October 1994 AANA Journal

Table of Contents

Contents

Letters
Ethical dilemmas presented by the do-not-resuscitate patient undergoing anesthesia; Correction
Print version: 1994;62(5):394,396.

AANA considerations for development of an anesthesia department policy on do-not-resuscitate orders
Print version: 1994;62(5):397.

Education News
By Betty Horton, CRNA, MA, MSN
Lorraine M. Jordan, CRNA, MS
Profile of nurse anesthesia programs
Print version: 1994;62(5):400-404.
Keywords: Annual report, Council on Accreditation, education database, nurse anesthesia programs, statistics.

Practice Issues
By Leon B. Helton, CRNA
John T. Hitchens, CRNA
Darlene G. Homa, CRNA, MEd
Brent W. Sommer, CRNA, MPHA
Lynn M. Van Wormer, CRNA, BS
Mary Ellen Farney, CRNA, MJ
An exposure incident: The role of the anesthesia department
Print version: 1994;62(5):405-408.
Keywords: Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), bloodborne pathogen standard, human immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV) testing, occupational exposure.

Washington Scene
By Kathleen A. Michels, RN, JD, FAAN
Status of AANA's four priorities in Senate and House leadership healthcare reform bills
Print version: 1994;62(5):417-419.
Keywords: Healthcare reform, House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell.

Legal Briefs
By Gene A. Blumenreich, JD
Supervision
Print version: 1994;62(5):420-422.
Keywords: Negligence per se, standard of care, supervision.

Management Briefs
By Thomas G. Healey, CRNA, MA
The healthcare information superhighway: Are we ready?
Print version: 1994;62(5):423-424.
Keywords: Information management, networks, strategic planning.

The intraoperative administration of ketorolac tromethamine in evaluating length of stay in a same day surgery unit
By Mary E. McLaughlin, RN, MSN
The results of this original research showed that intraoperative administration of intramuscular ketorolac tromethamine in laparoscopic patients decreased their length of stay in a same day surgery unit.
Print version: 1994;62(5):433-436.
Keywords: Ketorolac tromethamine, same day surgery.

Emergent exploratory laparotomy for a patient with recent Guillain-Barré recurrence: A case report
By Mark E. Plaugher, CRNA, BSN
In this case report, a 20-year-old male with a recent exacerbation of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) required an exploratory laparotomy under general endotracheal anesthesia. The anesthetic management of patients with GBS and their special needs are included.
Print version: 1994;62(5):437-440.
Keywords: Emergent, Guillain-Barré syndrome, succinylcholine.

Conscious awareness and memory during general anesthesia
By Karen Kiviniemi, CRNA, BSN, ARNP
This article examines literature concerning learning, recall, implicit and explicit memory under anesthesia, clinical indicators of consciousness, medicolegal consequences, post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of incomplete amnesia, and practical applications for patients undergoing anesthesia.
Print version: 1994;62(5):441-449.
Keywords: Conscious awareness, memory, recall, therapeutic suggestion.

AANA Journal Course: Update for nurse anesthetists–Current concepts in pediatric resuscitation
By John G. Aker, CRNA, MS
James A. Glenski, MD
This AANA Journal course reviews the etiology of pediatric cardiac arrest, pediatric basic life support, intravenous access and fluid administration, and pharmacological and clinical approaches to pediatric resuscitation. Also included is the treatment of bradycardia with a pulse, asystole, pulseless electrical activity, and ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia.
Print version: 1994;62(5):450-460.
Keywords: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, epinephrine, pediatric resuscitation.

Book Reviews
Cardiac Anesthesia
Reviewed by: Edward S. Thompson, CRNA, MS

Anesthetic Toxicity
Reviewed by: Eleanor H. George, RN, MSN
Print version: 1994;62(5):469-470.


General and Subscription Information
Print version: 1994;62(5):394.

Index to Advertisers
Print version: 1994;62(5):472.

October 1994 AANA Journal
Volume 62 , Number 5
ISSN 0094-6354
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