Please help me guys!!

  1. Hey everybody! I need a little bit of help. I'm writing a short argumentative essay on the safety of nurse anesthetists and the claims of the AANA and ASA, etc. I need a few piece of evidence from each side of the argument. I know where to get the evidence for the AANAs view because I have it bookmarked I cannot find the evidence that the ASA used to formulate their position of nurse anesthetists in solo practice and their position of CRNAs doing "medical procedures." I know there's something on the ASA website, but I cannot find it. Also, does anybody have specific links to "The studies?" Any help would be great!!

    Thanks,
    Brett
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   zambezi
    Hey Brett--Just post this thread at SDN--I am sure that you will get lots of reponse (might want to bring a flame retardant suit though...). Good luck with your paper.
  4. by   loisane
    Brett,

    Here is the page for the AANA analysis of the ASA argument
    http://www.aana.com/crna/prof/quality.asp

    The studies they use are Abstein & Warner, and Silber. Silber has published a couple different articles from the same data. I'm sure you could get the reference from the AANA response, and then go right to the original source, if you need to.

    loisane crna
  5. by   loisane
    Brett,

    Another thought. The ASA's official position is that anesthesia (by definition) is the practice of medicine. So if you look on their site for their position on the anesthesia care team, you will probably find their arguments and policies regarding "appropriate" tasks for CRNAs (ie, no regional, nothing unsupervised, etc.)

    loisane crna
  6. by   meandragonbrett
    Quote from zambezi
    Hey Brett--Just post this thread at SDN--I am sure that you will get lots of reponse (might want to bring a flame retardant suit though...). Good luck with your paper.
    Zam,
    Great idea! But I'd rather have something that is fact rather than opinion

    Loisane,
    Thanks for your help! You're always so helpful!!


    Brett

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