View Full Version : As a CRNA or SRNA how are you treated by the Nursing staff?
07-06-2006, 04:25 PM
There has been alot of discussion lately about this topic.
How have you felt you were seen/taken by the other nursing staff?
I have heard alot of people feel some animosity or jealously from them. How about you?
I added a poll as well
07-13-2006, 02:15 PM
I find you are treated as you treat.....If I treat someone with respect then I get that back as well.....I will help the nurses if they need it and so when I need it they are quick to help me....I don't use them as handmaidens....they are not...I find if you have a big case ..Come in early set up and do a good job....ahhhhhh think....you are treated with respect...it is when CRNA/SRNA treats the staff like lesser then there is problem...even mean docs...if you treat them with respect you get respect....just stay professional..
that is my take.
07-15-2006, 01:38 PM
I agree with vigilent1.
I trained in a different part of the country than where I am currently practicing. I think there is a certain environment that is conciously or subconciously picked up by staff outside the anesthesia group. Where I trained, the CRNAs were not treated with much respect at all by the nursing staff (and they were a great,respectful group), but they also weren't treated with much by the anesthesiologists either. I mean this in the essence of professional opinions. They would never have turned to a CRNA for help with a code or an airway.
Where I'm at now... WAY different environment. The MDAs depend on the CRNAs for a great deal of tasks. They preop the pts, and maybe put in a regional block. From there... it's our responsibility to do a good job & see that pt through the surgery. The OR nurse is always by my side during induction & when I need something. I try to make sure & return the favor. Same with the PACU nurses.
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