If you could change one thing about the field what would you change?

  1. If you could change one thing about the field what would you change?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   gaspassah
    restriction of practice that some mda run groups place on CRNA's.
    more options for malpractice insurance.
    more federal money for CRNA training.
  4. by   TechieNurse
    Nursing has gotten too far from its' roots. Between cutbacks and specialization, the nurses in my area, are only primarily responsible for medication and treatments. We have nutritionists, P.T., O.T., Speech therapy, phlebotomy, social workers, I.V. therapy, continuing care, clergy, respiratory therapists etc.
    My best practice days were when I could sit down with a patient, review their information and discuss how all that interconnects and affects them. As well as talk about their hopes, fears and plans.
    Does anyone remember having the time to give a patient respiratory P.T., then a backrub? Or how about holding a patient's hand while they're going through something scary? I miss those days.
    Like everything else in the modern world, patient care is piecemeal. It's the fast food drive-thru of healthcare...
  5. by   athomas91
    techie...
    although much of that is true for bedside nursing...anesthesia is a bit different.
  6. by   Salus
    As always, thank you for your replies.
  7. by   susanmary
    :wink2:
    Last edit by susanmary on Jan 14, '05

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