging with medical specialists to insure a thorough evaluation of their health status has been performed. These efforts insure that the CRNA will receive a patient who is optimized based upon their medical conditions. The physician anesthesiologist is readily available to the surgeon and CRNA via the remote capabilities that we have today to further direct care for the patient.
Education & Training
Highly educated experts with 7-8 years of nursing and anesthesia education and training. CRNAs must be re-certified every 2 years.
High Quality Care
CRNAs deliver anesthesia to patients in the same ways, for the same types of procedures, and just as safely as their physician counterparts.
A landmark study shows that the most cost-effective anesthesia delivery model is the CRNA working as the solo anesthesia provider.
Click on the links below for more information about the high quality, safe and cost effective care delivered by CRNAs, and why they are so valuable in today’s dynamic health care environment: