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The AANA Journal is the official scholarly journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Published bimonthly, the AANA Journal delivers practical clinical information that fosters the understanding of the science of anesthesia delivery and investigates ideas, issues and innovations that advance the practice of nurse anesthesia.
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2016 Issues






  • Exploring Strategies to Increase and Sustain Membership in the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • A Patient Safety Dilemma: Obesity in the Surgical Patient
  • Low-Dose Vasopressin and Analogues to Treat Intraoperative Refractory Hypotension in Patients Prescribed Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors Undergoing General Anesthesia: A Case Study
  • Laryngospasm as a Cause of Unsuccessful Placement of Laryngeal Mask Airway ProSeal: A Case Report
  • Laryngeal Mask Airway and Valsalva Maneuver During Ophthalmic Surgery: A Case Report
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists-Part 5-Use of Tranexamic Acid in Preventing Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Plus: The Editor's Desk, Guest Editorial, Letters, Legal Briefs, Index to Volume 84 of the AANA Journal, more.


  • Breaking Through the Economic Barriers of Anesthesia Information Management Systems
  • Apneic Oxygenation: A Method to Prolong the Period of Safe Apnea
  • Factors Influencing Patient Safety During Postoperative Handover
  • Novel Use of Clevidipine for Intraoperative Blood Pressure Management in Patients with Pheochromocytoma
  • Perioperative Management of Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma: A Retrospective Analysis of 56 Patients From a Single Tertiary Care Institute
  • Postoperative Supplemental Oxygen Is Unnecessary in Low-Risk Cesarean Delivery Parturients Under Spinal Anesthesia: An Observational Study
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists-Part 4-Perioperative Vision Loss: Considerations and Management
  • Plus: The Editor's Desk, Guest Editorial, Imagining in Time, Calendar of Events



​August 2016

  • Evaluation of Testing as a Method to Assess Continued Competency in Nurse Anesthesia Practice: A Systematic Review
  • Laundering Methods for Reusable Surgical Scrubs: A Literature Review
  • Pulse Perfusion Values to Predict Eye Opening After Intravenous Anesthesia: An Explorative Study
  • Changing Endotracheal Tube Taping Practice: An Evidence-based Practice Project
  • Prolongation of Subarachnoid Block With Concomitant Use of Intravenous Dexmedetomidine: An Evidence-based Review
  • Anesthetic Management of Unstable Cervical Spine: Is Intubating LMA CTrach a Right Choice? A Case Report
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists-Part 3-Awareness With Recall: A Systematic Review
  • Plus: Letters, Guest Editorial, Research News, Calendar of Events




  • Effects of a 30-mL Epidural Normal Saline Bolus on Time to Full Motor Recovery in Parturients Who Received Patient-Controlled Epidural Analgesia With 0.125% Bupivacaine with 2 µg/mL of Fentanyl
  • Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Plastic Surgery: A Literature Review
  • The Jehovah's Witness Population: Considerations for Preoperative Optimization of Hemoglobin
  • Anesthestic Considerations of Stiff-Person Syndrome: A Case Report
  • Preventive Dorzolamide-Timolol for Rising Intraocular Pressure During Steep Trendelenburg Position Surgery
  • Unknown Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency in a Patient Undergoing TIVA with Planned Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring: A Case Report
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists-Part 2-Tranexamic Acid in Anesthetic Management of Surgical Procedures
  • Plus: Letters, Books, Etc., Calendar of Events










​April 2016

  • Intrathecal Spread of Injectate Following an Ultrasound-Guided Selective C5 Nerve Root Injection in a Human Cadaver Model
  • Effect of Ultrasound-Guided Placement of Difficult-to-Place Peripheral Venous Catheters: A Prospective Study of a Training Program for Nurse Anesthetists
  • Local Anesthetic Adjuvants Providing the Longest Duration of Analgesia for Single-Injection Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Orthopedic Surgery: A Literature Review
  • Design of an Evidence-Based "Second Victim" Curriculum for Nurse Anesthetists
  • Use of Personal Electronic Devices by Nurse Anesthetists and the Effects on Patient Safety
  • Using Structured Assessment Tool to Evaluate Nontechnical Skills of Nurse Anesthetists
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 1—Thromboelastography: Clinical Application, Interpretation, and Transfusion Management
  • Plus: Letters, Calendar of Events


February 2016

  • Nonpharmacologic Neuraxial Interventions for Prophylaxis of Postdural Puncture Headache in the Obstetric Patient
  • Intrathecal Opioid-Induced Hypothermia Following Subarachnoid Block With Morphine Injection for Elective Cesarean Delivery: A Case Report
  • A Hypotensive/Bradycardic Episode Leading to Asystole in a Patient Undergoing Shoulder Arthroscopy in the Sitting Position With Interscalene Block and Intravenous Sedation: A Case Report
  • Effective Ventilation Strategies for Obese Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery: A Literature Review
  • Effect of a Nontechnical Skills Intervention on First-Year Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists' Skills During Crisis Simulation
  • Anesthetic Considerations for the Patient With Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 6—Residual Neuromuscular Blockade
  • Plus: Letters, Books, Etc., and Calendar of Events


  2015 Issues

​December 2015

  • Methods to Improve Success With the GlideScope Video Laryngoscope
  • Malfunction of the Expiratory Valve During Spontaneous Ventilation
  • Comparison of Successful Intubation Between Video Laryngoscopy View Before Attempted Intubation by Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists: A Pilot Study
  • Discovery of Modern Anesthesia: A Counterfactual Narrative about Crawford W. Long, Horace Wells, Charles T. Jackson, and William T.G. Morton
  • Influence of Patients' "Sense of Coherence" on Main Postoperative Variables in the Postanesthesia Care Unit: A Cross-Sectional Study
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 5—A Review of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Plus: Imagining in Time, Letters, Index to Volume 83 of the AANA Journal, and Calendar of Events






October 2015

  • Alternative Use of an Oral Endotracheal Tube Fastener in a Patient with Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • The Noncompete Clause and the Nurse Anesthetist: An Assessment of Knowledge, Perception, and Experience
  • Far Forward Anesthesia and Massive Blood Transfusion: Two Cases Revealing the Challenge of Damage Control Resuscitation in an Austere Environment
  • What to Consider Before Beginning Graduate Education: A Pilot Study
  • Process Improvement: Addressing Attrition from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Nurse Anesthesia Program
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 4—Ultrasound-Guided Ankle Blocks: A Review of Current Practices
  • Plus: Legal Briefs, Books Etc., Research News, and Calendar of Events

  • Combat Anesthesia: A Case Report of a Gunshot Wound and New Trauma Protocols
  • Snoring, Trouble Breathing, Un-Refreshed (STBUR) Screening Questionnaire to Reduce Perioperative Respiratory Adverse Events in Pediatric Surgical Patients: A Quality Improvement Project
  • Handoffs in the Postoperative Anesthesia Care Unit: Use of a Checklist for Transfer of Care
  • Prevention of Surgical Fires: A Certification Course for Healthcare Providers
  • Comparison of Second-Generation Supraglottic Airway Devices (i-gel versus LMA ProSeal) During Elective Surgery in Children
  • Infection Associated With Single-Dose Dexamethasone for Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: A Literature Review
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 3—Acupuncture: History from the Yellow Emperor to Modern Anesthesia Practice
  • Plus: Guest Editorial, Letters, and Calendar of Events.






June 2015

  • Role of Esmolol in Perioperative Analgesia and Anesthesia: A Literature Review
  • Identification of a Very High Cuff Pressure by Manual Palpation of the External Cuff Balloon on an Endotracheal Tube
  • Healthcare Utilizing Deliberate Discussion Linking Events (HUDDLE): A Systematic Review
  • Anesthesia Information Management Systems: An Underutilized Tool for Outcomes Research
  • Implementation of Mass Transfusion Protocol in the Outpatient Operating Room Setting: A Case Study
  • Low-Flow Anesthesia, Low Fresh Gas Flow, and Oxygen Flush: An Interesting Interplay
  • Does Moral Distress Differ Between California Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists in Independent Versus Medically Supervised Practice: An Exploratory Study
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 2—Venous Thromboembolism: New Concepts in Perioperative Management
  • Plus: Books, Etc., Letters, Calendar of Events

