December 1988, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
CRNAs and the National Labor Relations Act
Print version: 1988;56(6):471-473.
Washington Scene
By Richard E. Venville, JD
Election results and health issues
Print version: 1988;56(6):474-475.
Education News
By Joyce W Kelly, CRNA, MA
Competence and cost of educational models
Print version: 1988;56(6):476-478.
Guest Editorial: A nursing education model for the rapid expansion or contraction of the nursing workforce in a period of change
By Ira P Gunn, MLN, CRNA, FAAN
The author approaches the nursing shortage problem and its resolution from the perspective of the health care delivery system, the nursing delivery system, and the undergraduate nursing education system. A model for reshaping the configuration of nursing care providers and a plan for the education and credentialing of nursing personnel at both the technical and professional level is described.
Print version: 1988;56(6):497-509.
Anesthetic implications of substance abuse in the parturient
By Jay Horowitz, RN, BSN
The author discusses the effects of four commonly abused
substances-alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and narcotics-on the mother and fetus, as well as the anesthesia implications.
Print version: 1988;56(6):510-514.
The effects of oral Bicitra® compared with intramuscular cimetidine on gastric volume and pH in outpatient surgery
By Connie C. Martin Mykleby, MSNA, CRNA
Surinder K. Kallar, MD
Salvatore A. Ciresi, MSN, CRNA
The authors conclude from their research study of 45 outpatient surgery patients that where cimetidine is contraindicated, Bicitra® reduces the risk of acid aspiration pneumonitis.
Print version: 1988;56(6):515-519.
Constant-rate drug infusions: Two methods of preparation
By Alfredo L. Pauca, MD
The rationale of two well-known methods of preparing drug
solutions is presented, along with some conclusions for drug packaging.
Print version: 1988;56(6):537-541.
AANA Journal Course: Advanced scientific concepts: Update for nurse anesthetists – Part XI – Pulmonary pharmacology: Bronchodilators
By Elizabeth Sodbinou, CRNA, MS
In this the eleventh chapter of the AANA Journal Update Course, the author reviews the various pulmonary disease processes, as well as the pharmacology of the drugs being used for their treatment. The basic principles of anesthetic management for the patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is also discussed.
Print version: 1988;56(6):542-551.
General and subscription information
Print version: 1988;56(6):470.
Council on Accreditation List of Programs to be Reviewed
Print version: 1988;56(6):520.
Official Council Listings
Print version: 1988;56(6):552-553.
Volume 56 Index of Titles, Subjects and Authors
Print version: 1988;56(6):563-567.
Index to advertisers
Print version: 1988;56(6):568.
Volume 56 , Number 6
ISSN 0094-6354
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