I have a question for current SRNA
's and CRNA's. I attended an informational session at my number one choice anesthesia school last night and I was told that the SRNA's place many art lines, but do not get experience placing central lines or PA lines. In fact, it is against policy at the university hospital with which the school is associated for CRNA's to place central lines. Here is my question...how important do you think it is for students to gain experience placing lines. Of course I would like to be taught all procedures that will be within my scope of practice as a CRNA but do you think it is important enough to go with my second choice school (which is much more expensive and much farther away from our families...I have a stepson that we will still need to see every other weekend so we will have to come back here to pick him up and my number two school adds 3 hours to the drive)! If you are not exposed to central line insertion in school, would a facility be willing to train you at a later time? How common is it that you actually insert central lines? The representative from this particular program did not seem to think it was a big deal that they do not allow students to place lines! It seems to me that I should know how to insert a central line, particularly if I will be in a more rural area without much backup/support. What do you all think?
Apr 30, '04
It's funny when you think of the residents in the ICUs that haven't even started an IV before jabbing at patients necks to start an IJ or SC. I know that the risks of pneumo are high, but I think it's odd that they don't train CRNAs at a lot of schools to put central lines in. Is there any other reason?
Last edit by BikeGurl on Apr 30, '04