June 1983, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Digitalis: An overview
By Cathy Mastropietro, CRNA, MEd
The author provides a review of the pharmacokinetics, clinical usage, and anesthetic considerations of the digitalis class of compound.
Print version: 1983;51(3):261-266.
Management of acute upper airway obstruction in the pediatric patient
By Susan Harlan, CRNA, BS
This article focuses on the nurse anesthetist's contribution to the team involved in the management of acute upper airway obstruction in the pediatric patient.
Print version: 1983;51(3):267-271.
The P450 enzyme system: A key to understanding the metabolism of drugs
By Alice R. Bakutis, CRNA, PhD
The author affords the reader a basic explanation of this complex process, which directly impacts on anesthetic agents.
Print version: 1983;51(3):272-274.
Local anesthetic toxicity: Review and case studies
By Adrian L. Kalil, CRNA, BSN
Some of the more outstanding problems associated with local anesthetic toxicity are illustrated in this article by representative case histories.
Print version: 1983;51(3):275-278.
By Sharon F. Hichens, CRNA
The author presents a study of 30 patients who underwent arthroscopy; comparisons of halothane, enflurane and isoflurane anesthesia are made, along with the use of narcotics.
Print version: 1983;51(3):279-283.
By Helen E. Sullivan, CCRN, MSN
Robert ]. Wehner, LTC, CRNA, MSN
The authors discuss the use and contraindications of bretylium tosylate, a relatively new antiarrhythmic drug that has been shown to be effective in reversing dysrhythmias.
Print version: 1983;51(3):284-289.
A look at some of the highlights of this important meeting.
Print version: 1983;51(3):237,258.
A comparison study of stress factors as they effect CRNAs
By Sister Mary Ann Cavagnaro, OP, CRNA, MA
The author examines stressors, professional satisfactions and methods of dealing with stress as viewed by CRNAs and RNs working in critical care units.
Print version: 1983;51(3):290-294.
By Nancy H. Bruton, CRNA, BS
Sandra M. Maree, CRNA, BS
This article focuses on the pathophysiology of the rare but high in mortality condition of thyroid storm so that the anesthesia provider can aggressively monitor and manage these patients.
Print version: 1983;51(3):295-301.
By Julie N. Manson, JD
AANA Legal Counsel
The right of the patient to refuse treatment.
Print version: 1983;51(3):302-303.
The results of the 1983 AANA Education Committee Survey of Nurse Anesthesia Programs is presented here.
Print version: 1983;51(3):321-326.
Washington scene
By Richard E. Verville, JD
AANA Washington Consultant
Just where is the health care financing and regulatory system going for CRNAs?
Print version: 1983;51(3):327-332.
Print version: 1983;51(3):259.
General and subscription Information
Print version: 1983;51(3):226.
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