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  1. NBCRNA and the AANA... WOW!

    The AANA must set standards for the highest possible practice situations. Whether or not you like it, without the AANA going for direct Medicare reimbursement and settling our right to compete in the marketplace, AANA would have become a subsidiary o...
  2. NBCRNA and the AANA... WOW!

    I am well aware of the credentialing issue that is coming up for an AANA bylaw change. This change is appropriate and is needed so that the CRNA credential stays an integral part of the profession. That can only be done by input from the profession...
  3. From Chemical Engineering to CRNA

    A science background is always a plus for anesthesia. We use both chemistry and engineering every day in our practice, although we may call it something else. I agree with the other comments, find a really sharp CRNA to shadow for a couple days. T...
  4. AANA (NON) membership anyone?

    Maybe the reason why no non-members respond is that there are very few of them who bother with internet sites involving anesthesia. One of the people who I talked to recently reinstated her membership because of wanting to read the Journal and News ...
  5. AANA (NON) membership anyone?

    [quote Bread Angel, If you think the AANA and it's lobbying group are resposible for your work conditions, hours and remuneration....US Department of Labor and market forces have much more resposibility. I don't think you have any idea of how the AA...
  6. AANA (NON) membership anyone?

    Do what you wish. Maybe you would be happier as a junior member of the ASA or even the ANA. I can guarantee that you will be vocal when you (1) lose your job, (2) have your hours cut, (3) have your hours extended, without additional pay or (4) be pa...
  7. Per diem/Part time CRNA positions?

    CRNAs can choose to work in whatever way they please, as long as there is a job for them. The marketplace rules. You seem to be way too obsessed with working part-time, that I suspect that you have no idea what a CRNA does.
  8. Personality traits of CRNAs?

    Some personality traits that I have noticed in CRNAs: --Obsessive compulsive --Patient oriented --Don't suffer fools very well --Must be mechanically oriented (trouble shooting) --Ability to multitask --Firm and in control when it comes to patient s...
  9. Per diem/Part time CRNA positions?

    It is well advised for you to get a lot of experience as a newly graduated CRNA. That experience is going to be at a full service hospital and later on you can move to an ASC. If you are asking these questions because you don't want to work full ...
  10. Advice-posting here too for CRNA's to chime in

    I agree with the other comments and want to add one more. If you like the ER for the adrenalin rush you get, understand that in anesthesia, if you do it right, you shouldn't have many adrenalin rushes. Anesthesia can be boring, but it beats out any...
  11. Advice!

    I love being a CRNA and know that the best decision I made in my life was entering this profession. Read all of the posts here and on other websites. If you do a google search you will find many websites and discussion groups that are very active r...
  12. Day in the life of a CRNA?

    Administering anesthesia is the most fun someone can have and still get paid for it. My days are short-not many cases or very long--lots of OB and/or emergencies. You have a lot of information in your head and have seconds to figure out a difficult...
  13. CRNA jobs in SoCal

    There are two major anesthesia programs in the LA area, Kaiser and USC. They pretty much meet the supply needs of the area.
  14. Tubing tips

    Do don't have much experience, do you?
  15. CRNA JOB MARKET

    The OP needs to spend a lot of time shadowing CRNAs. I love anesthesia and could not imagine doing anything else. There are going to be lots of positions available in the future, as long as you pick your location (not Florida). Regarding surgeons,...
  16. Tubing tips

    Miller 2 user, which can be used as a Mac, if you need to. My best advise for intubation success is head position. Raise the head to snifting position -- look it up, there are some excellent illustrations out there. If you hyperestend the head too...
  17. How much do you make?

    The average CRNA package is around $175,000. I know many in private practice who make twice that amount, but they work very hard for the money. Anesthesia is nothing like nursing when it comes to compensation. Administering anesthesia involves a ...
  18. Australian nursing student wanting to become a CRNA in the US

    It is my understanding that you must receive an RN license in the US first. Then the critical care requirements are up to the individual schools. There are strong indicators that Canada is considering setting up CRNA programs. That may be an optio...
  19. USC school of anesthesia srna

    It is an excellent program with a lot of clinical experience. I would suggest that you check out their website for information on admissions requirements. Also, there are several other Nurse Anesthetist websites, including that by AANA. One of the...
  20. Any CRNA's that love their job but........

    Nursing is a job, anesthesia is a professional career. Nurses burn out quickly, CRNAs practice well into their 60's and 70's. CRNAs love what they do, nurses love to complain about what they do. Just my humble opinion.
  21. O.R. cases for CRNA's vs. Anesthesiologists

    Paindoc--you are sadly mistaken about the law of vicarious liability. Everyone involved gets named in a lawsuit, including the CRNA. There is a very important Washington case where an anesthesiologist who practice in a substandard fashion paid $1,0...
  22. CRNA Role/Scope/Daily Life

    Your questions indicate that you have no idea of the education and clinical responsibilities of being a nurse anesthetist. Do your homework, read the stickies here, check the many other websites and facebook for information. The most I can tell you...
  23. Looking to buy a new anesthesia machine

    I know Mindray had a large booth at the AANA meeting in Boston. I have no personal knowledge of them--have always liked Datex/Ohmeda/GE machines. They reliable and are easy to troubleshoot. To the other poster, this is an appropriate topic for th...
  24. Accepted to CRNA...should I finish Perfusion school?

    If it was me, I would drop out. As long as it is not a credit course that would look bad on your transcript, it is unlikely that being a perfusionist would be of any benefit to you in anesthesia school. If you want to take some classes, I would rec...
  25. CRNAs and bathroom breaks...

    I prefer to remain anonymous at this time on this forum, but I am always truthful.