Nurse Anesthetists' Scope of Practice Challenged Again in CA
"But nurses are not trained to react to the myriad potential complications that can arise in the administration of anesthesia. Patients place thorough trust in their physicians when they must undergo surgery. Requiring physician supervision is one important element of ensuring the best quality of care."
The California Medical Association represents more than 35,000 physicians, while the California Society of Anesthesiologists represents about 4,000 physician anesthesiologists.
Cheryl Clark is senior quality editor and California correspondent for HealthLeaders Media. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
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