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

  1. 0 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. Visit  ORoxyO profile page
    #1 0
    That's not the case where I work.
  4. Visit  meandragonbrett profile page
    #2 0
    Not true. Our CRNAs do heads, hearts, and transplants.
  5. Visit  Anisettes profile page
    #3 0
    Not where I work either - they are a majority here and can do any case booked.
  6. Visit  tokmom profile page
    #4 0
    Ditto.
  7. Visit  roser13 profile page
    #5 0
    Not at all in my area.
  8. Visit  MikeRNWI profile page
    #6 3
    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. Visit  msn10 profile page
    #7 0
    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. Visit  Thujone profile page
    #8 0
    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. Visit  wtbcrna profile page
    #9 0
    All depends on where you work.
  12. Visit  ICU, RN, BSN, B.S. profile page
    #10 0
    wow that is awesome news. Thanks for everyone who responded
  13. Visit  nomadcrna profile page
    #11 0
    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. Visit  CRNA-DNP profile page
    #12 0
    Our fellows do the 'hard' cases, hearts and peds. We usually do the rest but we are supervised.

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