August 1995 AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Contents

Book Review
Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and Management
Reviewed by: William E. Dewhirst, MD
Print version: 1995;63(4):272,279.

Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Harassment in the workplace
Print version: 1995;63(4):277-279.
Keywords: Employment law, harassment, independent contractors.

Washington Scene
By David E. Hebert, JD
Medicare: Budget and reform issues
Print version: 1995;63(4):280-281.
Keywords: Budget, deficit, Medicare, solvency.

Practice Issues
By Marci A. Firfer Ecanow, JD
Provider contracting: Avoiding the pitfalls by understanding the employment relationship
Print version: 1995;63(4):282-287.
Keywords: Contracts, discrimination regulations, employment, independent contractor.

Imagining in Time
By Lee C. Fosburgh, MLIS, MA
A perfect brick: AANA founding member Verna Rice
Print version: 1995;63(4):288-291.
Keywords: Biography, history of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, history of nurse anesthetists.

AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists – Medical gases, hospital pipelines, and medical gas cylinders
By CAPT William Clayton Petty, MD, USN, MC
In this AANA Journal course, the author documents incidents of near hits and deaths of patients from pipeline and gas cylinder use and describes the key role that anesthesia and healthcare personnel play in verifying the integrity of gases used and the systems which deliver them.
Print version: 1995;63(4):307-324.
Keywords: Hospital pipelines, medical gas cylinders, medical gas.

The intraoperative use of Amicar® to reduce bleeding associated with open heart surgery
By Ann E. Aprile, CRNA, MSN
This original research was designed to determine whether the perioperative administration of Amicar during coronary artery bypass grafting for acquired heart disease was associated with a significant reduction in postoperative bleeding as determined by reduced chest tube bleeding and subsequent reduction in transfused blood products.
Print version: 1995;63(4):325-331.
Keywords: Amicar® (epsilon aminocaproic acid), coagulation pathway, fibrinolysis.

Anesthesia for scoliosis: Dwarfism and congenitally absent odontoid process
By William Roberts, CRNA, MD, PhD
Lindsey C. Henson, MD, PhD
Patients with congenitally short stature may present a variety of challenges to the anesthetist. A patient with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita complicated by the absence of the odontoid process and severe scoliosis is presented in this case report. In addition, the authors discuss pulmonary complications of dwarfism, airway management, and somatosensory evoked potentials.
Print version: 1995;63(4):332-337.
Keywords: Odontoid hypoplasia, scoliosis, spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenita.

Research in Action abstracts presented at the 1995 AANA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis
Print version: 1995;63(4):338-348.

Education News
By Beth Ann Strebin, RN, BSN
Lisa A. Mileto, CRNA, MS
Student nurse anesthetist organizations: Needs assessment study
Print version: 1995;63(4):362-367.
Keywords: Political activism, professional development, student organizations.

August 1995 AANA Journal Table of Contents
Volume 63 , Number 4
ISSN 0094-6354
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