June 1989, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Legal Briefs 
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Wrongful termination
Print version: 1989;57(3):187-189.
Washington Scene       
By Richard E. Verville, JD
Congress begins the deficit reduction legislative process
Print version: 1989;57(3):190,196.
AANA Annual Meeting Quickview        
Print version: 1989;57(3):197.
Letters to the Editor
Pediatric anesthetic screen; USP Product Problem Reporting Program
Print version: 1989;57(3):200.
Education News      
By Nancy S. Gondringer, CRNA, MA
Whole brain thinking: A potential link to successful learning
Print version: 1989;57(3):217-219.
Avoiding the pitfalls of epidural anesthesia in obstetrics    
By Carolyn Nicholson, CRNA, BSEd
Edward Ridolfo, CRNA, BSN
The authors summarize the benefits of epidural anesthesia
for the relief of pain associated with childbirth, along with the disadvantages of these epidurals in an effort to minimize complications.
Print version: 1989;57(3):220-230.
Oxygen toxicity: An introduction     
By Maj. C. Carl Bostek, BSN, MS, CRNA, USAF, NC
Oxygen at high partial pressures is toxic to the respiratory,
cardiovascular, nervous and gastrointestinal systems; how this toxicity can be minimized is the subject of this paper.
Print version: 1989;57(3):231-237.
Single-dose intravenous H2 blocker prophylaxis against aspiration pneumonitis: Assessment of drug concentration in gastric aspirate      
By Edgar R. Gonzalez, PharmD
Surinder K. Kallar, MD
Barbara W Dunnavant, CRNA-P
This placebo-controlled trial compared the effects of preoperative intravenous cimetidine to ranitidine on gastric pH and gastric volume in 31 adult patients requiring general anesthesia; no clinical evidence of aspiration pneumonitis was found in the study's patients.
Print version: 1989;57(3):238-243.
Arterial oxygen desaturation following intravenous injection of midazolam       
By Capt. Larry D. Curtis, CRNA, AN, MS
Lt. Col. Michael P Troop, CRNA, AN, MS
Capt. Myron D. Sanders, CRNA, AN, MS
Maj. Gregory C. Walsh, CRNA, AN, MS
Maj. Robert D. Reid, CRNA, AN, BS
Capt. Karen Logan, CRNA, MS
Capt. Kent Babcock, CRNA, AN, MS
Patients requiring minor orthopedic and general surgical procedures were studied to determine if there was any correlation between the decline in arterial oxygen percent saturation and the time at which sedation occurred.
Print version: 1989;57(3):244-249.
Training for wartime anesthesia in Sweden        
By Eskil Dalnius, MD
Britt-Marie Asaker, RNA
This article documents Swedish efforts to meet anesthesia needs in the time of war or other disaster situations; the aim is to make optimal use of existing resources, including greater usage of nurse anesthetists and regional anesthesia.
Print version: 1989;57(3):250-256.
AANA Journal Course: Advanced scientific concepts: Update for nurse anesthetists -Part II- An introduction to fetal heart rate monitoring      
By M.A. Fiedler, CRNA, MS
In this, the second chapter of the New Technologies in Anesthesia Update For Nurse Anesthetists, the author focuses on an established technology that many anesthetists have had little exposure to. An introduction to the most commonly encountered and clinically important fetal heart rate patterns and their anesthetic implications is provided.
Print version: 1989;57(3):257-263.
A comparative study of the orbicularis ocull muscle to the adductor pollicis muscle during vecuronlum neuromuscular blockade        
By Kristi K. Campbell, CRNA, MS
This study compares the orbicularis oculi muscle to the
adductor pollicis muscle during vecuronium blockade; the
orbicularis oculi muscle was found to be more resistant to and recovered from vecuronium neuromuscular blockade faster than the adductor pollicis muscle.
Print version: 1989;57(3):281-284.
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Index to advertisers
Print version: 1989;57(3):296.
Volume 57 , Number 3
ISSN 0094-6354
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