Ep 93: CRNA Supervision & Direction – Its History and Relevance Today
The issue of supervision and direction within our industry has come to the forefront during the COVID pandemic, but it’s anything but a new conversation. We’ve asked Sandy Ouellette, CRNA, to give us another history lesson on the subject. It’s something she’s actively been involved with for over multiple decades. Join us as we define supervision and direction, explain how this has evolved over time, and why it’s just as relevant today.
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What we discuss:
2:36 – Sandy Ouellette joins us in the studio.
4:05 – Why we’re talking about supervision and direction.
5:35 – Why is this topic important in 2020?
8:19 – When this concept began.
10:57 – Changes in 1960s and 1980s
14:16 – Reimbursement for supervision
17:36 – AANA position statement on supervision vs direction
21:11 – Prescriptive authority for nurses
24:32 – Care vs Cure
27:03 – Liability
33:55 – Where are we today on this issue?
38:41 – Best time to be a CRNA
40:52 – COVID’s impact on this
45:05 – States opting out temporarily