December 1998 AANA Journal

Table of Contents


Foreign body found in LMA-Fastrach; Response; Hyperbaric procaine for spinal anesthesia; Regional anesthesia in Wegener's granulomatosis
Print version: 1998;66(6):537-539.

Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Nurse anesthetists in the middle: Covenants not to compete
Print version: 1998;66(6):541-544.
Keywords: Covenant not to compete, employment, tortious interference.

Washington Scene
By Dena Zenti, BA
Election '98 analysis
Print version: 1998;66(6):547-549.
Keywords: Campaigns, Congress, legislators, politics.

Guest Editorial
By Karen L. Zaglaniczny, CRNA, PhD
Tom La Velle, MA

A Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists report on the candidate satisfaction survey for the national certification examination
Print version: 1998;66(6):553-556.
Keywords: Candidate satisfaction, national certification examination performance.

Education News
By Wynne R. Waugaman, CRNA, PhD
Inspiring teaching
Print version: 1998;66(6):559-563.
Keywords: Graduate education, mentorship, nurse anesthesia education, teaching.

Books of Interest
Simulators in Anesthesiology Education
Reviewed by: Michael E. Fallacaro, CRNA, DNS
Print version: 1998;66(6):565.

Education News
By Lorraine M. Jordan, CRNA, PhD
Robert E. Oshel, PhD

Nurse anesthetist malpractice and the National Practitioner Data Bank
Print version: 1998;66(6):567-573.
Keywords: Malpractice, National Practitioner Data Bank, nurse anesthetist, physicians.

Guest Editorial
By Ira P. Gunn, CRNA, MLN, FAAN
A critique of Michael L. Millenson's book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, and its relevance to CRNAs and nursing
Print version: 1998;66(6):575-582.
Keywords: Anesthesia providers, clinical practice guidelines, evidence-based practice, patient outcomes, research credibility.

Official Council Listings
Print version: 1998;66(6):603-604.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Print version: 1998;66(6):605-614.

Index to Volume 66 of the AANA Journal 
Print version: 1998;66(6):615-623.

Intradermal bacteriostatic 0.9% sodium chloride containing the preservative benzyl alcohol compared with intradermal lidocaine hydrochloride 1% for attenuation of intravenous cannulation pain
By Kathleen A. McNelis, CRNA, MSN
The findings in this original research article suggest that intradermal bacteriostatic 0.9% sodium chloride containing the preservative benzyl alcohol is as effective as intradermal lidocaine hydrochloride 1% in the attenuation of cannulation pain.
Print version: 1998;66(6):583-585.
Keywords: Bacteriostatic saline, intradermal anesthesia, intravenous cannulation, lidocaine.

Spinal and combined spinal epidural techniques for labor analgesia: Clinical application in a small hospital
By Lori G. Harris, CRNA, MHS
Providing safe and effective analgesia to laboring parturients presents a challenge to anesthesia providers in small hospitals. The necessary time commitment and additional staff needed to provide coverage for the obstetrical area can strain resources. In this review article, the author includes information on obstetrical analgesia and describes spinal opioid labor block, combined spinal epidural block for labor, and clinical application.
Print version: 1998;66(6):587-594.
Keywords: Combined spinal epidural, labor analgesia, narcotic, spinal.

AANA Journal Course: Update for nurse anesthetists—ERR WATCH: Anesthesia crisis resource management from the nurse anesthetist's perspective
By Joanne L. Fletcher, CRNA, EdD
Crisis resource management training and simulation have captured the interest of the healthcare community in recent years. More than two dozen centers in the United States have instituted simulation programs to train physicians and nurses to manage critical events and work effectively in teams. In this Journal course, the author discusses crisis resource management principles from the perspective of the practicing anesthetist and provides useful applications to clinical practice.
Print version: 1998;66(6):595-602.
Keywords: Anesthesia crisis resource management, CRNA practice, patient safety, risk management.

February 1998 AANA Journal
Volume 66 , Number 1
ISSN 0094-6354
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