Monday, July 4, 2016
With some states already giving unsupervised power to nurse anesthetists, Northern California remains firm in giving their absolute trust only on anesthesia physicians in administering the any type of anesthesia to patients prior to surgery. Despite numerous studies conducted by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) that states there are no clinical difference between trained nurses and physicians in terms of administering anesthesia to patients, hospitals still prefer an anesthesia medical group in Northern California that is purely composed of physicians rather than those with nurse anesthetists in their midst. Anesthesiologist vs. Anesthetists: What’s the difference and why you should care To any regular person, these two terms might be construed as interchangeable. However, there is a significant difference between an anesthesiologist and anesthetist, which cannot be ignored – the level of education.