February 1992, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Brachial plexus block with opioids for postoperative pain relief
Print version: 1992;60(1):2.
Legal Briefs  
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Employment agreements
Print version: 1992;60(1):3-6.
Keywords: "At will" employment contract, employment relationships, retaliatory discharge, unjust enrichment, wrongful termination.
Washington Scene  
By Kathleen A. Michels, RN, JD
Sue Ellen Hopkinson, RN, MPP
Final OSHA bloodborne standard released
Print version: 1992;60(1):7-9.
Keywords: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, bloodborne pathogens, hepatitis B virus, human immunodeficiency virus, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Education News  
By Lois M. Frels, RN, PhD
AANA National Commission on Nurse Anesthesia Education "reviewed and recommended" innovative graduate level programs
Print version: 1992;60(1):10-16.
Keywords: CRNA innovative graduate programs, CRNA outreach, National Commission on Nurse Anesthesia Education.
End-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring in the detection of anesthesia-related critical incidents
Marie L. Brown, CRNAP, MSNA
This prospective study determined the usefulness of the end-tidal carbon dioxide monitor in detecting and confirming anesthesia-related critical incidents.
Print version: 1992;60(1):33-40.
Keywords: Anesthesia mishaps, capnograph, end-tidal carbon dioxide monitor.
Clinical Exchange
By MAJ Caryl L. Gaubatz, CRNA, MS, MSN, USA, AN
COL Robert J. Wehner, CRNA, MSN, USA, AN
Anesthetic considerations for the patient with Huntington's disease
Print version: 1992;60(1):41-44.
Keywords: Huntington's disease, isoflurane, sodium pentothal, succinylcholine.
AANA Journal Course: Update for nurse anesthetists–Fundamentals of chest radiography: Techniques and interpretation for the anesthetist  
By CAPT Thomas J. Evans, CRNA, CCRN, MS, USAF, NC
Knowledge of chest roentgenography is essential in anesthesia practice so the clinician can evaluate basic chest abnormalities and devices used for medical therapeutics. The author of this expanded chapter of the AANA Journal Update Course presents this topic to enhance perioperative evaluation in nurse anesthesia practice.
Print version: 1992;60(1):45-62.
Keywords: Chest x-ray, perioperative evaluation, radiography, roentgenogram.
Historical perspectives on the development and use of mechanical ventilation  
By Steven J. Somerson, CRNA, MS, CEN
Michael R. Sicilia, RN, BSN, CEN, EMT-P II
This article reviews the development of controlled positive-pressure ventilation and the machinery created for its routine delivery.
Print version: 1992;60(1):83-94.
Keywords: Controlled ventilation, mechanical ventilator, negative-pressure ventilation, positive-pressure ventilation.
Graduate education for nurse anesthetists: Master's versus a clinical doctorate  
Margaret E. Faut-Callahan, CRNA, DNSc, FAAN
Print version: 1992;60(1):98-103.
General and Subscription Information 
Print version: 1992;60(1):2.
Index to Advertisers 
Print version: 1992;60(1):104.


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