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Guest Editorial By Clayton Petty, MD
Cost awareness is needed for cost containment.Print version:
Legal Briefs By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Efforts to reverse anti-CRNA restrictions imposed by some physician-owned insurance companies.Print version:
AIDS update: Part I – Incorporating universal precautions during anesthesia
By Brent Sommer, CRNA, MPHA
This first of a series of updates on acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) presents recommendations for incorporating universal precautions in the health care setting as the primary defense against transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).Print version:
Malignant hyperthermia in a patient with King syndrome By Lynne K. Pippin, MB, FFARCSJeffrey Armstrong, MDTerry Schreiber, CRNA, BSN
King syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, has been found to be linked to the development of malignant hyperthermia during anesthesia. A unique case of King syndrome is reported.Print version:
On being aware: Patient recall of intraoperative events By Michael P. Dosch, CRNA, MS
According to this literature review, studies have shown an incidence of approximately 1% awareness in surgical patients regardless of anesthetic technique used. Evoked potential monitoring has been shown to be a possible reliable gauge of depth of anesthesia.Print version:
Post-laryngospasm pulmonary edema
Lt. Col. Leon F. Deisering, CRNA, MSN, USA, ANMaj. Dale A. Douglass, CRNA, MS, USA, AN
Case studies are presented of two situations in which laryngospasm occurred during the emergence phase of general anesthesia and was complicated by pulmonary edema.Print version:
By Richard E. Verville, JD
The implementation of direct reimbursement legislation for CRNAs.
Print version: 1988;56(3):249-251.
AANA Journal Course: Advanced scientific concepts: Update for nurse anesthetists – Electricity and anesthesiology By Mattilou Catchpole, CRNA, PhD
Electrically powered monitoring devices are becoming ever more common in the operating room. The use of an electrosurgical unit (ESU) during surgery presents the possibility of interaction between the monitoring devices and the ESU, which can lead to false readings or patient injury. In this AANA Journal
Course update, the author presents the basic tenets of electricity as used in the operating room and offers information on ways to avoid problems due to electrical interactions.Print version:
A report of nitrogen contamination of oxygen sources during a building renovation.
Print version: 1988;56(3):277.
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Print version: 1988;56(3):186.