Quote from CRNANUPE_2B
In response to this article: http://www.asahq.org/Newsletters/200...tions04_03.htm
I was wondering what was some practicing CRNA/SRNA's think about this. Sorry if this article has already been discussed, I did a search and did not find anything. SO DON'T THROW ANY FLAMES PLEASE!! I was just wondering if the ASA did accept CRNA's for a care team approach would you guys leave AANA and join them. Please read the article for more details. Thanks. :-)
Most CRNA practice within the anesthesia care team model at present. According to 2003 AANA data 38% of the 13,000 CRNA surveryed practice as an employee of a anesthesia group. The care team approach is the most commonly used mgmt approach.
The AANA is a professional organization representing CRNA's, while the ASA represents physician anesthesia providers. The 2 or totally different, the ASA will not represent, support, advance the practice of nurse anesthesia. They want complete controll and cant and wont get it.
The BS of numbers dwindling is garbage as well. The AANA the official numbers for 2004 were 29,003 and will be greater when the 2005 final numbers are up. 43% being male.
As well about 1400 people graduated from CRNA programs in 2005, compared with 1390 (grogono.com) MDA'sfinished residency.
As well many new programs have opened, we are graduating the most CRNA's ever at present and have the most programs open.
Also not sure where he gets 25% not belonging to the AANA. The aana boast over 90% membership. I know the ASA does not have 90% membership, prob not even close. Plus since sept. 11th many CRNA's have had to increase their retirement ages, as has many other professions. I would not worry about this article, its totally biased blab. Almost every point he makes can be refuted and proven to be wrong with correct data.
If you want to be a member of the ASA be a MDA or AA. If you want to be a member of the AANA become a CRNA. The 2 organization will meet occassionally but never ever ever merge, i promise you.
The anesthesia care team practice models have been around for a while.