December 1989, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Education News 
By Margo L. Rosenbach, PhD
Nurse anesthesia: Challenges for the 1990s
Print version: 1989;57(6):462-465.
Legal Briefs 
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
What is an employee?
Print version: 1989;57(6):462-465.
Washington Scene
By Richard E. Verville, JD
OBRA 1989: No action on CRNA fee schedule
Print version: 1989;57(6):469-471.
Clinical Exchange
By Bruce Van Dop, CRNA, MS
Appropriate capnographic waveforms following esophageal intubation
Print version: 1989;57(6):472-473 .
On succinylcholine myalgia; anesthesia technique for wartime conditions in Sweden
Print version: 1989;57(6):474.
Practical Technicalities
By Linda M. Huffman, CRNA, BA
Pulse oximetry: Accuracy and clinical performance in different practice settings.
Print version: 1989;57(6):485-476.
The National Disaster Medical System
By Charles A. Reese, CRNA, PhD
A look at a national system which was developed to respond to medical care needs in disasters of great magnitude primarily in the United States and its territories.
Print version: 1989;57(6):493-499.

Examination of the efficacy of education concerning a standardized anesthesia machine checkout procedure upon the machine fault detection ability of anesthetists
By Don W. Henry, r., CRNA, MS
Studies indicate that participants exposed to an educational
course concerning the standardized checkout procedure appear to have an increase in machine fault detection ability.
Print version: 1989; 57(6):500-504.
Applications of continuous mixed venous oxygen saturation measurement in anesthesia
By Capt. Thomas J. Evans, BSN, CCRN, USAF, NC
Because SvO2 is sensitive to physiologic conditions, including those affected by anesthesia and surgery, alterations of this parameter can detect hemodynamic changes or instability before conventional methods of monitoring.
Print version: 1989; 57(6):505-510.
Esmolol (Brevibloc®): A review for anesthesia practice
By Maj. Caryl L. Gaubatz, CRNA, MS, MSN, USA, AN
Col. Robert . Wehner, CRNA, MSN, USA, AN
Several studies describing the interactions of esmolol with
common anesthetic agents, side effects and routes of administration are reviewed.
Print version: 1989; 57(6):511-514.
AANA Journal Course: New technologies in anesthesia: Update for nurse anesthetists-Magnetic resonance imaging
By H. Joe Wheeler, CRNA, MS
In this the fifth chapter of the AANA Journal Update Course,
the author looks at the clinical application of MRI technology
and its relationship to anesthesia practitioners.
Print version: 1989; 57(6):515-520.
Volume 57 Index of titles, subjects and authors
Print version: 1989; 57(6):529-533.
Official Council Listings
Print version: 1989; 57(6):535-536.
Index to advertisers
Print version: 1989; 57(6):548.
Volume 57 , Number 6
ISSN 0094-6354
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