Israel's anaesthetists protest at plan to expand role of nurses

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 13 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:535
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    The Israel Anaesthesiology Society is angry with the country's health minister, Jacob Ben-Yizri, and finance minister, Ronnie Bar-On, for signing a secret agreement aimed at allowing nurses to perform certain anaesthesia procedures.

    The society, whose members work in 28 medical centres around the country, declared after learning of the agreement that its members “will not participate in training nurses to give anaesthesia or authorise their activities in operating rooms under our authority.”

    Allowing nurses to perform such procedures would require the passage of legislation, but it could not be implemented …

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