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Covid-19 Nurse Anesthesiologist/CRNA

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barishan specializes in Anesthesia Care, Molecular Cancer Biology , Med AI.

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Hello.

Your country is going through a huge challenge. I am a Turk and doctors are in great trouble in my country. I can say that the importance of nurses in my country was the coronavirus.

Do you work in Nurse Anesthesiologist Coronavirus clinics or entubation team or ICU?

What are your duties?

I would be very pleased to talk a little bit.

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subee has 48 years experience as a MSN, CRNA and specializes in CRNA, Finally retired.

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Welcome Barishan: You can start by going to AANA.com and you will see a couple of new announcements about some practice restrictions being lifted on all advanced practice nurses in some states as a result of this pandemic. Briefly, our association wants the CRNA's to work in their capacity as CRNA's rather than ICU nurses. That would allow the anesthesiologists to move over to becoming critical care specialists to work in ICU's and teaching the the RN's there to become more expert at ventilator management, CRNA's would be free to perform intubation throughout the hospital and other critical care skills needed on a non-ICU unit. So no, we would not be working in clinics - that would be other advanced practice nurses who work in acute care. I ahve recently retired but keep in touch with my friends who are still working. The ICU started out right away with two patients on one vent. Even more patients can be put on 1 vent for a short time while waiting for another vent to become free. Many CRNA's are out of work because elective surgeries have been cancelled. But they do have the opportunity to work as RN's in the ICU without paperwork one has to do to become a hospital employee (most CRNA's work in anesthesia corporations who have contracts with the hospitals). When it becomes time that patients will have to use an OR ventilator, CRNA's can be used on those patients since the floors are not familiar with our ventilators. Staying on the OR vent is just a short term plan until an ICU vent is free. Feel free to ask any other questions. I don't think you have CRNA's in Turkey, do you?

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barishan specializes in Anesthesia Care, Molecular Cancer Biology , Med AI.

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There is no CRNA are in turkey. I was an anesthesiologist assistant. I received a 4-year training.We are members of the international association of nurse anesthetist IFNA. https://www.anestezitek.org.tr/ Corresponds to the AA. a little different but you cannot apply other regional techniques (just apply general anesthesia yourself. you cannot apply any regional technique). I am now studying nursing. I am 2nd grade.

anesthesia and medicine is great, but EUROPE (SPECIAL TURKEY) nurses working in low autonomy. Being a nurse here is very different from being a nurse in America (even if you are a doctor or associate professor or professor)

An example: He may psychiatric mental health nursing professor in turkey but cannot diagnose and cure it. There are no NP here. I am trying to change this in my country.

Thank you 🙂It would be nice to be able to work in intensive care medicine. I just want to work in America for professional satisfaction. If I am an ACNP and CRNA, could I do that?

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In my hospital in NYC some of the ORs have been converted into "ICUs", and the providers for these patients now include CRNAs (in addition to the usual anesthesia, surgery, medicine residents). We now have anesthesiologists (non-intensivist ones), surgeons, and CRNAs functioning as "ICU" providers.

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barishan specializes in Anesthesia Care, Molecular Cancer Biology , Med AI.

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10 hours ago, CVVH said:

In my hospital in NYC some of the ORs have been converted into "ICUs", and the providers for these patients now include CRNAs (in addition to the usual anesthesia, surgery, medicine residents). We now have anesthesiologists (non-intensivist ones), surgeons, and CRNAs functioning as "ICU" providers.

wooow this awosome 🙂 what are their duties typically?

nurse anesthesiologists are great. therefore they are confident and I think they are doing great things.

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27 minutes ago, barishan said:

wooow this awosome 🙂 what are their duties typically?

nurse anesthesiologists are great. therefore they are confident and I think they are doing great things.

The duties are the same as an ICU resident/NP/PA: manage pts, write orders for medications/labs/tests/vent settings, interpret tests, procedures (though this may be limited as the hospital developed a specific procedure team for the OR-ICU to come in and rapidly insert lines), etc.

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Undercat has 41 years experience as a BSN, MSN, CRNA and specializes in Retired.

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I never understood how any country could afford NOT to have CRNA's. Paying anesthesiologists do do the CRNA's job is inefficient and wasteful.

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