October 1993 AANA Journal

Table of Contents


Evaluating efficiency in the operating room
Print version: 1993;61(5):454.

Practice Issues
By Sue Ellen Hopkinson, RN, MPP
Overview of federal agencies
Print version: 1993;61(5):458-460.
Keywords: Department of Health and Human Services, federal agencies, U.S. Public Health Service.

Guest Editorial
By John Aker, CRNA, MS
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Updates, outcomes, and the need for critical comparisons
Print version: 1993;61(5):461-462.
Keywords: Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, outcomes, resuscitation guidelines.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation standards: The 1992 Dartmouth experience in review
By Judith Boehm, RN
Mark Greenberg, MD
Stanley Liang, EMT
Ray Obar, RN
Torunn T. Rhodes, MD
Norman Yanofsky, MD
The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Team at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center share the new adoptions for resuscitation in the American Heart Association's recently released Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care. The Dartmouth Team also discuss their experiences as members of a specialized team devoted to the rapid response and initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for hospitalized patients.
Print version: 1993;61(5):463-467.
Keywords: Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, outcomes, resuscitation guidelines.

Book Reviews
Common Problems in Pediatric Anesthesia
Reviewed by Carter Dodge, MD

Anesthesia Equipment: Principles and Applications Reviewed by Michael P. Dosch, CRNA, MS
Print version: 1993;61(5):478-479.

Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Mitchell H. Tobin, JD
Drug Enforcement Administration Mid-level Practitioner Regulation
Print version: 1993;61(5):480-484.
Keywords: Drug Enforcement Administration, mid-level practitioners, prescriptive authority.

Washington Scene
By Kathleen A. Michels, RN, JD, FAAN
Budget Reconciliation Law contains single anesthesia fee cuts
Print version: 1993;61(5):493-496.
Keywords: Anesthesia care team, budget reconciliation, Medicare, single anesthesia fee.

Education News
By Betty J. Horton, CRNA, MA, MSN
Should student nurse anesthetists be required to administer regional anesthesia?
Print version: 1993;61(5):497-502.
Keywords: Regional anesthesia administration by students.

AANA Journal Course: Update for nurse anesthetists–Cardiac pacemakers
By Patrick K. Muus, CRNA
In this fourth chapter of the AANA Journal Update Course, the author provides information on perioperative pacing; the function, design, and classification of the different types of pacemakers; and the clinical problems which may be encountered when caring for patients who have pacemakers.
Print version: 1993;61(5):503-508.
Keywords: Cardiac pacemakers, pacemaker classification, pacemaker complications.

Evaluation of a nasal/oral discriminate sampling system for capnographic respiratory monitoring
By Steven J. Derrick, CRNA
Harry Waters, MD
Shin Wook Kang, MD
Thomas F. Cwalina, DMD
William Simmons, MD
This study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of a new nasal/oral discriminate sampling system capable of simultaneously delivering supplemental oxygen and sampling carbon dioxide exhaled through the nostrils and/or mouth by comparing concomitantly obtained PETCO2 and PaCO2 values.
Print version: 1993;61(5):509-520.
Keywords: Arterial blood gas PaCO2, infrared capnography, noninvasive oral/nasal PETCO2, spontaneous mouth/nose breathing.

Adenosine treatment of supraventricular tachycardia following epidural test dose: A case study
By Nancy Merson, CRNA, MS
The purpose of this case report is to inform anesthetists of the possible rapid uptake of enough epinephrine from the test dose solution placed in the epidural space to precipitate arrhythmia in susceptible individuals and to introduce the drug adenosine as an effective and safe treatment for both mother and fetus.
Print version: 1993;61(5):521-523.
Keywords: Adenosine, epinephrine, epidural test dose, supraventricular tachycardia.

General and Subscription Information
Print version: 1993;61(5):454.

Index to Advertisers
Print version: 1993;61(5):524.

October 1993 AANA Journal
Volume 61 , Number 5
ISSN 0094-6354
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