October 1989, AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Education News
By Richard G. Ouellette, CRNA, MEd
Lorraine Jordan, CRNA, MS
The National Commission on Nurse Anesthesia Education.
Print version: 1989;57(5):386-388.
Inappropriate use of central venous catheters results in one in ten complications
By Jeffery M. Beutler, CRNA, MS
For more than one year, the AANA and 16 other professional organizations have actively participated in the Central Venous Catheter Working Group hosted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The conclusions of the Subcommittee on Short Term-Strategies are presented.
Print version: 1989;57(5):389-390.
Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Nurse anesthetists and podiatrists
Print version: 1989;57(5):391-393.
Washington Scene
By Richard E. Verville, JD
CRNA fee schedule legislation
Print version: 1989;57(5):394-396.
Comparison of droperidol 0.01 mg/kg and 0.005 mg/kg as a premedication in the prevention of nausea and vomiting in the outpatient for laparoscopy
By Gerald E. Tripple, CRNA, MS
Capt. Mark S. Holland, CRNA, MHS, USAF, NC
Khatab Hassanein, PhD
Patients undergoing outpatient laparoscopy and general anesthesia have a high incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting; this study shows there is no statistical difference in incidence based on droperidol dosages.
Print version: 1989;57(5):413-416.
Perceptions of CRNAs: Current and future roles–Part II
By Rodney C. Lester, CRNA, PhD
William A. Thomson, PhD
This is the second part of a study of the role of the CRNA and an analysis of the level of agreement/disagreement of anesthesiologists and CRNAs with identified roles. Areas such as expanded practice, independent practice, the anesthesia care team, nontraditional practice and education and research are covered.
Print version: 1989;57(5)417-425.
Nosocomial pneumonia
By Hugh S. Mathewson, MD
Postoperative pneumonia is a major concern to anesthetists as it ranks second in overall incidence but first in fatal outcome of hospital-acquired infections. Essential features of nosocomial pneumonia are reviewed, including etiology, transmission, pathogenesis and treatment.
Print version: 1989;57(5):426-428.
AANA Journal Course: New technologies in anesthesia: Update for nurse anesthetists - Part IV - lntraoperative blood salvage
By Thomas G. Healey, CRNA, MA
In this the fourth chapter of the AANA Journal Update Course, the author reviews the various transfusion alternatives that exist which attempt to minimize or eliminate the known transmission of infection or reactions. The alternative of intraoperative salvage and reinfusion of red blood cells is focused on here.
Print version: 1989;57(5):429-434.
Vasodilator therapy and the anesthetist: A review of nitroprusside, labetalol, hydralazine and nitroglycerin
By Maj. Henry J. Walker, CRNA, MS, USA, AN
Maj. Daniel J. Geniton, CRNA, MSN, USA, AN
The authors review four commonly utilized vasodilating agents, comparing mechanism of action, indications, adverse actions, dosage, administration and precautions.
Print version: 1989;57(5):435-444.
On voltage, integrated components in anesthesia machines
Print version: 1989;57(5):451.
Practical Technicalities
By Linda M. Huffman, CRNA, BA
Monitoring ventilation
Print version: 1989;57(5):458-459.
General and subscription information
Print version: 1989;57(5):388.
Index to advertisers
Print version: 1989;57(5):450.
Volume 57 , Number 5
ISSN 0094-6354
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