June 1998 AANA Journal

Table of Contents


Books of Interest
The Laryngeal Mask Airway: A Review and Practical Guide
Reviewed by: David Ferson, MD
Print version: 1998;66(3):220.

Print version: 1998;66(3):220.

Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Informed consent
Print version: 1998;66(3):221-224.
Keywords: Duty of care, informed consent, negligence.

Washington Scene
By Greta Todd, MA
Health Professions Education Partnership Act of 1998
Print version: 1998;66(3):229-230.
Keywords: Education funding, grant program, Nurse Education Act, traineeships.

Education News
By Lois Frels, RN, PhD
Final Report: Council on Accreditation project–Nurse Anesthesia Educational Requirements and Mobility Between North American Free Trade Agreement Countries
Print version: 1998;66(3):241-245.
Keywords: Council on Accreditation international project process, Council on Accreditation NAFTA project, future Council on Accreditation project, international mobility process and project recommendations, Nurse Anesthesia Educational Requirements and Mobility Between NAFTA Countries.

AANA Journal Course: Update for nurse anesthetists—Anesthesia for thoracic surgery: Lung separation 
By Jonathan L. Benumof, MD
The lungs can be separated by using a double-lumen tube or a bronchial blocker. In this Journal course, the author discusses double-lumen tubes, bronchial blockers, and includes information on the Univent bronchial blocker tube and bronchial blockers that are independent of single-lumen tubes.
Print version: 1998;66(3):253-261.
Keywords: Bronchial blocker, double-lumen tube, differential lung ventilation, lung separation, one-lung ventilation.

Education News
By Lorraine M. Jordan, CRNA, PhD
Feasibility of a doctoral degree for nurse anesthetists
Print version: 1998;66(3):287-298.
Keywords: Doctoral degree, master's degree, nurse anesthesia education, nurse anesthesia practice.

AANA 65th Annual Meeting in Nashville, August 1-6  
Print version: 1998;66(3):218.

Index to Advertisers
Print version: 1998;66(3):320.


Survey of nurse anesthesia practice, education, and regulation in 96 countries
By Maura S. McAuliffe, CRNA, PhD, Lt Col, USAF, NC
Beverly Henry, RN, PhD, FAAN
In Phase I of this international study, the authors identified, for the first time, that nurses were providing anesthesia services in more than 100 countries. The purpose of Phase II, reported here, was to describe nurse anesthesia practice, education, and regulation in those countries. Data were collected from 96 countries, in all world regions, and at four levels of development, then were analyzed for commonalties and differences.
Print version: 1998;66(3):273-286.
Keywords: Anesthesia, international, nurse anesthesia, World Health Organization.

Pediatric endotracheal tube selection: A comparison of age-based and height-based criteria
By Diane Davis, CRNA, MSN
Lisa Barbee, CRNA, MSN
Douglas Ririe, MD
Many methods are taught and used clinically to determine what size uncuffed endotracheal tube is required for the pediatric patient. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of two methods of selection used clinically: the traditional age-based formula and the method based on body length using the Broselow pediatric resuscitation tape.
Print version: 1998;66(3):299-303.
Keywords: Broselow pediatric resuscitation tape, endotracheal intubation, pediatric.

The Arab Muslim client: Implications for anesthesia
By Donna L. Sheets, CRNA, MNA, CCRN, BSN
Rokea A. El-Azhary, MD, PhD
There are a number of characteristics unique to the traditional Arab Muslim client that should be incorporated into anesthetic care. In this article, the authors discuss preoperative considerations, intraoperative considerations, postoperative considerations, and the childbirth experience.
Print version: 1998;66(3):304-312.
Keywords: Anesthesia, Arab, Islam, Muslim, transcultural nursing.

June 1998 AANA Journal
Volume 66 , Number 3
ISSN 0094-6354
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