wtbcrna MSN, DNP, CRNA

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wtbcrna is a MSN, DNP, CRNA and specializes in Anesthesia.

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    Nurse Anesthesiologist Name Change

    It’s funny how the ASA had no issues blurring the lines or confusing patients by promoting AAs being called anesthetists, and telling everyone that AAs and CRNAs are the same. Now suddenly a 70+ year title for CRNAs has become popular again and su...
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    Nurse Anesthesiologist Name Change

    The term nurse anesthesiologist has been around and in use since at least the 1950s. What is deceptive is the ASA’s encouragement of AAs calling themselves anesthetists and promoting that there is no difference between AAs and CRNAs.
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    Flu shot, get sick

    That’s inaccurate. The flu vaccine is 40-60% average effectiveness. https://www.CDC.gov/flu/vaccines-work/vaccineeffect.htm The flu vaccine has shown to reduce hospitalizations in the elderly by 40%. In children 74% of PICU admissions for flu...
  4. The better question is why were 60 obese OB patients scheduled for general anesthesia.
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    Making 350-450k is not usual and you can see the AANA annual compensation and benefits summary to verify that for yourself. The CRNAs that usually make that much are usually partners/owners and also specialize in pain. You can also look on gaswork.co...
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    I’m finding it hard to believe that your friend is looking that hard when I can do a 30 second search and find rural anesthesiologists jobs. https://www.gaswork.com/search/Anesthesiologist/Job
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    2 CRNAS working during scheduled cases. 1 week of call at a time. There is general surgery/GI, ortho, and OMFS. There was normally 2-4 cases M-Th. You don’t work in CAH because you want excitement. The majority of us go there for quality of life job...
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    It’s easier to tell her that than argue why they do it and that they won’t pay her anymore than the CRNAS. By the way all your information is secondhand hearsay.
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    I just came from what would be considered a CAH. I had a gsw to the neck, a 19mo pediatric death in the ER that I had to lifeflight with, hangings, someone got drunk and fell out of 4 story window, workers falling off of three story scaffolding , GI ...
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    CRNA, Anesthesiologist Relationships

    You have worked in an independent CRNA practice?
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    We are talking two different things. You have to be critical access hospital to even get the pass through money, which is for hospitals with less than 25 beds. your friend hasn’t been effected at all if she is only been looking at hospitals over 25 b...
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    1. If you are interested see closed claim cases and “let the record show” book by the AANA if you can find a copy that will explain the topic. You can also do searches on the AANA. 2. Calling for help or not calling for help doesn’t determine liabili...
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

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    CRNA, Anesthesiologist Relationships

    In the work area CRNAs and MDAs do usually get along just fine. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t constant underlying issues or that politics of anesthesia aren’t still there. Your experience with anesthesia providers is very limited and only encom...
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    CRNAs: We are the Answer

    This isn’t true. You are trying to take an extremely complicated topic and simplify it. 1. When and if a CRNA or MDA did not follow facility guidelines (this what usually happens in ACT practices where they are found liable d/t not calling)or was de...