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Level 3 trauma center

Discussion in 'Anesthesiology' started by RICC, May 18, 2014.

  1. RICC


    May 18, 2014
    Does anybody know if a hospital can achieve Level 3 trauma certification without having an Anesthesiologist available 24/7/365? I know that CRNAs can be the bedside provider based on the criteria that I have seen and there would be anesthesia services available 24/7/365 via CRNAs. There would be an anesthesiologist liaison to the trauma service, but a sole anesthesiologist cannot possibly be available every minute of every day, even if for just phone consultation. I just can't seem to find any specifics stating that an anesthesiologist MUST be available at all times.
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  3. FFP

    FFP Grunt, cog, body, pompous ass Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    the opposite pole

    They clearly mention anesthesiologists, not anesthesia providers.

    I personally can't imagine a trauma center with anesthesia provided by unsupervised nurses. What can be a better recipe for disaster than emergent anesthesia by CRNA on an ASA 4 trauma patient?
    Last edited: May 18, 2014

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