CRNA Threat - page 6

I read the following post on a student doctor's forum: "Agreed. CRNA's and nurses in general aren't the smartest group of people out there. The CRNA backlash has already begun. In response to... Read More

  1. by   foraneman
    Quote from WolfpackRed
    an AA is an anesthesia assistant; similar to a PA
    There is almost NOTHING similar between an AA and a PA. PAs are FAR FAR better educated and clinically trained. They also have FAR more autonomy and responsibility.
  2. by   ssrhythm
    Quote from BabyLady
    I would kind of find it hard to believe that an AA is similar to a PA.

    A PA has precriptive authority and school is not exactly short nor non-intensive.

    Last I checked an AA could only earn about $30K a year...a PA..about triple that amount.
    Your fact checking abilities leave much to be desired.
  3. by   BCRNA
    Quote from bobbyzr7
    The PA's I have met are really very smart. I've likewise met some NPs that have left me in awe too. PA school probably shouldn't be compared to nursing school though, because they aren't supposed to be on the same level. Sounds like PA school is pretty tough from your description.
    Aren't suppose to be on the same level? Not sure what you mean by that. They both do exactly the same job, with the exception than nurse practitioners can work independently and PAs can not. RN's start their graduate education with a massive amount of health care experience before graduation education even starts. Most PAs have absolutely no health care experience before starting. It is hard learning to learn to treat CHF when you just learned what it is. PAs deserve respect, but neither group is better than the other.
  4. by   tothepointeLVN
    I think that poster meant to compare PA school to regular nursing school not NP school but I agree with what your saying I definitely agree that having that wealth of knowledge going into NP school plus the experience with actually dealing with patients not just clinical skills but the people skills. All of that put together does nothing but benefit the patients. And frankly isn't that why we are all here?
  5. by   tothepointeLVN
    Quote from foraneman
    And they give tips on how to make the SRNA think that they are being taught something (prep the skin or inject the local for an epidural but always let the resident to is and make some excuse like the resident has to have just one more).
    I just don't understand how they can get through all those years of schooling and still feel that insecure? I guess I come from the "I'm ok, your ok" school of thought. Interestingly enough I encountered the above attitude when I worked in the garment industry. Would not have though those two things would have had something in common.
  6. by   zack1a
    This morning I saw a red car run a red light. Therefore I have come to the realization that all failure to stop tickets are written to drivers of red cars. Furthermore, only yellow cars drive through yellow lights and only green cars drive through green lights.

    In conclusion, I think we should allocate tax dollars to update stop lights to include more colors.