Endoscopy center without RN in procedure room ??

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by hatfieldrocks hatfieldrocks (New) New

Hi! I work at an endoscopy center in Indiana. Right now we have 4 rooms running all day. Each room has a M.D., CRNA, RN, and Tech (sometimes interchanged with CST). We give propofol, administered by CRNA. The RN is responsible for charting and helping with the procedure. While the tech is responsible for assisting the RN or maintenance of equipment. Our facility is looking at implementing a new system where the RN is no longer needed in the procedure room. The CRNA and tech/cst will split the duties of the RN. I was curious if anyone is familiar with this technique? If so, what are the pros vs cons. Thanks!

xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience. 3,150 Posts

Sounds risky to me. Just a way to cut safe staffing.