February 2014 AANA Journal Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The AANA Journal is now available in a digital edition.
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Print version: 2014;82(1):2.
Can Dexamethasone Reduce Postdural Puncture Headache?
Saeid Pasban-Noghabi, BS
Ali Ekrami-Noghabi, BS
Hossin Kamran, MS
Forced-Air Warming Design
Paul Austin, CRNA, PhD
Pulseless Electrical Activity
Bill Teskey, CRNA
Johanna Newman, CRNA, DNAP 
Print version: 2014;82(1):7-9.
Legal Briefs
Print version: 2014;82(1):10-12.
Education News
Strategic Planning for Curricular Excellence: Anesthesia and Comprehensive Care
William Mark Enlow, DNP, ANCP, CRNA, DCC
Judy Honig, EdD, DNP, CPNP
Sarah Sheets Cook, DNP, RN-CS
Keywords: Graduates, practice, preparation, quality.
Print version: 2014;82(1):13-18.
Calendar of Events
Print version: 2014;82(1):81-87.
Index for Advertisers
Print version: 2014;82(1):88.
Bilateral Tension Pneumothorax Following Equipment Improvisation
Christine Zambricki, CRNA, DNAP, FAAN
Carol Schmidt, CRNA, MS
Karen Vos, CRNA, MS
This case report describes an unexpected event that took place as a result of using improvised equipment. In addition to highlighting the hazards of providing patient care with a non-standard device, this study also provides a powerful example of the human factors that can contribute to medical errors.
Keywords: Equipment improvisation, human factors, normalization of deviance pneumothorax, right angle connector.
Print version: 2014;82(1):20-24.
Cost of Education and Earning Potential for Non-Physician Anesthesia Providers
Philip MacIntyre, CRNA, MSN
Bradley Stevens, CRNA, MSN
Shawn Collins, CRNA, DNP, PhD
Ian Hewer, CRNA, MA, MSN
This analysis evaluated the cost of tuition for all certified registered nurse anesthetist and anesthesiologist assistant programs in the United States, as well as earning potential for both professions.
Keywords: Anesthesiologist assistant, cost of anesthesia education, debt, nurse anesthetist, salary.
Print version: 2014;82(1):25-31.
Preet Mohinder Singh, MD, DNB, MNAMS
Anjan Trikha, MD
Renu Sinha, MD
Vimi Rewari, MD
Rashmi Ramachandran, MD
Anuradha Borle, MD, DNB, MNAMS
This study compared 2 well-accepted and safe methods of pediatric inhalation induction using sevoflurane. Incremental and fixed 8% induction methods were evaluated for economic outcomes by comparing the amount of liquid sevoflurane consumed.
Keywords: Anesthesia, anesthesia cost, induction methods, pharmacoeconomics, sevoflurane.
Print version: 2014;82(1):32-37.
Utility of the Berlin Questionnaire to Screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Among Patients Receiving Intravenous Sedation for Colonoscopy
LT Martin L. Boese, CRNA, MSN, NC, USN
CPT Ryan K. Ransom, CRNA, MSN, AN, USA
LCDR Robert J. Roadfuss, CRNA, MSN, NC, USN
Lt Col L. Alan Todd, CRNA, MSN, NC, USAF
CDR Jason M. McGuire, CRNA, PhD, NC, USN
The purpose of this investigation was to describe the risk of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) using the Berlin Questionnaire and to identify the relationship between OSA risk and the number of provider interventions performed to relieve obstructive symptoms during sedation for colonoscopy.
Keywords: Berlin Questionnaire, colonoscopy, conscious sedation, obstructive sleep apnea, procedural sedation.
Print version: 2014;82(1):38-45.
Early Percutaneous Pinning of Hip Fracture Using Propofol-Ketamine-Lidocaine Admixture in a Geriatric Patient Receiving Dabigatran: A Case Report
Cynthia Hickel, CRNA, MSN
This case report illustrates the potential for sedation during monitored anesthesia care to progress to general anesthesia and its associated risks, as well as special considerations for anesthesia in geriatric patients.
Keywords: Dabigatran, elderly, hip fracture, “ketofol,” propofol-ketamine-lidocaine.
Print version: 2014;82(1):46-52.
Intravenous Acetaminophen and Intravenous Ketorolac for Management of Pediatric Surgical Pain: A Literature Review
Kit Baley, CRNA, MSN
Kara Michalov, CRNA, MSN
Mark A. Kossick, CRNA, DNSc
Mason McDowell, CRNA, DNAP
This article provides a review of the literature of IV ketorolac and IV acetaminophen regarding their pharmacology, analgesic efficacy, limitations, and practical considerations, with a focus on patients 16 years of age and younger.
Keywords: Acetaminophen, anesthesia, ketorolac, multimodal analgesia, pediatric.
Print version: 2014;82(1):53-64.
A Call for Change: Clinical Evaluation of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists
Shawn Collins, CRNA, DNP, PhD
Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN
This ex post facto study evaluated a 17-item clinical instrument tool to demonstrate the need for validity of clinical evaluation tools. It also compared clinical scores with scores on the National Certification Examination.
Keywords: Clinical evaluation, clinical training, factor analysis, instrument validity, National Certification Examination.
Print version: 2014;82(1):65-72.
AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists–Part 6–Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Blocks
Scott Urigel, CRNA, MSN
Jeffrey Molter, CRNA, MSN, MBA
This article examines how TAP blocks reduce postoperative pain and opioid  requirements, resulting in fewer side effects such as nausea and vomiting, respiratory depression, and sedation.
Keywords: Hydrodissection, neurofascial plane, somatic and visceral pain, transversus abdominis plane, ultrasound-guided.
Print version: 2014;82(1):73-79.
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Volume 82 , Number 1
ISSN 0094-6354
On the Cover:
Erica Padgett, CRNA, performs an inhalation induction during a mission trip to Kenya. Erica was a member of a medical team from Norton Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky volunteering with KenyaRelief.org, founded by Steve James, CRNA. “It was the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done,” said Erica. (Photo taken by Kay Ohta.)