Nurse Anesthetist History

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In the past, there have been providers who were threatened by the role of the advance practice nurse either due to lack of trust in their skills or the fact it may take away from their roles and/or reimbursements. One example of this would be the history of the nurse anesthetist. The nurse anesthetists’ profession started just by an anesthesiologist having a layperson assist with the administration of chloroform. Through the years there was ongoing debate on the legality of a nurse being able to administer medication without a medical license. Providers filed lawsuits trying to deter the use of nurse anesthetist, but the courts ruled in favor of the nurses’ role. War, reimbursements, and education levels/degrees, also played a role in the alternating
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