February 1988, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

 
Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Practice standard in the making: Pulse oximeters
Print version: 1988;56(1):3-5.
 
Washington Scene
By Richard E. Verville, JD
The Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
Print version: 1988;56(1):6-8.
 
The potentially difficult airway
By Cathy Mastropietro, CRNA, MEd
It has been documented that 25% of preventable anesthetic deaths are caused by some form of airway mismanagement. In this review, the author details the causes of airway obstruction and the anesthetic management of the patient with an airway disorder.
Print version: 1988;56(1):25-35.
 
An In vitro characterization of endotracheal tube cuff performance
By Chuck Biddle, CRNA, MS
In this original research paper, the author compares endotracheal tube performance with regard to intubated and nonintubated compliance, diffusion of gas across the cuff membrane, and other relevant physical characteristics.
Print version: 1988;56(1):36-41.
 
Anesthetic considerations for the achondroplastic dwarf
By Stephen K. DiNardo, CRNA, BS
The author details the physiological problems present in the achondroplastic dwarf and explores the anesthetic considerations necessary for these patients. Emphasis is placed on a preferred choice of continuous epidural anesthesia.
Print version: 1988;56(1):42-48.
 
AANA Journal Course: Advanced scientific concepts: Update for nurse anesthetists – Part VI – The Henderson:Hasselbalch equation In clinical anesthesia decisions
By Mattilou Catchpole, CRNA, PhD
In this the sixth of an update Journal Course, the author explains the significance of the Henderson:Hasselbalch (H:H) equation in practical terms for use in clinical situations. The H:H equation can assist the anesthetist in making decisions concerning patient care in two important areas – in the evaluation of the acid/base balance of the patient from blood gas reports and in understanding the pharmacokinetics of drugs.
Print version: 1988;56(1):65-74.
 
Comparison of oral and Intramuscular lorazepam as a surgical premedicant on gastric pH and volume
By Maj. Henry J. Walker, CRNA, MS, USA, AN
In this original research, the author focuses on whether lorazepam or its method of administration has an effect upon the volume and/or acidity of gastric contents. The effectiveness of lorazepam is also evaluated, with the conclusion that patients receiving lorazepam as a preoperative medication demonstrate decreased gastric acidity and volume.
Print version: 1988;56(1):75-79.
 
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Print version: 1988;56(1):2.
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Volume 56 , Number 1
ISSN 0094-6354
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