Here's what AAs really think of CRNAs - page 26

And this comes from the PRESIDENT of the American Society of Anesthesiologist Assistants Again, assertions that AAs and CRNAs function at the same level -absolutely misleading. And, what's... Read More

  1. by   ERNP
    Quote from pkapple
    AA is to CRNA as PA is to ARNP--different modalities in training, essentially same level of practice. Good and bad found in every provider level.
    I was thinking the same thing. This is the same PA vs. NP argument, anesthesia style.

    This has been informative. I didn't even know there was such a thing as AA until I read this thread. How out of touch am I? Sorry.

    Having participated in the argument on the NP board, and not really having anesthesia expertise let me just say.... I usually request the CRNA as do my parents and siblings. We do this for ourselves and our children. What I want is someone who will stay at the head of my bed from beginning to end and make sure I stay asleep until it is time to wake up. A little Versed on the way to the OR isn't a bad idea either as the whole idea of surgery sends me into a tailspin.

    So, I prefer a CRNA. But then my PCP is a FNP.... and so am I. I am all about supporting advanced nursing practice no matter the specialty.

    Good luck to all. When one of us succeeds, we all succeed.
  2. by   micugirl
    I have a question. I am in CRNA school right now. I know there is a heated debate over the legilation of AA's here in this state, NC. What I would like to know is how do you replace the countless hours of monitoring the patient and the family at the bedside with an AA? I guess most CRNA's feel like there would be a missing link there with patient care, even though you have more medical school classes. We get most of out critical care knowledge from experience at the bedside, and research rather than a few medical books. How does this compare to the AA's experience prior to getting into into thier AA school to obtain their degrees?
  3. by   Sleepy 7
    I believe if the participants of this forum will do a little valid research, not speculation . You will find that AA and CRNA are NOT the same skill/practice level.
  4. by   micugirl
    In other words, you do not have a valid answer to explain how this deficit in patient care would be compensated by the AA?
  5. by   dogbone
    Ojt
  6. by   Ventjock
    Quote from jaymz
    I believe if the participants of this forum will do a little valid research, not speculation . You will find that AA and CRNA are NOT the same skill/practice level.
    why do a lot of groups which hire both AAs and CRNAs compensate them the same and give them the same scope of practice?
  7. by   jwk
    Quote from ramiro_ac
    why do a lot of groups which hire both AAs and CRNAs compensate them the same and give them the same scope of practice?
    Why wouldn't they? In a group practice, what do you think you can do that I can't?
  8. by   Ventjock
    Quote from jwk
    Why wouldn't they? In a group practice, what do you think you can do that I can't?
    it was a semi-sarcastic remark
  9. by   alwaysintheknow
    Quote from ramiro_ac
    im a student. and sorry vato i dont give a damn if other vatos dont make squat, thats there problem. "in this country social status is achieved, not ascribed"

    and i dont oppose AAs or CRNAs. i am looking forward to one of these professions in the near future. i find them equal, with CRNA coming out a bit n top because of no restrictions to practice in any of 50 states.

    the reason i said what i said, is because ive looked at gaswork.com and at many anesthesia groups websites and many higher both anesthetists and pay the same for equal experience.

    Ask the likes of Paris Hilton or GW about achieving social status. I am sure theirs is ascribed, but that's another topic.

    For a second I thought you were complaining about the equal status of AAs vs. CRNAs. As you noticed, they are equal in regards to salary and how they function within the anesthesia care team. Choose the one you like best and good luck.
  10. by   Ventjock
    Quote from alwaysintheknow
    Ask the likes of Paris Hilton or GW about achieving social status. I am sure theirs is ascribed, but that's another topic.

    For a second I thought you were complaining about the equal status of AAs vs. CRNAs. As you noticed, they are equal in regards to salary and how they function within the anesthesia care team. Choose the one you like best and good luck.
    lol paris hilton is subhuman. what an idiot. i cant believe how all these stupid people fall into so much money. what a waste.
  11. by   SproutRN
    :deadhorse


    We are still beating this one?!

    Sprout
  12. by   subee
    Somebody......please do all us a favor and kill this tread - its becoming embarrassing to know that its available to the public - just for some of there spelling alone. THEIR! I said it.
  13. by   emsrn1970
    You could spend two years in school to be an AA or just stay at a holiday inn express.

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