apaisRN RN, CRNA

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SRNA in 2005!

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  1. I passed!

    Congratulations! All that work and struggle is over!
  2. Filipino CRNA

    My preceptor today was Filipina. I don't know her story or where she studied nursing, although her English is so good that she must have been here a long time.
  3. Surgery death blamed on jealous former classmate

    The information provided in the news story does not make it clear that the CRNA deliberately killed the patient. Giving a patient fentanyl in the recovery room is as routine as flushing the toilet! And I've never seen a CRNA ask a surgeon before givi...
  4. Nitrogen Wash Out

    I have NOT been taught that in school or heard it from my preceptors. In fact my professors have emphasized the need to avoid atelectasis and tissue damage by running N2O or air with our O2. Tell me more!
  5. Reasons NOT to be CRNA

    I think anesthesia is intrinsically more stressful than the job of most NPs and CNSs, although not perhaps of midwives. Your decisions have to be instantaneous, with no time for a friendly consult or room for error. No time to mull it over. No second...
  6. Reasons NOT to be CRNA

    The stress level and pressure are higher than most realize.
  7. Ephedrine for prevention/treatment of PONV?

    In my very first rotation a preceptor spoke highly of this technique, although we never used it. I was still pretty overwhelmed with figuring out the bed controls so I don't remember her rationale.
  8. clueless

    You don't sound like it's what you want to do at all. Tell daddy he should become an anesthetist if it's what HE wants to do.
  9. SRNAs to Graduate Soon

    I am class of 2007. The class of 2008 started today. It feels very weird that it's been a year and those new juniors are where I was a year ago! I still feel like I don't know anything (much)! Congratulations to the class of 2006 and kudos for stayin...
  10. 1 year ICU schools

    I do understand where the longterm ICU nurses are coming from. New ICU RNs require a lot of focused attention and don't stay long if they have anesthesia plans. However, as an SRNA (who worked 2 yrs in the unit) - what else can we do? CRNA programs r...
  11. Why Am I Putting Myself Through This????

    It's a long haul. The sheer length of it is my nemesis. 16 months to go.
  12. Average Salary

    Just FYI, money can be a touchy subject around here. Some may resent those who express interest in the profession which is perceived to spring from financial considerations alone.
  13. Looking for guidance from a CRNA??

    Wow - well, if you can do pharmacy school, you will be a shoe-in for admission and success in anesthesia school. Admissions committees will LOVE you! All that science and pharmacology background. Your classmates will beg you for tutoring too. (this p...
  14. CRNA school with children

    Great post, ellarose.
  15. SRNA clinical skills

    Sheer terror for several months.