Find Anesthesiologist Assistant programs, Anesthesiologist Assistant Books, Anesthesiologist Assistant Jobs, Anesthesiologist Assistant Boards and more...
Owned and Powered by AnestaWeb ::: Real People. Real Information.
Sponsored by Christopher Green
Anesthesiologist Assistants and CRNA's...the same in their early beginnings!
NURSES started giving anesthesia in the USA because there were not enough PHYSICIANS. Had there been enough physicians, the USA would be using all MDA anesthesia just like England does, who, guess what, had enough physicians. Now in the USA we do not have enough physicians or nurses so along come the Anesthesiologist Assistants. When there is a void, someone comes along to fill it. Be it CRNAs or Anesthesiologist Assistants.
NURSES were preferred in the USA by the surgeons because they were under the control of the SURGEON and did not argue back like the MDAs did. Now along come the Anesthesiologist Assistants who will be under the control of the MDAs. So what? Both groups have to answer to someone.
NURSES were perferred by the hospitals and insurance industry because they were cheaper than the MDAs. Now along come Anesthesiologist Assistants who might actually be able to do the same work for less. Is not less cost good for the patient?
NURSES were cheaper to train than DOCTORS and training someone to do ether anesthesia was pretty simple. Now it seems training Anesthesiologist Assistants might just be cheaper than training CRNAs. Is not less cost good for the AA student?
CRNA's also seems to think the MDAs only supervise. There are many places where the anesthesia staff is ALL MDA and they do their own cases. Would you prefer that as the answer to the anesthesia staffing shortage? No Anesthesiologist Assistants or CRNAs?
North Carolina increases Anesthesiologist Assistant supervision ratio
North Carolina's Office of Administrative Hearings has issued a permanent ruling that amends Chapter 32 of the NC Administrative Code to increase the supervision ratio of Anesthesiologist Assistants to anesthesiologists from 2:1 to 4:1. The North Carolina medical board changed this supervision ratio in January, as allowed by the state's general statutes governing the regulations of anesthesiologist assistants. The NCOAH responsibility is to review actions taken by state regulatory agencies to be sure that they are in line with state laws. This permanent ruling by NCOAH was made in February and is now in effect.