As you all know, I am not anti_CRNA. Quite the contrary. I'm convinced the team-model is the best way to go. Argue at will at my opinion, but lets keep that for another thread. But CRNAs getting the OK to do pain management? That is REALLY absurd. Really. I mean, AANA, gimme a fu kk ing break. I am more deft than most MDs out there. Not bragging. Just stating da fact, and setting da stage. Which certainly means I've got ALL CRNAs covered in knowledge/hand skills. The CRNA lobbying group wants to make it OK for nurses to do pain management?????? I am board certified. I've got 11 years experience in the busy private practice realm. I wouldnt even consider marketing myself as a pain guy, at least as my knowledge/hand-skills-at-all-pain-management-techniques sits at the moment. If I did that I'd be lying to the patients about the product they'd receive, and lying to myself about my own ability. SO, for an organization (AANA) to move in a direction to legally enforce their ability to work at a profession (pain management) that they are in no way qualified to perform, is no-less-than terrifying. That move really pisses me off. I'm glad they lost. Otherwise I'd have to go egg the AANA building. And pee-pee on their cars.