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Is pain safe?

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by 2ndyear, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. 2ndyear

    2ndyear Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2002
    New England
    Check out some of these links. I just googled CRNA and pain management. I really had no idea at all that this was possible. Adds some fuel to the fire for sure:
    This guy is a naturopath, osteopath, and CRNA...kinda:
    This group, well I just don't know. Lots of CRNA's, is the MD supervising LESI's?
    I assume this practice is set up for a CRNA providing in-office or ASC sedation.
    Small town guys.
    This group does pumps and stims:
    A CRNA only course:
    And if all else fails, hypnotists:D
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  3. Planktonmd

    Planktonmd Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Nov 2, 2006
    The South
    Why not?

    There are people down here in Florida practicing surgery in their garages and they have no problem finding cash paying customers.

    Actually a CRNA can be in a great position to do pain,since they can't prescribe narcotics, they don't have to deal with drug addicts, they send them to see an MD.
  4. refreshingred

    refreshingred Member 5+ Year Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    had no flippen idea nurses were doing pain. what the hell? how prevalent is this and can we expect more? can we expect, as future pain docs, to be in the same boat as MDA's, with the prospect of CRNA competition for a potentially tighter future job market?

    can't get over this. how can a nurse do pain? how can they be allowed by our society to say to a patient, who for instance has low back px: "you've got lumbosacral radiculitis, let's do an ESI." how in God's name do they know, have the knowledge and/or background, that this guy doesn't have a variety of serious medical problems?:scared:
  5. urgewrx

    urgewrx 2+ Year Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Dude, did you check this link?
    This CRNA guy claims a "fellowship" from the "American Academy of Pain Management". WTF is that? They have a cool looking website, though. Apparently my auto mechanic can get some sort of certificate from them, with the right amount of money.
  6. 2ndyear

    2ndyear Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 11, 2002
    New England
    I really didn't know it was that prevalent either. The most independent group seems to be that one in New Hampshire. Live free or die, I guess. And no taxes. Definately the sticks though. I think it is so misleading that the 'fellowships' part of this guys page:
    means nothing. He never did a fellowship. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pain Management, an 'inclusive' society of 'providers' and 'clinicians'.
    Granted, it is 55% physicians:

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