O.R. cases for CRNA's vs. Anesthesiologists

  1. Hey guys. I was hoping I could get some CRNA's opinions on this matter.

    Do you find that the CRNA's tend to do the "easier cases"....i.e. ENT and ortho, and then the MDA will do the more difficult cases, i.e. cardiac or complicated GI??

    Is this true, or not true?? Can someone explain all of this to me ?

    Thanks so much
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  2. 38 Comments

  3. by   ORoxyO
    That's not the case where I work.
  4. by   meandragonbrett
    Not true. Our CRNAs do heads, hearts, and transplants.
  5. by   Anisettes
    Not where I work either - they are a majority here and can do any case booked.
  6. by   tokmom
    Ditto.
  7. by   roser13
    Not at all in my area.
  8. by   MikeRNWI
    Quote from meandragonbrett
    Not true. Our CRNAs do heads, hearts, and transplants.
    So... I had to reread. I first saw this say head and heart transplants.... I was really intrigued and perplexed with the concept of head transplants....
  9. by   msn10
    At our facilities the MD's do the hearts, newborns, OB epidurals, and most traumas. CRNA's do the rest. Level I and II
  10. by   Thujone
    Quote from MikeRNWI
    So... I had to reread. I first saw this say head and heart transplants.... I was really intrigued and perplexed with the concept of head transplants....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdJGlYOL0r4
  11. by   wtbcrna
    All depends on where you work.
  12. by   ICU, RN, BSN, B.S.
    wow that is awesome news. Thanks for everyone who responded
  13. by   nomadcrna
    I've not worked in the same hospital as a MDA for 8 years. The 7 years before that I contracted to a hospital that also had a MDA contracted with them. He did his cases, I did mine. The 3 of us rotated long room depending on who was on call.
    CRNAs can do any case, any procedure that the MDA does.
  14. by   CRNA-DNP
    Our fellows do the 'hard' cases, hearts and peds. We usually do the rest but we are supervised.

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