Published Jun 23, 2004
I am looking for ideas to write a paper on a CRNA related issue. It has to be a non-clinical issue and something that impacts CRNA practice ( I would like something other than the AA issue!) Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Hi all,I am looking for ideas to write a paper on a CRNA related issue. I would like something other than the AA issue.
I am looking for ideas to write a paper on a CRNA related issue. I would like something other than the AA issue.
Non-clinical? How about the malpractice insurance crisis currently at play in our medical system? :) There is a lot to write about if you're interested.
Just a thought -
or how about the small percentage of the "nursing shortage" money that SRNA's get to help through school and how that compounds the anesthesia provider shortage.....just a thought.
Hehehehehe!!! I like that thought. :)
Perhaps you could do some sort of a "cost comparison" for producing MDAs vs CRNAs? There's plenty to explore there.
Here's a quote from another CRNA on how things are in Texas. If this is pretty accurate, it just might make you think a bit. Well, that and now include the desire on the A$A's part to gradually "subdue" the "lowly CRNAs" into being dominated by MDAs both in scope of practice and compensation....
I think the figures below are pretty average for anesthesiology
Salary and Benefits, 2000-2001
Salary (email for latest changes)
PGY-1 PGY-2 PGY-3 PGY-4 PGY-5
Monthly 2,833.33 2,941.66 3,050.00 3,158.33 3,266.66
Annual 34,000 35,300 36,600 37,900 39,200
Remember, NO state income tax in Texas!
UTMB matches the resident's retirement contribution of 6.65% of monthly
salary with an additional 6%. The resident is fully vested after one year.
Residents may receive lump sum cash payment, typically around 16,000
dollars, after four years of residency (may be taxable at that time).
Educational Fund of 3,000 dollars during residency: Generally used for, but
not limited to textbooks, meetings, ABA board examination fee.
Insurance: All residents are provided with the following:
Malpractice with a 'tail'
Health for both the resident and his/her family
Dental for the resident
Vacation, Sick Leave, Meeting Time
Vacation: 15 days of paid vacation (3 weeks) per year
Sick Leave: 12 days per year
License Examination: Administrative leave may be taken
Meeting Time: during the PGY-4 year, 5 days (1 week)
Medical License Renewal or Temporary Institutional Permit Fees: All
residents must have either an institutional permit or a Texas medical
license. We reimburse for the renewal fees of the Texas license (300
dollars/year) or pay annual permit fees.
Professional Membership Dues: We pay membership dues for the resident to the
American Society of Anesthesiologists, Texas Society of Anesthesiologists,
International Anesthesia Research Society, and the Texas Medical
Association. With these memberships, residents receive two monthly journals,
Anesthesiology and Anesthesia and Analgesia.
OR Shoes: reimbursed for up to 100 dollars for OR shoes of the resident's
Lab coats, eye protection, ear pieces, name tags, digital pagers are
On-call Meal Tickets: 4.50 per in-house call
So the anesthesiology resudent gets about $200,000 in pay and benefits and
the SRNA PAYS about $50,000-60,000. Soungs right to me. Where's the AANA?
......So the anesthesiology resudent gets about $200,000 in pay and benefits andthe SRNA PAYS about $50,000-60,000. Soungs right to me. Where's the AANA?
The AANA seems to always be at the back of the bus, and near the end of the line-up to the trough of Medicare $$. Their figures do say MDAs cost $635,000 to train, versus $59,000 for a CRNA. Doesn't mention what the budget is for donuts.
Hi all,I am looking for ideas to write a paper on a CRNA related issue. It has to be a non-clinical issue and something that impacts CRNA practice ( I would like something other than the AA issue!) Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
$200,000 over 4 years (including benefits) that averages out to 50,000/year
that averages out to $13/hour, and after tax that is about 10-11$/hour. Still amazingly cheap labor, if you ask me. My wife (an ICU nurse) makes 3 times the money per hour and would only work 36hrs/week (compared to my old 80-100hrs/week when i was a resident).
And the reason why the government continues to provide money (through medicare) is that MDA residents actually make money for the hospitals, and cheapen healthcare for the medicare system.
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