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    Posted: 25 Jan 2010 at 9:48am
Utah For Safe Anesthesiologist Assistant Practice

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www.asahq.org/Washington/grassroots.htm

FOLLOW THE HOUSE BILL 101 HERE: http://le.utah.gov/~2010/htmdoc/hbillhtm/HB0101.htm

VIEW PDF OF HOUSE BILL 101 HERE:
http://le.utah.gov/~2010/bills/hbillint/hb0101.pdf

Our plea from the Utah pre-AAs is this: If you know of anyone or have any family in Utah, ESPECIALLY IN RURAL UTAH, (but anywhere will also do) ask them to go to http://scottriding.com/utahlegislators/ to find their house representative and call them asking for their support for Anesthesiologist Assistants.

 

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Utah for Safe Anesthesia is a coalition of Utah surgeons, physicians, and other healthcare professionals which supports legislative efforts to license anesthesiologist assistants (AA’s) in Utah.

Our primary concern is for the safety of our patients.  Despite two previous successive legislative defeats, efforts will again be made during the 2010 Utah legislative session to create a new class of anesthesia professional – the anesthesiologist assistant.

The implications of this legislation if successful, however, will have a profoundly positive effect on both the safety and well being of Utah surgical patients and our healthcare system.

RISKS

-There are a growing number of anesthesiologist assistants practicing in the United States today.  In fact valid outcome studies which assess the validity and safety of their practice have shown to equal that of CRNA's. These studies or evidence to support the safety and efficacy of Anesthesiologist Assistant practice is why licensing Anesthesiologist Assistant’s in Utah would be extremely beneficial.  Allowing patients in our state to be treated by a proven knowledgeable practitioner is absolutely in the best interests of Utah patients.

Utah should follow the example of the seventeen plus states that allow Anesthesiologist Assistant practice!

-There is no inherent risk in both the quality and quantity of AA training.  like certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA's) whose clinical experience and academic requirements extend to the masters degree level, Anesthesiologist Assistant’s also share this common thread of anesthesia excellence.

Given the comparative assets in training and education alone we ought to feel truly comfortable with the anesthesiologist assistant practitioner's level of surgical safety that patients now enjoy in Utah. Anesthesiologist assistants are the answer to providing anesthesia care in Utah!

EFFECTS

-The most significant effect of licensing Anesthesiologist Assistant’s in Utah would be to INCREASE our current standard of patient care.

- A shortage of anesthesia providers exists in Utah.  In fact, most of the anesthesiology residents and nurse anesthetist students who train in Utah programs are encouraged to find post training employment right here in Utah.  There simply is a plethora of positions for the anesthesia providers we already have and we welcome anesthesiologist assistants in this much needed field.

Bringing Anesthesiologist Assistant’s to Utah would enable a greater numbers Utah residents the ability to receive quality anesthesia care and which would bring more residents into the state of Utah.

- There is a major cost savings in using AA's and CRNA's along with anesthesiologists when using the Anesthesia Care Team model. Insurance companies pay reduced benefits for anesthesia care when using the Anesthesia Care Team model. A net savings to the Utah healthcare economy would be recognized by utilizing a highly trained anesthesia provider.

Ultimately there is a tremendous need for Anesthesiologist Assistant’s in Utah.  A major increase in the quality, affordability, or prevalence of anesthesia care would accompany the institution of AA practice in Utah.  In fact, the many logical outcomes would be an increase in the quality of anesthetic care in Utah.

Please help to support this measure in the Utah legislature by contacting your Utah state Representatives , Utah Senator Bob Bennett and Utah Senator Orrin G. Hatch today or by sending letters or comments to the ASA Grassroot Network ::: www.asahq.org/Washington/grassroots.htm.

Anesthesiologist Assistants in Utah

FOLLOW THE HOUSE BILL HERE: http://le.utah.gov/~2010/htmdoc/hbillhtm/HB0101.htm

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Edited by JCole - 26 Jan 2010 at 1:08pm
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Hello,  I hope the statement below is true: (copied and pasted from above)
 
" A shortage of anesthesia providers exists in Utah.  In fact, most of the anesthesiology residents and nurse anesthetist students who train in Utah programs are encouraged to find post training employment right here in Utah.  There simply is a plethora of positions for the anesthesia providers we already have and we welcome anesthesiologist assistants in this much needed field."
 
A PLETHORA of Possitions for AA's and CRNA's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
PLEASE, I BEG YOU TO TELL ME WHERE THESE POSSTIONS ARE AS I AM DESPIRATE FOR A JOB IN UTAH!!!!!!!!!!
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Once H. B. 101 passes the door will open for employment opportunities.  Are you an Anesthesiologist Assistant?
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  Quote passing gas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2010 at 4:21pm
No not yet, I'm applying to schools, both AA and CRNA.
 
From what I understand there are in fact NOT a lot of jobs in Utah, so that statement was encouraging.
 
It seems there are few jobs for CRNA's, so how would AA's fair better in the market?
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