Imagine going under the knife and actually feeling the pain.


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Let us be clear, the anesthesiologist was not delivering the anesthetics at the start of the case, it was the nurse anesthetist (CRNA). It was likely picked up after 13 minutes as the anesthesiologists will frequently check on the CRNAs they are supervising. These CRNAs have significantly less education and operate on algorithms as opposed to knowledge of medicine and physiology. And despite this CRNA lobbying efforts are demanding to be called "nurse anesthesiologist," demanding that the number of CRNAs an anesthesiologist can supervise go from 1:4 to 1:10, and are demanding indepdent practice with NO PHYSICIAN OVERSITE. Would you want yourself or your loved one watched after by someone who went through 4 years of medical school, 4 years of residency, and 1+ year of fellowship with easily 16,000+ hours of supervision under their belt... or someone who took a less intensive 2-3 year program without a mastery of foundational physiology and pathophysiology.

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