February 1983, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

 
The anesthetic implications of chemotherapy
By Salvatore A. Ciresi, CRNA, MSN
The author discusses the mode of action and physiologic side effects of chemotherapeutic agents and their interaction with anesthetic agents.
Print version: 1983;51(1):26-30.
 
The adrenal gland and the use of cortisone in the management of patients with Addison's disease and Cushing's syndrome
By Lola G. O'Daniel, CRNA
This article addresses the function of the adrenal glands, the use of cortisone in treating glandular disorders, and the anesthetic management of patients with Addison's disease and Cushing's syndrome.
Print version: 1983;51(1):31-37.
 
Anatomic and physiologic changes of pregnancy: Anesthetic considerations
By Thomas R. Ratigan, CRNA, BS
This article provides an in-depth review of the anatomic and physiologic changes of pregnancy and how they impact on the anesthetic management of the obstetrical patient.
Print version: 1983;51(1):38-42.
 
Propanidid, an intravenous anesthetic agent
By Donna Jean Diaz, CRNA, BSN
The author discusses the anesthetic applications and possible side effects of this new agent which is currently not available in the United States.
Print version: 1983;51(1):43-47.
 
Ethics and nurse anesthetists-Part I
By James F. Drane, PhD
In this the first of a two-part series, the author defines medical ethics and relates this branch of philosophy to nurse anesthetists.
Print version: 1983;51(1):48-54.
 
Education feature: Evaluation of clinical performance: Part I
By Glen C. Ramsborg, CRNA, MA
In this the first of a two-part series, the author reviews the clinical evaluation process, describing its purpose, role, focus, research and legal implications, as well as types of evaluation instruments and procedures.
Print version: 1983;51(1):55-62.
 
Legal briefs
By William R. Kucera, JD
AANA Legal Counsel
"Locality rule" standard of care expands.
Print version: 1983;51(1):63-64.
 
New techniques: The blood loss analyzer-- A new way to estimate blood loss
By Perry J. Comeau, CRNA, BS
The problem of accurately estimating blood loss during surgery is addressed, complete with a description of a newly developed computerized device that computes blood loss.
Print version: 1983;51(1):81-84.
 
AANA Journal Course: The anesthetic management of the patient. Part VI-- Perioperative care of the patient with traumatic head injury
By Christine S. Zambricki, CRNA, MS
The sixth and final part of the AANA Journal's 1982-83 course. The resuscitative and anesthetic management of a patient who has sustained a traumatic head injury requires complete knowledge of central nervous system physiology and pathophysiology. The author reviews the mechanisms of intracranial pressure control and discusses the clinical application of physiologic and pharmacologic principles for the anesthetic management of such a patient.
Print version: 1983;51(1):85-95.
 
Washington scene
By Richard E. Verville, JD
AANA Washington Consultant
The continuing saga of the Medicare revisions.
Print version: 1983;51(1):96-100.
 
Letters to the editor
Print version: 1983;51(1):7,25.
 
Book reviews
Print version: 1983;51(1):25.
 
General and subscription information
Print version: 1983;51(1):2.
 
Index to advertisers
Print version: 1983;51(1):111.
 
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