'PA anesthetist'? - page 4

My patient's daughter the other day said "my daughter's an anesthetist." So I say, "oh, a nurse anesthetist?" and she replies, "no, a PA anesthetist." I'm pretty sure there's no such thing and this... Read More

  1. by   Davey44
    To David:

    I heard that GA licensure changed a tad for PAs. The options now given are primary care, anesthesia, and critical care.

    I did a quick search to be sure:

    http://www.emorypa.org/Rules%20for%2...%20in%20Ge.pdf

    It's all semantics anyways! Just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents.
  2. by   core0
    Quote from Davey44
    To David:

    I heard that GA licensure changed a tad for PAs. The options now given are primary care, anesthesia, and critical care.

    I did a quick search to be sure:

    http://www.emorypa.org/Rules%20for%2...%20in%20Ge.pdf

    It's all semantics anyways! Just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents.
    Thats the way that its written but its never been implemented. The forms available are for primary care (PAs) and anesthesia (AAs). The problem is that they tried to define medicine by primary and critical care when what they probably meant was primary and specialty care. For example if I do dermatology obviously I'm not part of primary care but equally obviously I'm not in critical care. Hence the lack of forms.
  3. by   Skip219
    It more than semantics: AMA trained anesthesiologists assistant requires the oversight of an MDA. Whereas, a CRNA doesnt require the supervision of an anesthesiologist. AA and PA-anesthesia are just ways the AMA can take jobs from CRNAs. For what its worth.
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  4. by   traumaRUs
    This thread is from 2007 a lot has changed.

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