August 1991, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Educators have been playing an active role in issues regarding government relations, practice rights and education; when using the tumescent technique in local anesthesia, the administration of lidocaine should be carefully evaluated.
Print version: 1991;59(4):298-299.
Legal Briefs  
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
The standard of care
Print version: 1991;59(4):302-304.
Keywords: Carbon dioxide monitor, jury's role, pulse oximeter, standard of care.
Washington Scene  
By Kathleen A. Michels, RN, JD
Centers for Disease Control releases new AIDS guidelines
Print version: 1991;59(4):305-308.
Keywords: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, Centers for Disease Control,
hepatitis B virus, human immunodeficiency virus.
Fetal injury and abortion associated with occupational exposure to inhaled anesthetics  
By Edmond I. Eger, II, MD
In this review article, the author concludes that the evidence of a causal role for teratogenicity or miscarriage secondary to occupational exposure to inhaled agents appears to be low or nonexistent.
Print version: 1991;59(4):309-312.
Keywords: Carcinogenicity, inhaled anesthetic toxicity, isoflurane, mutagenicity, nitrous oxide.
Education News  
By Lois Frels, RN, PhD
Betty Horton, CRNA, MA
Faculty positions as a career choice for professionals — Part II
Print version: 1991;59(4):329-337.
Keywords: Career choice, CRNA educators, faculty positions, sociodemographic data.
Anesthetic management for anterior mediastinal mass and mediastinoscopy: A case study  
By Thomas J. McKeown, CRNA, EMT-P, BS
The complications of anterior mediastinal mass and mediastinoscopy are numerous and life-threatening. The author reports one such complication, compression of the superior vena cava, and includes discussion of the anesthetic management of the patient with anterior mediastinal mass and mediastinoscopy.
Print version: 1991;59(4):365-372.
Keywords: Airway, mediastinal mass, mediastinoscopy, position.
AANA Journal Course: New technologies in anesthesia: Update for nurse anesthetists — Continuous spinal anesthesia  
By William A. White, Jr., CRNA, BA
Improvements in microcatheter technology and the desire for more effective anesthetic techniques have led to an increased interest in continuous spinal anesthesia. In this fifteenth chapter of the AANA Journal Update Course – New Technologies in Anesthesia – the author explores the latest developments regarding this emerging regional technique.
Print version: 1991;59(4):373-381.
Keywords: Cauda equina syndrome, continuous spinal anesthesia, lidocaine, microcatheter, spinal anesthesia.
General and Subscription Information
Print version: 1991;59(4):299.
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Print version: 1991;59(4):388.


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