The happiest people on earth all have their fair share of low moods, problems disappointments, and heartaches.
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1. What is a nurse anesthetist? And,
2. What's the difference between a nurse anesthetist and an anesthesiologist?
I'll spare you the quips and jokes that have grown legendary in response to these questions and I'll also spare you the political attestations that abound as to those differences. The simplest and most obvious answers are; a nurse anesthetist is a Registered Nurse who administers anesthetics and an Anesthesiologist is a doctor who administers anesthetics. In a setting, operating room or otherwise, where anesthesia is being given to a patient for any procedure, the person administering the anesthetic, whether doctor or nurse, together or alone, is doing the same thing, have been trained in the same principles and techniques and are equally adept in applying these anesthetics.
That said, within the ranks of anesthesia care givers, nurse or doctor, there are individual differences as to technical skills and overall abilities to deliver anesthesia care unrelated to the letters following their name. In my career I've worked with both CRNAs and anesthesiologists who would serve the world better by doing something other than anesthesia. On the positive side though, most of the anesthesia care givers I've worked with are very well trained and equally competent to bring patients safely through their anesthetic experience.
Just so you know, there is a new participant coming to the head of the table to deliver anesthetics; the AA, anesthesia assistant. Proving that you don't have to have particular initial after your name to give anesthesia, but you do have to have equivalent training.
If you take anything away from this minimalist introduction to the administration of anesthesia, I would ask that you remember this sentence that I tell everyone of my patients:
"I'm going to stay here with you through the entire case, keeping you safe and secure, and making sure you receive just the right amount of anesthesia, and when the surgery is finished, I'll wake you up and take you to the recovery area."
The best person to be at the head of the OR bed is someone trained in anesthesia who cares about your well being above all else, for those precious minutes in you life.
All the rest is political posturing
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Today's prompt immediately brought to mind a cascade of thoughts related to New Leaf : turning over a new leaf, New Year's resolutions, changing unproductive behaviors of the past, and quite literally, the budding leaves of spring. I don't usually make New Year resolutions but I'm going to make an exception this year. Do not read any Sunday Scribblings posts before penning (typing) you own. Until I read Lucy's (#17) Sunday Scribblings blog post the idea of a leaf referring to the page of a book or magazine hadn't come to my mind.
The leaves of spring are a ways off, at least a few months; time enough to devote current thought to ideas of turning over another kind of new leaf. Besides if one were to actually turn over a new , say Maple, leaf what would be the adage to follow? Of course the leaves of spring, being harbingers of rebirth and renewal, give us pause to reflect and renew any pledges and resolutions we may have committed to at the beginning of the new year.
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