Quote from VAC
So, let me see if I understand you. CRNA schools do not have written procedures and processes in place to deal with underperforming students, and therefore intimidation is necessary? Are MDA's and CRNA's in teaching positions so lacking in communication and people skills, that they cannot get a point across otherwise?
I've read through a couple of the other threads on this forum, about students being criticized for ekg lead placement, taping eyelids shut vertically or horizontally, or IV taping methods. Are students corrected in the clinical over skills + rationale that are not taught, supported by research and are simply matters of personal preference? If my ekg leads are getting a good tracing and are not close to the incision, is this a patient saftey issue?
I know I sound like a question machine; these questions have been building up since I began researching this field. I hope you all can give me some direction.
Can one enter CRNA school and expect to be taught in a non hostile enviornment?
I think it's your definition of intimidation. Making you feel uncomfortable because you ordered morphine for the PACU when the patient has an allergy to morphine might be necessary to make you understand that you need to be more diligent. The student who will struggle is the student who focuses on why the intructor 'hazed' them, rather than their own lack diligence. If you go to nurse anesthesia school, you will be corrected (taught), on a daily basis. (EKG lead placement does matter if you are monitoring ST changes, taping the eyes does matter if the patient has fragile skin, etc, etc) Yes, some things are a matter of my personal preference, and I will ask you nicely to do them, and you will do them because you don't have a license to give anesthesia, I do, and I'm letting you borrow it.
I don't know if you can be taught in a non hostile environment, depends on how you define that.