CRNAs and bathroom breaks... - page 4

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hello, all, i was wondering if CRNAs get bathroom breaks. what do you do when you need to go to the bathroom? how long is the average procedure and do you have time to go to the bathroom in between procedures? and again,... Read More


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    Quote from remifentanil
    And I would like to add you must posses a sense of humor. Otherwise you are no fun to work with.

    See above quote and think Res Ipsa Loquitur
    No problem with my sense of humor. It just gets old reading these posts from people who have no idea what anesthesia is about, except the money.

    "The thing speaks for itself" is evident in more than just my postings.

    BA
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    @ bread angel: any idea where to get a copy of Watchful Care as it's out of print?
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    Quote from NS Superhero
    @ bread angel: any idea where to get a copy of Watchful Care as it's out of print?
    It's sold at the AANA bookstore.

    http://www.aana.com/books.aspx
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    Bread angel,
    Three years out of school I volunteered for three months at a hospital in Georgetown, Guyana. then in the 90's I spent 2 weeks a year for 10 years in a small out of the way hamlet in Haiti. Replicate that and then lecture me about money and gas! As stated earlier.. Lighten up. We're nurses who put the effort in to enter a more challenging specialty. We're not Supreme Court Justices. Ed
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    I can more than replicate that and then some. We don't know each other, so I won't pretend to comment on all of your experience, if you don't make assumptions about mine. I have come back to this site because I love to share ideas about the profession. But, there are much better forums on the net where fair exchange of ideas about nurse-anesthesia is encouraged and honored.

    Bye bye

    Bread Angel
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    It's probably a good thing you haven't posted for quite some time. I always have to laugh when I hear the "holier than though" tone from senior CRNA's with experience. I must say you sound EXACTLY like the types of MD's that nurses complain about. EVERYONE is entitled to his or her opinion and is allowed to ask questions. Granted the OP may not have asked a "typical" question but as someone who has just been accepted to 3 top schools, I will be a SRNA shortly and have a complete and utter disdain for such small minded people as yourself who get to decide (at least YOU think so) what is and is not relevant and important.

    I actually found the information useful as this is a practical issue. I found it utterly laughable the previous poster's idea of wearing depends. On an intellectual note, having been in my fair share of federal courtrooms and having graduated from arguably one of the 1 or 2 best B-school's in the world, I am dumbfounded by some of the particularly ignorant comments that are made by the many faceless and anonymous people on these boards. It's so funny how people don't act so righteous in person, at least not in my professional nursing experience.

    Why are nurses so ready to "slam" each other and those entering the profession? I've rebuked many a colleague, both privately and publicly for poor behavior. That is OUR responsibility as a profession...and by the way...nursing..on the whole...is not the "profession" they make it out to be...at least not yet. The average level of intellect possessed (at least at the RN level) is on the average lower vis a vis other professions...i.e. physician, lawyer etc. I can't even begin to tell you how many nurses I have seen and heard with such extremely poor verbal and written communication skills (U.S. born included), not to mention sub par math skills. The nursing profession needs to address some of these items as it moves forward.

    Well it's off of the soap box for now but you really made my blood boil when you attacked the OP, and I guess I'm trained to protect the rights of others.

    Good luck to you.


    Quote from remifentanil
    And I would like to add you must posses a sense of humor. Otherwise you are no fun to work with.

    See above quote and think Res Ipsa Loquitur
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    JRV,
    Again, you have no idea who I am, nor I you. When we meet sometime, I think you will regret the implications in your posts. You think I am small minded? Well you will read about me when you study the history of our profession. You will read many of the papers I wrote. You may read the books I published. I could pick up the phone and talk to your program director and he/she would know who I am.

    Maybe anesthesia will be the time in your life when you leave the petty antics of nursing and become a real professional. If you want to be a CRNA, grow up or else you won't be up to the challenge. Feel free to send me a PM and I will be happy to spend my time mentoring you on what it takes to be a professional.
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    wow bead angel. so what books have you published, and papers have you written?
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    Quote from blackberrie_281
    wow bead angel. so what books have you published, and papers have you written?
    I prefer to remain anonymous at this time on this forum, but I am always truthful.
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    These are only my thoughts and observations concerning anesthesia school and are not meant to be critical or antagonistic, just something to consider.

    To JRV- When you read the anesthesia journals you might read about the culture of anesthesia and how things need to change but in reality, there is a long standing and pervasive culture that may only be fully understood when it is experienced. Speak up with your impassioned defence of "rights" and I suspect you will be pegged, as not wanting to assimilate yourself to that culture. If this assimilation were not a requirement, then why do we see phrases such as "fly under the radar" in forum discussions? Individuality or expression of opinions are not always encouraged, especially while in school. I once heard a CRNA say, "I had my soul ripped out when I was in school". This method of instruction/indoctrination, may or may not be presented as preparation for irate surgeons. CRNA's are autononomous but they appear to really have to take a lot, as students and when they go into practice. The journals are full of articles on professionalism and appropriate conduct but sometimes you have to work in reality.


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