's or CRNA's out there with only PACU experience prior to applying to anesthesia school? I have some
ICU experience, but have spent most of my years in a very busy 14 bed PACU. I honestly believe I have seen and dealt with just about every type of anesthesia-related complication out there, and therefore feel fairly comfortable dealing with airway and hemodynamic emergencies. Not to mention that I am very familar with all of the different types of surgeries, as well as most of the anesthetic gases, muscle relaxants, vasoactive meds, antiemetics, and opiates.
What are your opinions? Do you think this type of experience is enough to succeed in Anesthesia school? Or am I just wasting time applying b/c I'll more than likely get passed over for someone with ICU experience? It's a little intimidating hearing from only ICU trained CRNA's and SRNA's, but I really do think I can do it. Is one year of ICU really
better than 6 years in a PACU? Any opinions? Pearls of wisdom? Thanks, folks. I really appreciate your input.