Debate about AAs in DC

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  3. by   Sheri257
    Thanks for the link. Interesting that this CRNA is in favor of AA's:

    "Not all certified registered nurse anesthetists share the same opinion on the issue. Stephen Gifford, who testified at a public hearing on the issue last January, said in written testimony that he has worked for a year with anesthesiologist assistants and feels confident "that at no time was patient safety compromised nor was the cohesiveness of the entire anesthesia care team model at risk."

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Jun 1, '04
  4. by   jwk
    Keep reminding yourselves - it's a turf battle. It has nothing to do with patient safety.

    If AA detractors want to bring up a single lawsuit against an AA (which I'm sure was not JUST against the AA alone), then we can certainly start a laundry list of similar cases with CRNA's. Let's not go down that road.