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Washington, D.C. CRNAS

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I don't know if I've posted this topic before, but I'll ask again.

Are there any D.C. CRNAS on this board? Does D.C. use CRNAs heavily or do they rely on other anesthesia providers?

I'm asking these questions because gaswork.com, and other CRNA job sites, really don't have any openings in D.C.

After graduation, I would like to move out of Wisconsin (maybe to Texas, or Tennessee, but D.C. also seems to be like an interesting place).

If there are any nurse anesthetists on this board practicing in D.C. could you just describe your work experience: do you feel like you are supported and well respected? how does your salary compare to CRNAs in other states/regions? is there a large market for CRNAs in D.C.? etc.

Thanks a bunch :D

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I don't know what the latest news is, but there is a battle in D.C. right now over whether AA's will be allowed to practice there. Last I heard a D.C. City Council health subcommittee did recommend allowing AA's without any additional educational requirements (CRNA's proposed more educational requirements for AA's to practice there.) But I don't know if the full council approved that recommendation. Just something you might want to look into since it could affect the job market there.

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jwk has 32 years experience.

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I don't know what the latest news is, but there is a battle in D.C. right now over whether AA's will be allowed to practice there. Last I heard a D.C. City Council health subcommittee did recommend allowing AA's without any additional educational requirements (CRNA's proposed more educational requirements for AA's to practice there.) But I don't know if the full council approved that recommendation. Just something you might want to look into since it could affect the job market there.

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Requiring additional education is a smokescreen for limiting AA practice. Yes, there are AA's in Washington, DC, working alongside CRNA's every day.

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Many hospitals in DC and surrounding area have CRNAs. Get a list of the hospitals, write a nice professional letter to the anesthesia departments and see what is available. Be sure to look at suburban Maryland and Virginia.

Yoga CRNA

PS to the AA's on this board: why not set up your own discussion board. I really have no interest in your point of view about CRNA practice or your practice. I am working to promote CRNAs as the best profession there is for the right people. Your posts bore me to no end and are inconsistent with the education and skills of a nuring background as a basis for administering anesthesia.

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deepz specializes in Anesthesia.

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......to the AA's on this board: why not set up your own discussion board. I really have no interest in your point of view about CRNA practice or your practice. .......

Hear, hear!

For some time now, as Yoga has pointed out previously, interlopers have taken over this BB for their own purposes. Not CRNA purposes.

It's called 'allnurses.com' for a reason. Read the headers, AAs. 'Nursing discussion board for nurses.' "Nurse Anesthetist.'

Brag to your own group about your 300,000 cases, etc.

deepz

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I wish I was going to the conf. to meet you guys. (wink wink.) but I will be moving to my clinical site for the remainder fo my education next week.

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jwk has 32 years experience.

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PS to the AA's on this board: why not set up your own discussion board. I really have no interest in your point of view about CRNA practice or your practice. I am working to promote CRNAs as the best profession there is for the right people. Your posts bore me to no end and are inconsistent with the education and skills of a nuring background as a basis for administering anesthesia.

Ah yes, but lizz opened the door by mentioning AA's. I just couldn't help myself.:chuckle

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jwk has 32 years experience.

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Hear, hear!

For some time now, as Yoga has pointed out previously, interlopers have taken over this BB for their own purposes. Not CRNA purposes.

It's called 'allnurses.com' for a reason. Read the headers, AAs. 'Nursing discussion board for nurses.' "Nurse Anesthetist.'

Brag to your own group about your 300,000 cases, etc.

deepz

Funny, there's plenty of nurses and CRNA's "interloping" on the doctor's forums as well. I've never asked them to quit posting there.

And we've hardly taken over this BB. I think I've identified perhaps five AA's posting on here, including myself. There's probably several hundred SRNA's and CRNA's, not to mention the wannabees. It may be primarily a nursing BB, but don't expect to bash AA's or continue to circulate untruths and perpetuate misconceptions without being challenged.

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Funny, there's plenty of nurses and CRNA's "interloping" on the doctor's forums as well. I've never asked them to quit posting there.

JWK,

Funny...you are not a doctor, so why would you? :confused:

It's been a while since I've posted since school has consumed all that used to be me, but for this one I just couldn't help myself.

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Ah yes, but lizz opened the door by mentioning AA's. I just couldn't help myself.:chuckle

Well, then, I'm sorry I posted it. The OP asked a direct question about other providers and I was only suggesting they check out the issue for themselves since they obviously didn't know about it. It was just a point of information.

Don't blame this on me. And don't use me as an excuse for your constant haranguing on the subject.

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Many hospitals in DC and surrounding area have CRNAs. Get a list of the hospitals, write a nice professional letter to the anesthesia departments and see what is available. Be sure to look at suburban Maryland and Virginia.

Yoga CRNA

PS to the AA's on this board: why not set up your own discussion board. I really have no interest in your point of view about CRNA practice or your practice. I am working to promote CRNAs as the best profession there is for the right people. Your posts bore me to no end and are inconsistent with the education and skills of a nuring background as a basis for administering anesthesia.

Would everyone please take a moment and get over yourselves!!!

I am in Atlanta, there are AAs and CRNAs working beside each other every day. There are plenty of jobs. I have personally worked with all of them in my midwifery practice at Northside hospital where there are about 70 non-MD anesthesia providers. I have had surgery there myself and didn't think twice about having an AA intubate, induce, and monitor me. Now I work at St. Joes where there are a slew of AAs and PAs - they are bright and competent as a group. My uncle is an MDA and has worked with both, and has nothing but praise to offer. CRNAs do have more options and can practice more independently if they choose to do so. What a great reality that is if you think about it. When I say get over yourselves, what I am specifically getting at is that our egos are tripping us up over this. Guess what? This shouldn't be about our egos, this should be about providing safe, cost-effective care to patients. PLEASE save your arguements, I've heard them all and there are good points all over the place, however, what usually motivates people is GREED, LUST and FEAR. We won't get anywhere if we remain stuck by these primal influences. I think we should be respectful of one another and would be far better served if we create an alliance.

To the CRNAs - think about how casually you muse about restricting or even eliminating AAs. Put yourselves in their shoes. They too worked their asses off to learn anesthesia. They didn't happen to be nurses first. So what? Yep, I've heard the arguements "nursing backround as the basis for administering anesthesia, " blah blah blah. I have worked with some SCARY dumb nurses. I have never met a dumb AA. They are not going to go away. Get used to it, get over it. Make the best of it.

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deepz specializes in Anesthesia.

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..... Yep, I've heard the arguements "nursing backround as the basis for administering anesthesia, " blah blah blah. I have worked with some SCARY dumb nurses. ......

Nurses bashing nurses is NOT BY ANY MEANS what this forum should foster. Regardless what the arrogant docs and AAs post here, nurse-bashing by anyone has NO place on this CRNA BB.

Get over your own self, CNM.

deepz

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