February 1991, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Guest Editorial
By Michael A. Fiedler, CRNA, MS
E. Jane McCarthy, CRNA, PhD
A style change for the AANA Journal
Print version: 1991;59(1):2-3.
Keywords: AANA Journal, AMA Manual of Style, publication style.

Print version: 1991;59(1):4.
Education News
By Sandra L. Lovell, CRNA, MA, MS
Betty Horton, CRNA, MA
Results of a survey of nurse anesthesia education programs: Diversity, growth and regionalization
Print version: 1991;59(1):6-12.
Keywords: Clinical and academic affiliations, nurse anesthesia education, regionalization.
Washington Scene  
By Kathleen A. Michels, RN, JD
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research
Print version: 1991;59(1):13-16.
Keywords: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, clinical guidelines, medical liability, research.
Legal Briefs 
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Pennsylvania Blue Shield agrees to reimburse nurse anesthetists
Print version: 1991;59(1):35-37.
Keywords: Pennsylvania, Blue Shield, reimbursement, independent practice.
AANA Journal Course: New technologies in anesthesia: Update for nurse anesthetists – Part XII – Transdermal and transmucosal administration of anesthetic drugs  
By Chuck Biddle, CRNA, PhD
In this twelfth chapter of the AANA Journal Update Course – New Technologies in Anesthesia – the author explores the emergence of new drug administration techniques that can improve drug compliance, enhance safety and diminish both physical and psychological trauma.
Print version: 1991;59(1):38-46.
Keywords: Novel applications of opioids, the skin, transdermal drugs.
Anesthetic considerations for the postcardiac transplant patient  
By Mary DePaolis-Lutzo, CRNA, PhD
Amy L. Neill, CRNA, BSN
A comprehensive understanding of the transplanted heart is essential to effectively plan the anesthetic management of posttransplant patients. The authors provide a detailed description of the denervated myocardium and related anesthetic consideration.
Print version: 1991;59(1):47-52.
Keywords: Anesthesia for immunosuppressive patients, anesthesia for postcardiac transplants, cardiac transplantation, denervated heart, postcardiac transplantation.
The history of nurse anesthesia education: Highlights and influences 
Monographs from the National Commission on Nurse Anesthesia Education.  
By Ira P. Gunn, CRNA, MLN, FAAN
Print version: 1991;59(1):53-61.
Regionalized education and the accreditation process
By Scott Foster, CRNA, PhD
Print version: 1991;59(1):62-64.
Nurse anesthesia: Evolution of the first New England regional graduate program
David J. DeNuccio, PhD
Meigs A. Alden, CRNA, MEd
Print version: 1991;59(1):78-80.
Neuromuscular blockade: Electromyographic and mechanical versus visual interpretation
By Maj. Glenn A. Hardesty, CRNA, MSN, USAF, NC
In this original research study, the author examines two alternative methods of determining neuromuscular blockade (electromyographic/electrocardiographic and mechanical/electrocardiographic) and compares these methods to visual interpretation.
Print version: 1991;59(1):82-90.
Evaluation of esmolol and fentanyl in controlling increases in heart rate and blood pressure during endotracheal intubation  
By Maj. Caryl L. Gaubatz, CRNA, MS, MSN, USA, AN
Col. Robert J. Wehner, CRNA, MSN, USA, AN
In this study of 44 females, the authors conclude that when used with fentanyl, esmolol provides effective protection against the adrenergic response to laryngoscopy and intubation.
Print version: 1991;59(1):91-96.
General and Subscription Information
Print version: 1991;59(1):3.
Index to Advertisers
Print version: 1991;59(1):81.


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