June 1995 AANA Journal

Table of Contents


Book Reviews
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology: Perioperative Considerations
Reviewed by: Timothy J. Palmer, CRNA, MS

Neuromuscular Blockade in Perioperative and Intensive Care
Reviewed by: John Aker, CRNA, MS
Print version: 1995;63(3):180,186.

North American Drager's Narcomed 3: Interlock failures
Print version: 1995;63(3):187.

Print version: 1995;63(3):188.

Imagining in Time
By Jean Quintal, MD
René Goupil: Patron Saint of Anesthetists
Print version: 1995;63(3):191-193.
Keywords: Anesthesia history, biography of René Goupil, Patron St. René.

Practice Issues
By John T. Hitchens, CRNA, BA
Violence in the workplace
Print version: 1995;63(3):194-195.
Keywords: Anesthesia provider, general duty clause, violence, workplace.

Management Briefs
By Cynthia A. Holland, CRNA
Conscious sedation policy development and review
Print version: 1995;63(3):196-197.
Keywords: Conscious sedation, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), survey requirements.

Washington Scene
By David E. Hebert, JD
Greta Todd, BS
Budget realities of the 104th Congress
Print version: 1995;63(3):198-200.
Keywords: Budget cuts, education funding, Medicare, Republican, rescissions.

Anesthetic implications of implanted pacemakers: A case study
By Mark R. Baller, CRNA, MS
Kenneth M. Kirsner, CRNA, MS, JD
In this case report, an 80-year-old female with a permanent pacemaker presents with severe pathology. Indications for and types of commonly used pacemakers are reviewed, as well as preoperative preparation, intraoperative management, and postoperative considerations for the patient with a permanent pacemaker.
Print version: 1995;63(3):209-216.
Keywords: Electrosurgery, heart block, pacemaker.

Thoracoscopy: Anesthetic considerations
By Terri Walker, CRNA, MSN
Kasey Pelton Bensky, CRNA, MSNA
Thoracoscopy is an old procedure experiencing a resurgence in popularity. In this article, the authors discuss thoracoscopy versus thoracotomy, surgical procedure, physiologic changes and complications during thoracoscopy, and anesthetic management of the patient having thoracoscopy.
Print version: 1995;63(3):217-224.
Keywords: Double-lumen tube, one-lung anesthesia, thoracoscopy.

Superficial and deep cervical plexus block: Technical considerations
By Roger D. Masters, CRNA, BS
Elizabeth J. Castresana, CRNA
Manuel R. Castresana, MD, FCCM
In this review article, the authors state that cervical plexus block anesthesia is a safe and useful anesthetic technique for surgery of the neck. Areas of discussion include anatomic considerations, superficial cervical plexus block, deep cervical plexus block, local anesthetics and duration of cervical plexus block, and side effects and complications.
Print version: 1995;63(3):235-243.
Keywords: Anesthetic, carotid endarterectomy, deep cervical plexus block, superficial cervical plexus block.

Nurse anesthesia admission qualifications
By 2nd Lt George Haritos, RN, BSN, USAF, NC
Scott H. Shumway, RN, BSN
Maj Paul N. Austin, CRNA, MS, USAF, NC
Col Wayne E. Ellis, CRNA, PhD, USAF, NC
All nurse anesthesia educational programs are to offer master's degrees by 1998. In this original research, the authors describe criteria used by graduate nurse anesthesia educational programs (GNAEPs) in selecting students for admission. The results of a survey, which was distributed to 71 GNAEPs, revealed that minimum requirements for entry into a GNAEP were surpassed by the average admitted student.
Print version: 1995;63(3):244-248.
Keywords: Anesthesiology education, graduate, nurse anesthetist, nursing education.

AANA Journal Course: Update for nurse anesthetists – Anesthetic considerations for the burn patient
By Michael D. Creasman, CRNA, MHS
Martha J. Bradshaw, RN, PhD
Most anesthetists will, at one time or another, be required to assist in the resuscitative or surgical anesthetic care of a burn victim. In this AANA Journal course, the authors provide an overview of the anesthetic considerations for the burned patient which includes classification of burns, pathophysiology of the burn wound, phases of the burn treatment and anesthesia management, and special considerations involving burn injuries.
Print version: 1995;63(3):257-265.
Keywords: Anesthetic management for burns, burns, burn trauma, fiberoptic intubation, inhalational therapy.

General and Subscription Information
Print version: 1995;63(3):180.

1995 AANA Annual Meeting Quickview
Print version: 1995;63(3):185.

Index to Advertisers
Print version: 1995;63(3):268.

June 1995 AANA Journal
Volume 63 , Number 3
ISSN 0094-6354
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