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  1. Not trying to stir up bad ideas, but......
    I can assure you, pain doc that my patients could care less about whether I have an advanced degree or a diploma in anesthesia. (I have both and a law degree) It is not a good idea to disparage us...
    Nov 18, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  2. Not trying to stir up bad ideas, but......
    What you have to remember is that physicians have UNLIMITED LICENSES, which means, based on their medical license they can do anything. Whether or not they can get hospital privileges for anything is...
    Nov 17, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  3. Reasons NOT to be CRNA
    Anesthesia is not for everyone, that is the plain simple truth. When I was a program director, one of the hardest things I had to do was dismiss students from the program. The reasons usually...
    Nov 8, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. Not trying to stir up bad ideas, but......
    I notice from your profile that you are a student nurse, so I can't help but wonder why you think you are such an expert on CRNA independent practice? You are simply mistaken and I want to take this...
    Nov 6, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  5. for CRNA'S. debating NP/CRNA
    Vince, Congrats on passing your boards and welcome to a wonderful profession. Back to the original question. I agree with VInce, think a lot about what your real goals are and if the sacrifices...
    Oct 28, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  6. Why do you love anesthesia??
    It is clearly the best profession there is--if you don't mind working hard, being very alert, using your brain and your knowledge, your hands and your intuition. I can bring the best of...
    Oct 11, '06
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  7. No Chemistry?
    You guys will not like my answer, but you need to have a very good chemistry background to make it through anesthesia school. Inorganic, organic and biochemistry are necessary to understanding...
    Oct 10, '06
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  8. Ephedrine for prevention/treatment of PONV?
    Ok Mac I am guilty of posting that I NEVER use droperidol. First, please be careful how you state your posts, I have been doing anesthesia for over 46 years and am very current im my techniques...
    Sep 11, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  9. Botox and CRNA's
    I agree with Vince. It needs to be related to anesthesia practice, such as pain management. I wan't sure if this was what you were asking, or if you want to do cosmetic botox. Why do that if you...
    Sep 8, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  10. Ephedrine for prevention/treatment of PONV?
    PONV- Post operative nausea vomiting I usually don't like acronyms, but this one is easier than typing out the entire thing. y
    Sep 8, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  11. Ephedrine for prevention/treatment of PONV?
    Yes, stevie I indeed do use ephedrine in certain cases. If you observe post-op patients, you will find that most of them start vomiting when they are moved. I think this is a combination of middle...
    Sep 7, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  12. Employment for CRNA besides OR?
    Well, there is labor and delivery, radiology, psychiatry (ECT) and various places in the hospital where deep sedation and anesthesia are used. But, anesthesia is primarily administered in the...
    Sep 5, '06
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  13. I Am Back
    At this point in my profession, I am interested in mentoring students and young CRNAs. Having given so much and received so much from anesthesia, I want to make sure the legacy continues. Nurses...
    Sep 5, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  14. Please HELP: Want Job at UCI Medical Center: Orange, California
    Why don't you call them and ask the questions. It used to be a great place for CRNAs to work, but I don't have any recent knowledge. yoga
    Sep 5, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  15. SRNAs to Graduate Soon
    Vinny, Congrats for a great achievement. Now your education will really begin--anesthesia is lifelong learning. Welcome to the best profession in the country. Hope you will have time to...
    Sep 5, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  16. Could someone please explain...
    I agree with the above posts about market forces and a VERY stong professional organization. I would like to add to those by saying that we are the only area of medicine where a doctor and nurse can...
    Sep 5, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  17. Question about anesthesia experience in Oral Surgeon's office..
    From your description of the reaction, I think you had either an overdose or an intravascular injection of the local anesthetic. The ringing in the ears in one of the most common signs of overdose. ...
    Aug 26, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  18. What is important to you re: the circulator in the room???
    I give you credit for asking the question. My opinion. 1. Circulating nurses be more concerned about the patient and less concerned about the surgeon and "things" --equipment and supplies/ ...
    Aug 19, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. Propofol question
    etomidate is a general anesthetic, midazolam is a sedative, fentanyl is a narcotic, combine them together and you have a general anesthetic. You are not going to like this--but if you have to...
    Aug 1, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  20. Propofol question
    I hate to get into this discussion again, but... If you are not a professional anesthetist (CRNA, MD, AA), you should NOT give propofol on an unintubated patient, particulary in the ER, if they have...
    Aug 1, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  21. CRNAs and the AANA.. in trouble??
    Yes, I will be there Saturday evening through Monday evening. Then I must get back to work. I am most anxious to hear President Clinton. It was a major coup getting him to speak. As you know...
    Jul 27, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  22. CRNAs and the AANA.. in trouble??
    The AANA is celebrating its 75th anniversay next month. Just look at its history--the first nursing specialty organization, over 90+ percent of CRNAs belong to the AANA. This is better than the ASA...
    Jul 27, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  23. students, is our future in jeopardy?
    While the student doctors are agitating, myself and tens of thousands other CRNAs are in the operating room administering safe and cost effective anesthesia. The future is strong for our profession...
    Jul 27, '06
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  24. Anectine/Propofol for LMA insertion
    While I am always open to learning new techniques, I have very healthy respect for succinylcholine. Years ago, I saw a small dose (10mg) given for an ECT and the patient vomited coffee ground fluid...
    Jul 11, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  25. independent practice..
    DFK, You may want to check out my sticky on the Pre-CRNA forum about money and reality. It has a lot of information regarding private practice. I have been in private practice for over 20 years...
    Jul 3, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)


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