If CRNAs have enough expertise, then I see no reason that they must be supervised by a doc.
How do you feel about it as a CRNA?
Do you feel the docs are being territorial, and trying to keep nurses in a subordinate position?
Do you feel that it is in your and the pts' best interests to have doc supervision?
Mar 12, '03
From my personal experience, I've never seen any anesthesiologist v. CRNA confrontation in the clinical setting. I'm tending to think it's more on the political and social levels. Am I right?
Mar 13, '03
We don't have CRNA in Ontario or any other provinces that I am aware of in Canada. I could be wrong.
Mar 13, '03
Just another ploy by the MDAs to squeeze out CRNAs!!!
Yes we can practice safely w/o supervision, we have been at this a lot longer than the docs. BTW who do think will be on the front lines giving anesthesia if we go to war??? CRNAs of couse.
Right now, the big war by the MDA vs the CRNAs is the AA debate and the MDAs /ASA trying to pass bills in FLA and MO. to allow for the use of AAs. I hope this does not happen and I am doing my share to support the suppression of the AA bills via the AANA and state levels.
CRNAs are not going away and we, as future and current students need to educate ourseleves in these political issues and support the AANA.
The ol'timers have paved the way for us newbies and we owe it to them and our profession to keep up the fight.
Mar 20, '03
the MDA vs CRNA battle is very long.....and purely political. No factual basis for the claim that CRNAs need MD supervision.