June 1990, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Education News
By Col. James M. Temo, CRNA, MSN, USA, AN
Do we need to educate specialists within anesthesia nursing?
Print version: 1990;58(3):154-155.
Washington Scene  
By Richard E. Verville, JD
Medicare budget physician payment and the CRNA fee schedule
Print version: 1990;58(3):156-157.
Guest Editorial  
By Ronald Caulk, CRNA
Sandra M. Maree, CRNA, MEd
A new beginning: The International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists
Print version: 1990;58(3):158-164.
AANA Annual Meeting Registration Form
Print version: 1990;58(3):167-168.
Legal Briefs  
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
The administration of anesthesia and the practice of medicine
Print version: 1990;58(3):185-187.
Case report: Laser initiated endotracheal tube explosion
By George G. DeVane, CRNA, MHS
This case report illustrates a situation where a carbon dioxide laser ignited an endotracheal tube, wrapped in aluminum tape, during a bronchoscopy. Strategies for the prevention and management of laser initiated endotracheal fires are discussed.
Print version: 1990;58(3):188-192.
Personality, addiction and anesthesia  
By John P. McDonough, CRNA, EdD
While substance abuse problems in the healthcare profession are not new, little documentation exists as to their prevalence among nurse anesthetists. In this research paper, the author explores the factors related to personality and addictive tendencies that might predispose nurse anesthetists to substance abuse.
Print version: 1990;58(3):193-200.
AANA Journal Course: New technologies in anesthesia: Update for nurse anesthetists – Alternatives for postoperative pain management  
By Capt. Mark S. Holland, CRNA, MHS, USAF, NC
Maj. Bradley G. Gammill, CRNA, MA, USAF, NC
David C. Mackey, MD
In this the second chapter of this series of the AANA Journal Update Course, the authors focus on the recent advances that allow a more rational administration of narcotic agents and a more individualized approach to patient analgesic requirements. Current concepts of pain physiology are covered, along with a discussion of selected alternatives to traditional postoperative pain management techniques. Descriptions of spinal opioid therapy and patient-controlled analgesia are included.
Print version: 1990;58(3):201-211.
The efficiency of a reflective heating blanket in preventing hypothermia in patients undergoing intra-abdominal procedures  
By Ann-Marie Whitney, CRNA, MS
In this study of 40 patients, the efficiency of a reflective blanket in preventing hypothermia during intra-abdominal gynecological procedures is determined.
Print version: 1990;58(3):212-215.
Letters to the Editor  
A complication of the Insyte® radial artery catheter
Print version: 1990;58(3):216.
Comparison of three techniques on time to awakening, time to orientation and incidence of nausea and vomiting using alfentanil in balanced anesthesia in an outpatient surgical setting  
By Maj. Lance C. Campbell, CRNA, MS, USA, AN
F. Robert Weis Jr., MD
Maximizing patient safety and comfort while minimizing adverse sequelae are continuing anesthetic challenges. This study examines three anesthetic techniques utilizing alfentanil with regard to time to awakening, time to orientation and incidence of nausea and vomiting.
Print version: 1990;58(3):241-247.
General and subscription information
Print version: 1990;58(3):155.
Index to advertisers
Print version: 1990;58(3):248.
Volume 58 , Number 3
ISSN 0094-6354
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