Clinical differences between CRNA and MDA

  1. What is the difference between MDAs and CRNAs? Obviously schooling and background, but when it comes down to it, what can MDAs do (legally) that CRNAs can't? Also, are there any practical differences (maybe not legal, scope-of-practice things, but certain situations where an MDA would do something where a CRNA would/could not)?

    Bryan
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  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   meandragonbrett
    Look at the AANA's webstie and you'll get a full explanation of the accepted practices of CRNAs.
  4. by   Kiwi
    Bryan,

    I had asked a similar question some time ago, and some CRNAs responded. Here's the link to the thread:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...ght=crnas+mdas

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