CRNA's working with AA's - page 2
Has any one worked with AA's in an ACT model? How is it? Do MDA's and other health care professionals bunch AA's and CRNA's together? There is a bill in the house of my state to determine if they are... Read More
1Jun 21, '13 by jwkQuote from MeTheRNFacts are your friend - you don't have any. Your opinions are laughable since you clearly have not actually worked with AA's.I've worked with AA's and I wasn't impressed. Most of them have zero experience with patient care, so trivial things like starting an IV or mixing a bag of pressors can turn into a big fiasco. Although there are no current studies stating they provide inferior anesthesia, I do think they're superfluous and unnecessary to the profession. It also seemed they wouldn't do squat without running it by the MDA first...something I'm not used to doing in my experience.
0Jun 25, '13 by RhinoRocketRNThey were commenting on what they have come across with the AAs they've seen in practice, not ALL AAs. Get your panties unbunched And stop being so defensive
1Jun 25, '13 by jwkQuote from RhinoRocketRNNot defensive at all - I just know total BS when I see it. I can guarantee you - every AA in practice, as well as students, know how to start an IV or mix a bag of pressors.They were commenting on what they have come across with the AAs they've seen in practice, not ALL AAs. Get your panties unbunched And stop being so defensive
Many AA's do in fact have patient care experience, just not as nurses.
The comment about "superfluous and unnecessary" speaks volumes to the motivation of the person posting.
1Jun 26, '13 by xX Goose XxI worked with a couple of AAs while finishing my residency. They were very nice to work with and knew their stuff. We got along great. I did not see any of the previously mentioned issues.
0Jun 27, '13 by ruler of kolobI'm pretty sure if AAs were as bad as many CRNA's wish they were...they would not find jobs. Anecdotally , AA's seem to have more job choices than more than a few new grad CRNA's.