February 1984, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

 
AANA Membership Survey Results-Fiscal year 1984
This is an analysis of the responses to the fiscal year 1984 AANA dues statement survey. Current information on the practice of CRNAs in today's health care system is provided including the demographics of the AANA population, income, physician supervision and the administration of regional anesthesia.
Print version: 1984;52(1):33-40.
 
Surgery for the obstetrical patient
By Carolyn Nicholson, CRNA
The author reviews the anatomical and physiological changes which occur during pregnancy and the effects anesthetics have on the embryo and fetus.
Print version: 1984;52(1):41-47.
 
Effects of diazepam pretreatment of succinylcholine on fasciculation or postoperative myalgia in outpatient surgery
By John Perry, CRNA
Bernard V. Wetchler, MD
A clinical study addressing the potential elimination of postoperative myalgia in an outpatient setting through the use of diazepam is presented.
Print version: 1984;52(1):48-50.
 
A task-oriented anesthesia record
By Clayton Petty, MD
The author has developed a task-oriented anesthesia record that allows the anesthetist to devote more attention to the patient while still maintaining an accurate anesthesia record.
Print version: 1984;52(1):51-54.
 
Music as an adjunct to anesthesia in operative procedures
By Helen Lindquist Bonny, PhD
Noreen McCarron, CRNA
The authors provide the results of a clinical study illustrating the benefits derived by patients when music is played in the operating room.
Print version: 1984;52(1):55-57.
 
Letters to the Editor
Print version: 1984;52(1):9,12-13.
 
Malignant hyperthermia
By John Yarborough, CRNA, BSN
The metabolic processes of this condition, the anesthetic management of the patient and the role of dantrolene sodium are explored.
Print version: 1984;52(1):58-64.
 
Lidocaine anesthesia for attenuation of stress responses in cardiovascular surgery: An old technique revisited
By Samuel W. Kochansky, CRNA, MSEd, CPT, ANC
The author discusses the hazards of anesthesia for cardiovascular surgery and one technique to prevent complications from these responses.
Print version: 1984;52(1):65-67.
 
A review of disseminated intravascular coagulation
By Curtis L. Detro, CRNA
The definition, causes, clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory diagnosis and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation are presented.
Print version: 1984;52(1):68-71.
 
Education Feature: Nurse anesthesia programs: Who benefits?
Pauline C. Barbin, CRNA, MEd
Looking at cost controls affecting hospitals/universities today, the author highlights the educational benefits of a nurse anesthesia program for the patient, the nurse anesthetist/anesthesiologist staff, the institution and the community.
Print version: 1984;52(1):72-77.
 
Washington Scene
By Richard E. Verville, JD
The 98th Congress-Second Session.
Print version: 1984;52(1):79-80.
 
AANA Journal Course: The anesthetic management of the patient. Part VI-A case approach: Cancer chemotherapy- Anesthetic implications
By Salvatore A. Ciresi, CRNA, MSN
The use of chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer is a regimen of treatment seen frequently in patients presenting to the operating room. This article focuses on the side effects of chemotherapeutic agents and the implications for anesthetic management.
Print version: 1984;52(1):97-102.
 
Legal briefs
By Roderick MacLeish, Jr.
AANA Legal Counsel
The evolving right of at-will employees to contest wrongful discharge.
Print version: 1984;52(1):103-104.
 
General and subscription information
Print version: 1984;52(1):2.
 
Index to advertisers
Print version: 1984;52(1):108.

 

 

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