October 1988, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Antitrust protection against a hospital's denial of access
Print version: 1988;56(5):383-384.
Washington Scene
By Richard E. Verville, JD
Presidential politics and health care law
Print version: 1988;56(5):385-386.
Education News
By Linda Callahan, CRNA, MA
Competence models: From theory to practical application
Print version: 1988;56(5):387-389.
A survey of anesthetic choice among nurse anesthetists
By Janet A. Dewan, CRNA, MSN
Morton Rosenberg, DMD
The authors report on a survey of 500 CRNAs which was undertaken to determine personal anesthetic choice - regional or general anesthesia.
Print version: 1988;56(5):390-391.
Histamine: Implications for anesthesia practice
By Katherine Parcells, CRNA
The author provides a review of anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions in conjunction with anesthesia.
Print version: 1988;56(5):413-418.
Tissue oxygenation in the critically ill
By Hugh S. Mathewson, MD
This paper focuses on tissue oxygenation in the critically ill and provides predictors and goals for maximizing outcome.
Print version: 1988;56(5):419-422.
Attitudes and perceived levels of knowledge of nurse anesthesia educators with respect to computers
By Maj. Craig E. Anderson, CRNA, MSN, USA, AN
A descriptive study is performed to identify nurse anesthesia educators' attitudes toward computers and perceptions of their need to learn about computers and the applications in anesthesia practice and education.
Print version: 1988;56(5):423-430.
Anesthesia considerations in myelomeningocele repair
By Eileen M. D Angelo, CRNA, CCRN, MS
Myelomeningocele repair can be done safely under general or regional anesthesia; this review elaborates on the considerations involved.
Print version: 1988;56(5):431-436.
Supraclavicular block: A review of the methodology of blocking the brachial plexus
By John Hess, CRNA, BA
Three methods of blocking the brachial plexus with a supraclavicular approach are presented.
Print version: 1988;56(5):437-442.
AANA Journal Course: Advanced scientific concepts: Update for nurse anesthetists – Part X – Mechanical circulatory support: The intra-aortic balloon pump
By John Aker CRNA, MS
In this the tenth chapter of the AANA Journal Update Course, the author reviews the intra-aortic balloon pump's (IABP) usage in cardiovascular surgery. An appreciation for the complex physiology upon which this mechanical circulatory assist device is based, as well as its indications for use, will facilitate the nurse anesthetist's understanding and utilization of the IABP in the clinical setting.
Print version: 1988;56(5):461-467.
General and subscription information
Print version: 1988;56(5):382.
Index to advertisers
Print version: 1988;56(5):468.
Volume 56 , Number 5
ISSN 0094-6354
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