August 1994 AANA Journal

Table of Contents


Book Reviews
Principles and Practice of Anesthesiology
Reviewed by: Gordon Panter, RN, BSN
Print version: 1994;62(4):306,308.

Needlesafe versus needleless intravenous injections
Print version: 1994;62(4):308-309.

Washington Scene
By Kathleen A. Michels, RN, JD, FAAN
Analysis of four major congressional committees' healthcare reform bills
Print version: 1994;62(4):313-322.
Keywords: Healthcare reform, House Education and Labor Committee, House Energy and Commerce Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Finance Committee, Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, President Clinton.

Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
When is a supervisor not a supervisor?
Print version: 1994;62(4):323-325.
Keywords: National Labor Relations Act, statutory interpretation, supervision.

Management Briefs
By Christine S. Zambricki, CRNA, MS
Application of decision-making principles to the hiring process
Print version: 1994;62(4):326-328.
Keywords: Decision making, evaluation of job candidates, hiring, interviewing.

The effects of azidothymidine therapy on pseudocholinesterase concentrations in asymptomatic HIV-positive patients
By Gina M. Barker, CRNA
Carolyn Holland, CRNA, BSN
Jeffrey A. Katz, MD
The purpose of this study was to determine if a correlation exists between long-term azidothymidine therapy and low pseudocholinesterase concentrations in patients who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus.
Print version: 1994;62(4):337-341.
Keywords: Azidothymidine (AZT), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), pseudocholinesterase.

Fire safety in the operating room
By Jack L. Norris, CRNA, MS
Anesthetists who began their healthcare careers after the flammable anesthetic era may be unaware of the dangers posed by a fire in the surgical suite. Means of preventing fires as well as extinguishing them are discussed.
Print version: 1994;62(4):342-345.
Keywords: Fire hazards, operating room, safety.

Cockayne syndrome: A case report
By Flora C. O'Brien, CRNA
Brian Ginsberg, MD, ChB
Cockayne syndrome is a rare form of mental retardation that includes symptoms of premature aging. In this case report, the authors discuss a 4-year-old female with Cockayne syndrome, as well as the history, incidence, major features, and anesthetic implications of the syndrome.
Print version: 1994;62(4):346-348.
Keywords: Cockayne syndrome, pediatric syndromes, progeria.

Research in Action abstracts presented at the 1994 AANA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC
Print version: 1994;62(4):349-359.

AANA Journal Course: Update for nurse anesthetists–Treatment of avulsed teeth in the operating room
By Paul Krasner, DDS
New treatment methods have been developed that can significantly increase the success of replanted avulsed teeth. This AANA Journal course reviews the biologic background for these new procedures and makes specific treatment recommendations.
Print version: 1994;62(4):369-375.
Keywords: Cell reconstitution, Hank's balanced solution, replantation, Save-A-Tooth™, tooth avulsion.

General and Subscription Information
Print version: 1994;62(4):306.

Council on Accreditation List of Programs to be Reviewed During Fiscal Year 1995
Print version: 1994;62(4):360.

Answers to the AANA Journal Course No. 13 Examination
Print version: 1994;62(4):385-390.

Index to Advertisers
Print version: 1994;62(4):392.

August 1994 AANA Journal
Volume 62 , Number 4
ISSN 0094-6354
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