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Before I wrote this I pretty much thought the machinations of the AANA to expand CRNA scope of practice was a reasonable activity even if it did not agree with it. I was fairly apathetic about the whole issue. But when the AANA went after the foundation of academic anesthesology, the residency programs, I became really quite radicalized in my views about what has been going on and I came to believe the motives of the AANA were not limited to expanding scope of practice but rather to eliminating or seriously limiting MD anesthesia practice. Thus I concocted the fictional story of one possible outcome of their being successful. By and large the CRNA's I have worked with over the past 30 yrs have been competent and collegial. I just urge everyone to think about the impact of limiting the growth of academic anesthesiology and the negative impact on everyone that could arise therefrom.
Commented Jul 28, 2009 on
The Ether Way
Medical Idiocracy* The following was inspired by the presentation of the ASA president and the SAB plenary session at this year’s AUA meeting. It is reprinted from the Summer 2008 AUA newsletter. http://www.auahq.org/Summer2008.pdf What a trip! An hour ago I entered the UPenn h...
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