Amy Townsend, MD of Physicians for Patient Protection writes in:
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are working to get the Idaho Board of Nursing (BON) to officially change their name from nurse anesthetist to NURSE ANESTHESIOLOGISTS.
This is a blatant attempt to blur lines between physician and non physician and to deceive the public. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) plans to do this in every single state.
It is important that we all stand up to these assaults on our colleagues in every specialty.
Please help by spreading this information and signing this letter (after modifying it to your satisfaction).
Transparency in healthcare is critical. And this name change is the exact opposite of what healthcare needs.
Link to Letter: https://asahq.quorum.us/campaign/22999/
I know you received my prior and recent email and have not heard from you since. This was evident in your concerns that your “secret” communication was disseminated. Please realize the open nature of the internet and ability to find data there!
As an ABA diplomate, currently listed as “moc compliant”-what a joke, and member of the ASA and licensed physician anesthesiologist in PA, I find it UN-collegial of you to fail to respond to my previous email. Think it is time to really sit down and discuss the problems facing the ABA as a member of the ABMS. Your non-response clearly indicates your inability to discuss openly the real issues of extortion propagated by the ABMS. NO wonder, with the imposing leadership and financial obligations your new position imposes. YOu could make THE difference,but we both know you never would have gotten the job if you had a moral backbone. We both also recognize that the ABA NEVER wanted to go down the road of MOC or time limited certification, but I guess you and the leadership Have seen the Light and it = $$$$$$$$.