December 1982, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Anesthesia considerations for the patient with progressive systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)
By Linda R. Smoak, CRNA
This article explores the systems involved in progressive systemic sclerosis, a disease of the connective tissue and various internal organs, and reviews the anesthetic considerations.
Print version: 1982;50(6):548-554.
By David W. Hoerneman, CRNA, BSN
The author provides practical information for the anesthesia management of orthopedic patients, including choice of technique, complications and the use of tourniquets.
Print version: 1982;50(6):555-563.
Calcium slow channel blockers: Physiology and anesthetic interactions
By Julianne Henry Shea, RN, BSN
The author reviews the role of calcium in the cardiovascular system and explains
the effects of the three major calcium channel blocking agents available today.
Print version: 1982;50(6):564-568.
Enkephalins and endorphins: The endogenous opiates
By Daniel Milloy, CRNA, BSN
In this article, the author reviews the opiate receptors in man and explores tle analgesia effects of these opioid peptides.
Print version: 1982;50(6):569-573.
Cadaver organ harvest: A study of nurse anesthetists' attitudes
By Robert J. Wehner, LTC, CRNA, MSN
The author presents the results of his study on the role that CRNAs' personal feelings and attitudes play in the care of the organ donor cadaver/ patient.
Print version: 1982;50(6):574-578.
Ligation of the ductus arteriosus: Anesthesia management of the tiny premature infant
By Sara C. Wesson, RN
In this article, the author discusses the management of the neonate undergoing ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus. Emphasis is on the management of the very low birth weight premature infant.
Print version: 1982;50(6):579-582.
A contribution to national security: Nurse anesthetists actively support National Guard and Reserve medical units.
Print version: 1982;50(6):527.
By Julie N. Manson, JD
AANA Legal Counsel
Exclusive contracts-A new court interpretation
Print version: 1982;50(6):583-584.
By Richard E. Verville, JD
AANA Washington Consultant
The new Medicare regulations and the impact they will have on nurse anesthetists.
Print version: 1982;50(6):585-588.
By Nancy H. Bruton, CRNA, BS
The fifth of the AANA Journal's 1982-83 six-part course. The risk incurred by chronic liver disease patients has never been well defined, but it is known that multi-organ involvement associated with hepatic damage complicates an already risky undertaking. This article provides an overview of the causes of risk associated with administering anesthesia to a patient with chronic liver disease, and reviews management techniques and agents.
Print version: 1982;50(6):589-595.
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General and subscription information
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Volume 50 , Number 6
ISSN 0094-6354
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