Originally Posted by AquaFortis
Sorry for hijacking, but why would places have anesthesia come place the tube? I mean, I know supposedly they are the airway experts and all, but I would assume that IM trained intensivists are perfectly capable of airway management, even for more difficult cases. Just seems like it would be easier to not bother with anesthesia, who I imagine is running the OR/managing the SICU anyway.
Your only mistake was trying to make sense of medical politics. Don't do that. It will eat you alive.