do not have more anesthesia cases than non opt out states.
Now we have this tweet from Juan Quintana, the immediate past president of the AANA. After the Department of Veteran Affairs denied CRNA's the right to practice without physician anesthesiologists in VA hospitals, he tweeted, "stick to your guns. In the meantime we will keep taking MDA jobs." For good measure he added a laughing so hard he's crying emoji.
Does this sound like he wants to give patients more access to expert anesthesia care? How can taking jobs from physician anesthesiologists lead to greater anesthesia access? All the propaganda from the AANA about CRNA's giving patients and surgeons more anesthesia choices have just been shown by their own society president to be a bunch of baloney. Their blatant bald faced lying would make even Hillary Clinton blush.
So next time you hear anything out of the AANA pushing their agenda for independent practice without physician anesthesiologist supervision, know that it is all fake news. Their real agenda is to prevent as many anesthesiologists as possible from observing and correcting their errors.