Doctors Sue To Stop Unsupervised Nurse Anesthetists from Administering Anesthesia

Surgical patients are being put at risk because a new California regulation allows nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia without the supervision of a physician, claims a lawsuit filed against California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger by two large physician groups.

4 comments on "Doctors Sue To Stop Unsupervised Nurse Anesthetists from Administering Anesthesia"
Ihavegas (8/9/2012 at 9:37 PM)

I love propaganda propagated by anesthesiologists losing control of their pocket books...All research has shown that crna's have equal outcomes as an anesthesiologistS.. Gareth you have no clue!! A stewardess does not have 3 years of training as a pilot.. Crna's have an additional 3 years of experience practicing the specialty of anesthesia.. This is all to do with money!!! Rural states would not have anesthesia providers if it wasn't for crnas... Don't believe me!! Here is a quote from the article by DR. Silva himself, "He adds that there isn't a severe shortage of anesthesiologists to require this revision."
TFTx2 (6/6/2012 at 3:28 PM)

It's all about control. Obviously physicians feel threatened and fearful of losing control and money. Studies show that there is NO difference in patient outcomes when either a CRNA or MD provides anesthesia. Yes, the author of this article needs to get their facts straight and physicians need to get over their control issues.
gareth (8/23/2011 at 12:39 PM)

Allowing an unsupervised nurse (CRNA) to perform your anesthetic is like allowing a stewardess to fly the airliner that you are on...if nothing goes wrong, she/he can do it..but, in anesthesia, subtle things go wrong and are not noticed until grandma gets home and can no longer live anone because a CRNA messed up her "conscious sedation"...
Andrew Smith (12/13/2010 at 2:30 AM)

It may be a good idea to check some facts before publishing articles. Just a crazy idea. Now I'll just sit back and wait for the flood of bs replies.


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