What is up with CRNA/AA/MDA politics. - page 7

I am way not in it but long term, i am aspiring to be a CRNA so i hang out on various boards and i am amazed at what i see. I see MDAs to be talking about having nurses do the mundane work becasue... Read More

  1. by   Brenna's Dad
    All very interesting stuff.

    Regarding my very early comment regarding the mechanical aspects of anesthesia.... I was not necessarily referring to advanced clincal skills such as the insertion of lines, nerve blocks, etc., but rather the more mundane aspects such as titration of medications, mixing of drugs for infusions, IV catheter placement, vigalence, etc.

    The residents I have observed are trained to assess patients and give orders for nurses to follow. I havent seen any physicians mixing and titrating drugs for example or spending long hours at the bedside observing patient trends. This is what I believe must be the hard work for physicians when learning aneshesia (and please correct me if im wrong). This is where critical care nurses have the benefit when learning anesthesia. Physicians have the benefit of a thourough medical education of course.
  2. by   deepz
    Quote from Brenna's Dad
    ......The residents I have observed are trained to assess patients and give orders for nurses to follow. .... must be the hard work for physicians when learning aneshesia ......

    Yes, BD, as noted previously on other threads, most residents spend the first two years attempting to learn how to act like a nurse and actually DO hands-on patient care. Many just don't get it. Some consider it beneath their dignity.

    Therefore, CRNAs will never lack for demand for their services.

    deepz
  3. by   athomas91
    had to post this...sorry....
    an MDA i worked with recently (who is great and full of knowledge and a benefit to my learning) didn't know how to set up the fluid/blood warmer.... he was very open about it - i don't do that - how do you do that....so now it is a joke - when he asks me something i don't know i first tell him i will look it up and get right back to him - then i ask him how to set up a fluid warmer. heheheheh

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