Table of Contents
Legal Briefs By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Medicare fraud and abusePrint version:
Employment, fraud and abuse, Medicare.
Sedation technique for cataract surgery; suggestions for overcoming patient's discomfort on injection of propofol.Print version:
Washington Scene By Kathleen A. Michels, RN, JD
Health Care Financing Administration – Structure and missionPrint version:
Health Care Financing Administration, Medicaid, Medicare, Quality Assurance.
Education News By Tom L. McKibban, CRNA, MS
The dual role – Educator and lobbyistPrint version:
Education, legislation, legislative aides, letters, lobbying.
Practical Technicalities By Linda M. Huffman, CRNA, BA
Common problems in waste gas managementPrint version:
Active and passive scavenging, airway pressure, relief valves, scavenging valves, waste gas.
Reducing the need for intubation in plastic surgery By Lyle E. Gates, CRNA, BSN Edward N. Hamacher, MD, JD Dan Simonson, CRNA, BSN
Ketamine-based intravenous sedation technique can overcome the disadvantages of general endotracheal anesthesia used in plastic surgery procedures, such as lack of patient acceptance. The authors provide the advantages and steps involved in this alternate technique.Print version:
Endotracheal intubation, intravenous sedation, ketamine, lidocaine, local anesthesia.
Clinical Exchange By Carol Elliott, CRNA, MA Craig Atkins, CRNA, MS Chuck Biddle, CRNA, PhD
The clinical nurse anesthetist as diagnostic sleuthPrint version:
Differential diagnosis, electromyography, monitoring, myasthenia gravis.
Anesthesia for athletes using performance-enhancing drugs
By Joseph A. Joyce, CRNA, BS
Anabolic steroids have been used by some athletes for almost four decades despite warnings of potentially fatal adverse sequelae. The author presents the physiologic changes associated with anabolic steroid ingestion and relates them to the administration of anesthesia.Print version:
Anabolic-androgenic steroids, enzyme induction, steroids, volume of distribution.
Monographs from the Report of the National Commission on Nurse Anesthesia Education