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Legal Briefs By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Bonner, negligence per se, supervision.
Atherosclerotic degeneration removes the possibility of performing coronary bypass grafting on the postcardiac transplant patient. Print version:
Washington Scene By Kathleen A. Michels, RN, JD
Physician Payment Review Commission — Structure and missionPrint version:
CRNA fee schedule, Medicaid, Medicare, Physician Payment Review Commission.
Education News By Lois Frels, RN, PhD Betty Horton, CRNA, MA
Faculty positions as a career choice for professionals — Part IPrint version:
Career choice, CRNA educators, faculty positions, sociodemographic data.
Electrocardiographic changes and intracranial pathology By Geraldine Syverud, CRNA, BSN
In this case study, the author recommends that the neurological patient with an abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG), or new changes noted on the ECG, warrants further cardiac work-up to determine the cause and significance of such findings; however, the neurological patient with subarachnoid hemorrhage who has such an ECG should not have surgery delayed.Print version:
Electrocardiogram, myocardial ischemia, subarachnoid hemorrhage, torsade de pointe.
AANA Journal Course: New technologies in anesthesia: Update for nurse anesthetists—Monitoring ventilation and compliance with Side Stream Spirometry™ By Linda M. Huffman, CRNA, BA
A new anesthesia technology, Side Stream Spirometry, allows clinicians to monitor pressure, volume, flow, compliance, and resistance during routine anesthesia practice. In this fourteenth chapter of the AANA Journal
Update Course – New Technologies in Anesthesia – the author discusses the technology of Side Stream Spirometry and its application to monitoring pulmonary ventilation.Print version:
Compliance, Pitot tube, respiratory monitoring, Side Stream Spirometry, tidal volume compensation.
Clinical Exchange By CPT Terry C. Wicks, CRNA, MHS, USA, AN MAJ Patricia Collins, MD, USA, MC
Excision of an arteriovenous malformationPrint version:
Arteriovenous malformation, craniotomy, neuroanesthesia.
The cardiopulmonary and metabolic effects of hypoxia during acute adrenocortical suppression by etomidate in the dog By Lesa J. Hirschman, CRNA, MS
Cortisol is secreted as part of the stress response and has been shown to be potentially beneficial to protect against acute stress. Etomidate specifically suppresses endogenous cortisol production. In this research paper, it was reported that acute suppression of cortisol secretion by etomidate did not adversely alter the responses to hypoxia under enflurane in dogs.Print version:
Adrenocortical suppression, cortisol, enflurane, etomidate, hypoxia.
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Print version: 1991;59(3):197.