BigPappaCRNA 1,566 Views
Joined Jan 13, '13.
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The degree required will be highly dependent upon the program you select. If they offer a MSN, or a DNP, and are based in a School of Nursing, than you will need a BSN in order to be admitted. If they are not located in a school of nursing, and offer a MS and or a DNAP, than other degrees, such as biology or chemistry would be just fine, but either way, you will need to be a Registered Nurse.
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.
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