He knew. Come on, he’s not an idiot. Knows but don’t care.The AANA never allows an opportunity to push their agenda pass. The dude's a horse's ass for not appreciating the optics on this...or maybe he's a CRNA lover and does. Either way, I don't care since I'll shortly be out of The Game.
Well, as an anesthesiologist he should know better and if he wanted he could insist on having someone specific do his anesthesia. That someone specific could be said CRNA posing with him. He doesn't care.He’s like 99% of all patients and accepts whoever is there when he shows up for surgery.