ATTEN: The Future of CRNA's Threatened? - page 2

Ok peeps listen up, I am an SRNA now finally and am pumped. Im not sure how much CRNA politics you guys are farmiliar with but I encourage you whether you are a CRNA, SRNA or future SRNA to learn as... Read More

  1. by   sonessrna
    Quote from New CCU RN
    I will preface this by saying I am not a SRNA or CRNA yet, however, I work very closely with both CRNAs, anethesia residents and attendings in my role as an RN.

    I can only speak from what I have seen - but they all function as a team. The attendings are more of the "supervisory/educator role". The residents, CRNAs, and SRNAs give the gas. I have never sensed a disregard for CRNAs. In fact, where I am - they are highly valued and respected and often can teach both the SRNAs and residents a thing or two. I have never sensed any conflict with regard to the actual role a person plays.

    It isn't nurses vs docs. We need to work as a team. Of course we should keep abreast of current issues and lobby as much as we can for our own practice. However, if you can walk the walk and not just talk the talk - you will be respected regardless of the initials behind your name.

    There are stupid things that are said on the student doctor net thing. There are also stupid things said about docs on this website. Keep in mind that the majority of the posters on the student doc sites are exactly that - students. They have not been in the real world and have alot left to learn. Let them have their sour attitudes if that is what they want to have. Who knows how many of the naysayers actually ever make it to being a resident. :chuckle

    I have strong doubts that the CRNA profession is in any sort of compromise. As CRNAs or future CRNAs we need play our part in protecting our role by educating the public and being great practitioners. Of course economics could change - but considering that CRNAs administer 2/3 of anesthesia - I have strong doubts that any of us would live to see this change.

    Florida may have been one step backwards - but within the last two years - ten times the amount of states have passed pro-CRNA laws.
    I think you are very wrong in taking these things lightly!!! The ASA has released multiple statements attempting to undermine the practice of CRNAs. In May they are gearing up to lobby Congress to take away the opt-out right sof states...;oh and for those who voted for Bush...Clinton signed away the need for CRNAS to be supervised by MDAs...Bush rejected it when the MDAs from Texas rubbed his b ack....Great. SThis is nothing to take lightly...Read the ASA website...and get fired up.
  2. by   Tony35NYC
    Quote from sonessrna
    I think you are very wrong in taking these things lightly!!! The ASA has released multiple statements attempting to undermine the practice of CRNAs. In May they are gearing up to lobby Congress to take away the opt-out right sof states...;oh and for those who voted for Bush...Clinton signed away the need for CRNAS to be supervised by MDAs...Bush rejected it when the MDAs from Texas rubbed his b ack....Great. SThis is nothing to take lightly...Read the ASA website...and get fired up.

    The guys who run the ASA are are a pretty mean bunch of physicians who've done and said some nasty things about CRNAs over the years, and they evidently intend to keep trying until they either get full control over the practice of CRNAs or squeeze them out of the picture entirely. Their website is full of anti-CRNA lobbying stuff that goes all the way back to even before the Clinton years. True that not all MDAs are against CRNAs and not all MDAs are members of the ASA. But many of them are, and they totally abhor the idea of nurses practicing anesthesia just a well as they do and making so much money at it, too. I wouldn't put anything past the ASA because they want nothing more than to see the CRNA profession completely destroyed. I hope CRNAs NEVER let up fighting for their right to practice in the state capitals and in courtrooms.
  3. by   sonessrna
    Quote from Tony35NYC
    The guys who run the ASA are are a pretty mean bunch of physicians who've done and said some nasty things about CRNAs over the years, and they evidently intend to keep trying until they either get full control over the practice of CRNAs or squeeze them out of the picture entirely. Their website is full of anti-CRNA lobbying stuff that goes all the way back to even before the Clinton years. True that not all MDAs are against CRNAs and not all MDAs are members of the ASA. But many of them are, and they totally abhor the idea of nurses practicing anesthesia just a well as they do and making so much money at it, too. I wouldn't put anything past the ASA because they want nothing more than to see the CRNA profession completely destroyed. I hope CRNAs NEVER let up fighting for their right to practice in the state capitals and in courtrooms.
    AMEN
  4. by   prmenrs
    I'm closing this thread. Deal with it over @ SDN.

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