December 1992 AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Contents

Letters
A simple technique to instantly convert from insufflation to positive pressure ventilation
Print version: 1992;60(6):526.

Washington Scene
By Kathleen A. Michels, RN, JD, FAAN
HCFA Medicare billing update
Print version: 1992;60(6):527-528.
Keywords: Billing carrier, Health Care Financing Administration, Medicare.

Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
The standard of care
Print version: 1992;60(6):529-531.
Keywords: Absence of anesthetist, role of the courts, standard of care.

Book Reviews
Anaphylactic Reactions in Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Reviewer John Aker, CRNA, MS
Print version: 1992;60(6):532.

Factors which predict performance on the National Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists
By Karen L. Zaglaniczny, CRNA, PhD
In this study, the author investigated 13 academic, demographic, and preadmission factors which predict the performance of registered nurse anesthesia students on the national certification examination. This retrospective analysis included 1,690 registered nurse anesthesia students who took the five national certification examinations administered from December 1987 through December 1989.
Print version: 1992;60(6):533-540.
Keywords: Certification examination, registered nurse anesthesia student performance.

Clinical Exchange
By Frank A. Velazquez, CRNA, BS
Hearing loss after general anesthesia for cecectomy and small bowel resection
Print version: 1992;60(6):553-555.
Keywords: General anesthesia, nonotologic surgery, sensorineural hearing loss.

Education News
By James E. Samels, JD, EdD, MPA
Arlene L. Lieberman, JD
Admissions issues and disabilities law
Print version: 1992;60(6):557-560.
Keywords: Admissions, applicants with handicaps, disabilities law, discrimination, handicapped.

Effective methods of in-line intravenous fluid warming at low to moderate infusion rates
By Lt Col C. Carl Bostek, CRNA, MSN, USAF, NC
The purpose of this original research was to examine the effectiveness of warming intravenous fluids through the use of three methods: an in-line blood warmer, an in-line hot water bath, and application of a K-Thermia® pad to the intravenous tubing close to the patient.
Print version: 1992;60(6):561-566.
Keywords: Hypothermia prevention, intravenous fluid temperature, intravenous fluid warming.

Developing a poster for disseminating research findings
By Linda A. Sherbinski, CRNA, MSN
Dennis R. Stroup, CRNA, MSN
Poster sessions are a highly valid means of disseminating research information. In this review article, the authors detail the purpose of poster sessions, as well as how to submit an idea, develop, prepare, and present an informative and visually appealing poster.
Print version: 1992;60(6):567-572.
Keywords: Anesthesia education, poster presentations, research poster.

AANA Journal Course: Update for nurse anesthetists–Blood-brain barrier function alteration during anesthesia
By Bill Lewis, CRNA, PharmD
In this fifth chapter of the AANA Journal Update Course, the author explores the association between altered blood-brain function and anesthesia. A variety of occurrences during an anesthetic have been shown to disrupt the blood-brain barrier. An open or disrupted barrier allows abnormal concentrations of endogenous or exogenous molecules to accumulate in the brain. Dilutional hyponatremia, hypertension, high dose halothane, isoflurane, vasodilation, hypercarbia, and inadvertent dural puncture during retrobulbar block are some conditions which may disrupt the barrier during anesthesia.
Print version: 1992;60(6):573-578.
Keywords: Anesthesia, astrocytes, blood-brain barrier, halothane, hypothermia.

General and Subscription Information
Print version: 1992;60(6):528.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Print version: 1992;60(6):579-588.

Official Council Listings
Print version: 1992;60(6):579,605-606.

Index to Volume 60 of the AANA Journal
Print version: 1992;60(6):607-612.

Index to Advertisers
Print version: 1992;60(6):620.

December 1992 AANA Journal
Volume 60 , Number 6
ISSN 0094-6354
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