Quote from alansmith52
just get in sit down and hang on tight. becuase this my friend will never go away. I am at a clinical site with medical residents. I love my job, I got a really difficult cervical instability intubation yesterday and I felt very satisfied with the service I provided, I like my job more than I ever have,
BUT at the end of the day when the med-residents play politics at the OR board it makes me so mad. and I go home angry almost every night. I toss and turn in my sleep. I am fighting them in my dreams.
and there is nothing I can do about it, but commit my self to support our professional assocation.
Alan--you must be a really excellent CRNA resident, and others must have noticed your quiet competence. I'll tell you why--I have reviewed many cases of difficult intubations due to cervical instability--many of them were awake fiberoptic intubations utilizing SSEP &/or other types of neuromonitoring, placed in the pre-op holding area. Some of them progressed to rapid sequence Fast-Trac (Fas-Trach?--I am not sure if I am spelling
that correctly) intubations--when things went downhill, despite all precautions.
In any case, ALL of them were done by either board certified staff anesthesiologists or, per spinal surgeon's insistence, NEUROANESTHESIOLOGISTS. They were taking NO chances with their patients, as one wrong move during intubation or positioning can result in quadriplegia. Rarely were anesthesiologist or neuroanesthesiologist RESIDENTS allowed to participate--other than to stand by and learn what they could by watching.
Even then, there were mishaps--hence, they hit my desk, to be reviewed.
So, I commend you. Somebody is noticing that you do your job quite well, and trusting you implicitly. Don't let the jerks bother you--those that tend to be territorial often have doubts about their own competence (and often with good reason) and are threatened by those who just might outshine them. It happens everywhere, in every field--it happens in my own field (operating room nursing.) They are not worth giving them the time of day, and definitely not worth losing sleep over.
Or, as we said in the Navy: F*** 'em.