Houston Press Uses Families Loss As Propaganda Tool for ASA
The recent article in the Houston Press (found here:http://tinyurl.com/nuugybq ) was pretty insulting. This time as opposed to going through all the evidence i decided to simply point out their lies.
Here was our reply.
It is unfortunate that patients in this article had negative outcomes. I feel for their families but If i were them i would be quite angry that my loss was being exploited as a political propaganda piece designed to disparage another group.
More like propaganda and fear mongering, honestly. Should I write an article about all the negative outcomes directly related to an individual Anesthesiologist care and then make a blanket statement about all anesthesiologists? Does not seem fair or honest right?
One would think that a group of physicians would have more common sense.
As a CRNA working independently for 7 years without any Anesthesiologists for 3 hours I can say definitively that my patients have no more risk than if there was one sitting in the lounge or one doing the anesthetic themselves. It is not just me who says that, its all the current research which proves it.
What the real motive here is to try and disparage one profession in the interest of controlling them and making more money. If I was so inclined to lower myself to the authors level I too could write an article which suggested that because of a number of negative incidents by Anesthesiologists resulting in negative outcomes have happened that ALL Anesthesiologist are as incompetent or dangerous.
The difference between CRNAs and Anesthesiologists is not a clinical one, it is an ethical one as evidenced by this propaganda article.