Articles

In this area, AANA will post articles of importance that are either written by CRNAs or in which CRNAs appear. The items featured should not be interpreted as endorsements, standards of care, or position statements by or of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
 
"Clinical Scholars Review Shines Policy Spotlight on Nurse Anesthetists," Medical Press via Columbia University Medical Center, May 29, 2014
 
"Patients with aortic stenosis: who should undergo noncardiac surgery in a rural hospital?" Fletcher HR, Milhoan LH, Evans K, Austin PN, Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 2013;28(6):368-376.
 
"A Study in De-Stressing," The American Nurse, November 19, 2013. Article features participation by Janet Dewan, CRNA, MS, chair, FY2013 Health & Wellness committee.
 
"Advanced Degrees and Certifications: What You Need to Succeed," by Pam Chwedyk, Minority Nursing, Fall 2013. Article features contributions by Henry Talley V, CRNA, MSN, MS, PhD.
 
"Forced air warming devices and the risk of surgical site infections," by Melissa D. Kellam, CRNA, DNAP; Loraine S. Dieckmann, PhD; Paul N. Austin, CRNA, PhD. AORN J. 2013;98(4):353-369.
 
 
"Night Shift Nursing: Self-Care is Key," by Krista Bragg, CRNA, DNP, and Ken Bragg, RN, BS, BSN, ADVANCE for Nurses, May 10, 2013.
 
"Do Your Anesthesia Providers Go Above & Beyond?" Jay Horowitz, CRNA, Outpatient Surgery, 2013;XIV(2):22-24, 27.
 
"Successful Implementation of Policies Addressing Lateral Violence," Joy H. Coursey, CRNA, DNAP; Ricardo E. Rodriguez, PhD; Loraine S. Dieckmann, PhD; Paul N. Austin, CRNA, PhD. AORN J, 2013;97(1):101-109.
 
"Perioperative Management of Pheochromocytoma: Focus on Magnesium, Clevidipine, and Vasopressin," by Michael S. Lord, CRNA, MSN; and John G.T. Augoustides, MD, FASE, FAHA, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, February 2012.
 
"Two New Case Reports of Propofol Abuse and a Pattern Analysis of the Literature" in 2012 issue (Vol. 1, No. 1) of the International Journal of Advanced Nursing Studies by Mark Welliver, Anita Bertrand, Jennifer Garza, and Kathy Baker.  Bertrand is a member of the AANA Peer Assistance Advisors committee.
 
"Non-narcotic Anesthetic Options for the Patient in Recovery from Substance Abuse," by Heather Hamza, Perioperative Addiction, 2012, Part 3, 263-282, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-0170-4_16
 
"Anesthesia Alert: A Little Something Extra," Jay Horowitz, CRNA, Outpatient Surgery, 2011;XII(11).
 
Exposure of anesthesia providers in recovery from substance abuse to potential triggering agents, by Heather Hamza, CRNA, MS, and Ethan O. Bryson, MDb, Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, Volume 23, Issue 7, November 2011, Pages 552-557
 
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation During Spaceflight: Examining the Role of Timing Devices, by V.W. Hurst 4th, S.W. Whittam, P.N. Austin, R.D. Branson, G. Beck. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2011;82(8):810-813.

Safe Injection Practice Audit (PDF), by Janice J. Izlar, CRNA, DNAP
AAAASF Newsletter, Winter 2011 issue
 

CRNAs and Pain Management
, by Jackie S. Rowles, CRNA, MBA, MA, FAAPM
Pain.com, January 2011
 
The Drug Seeking Anesthesia Provider, by Heather Hamza, CRNA, MS, and Ethan O. Bryson, MD
International Anesthesiology Clinics, 2011;49(1):157-171. doi: 10.1097/AIA.0b013e3181e72553
 
The Care and Handling of Anesthesia Drugs, by Daniel Simonson, CRNA, MHPA
Our surgical facility spends about $75,000 a year on anesthesia drugs. We've found that if we focus on how we buy, store and handle medications, we can save thousands and keep dangerous drugs secure. Here are the medication management tips that have worked well for us. Outpatient Surgery, 2010.
 
Mentoring Minorities, by Judy Baca
Wallena Gould, [CRNA, MSN] may have started out as an accountant, but her nursing credentials are the thing that is leading her to live her dream....But what she is most proud of is her role as founder of the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program.
Advance for Nurses, June 2010
 
Guide to CRNA Admission, by Wallena Gould, CRNA, MSN
Becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist offers plenty of unique opportunities, and it all starts with finding and applying to the right program for you.
Minority Nurse, Summer 2010 issue
 
Reentry of the Addicted Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist: A Review of the Literature, by Heather Wilson Hamza, CRNA, MS, and Margaret Compton
This paper provides an extensive review of the literature pertaining to reentry of the recovering CRNA and relevant topics thereof.
Journal of Addictions Nursing, 2009;20(4):177-184.
 
Culturally Competent Nurse Anesthesia Care, by Wallena Gould, CRNA, MSN
The changing demographics of the citizens of the United States compels health care providers to adapt and deliver culturally competent care to underrepresented minorities, particularly in the nurse anesthesia profession.
Minority Nurse, Spring 2010 issue.
 
Additional References on the Epidemiology of Anesthesia Complications in Labor and Delivery, by Dan Simonson, CRNA, MHPA.
Anesth Analg, 110, 1511 - 1512.
 
"Staffing Flexibility," Inside Healthcare magazine
Anesthesia Staffing Consultants, Inc. (Paul Santoro, CRNA, MS, and company), was featured in the February 2010 issue.
 
Economizing Your Anesthesia Expenses by Paul Santoro, CRNA, MS
Engage your providers in reducing supply costs and wastes.
"You might be surprised how much money anesthesia providers can save your facility — if only you'd ask for their input and include them in budgeting discussions." OutpatientSurgery.net, January 2010