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Letters Safe Practices for Propofol InfusionJacqualyn Fanelle, CRNAResponse Jeffrey Huang, MDTodd Gorman, CRNAPrint Version:
A Practical Approach to Obstetric AnesthesiaReviewer: Lynn L. Lebeck, CRNA, PhD
ICU Recall Reviewer: Bernadette Henrichs, CRNA, PhD, CCRNPrint Version:
Imagining in Time Peer Assistance Reaches its 25th Year Diana Quinlan, CRNA, MA Print Version:
Addiction, chemical dependency, history, peer assistance, wellness.
Fire in the Operating Room During Open Heart Surgery: A Case Report Michael Moskowitz, CRNA, MS
This case report identifies the need for continued fire training and prevention strategies, persistent vigilance, and quick intervention to prevent injury whenever electrosurgical units are used in an oxygen-enriched environment.Print Version:
Fire, open heart surgery, operating room.
Radiation Safety in Fluoroscopy for Neuraxial Injections
Gerry E. Fink, CRNA, MS
The purpose of this article is to review the basic concepts of fluoroscopic imaging, biologic effects of ionizing radiation, and radiation safety. Print Version:
Epidural injections, fluoroscopy, radiation safety.
Frontal Lobe Oxygenation Is Maintained During Hypotension Following Propofol-Fentanyl Anesthesia Peter Nissen, CRNAJohannes J. van Lieshout, MD, PhDHenning B. Nielsen, MDNiels H. Secher, MD, PhD
In this research article, the authors evaluated whether marked reduction in mean arterial pressure during propofol-fentanyl anesthesia induction affects frontal lobe oxygenation.Print Version:
Anesthesia, blood pressure, cerebral autoregulation, heart rate, near infrared spectroscopy.
Effects of Anesthetics and Analgesics on Natural Killer Cell Activity MAJ Brett Welden, CRNA, MSN, ANC, USAMAJ Gerald Gates, CRNA, MSN, ANC, USACPT Resti Mallari, CRNA, MSN, ANC, USANormalynn Garrett, CRNA, PhD, COL(ret), ANC, USA
In this review article, the authors discuss the effects of various anesthetics and analgesics on natural killer cell activity and suggest techniques to attenuate the suppressive effects of these compounds.Print Version:
Analgesics, anesthetics, cancer, morphine, natural killer cells.
Comparison of Inhalation of Isopropyl Alcohol vs Promethazine in the Treatment of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) in Patients Identified as at High Risk for Developing PONV
Joseph Pellegrini, CRNA, PhD, CDR(ret), NC, USNLT Jon DeLoge, CRNA, MSN, NC, USNRLCDR John Bennett, CRNA, MSN, NC, USNRJoseph Kelly, CRNA, MS, CAPT(ret), NC, USN
The purpose of this study was to determine if using an aromatic therapy of 70% isopropyl alcohol would be more effective than promethazine in resolution of breakthrough PONV symptoms in groups of high-risk patients administered prophylactic ondansetron.Print Version:
Isopropyl alcohol, postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), promethazine, risk factors for PONV.
AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 3—New Drug, Fospropofol Disodium: A Propofol Prodrug
Mark Welliver, CRNA, DNPSusan M. Rugari, RN, PhD, CNS
Fospropofol is an aqueous solution of a propofol prodrug intended for injection. Discovery and development of this drug may address the concerns with the current propofol emulsion formulations while offering altered pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics for sedation. The structure, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical studies, clinical applications, and implications are discussed.Print Version:
2,6-Diisopropylphenoxymethyl phosphate disodium salt, fospropofol disodium, lipid-based emulsion, prodrug, propofol.