June 1992, AANA Journal

Table of Contents


Elevated blood carboxyhemoglobin levels during general anesthesia; the laryngeal mask airway in the United States.
Print version: 1992;60(3):210,222.
Legal Briefs  
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Punitive damages
Print version: 1992;60(3):211-213.
Keywords: Damages, intentional acts, negligence.
Practice Issues  
By Margaret F. Fay, RN, PhD
Safety issues of latex products
Print version: 1992;60(3):214-216.
Keywords: Allergic reactions, anaphylaxis, glove powders, latex gloves, latex proteins.
Practical Technicalities  
By Linda M. Huffman, CRNA, BA
Monitoring compliance: A sensitive indicator of change
Print version: 1992;60(3):217-220.
Keywords: Compliance, endobronchial intubation, inspired airway pressure, Side Stream Spirometry™.
Washington Scene  
By Kathleen A. Michels, RN, JD
New HCFA carrier manual instructions on Medicare payment
Print version: 1992;60(3):233-236.
Keywords: Carrier manual instructions, Health Care Financing Administration, Medicare.
The effect of knowledge of learning styles on anxiety and clinical performance of nurse anesthesiology students 
By Maria Garcia-Otero, CRNA, PhD
Charles Teddlie, PhD
This study examines how students' knowledge of their learning styles affects their anxiety and clinical performance. Recommendations for schools of nurse anesthesiology are discussed.
Print version: 1992;60(3):257-260.
Keywords: Learning styles, nurse anesthesiology schools, student nurse anesthetists, student registered nurse anesthetists.
AANA Journal Course: Update for nurse anesthetists–Monitoring the brain for hypoxic events  
By Chuck Biddle, CRNA, PhD
In this second chapter of the AANA Journal Update Course, the author presents the major areas of research currently underway for detecting reduced oxygen delivery to the brain, and he suggests that a reliable and valid early monitor of decreased brain oxygen will be available in the near future.
Print version: 1992;60(3):277-281.
Keywords: Brain Doppler sonography, brain optical spectroscopy, brain oxygen monitoring, cerebral hemodynamics, electron paired resonance.
Side effects of morphine patient-controlled analgesia and meperidine patient-controlled analgesia: A follow-up of 500 patients  
By Ray McKenzie, MD, FFARCS
Thomas Rudy, PhD
Mary Ponter-Hammill, CRNA, BSEd
This original research addresses the incidence rates and differences between morphine sulfate and meperidine hydrochloride in terms of pain relief and common side effects for a heterogeneous group of 500 postoperative female patients.
Print version: 1992;60(3):282-286.
Keywords: Analgesics, nausea, postoperative analgesia, postoperative pain, vomiting.
Adenosine: Novel antiarrhythmic therapy for supraventricular tachycardia  
By John J. Nagelhout, CRNA, PhD
The clinical use and anesthetic implications for the administration of adenosine, a unique new agent for the acute treatment of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, are provided in this review.
Print version: 1992;60(3):287-292.
Keywords: Adenosine, antiarrhythmic, arrhythmia, supraventricular, tachycardia.
Clinical Exchange  
By Michael Troop, CRNA, MS
Negative aspiration for cerebral spinal fluid does not assure proper placement of epidural catheter
Print version: 1992;60(3):301-303.
Keywords: Bupivacaine, dural headache, epinephrine, headache, microcatheters.
Ketorolac tromethamine: A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic used as an adjunct for general anesthesia 
By CPT Bruce A. Schoneboom, CRNA, MHS, USA, AN
In this case study, the author describes the use of ketorolac tromethamine as a substitute for a narcotic in a general anesthetic. The drug is discussed in terms of preoperative, intraoperative, and immediate postoperative effects.
Print version: 1992;60(3):305-307.
Keywords: Analgesia, anesthesia, ketorolac tromethamine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
Monograph from the Report of the National Commission on Nurse Anesthesia
Education Criteria comparison of accreditation 
By Betty J. Horton, CRNA, MA
Lois M. Frels, RN, PhD
Print version: 1992;60(3):250-256.
General and Subscription Information 
Print version: 1992;60(3):210.
1992 AANA Annual Meeting Quickview 
Print version: 1992;60(3):221.
Index to Advertisers 
Print version: 1992;60(3):324.
Volume 60 , Number 3
ISSN 0094-6354
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