August 1993 AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Contents

Book Reviews
Foundations of Respiratory Care
By David J. Yasmineh, MD

Life-Threatening Problems in the Emergency Room: Problems in Anesthesia
By Steven J. Somerson, CRNA, MS, CEN
Susan W. Somerson, RN, MSN, CEN
Print version: 1993;61(4):342-343.

Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Statute of limitations
Print version: 1993;61(4):344-346.
Keywords: Parental consortium, retroactive effect, statute of limitations.

Clinical Exchange
By Calvin Johnson, MD
Fiberoptic intubation prevents a tracheostomy in a trauma patient
Print version: 1993;61(4):347-348.
Keywords: Airway, difficult intubation, fiberoptic intubation.

Letters
Establish the airway: Use percutaneous high-pressure transtracheal jet ventilation in an emergency
Print version: 1993;61(4):349.

Education News
By Paul Welty, CRNA, MSN
Tracy Murray, CRNA, BSN
Findings of the 1990 and 1992 Student Nurse Anesthetist Survey
Print version: 1993;61(4):350-356.
Keywords: Nurse anesthesia, nurse anesthesia educational program, nurse anesthesia student clinical experiences, student nurse anesthetist, survey.

Washington Scene
By Sue Ellen Hopkinson, RN, MPP
FDA announces MEDWATCH: A new reporting program for health professionals
Print version: 1993;61(4):373-378.
Keywords: Adverse events, Food and Drug Administration, MEDWATCH.

Practice Issues
By John T. Hitchens, CRNA
Latex gloves: Friend or foe?
Print version: 1993;61(4):379-381.
Keywords: Allergic reactions, employee health, environmental hazards, latex gloves, vinyl gloves.

Long-acting nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents and the cardiac patient
By Patricia B. Embree, CRNA, BA
This literature review, which was completed in May 1992, describes the profiles of doxacurium and pipecuronium, two recently developed long-acting nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agents with increased potency over d-tubocurarine, metocurine, and pancuronium.
Print version: 1993;61(4):382-387.
Keywords: Cardiac patients, doxacurium, neuromuscular blocking agents, pipecuronium.

An introduction to the automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and its anesthetic implications
By Mary L. Likens, CRNA, BSN
In this review, the author provides a description of the automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, as well as information pertaining to indications for its use, patient selection criteria, surgical implantation techniques, and anesthetic implications.
Print version: 1993;61(4):388-393.
Keywords: Implantable cardioverter, implantable defibrillator.

Comparisons of four intraoperative warming devices
By Richard G. Ouellette, CRNA, MEd
The role of anesthesia providers is to maintain and preserve intraoperative homeostasis. This study suggests that the Bair Hugger® may be the most effective way to do so, compared with the other strategies tested.
Print version: 1993;61(4):394-396.
Keywords: Bair Hugger®, heated humidifier, hypothermia, intraoperative warming devices.

AANA Journal Course: Update for nurse anesthetists-Occupational exposure to trace anesthetics: Quantifying the risk
By Kevin Foley, MD
In this third chapter of the AANA Journal Update Course, the author examines epidemiologic, laboratory, and human studies addressing the risks of waste gas exposure and the regulatory role of the government. Strategies to limit exposure are also included.
Print version: 1993;61(4):405-412.
Keywords: Occupational exposure, trace gas exposure, waste anesthetic gases.

General and Subscription Information
Print version: 1993;61(4):342.

Research in Action abstracts presented at the 1993 AANA Annual Meeting in San Francisco
Print version: 1993;61(4):421-431.

Answers to the AANA Journal Course No.12 Examination
Print version: 1993;61(4):432-436.

Council on Accreditation List of Programs to be Reviewed During Fiscal Year 1994
Print version: 1993;61(4):451.

Index to Advertisers
Print version: 1993;61(4):452.

August 1993 AANA Journal
Volume 61 , Number 4
ISSN 0094-6354
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