BigPappaCRNA 1,514 Views
Joined Jan 13, '13.
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CRNAs can and do work in all 50 states. Completely independently of any MDA. I have simply NEVER heard of any ACT practice as you describe. If true, it is indeed the outlier. I haven't seen an MDA in over 10 years.
Yes. It is very much within the CRNA scope of practice. Done every day, all over the country, by CRNAs, everywhere. Having said that, there are less, and less Swan lines being placed. There are so many new and different technologies out there now that give very similar data, and do so with non-invasive technology. As to the OP, that is a very old term, but I am guessing it has something to do with putting up the wedge balloon during the last portion of placement, and letting the balloon "float" into position.
So no advice for the original post about practicing at my fullest capacity and learning advanced skill very well? Come on CRNA's, you must have noticed some paths to success in that way.
To answer your question, YES. It has improved THAT much over the last 20 years. Capnograpy, ultrasound, Glidescopes, Echo's, Vigileo, LMAs, and on and on and on. Huge technological advances that make anesthesia breathtakingly boring. Nobody who has practiced for the last 20 years could ask such a naive question.
And are are you really debating, and trying to prove a point by insisting that the death rate is really 1:250K instead of 1:300K ?!?!?
The possibilities of work are endless. Every conceivable shift and combination is worked every day. By thousands. Some flexibility may be needed on your part, as not all practice styles, and types, exist everywhere. And even though you received excellent advice above, there sometimes is shift work where you absolutely get relieved. OB, and Trauma are two examples. When you are working in those two specialties, there is always someone scheduled to come on and relieve you. The larger the hospital, the more likely this is the case. The smaller more remote the hospital, the less likely.
Can someone shine some light my way....
I will be applying to TWU CRNA 2017 start date. Wanted to receive some input on my background and what I could do to increase my chances of acceptance into the program.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and an Associates in Nursing. This month will be six years since I became an RN. I have been extremely fortunate to have started working in a PICU from day one. I was also crossed trained to work in the NICU six months after. I continue to work in these departments in an Advanced Level III Hospital. I recently obtained my RNC-NIC, which is an equivalent to the CCRN in NICU.
Cumulative GPA of 3.07, Nursing GPA was approximately a 3.4, still pending to take my GRE and a Chemistry course to meet requirements.
TWU offers an RN to MSNA program. A bachelors degree can be in another field.
I unfortunately did not do as well in my early course work, and worry that these stats wont be competitive enough. Not sure of I should retake some courses or obtain a BSN in order to boost my GPA.
Any opinions and suggestions are welcome.
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