December 1995 AANA Journal Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Contents

Letters
Superficial and deep cervical plexus block
Print version: 1995;63(6):472.

Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Anesthesia and JCAHO
Print version: 1995;63(6):477-481.
Keywords: Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, licensed independent practitioner, supervision.

Washington Scene
By Greta Todd, BS
Josie M. Ogaitis, RN, MS
CRNAs and grassroots political involvement
Print version: 1995;63(6):482-484.
Keywords: Grassroots, legislators, political involvement.

Management Briefs
By Diana Quinlan, CRNA, MA
The impaired anesthesia provider: The manager's role
Print version: 1995;63(6):485-491.
Keywords: Addiction, chemical dependence, recovery, substance abuse, treatment.

Practice Issues
By James E. Caldwell, MB, ChB
Cost containment and muscle relaxants: Why we should not return to long-acting drugs
Print version: 1995;63(6):492-493.
Keywords: Cost containment, neuromuscular relaxants, pharmacoeconomics, residual neuromuscular block.

An evaluation of carbon dioxide laser reflectivity from laser-resistant endotracheal tubes and wraps
By George G. DeVane, CRNA, MHS
Marci Fragale, CRNA, MS
Hugh S. Mathewson, MD
The purpose of this research was to compare the reflectivity of a laser resistant endotracheal tube with polyvinyl chloride endotracheal tubes, wrapped with either aluminum, copper foil, or Merocel® Laser-Guard laser-resistant wrap.
Print version: 1995;63(6):494-497.
Keywords: Carbon dioxide laser, endotracheal tubes, reflection.

Subcutaneous emphysema and potential airway compromise in laparoscopic-assisted procedures: A case report
By CPT Mark A. Arturi, CRNA, MHS, USA, AN
MAJ Ted Eckert III, CRNA, MHS, USA, AN
The intent of this case study is to inform anesthetists of potential airway complications resulting from subcutaneous emphysema in and around airway structures. The potential etiology for subcutaneous emphysema and related sequelae in relation to laparoscopic procedures is also reviewed.
Print version: 1995;63(6):498-500.
Keywords: Anesthesia complications, laparoscopic surgery, subcutaneous emphysema.

Imagining in Time
By Lee C. Fosburgh, MLIS, MA
Nurse anesthetists remembering a world at war-Part II: My assignment as a Red Cross Nurse
Print version: 1995;63(6):501-507.
Keywords: American Red Cross nurse, World War II.

AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists – Teaching fiberoptic endoscopy and intubation
By Calvin Johnson, MD
Abdel R. El-Ganzouri, MD
In this AANA Journal course, the authors have developed a systematic training program that includes attention to training objectives, equipment, and practical application points. The guidelines presented will serve as a model for practitioners and educators to employ in their respective settings.
Print version: 1995;63(6):509-515.
Keywords: Endotracheal intubation, fiberoptic endoscopy, intubation, teaching intubation.

Book Reviews
Ambulatory Anesthesia: A problem-oriented approach Reviewed by: Justine Paradis, RN, MS
Print version: 1995;63(6):516.

Fluid warmer leakage into the bloodstream: A case report
By Eileen M. D'Angelo, CRNA, CCRN, MS
In this case report, the author reports on a patient who received 750 mL to 1 L of sterile water intravenously because of a defect in the tubing used with a blood warmer. The exact source of the leak was determined after infusing a 0.9% saline solution with methylene blue through the warming coil.
Print version: 1995;63(6):525-528.
Keywords: Blood leak, blood warmer, cross contamination, fluid warmer.


General and Subscription Information
Print version: 1995;63(6):472.

Official Council Listings
Print version: 1995;63(6):529-530.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Print version: 1995;63(6):531-540.

Index to Volume 63 of the AANA Journal
Print version: 1995;63(6):541-548.

Index to Advertisers
Print version: 1995;63(6):556.

December 1995 AANA Journal
Volume 63 , Number 6
ISSN 0094-6354
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