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Capt. Michelle Gauthier, 52nd Medical Operations Squadron certified registered nurse anesthetist at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, left, discusses surgical notes with Maj. Donna Rau, 52nd MDOS operation room nurse, Jan. 9 during a scheduled surgery at the Bitburg Annex Hospital Jan. 9. National Nurse Anesthetist Week is Jan. 20-27, and honors Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and educates people on the importance of their work. Nurse anesthetists have been working with surgeons, dentists and podiatrists for 150 years to deliver safe anesthetic care. The Bitburg hospital has three nurse anesthetists on staff who provide care to hundreds of Sabers each year. (US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eydie Sakura)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Eydie Sakura |  VIRIN: 070109-F-4707S-002.JPG