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  1. NBCRNA and the AANA... WOW
    The AANA must set standards for the highest possible practice situations. Whether or not you like it, without the AANA going for direct Medicare reimbursement and settling our right to compete in...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  2. NBCRNA and the AANA... WOW
    I am well aware of the credentialing issue that is coming up for an AANA bylaw change. This change is appropriate and is needed so that the CRNA credential stays an integral part of the profession. ...
    Aug 6, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  3. From Chemical Engineering to CRNA
    A science background is always a plus for anesthesia. We use both chemistry and engineering every day in our practice, although we may call it something else. I agree with the other comments, find...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. AANA (NON) membership anyone?
    Maybe the reason why no non-members respond is that there are very few of them who bother with internet sites involving anesthesia. One of the people who I talked to recently reinstated her...
    Jun 9, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  5. AANA (NON) membership anyone?
    [QUOTE Bread Angel, If you think the AANA and it's lobbying group are resposible for your work conditions, hours and remuneration....US Department of Labor and market forces have much more...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  6. AANA (NON) membership anyone?
    Do what you wish. Maybe you would be happier as a junior member of the ASA or even the ANA. I can guarantee that you will be vocal when you (1) lose your job, (2) have your hours cut, (3) have your...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  7. Per diem/Part time CRNA positions?
    CRNAs can choose to work in whatever way they please, as long as there is a job for them. The marketplace rules. You seem to be way too obsessed with working part-time, that I suspect that you have...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  8. Personality traits of CRNAs?
    Some personality traits that I have noticed in CRNAs: --Obsessive compulsive --Patient oriented --Don't suffer fools very well --Must be mechanically oriented (trouble shooting) --Ability to...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  9. Per diem/Part time CRNA positions?
    It is well advised for you to get a lot of experience as a newly graduated CRNA. That experience is going to be at a full service hospital and later on you can move to an ASC. If you are...
    May 31, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  10. Advice-posting here too for CRNA's to chime in
    I agree with the other comments and want to add one more. If you like the ER for the adrenalin rush you get, understand that in anesthesia, if you do it right, you shouldn't have many adrenalin...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  11. Advice!
    I love being a CRNA and know that the best decision I made in my life was entering this profession. Read all of the posts here and on other websites. If you do a google search you will find many...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  12. Day in the life of a CRNA?
    Administering anesthesia is the most fun someone can have and still get paid for it. My days are short-not many cases or very long--lots of OB and/or emergencies. You have a lot of information in...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  13. CRNA jobs in SoCal
    There are two major anesthesia programs in the LA area, Kaiser and USC. They pretty much meet the supply needs of the area.
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  14. Tubing tips
    Do don't have much experience, do you?
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. CRNA JOB MARKET
    The OP needs to spend a lot of time shadowing CRNAs. I love anesthesia and could not imagine doing anything else. There are going to be lots of positions available in the future, as long as you...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. Tubing tips
    Miller 2 user, which can be used as a Mac, if you need to. My best advise for intubation success is head position. Raise the head to snifting position -- look it up, there are some excellent...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. How much do you make?
    The average CRNA package is around $175,000. I know many in private practice who make twice that amount, but they work very hard for the money. Anesthesia is nothing like nursing when it comes...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  18. Australian nursing student wanting to become a CRNA in the US
    It is my understanding that you must receive an RN license in the US first. Then the critical care requirements are up to the individual schools. There are strong indicators that Canada is...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. USC school of anesthesia srna
    It is an excellent program with a lot of clinical experience. I would suggest that you check out their website for information on admissions requirements. Also, there are several other Nurse...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. Any CRNA's that love their job but........
    Nursing is a job, anesthesia is a professional career. Nurses burn out quickly, CRNAs practice well into their 60's and 70's. CRNAs love what they do, nurses love to complain about what they do. ...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  21. O.R. cases for CRNA's vs. Anesthesiologists
    Paindoc--you are sadly mistaken about the law of vicarious liability. Everyone involved gets named in a lawsuit, including the CRNA. There is a very important Washington case where an...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  22. CRNA Role/Scope/Daily Life
    Your questions indicate that you have no idea of the education and clinical responsibilities of being a nurse anesthetist. Do your homework, read the stickies here, check the many other websites and...
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  23. Looking to buy a new anesthesia machine
    I know Mindray had a large booth at the AANA meeting in Boston. I have no personal knowledge of them--have always liked Datex/Ohmeda/GE machines. They reliable and are easy to troubleshoot. To...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  24. Accepted to CRNA...should I finish Perfusion school?
    If it was me, I would drop out. As long as it is not a credit course that would look bad on your transcript, it is unlikely that being a perfusionist would be of any benefit to you in anesthesia...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  25. CRNAs and bathroom breaks...
    I prefer to remain anonymous at this time on this forum, but I am always truthful.
    Jan 11, '11
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


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