  • Evaluation of the Anxiolytic and Antidepressant Effects of Asiatic Acid, a Compound from Gotu Kola or Centella asiatica, in the Male Sprague Dawley Rat
  • Core Temperature—The Intraoperative Difference Between Esophageal Versus Nasopharyngeal Temperatures and the Impact of Prewarming, Age, and Weight: A Randomized Clinical Trial
  • Worldwide Experience With Sugammadex Sodium: Implications for the United States
  • Bivalirudin in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft in a Patient With Heparininduced Thrombocytopenia: A Case Report of its Use
  • Call-Shift Fatigue and Use of Countermeasures and Avoidance Strategies by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: A National Survey
  • Self-Efficacy, Stress, and Social Support in Retention of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 1—Anesthesia and the Developing Brain
  • Plus: Guest Editorial, Letters, Calendar of Events
  • Difficult Intubation Resulting in Surgical Repair of Esophageal and Hypopharyngeal Perforation
  • Primary Cesarean Delivery Results in Emergency Hysterectomy due to Placenta Accreta: A Case Study
  • Methods of Identifying and Managing the Difficult Airway in the Pediatric Population
  • Music in the Operating Room: Is It a Safety Hazard?
  • Alice Magaw: A Model for Evidence-Based Practice
  • Educational Programs for Students: What Can China Learn from the United States, the United Kingdom, and France?
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 6—Surgical Site Infection and Prevention Guidelines: A Primer for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Plus: Guest Editorial, Letters, Education News, Calendar of Events
  2014 Issues
  • Perioperative Glucose Monitoring and Treatment of Patients Undergoing Vascular Surgery in a Community Hospital Setting
  • Anesthetic Management and Implications of Pediatric Patients With a Diagnosis of Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis: Two Case Reports
  • Workplace Incivility Affecting CRNAs: A Study of Prevalence, Severity, and Consequences With Proposed Interventions
  • Psychometric Testing of the Pecka Grading Rubric for Evaluating Higher-Order Thinking in Distance Learning
  • Securing the Endotracheal Tube With Adhesive Tape: An Integrative Literature Review
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 5—Medication Administration in the Operating Room: New Standards and Recommendations
  • Plus: Letters, Education News, Calendar of Events

October 2014
  • Anesthesia Information Management Systems: Imperatives for Nurse Anesthetists
  • Pharmacologic, Physiologic, and Psychological Characteristics Associated with Emergence Delirium in Combat Veterans
  • Comparison of Compliance of Glove Use Among Anesthesia Providers: A Prospective Blinded Observational Study
  • Anaphylactic Reaction With Avitene: A Pediatric Case Report
  • A Pilot Study Evaluating the Perceptions of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Toward Human Patient Simulation
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 4—Anesthesia and Critical Care Ventilator Modes: Past, Present, and Future
  • Plus: Letters, Practice News, Calendar of Events

  • Anesthetic Management of a Complex Pediatric Trauma Patient
  • The Prevalence and Patterns of Substance Abuse Among Nurse Anesthesia Students
  • Effect of Elective Surgery on Subjective Health in Veterans With Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anesthetic Considerations for an Adult Heart Transplant Recipient Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: A Case Report
  • Accuracy of Blood Loss Estimations Among Anesthesia Providers
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 3—Alveolar Recruitment Maneuvers: Are Your Patients Missing Out?
  • Plus: Letters, Education News, Answers to AANA Journal Course No. 33 Examiniation, Calendar of Events

  • Novel Preoperative Pharmacologic Methods of Preventing Postoperative Sore Throat due to Tracheal intubation
  • Effects of Intraosseous Transfusion of Whole Blood on Hemolysis and Transfusion Time in a Swine Model of Hemorrhagic Shock: A Pilot Study
  • Perioperative Dorzolamide-Timolol Intervention for Rising Intraocular Pressure During Steep Trendelenburg Positioned Surgery
  • Community of Inquiry Model: Advancing Distance Learning in Nurse Anesthesia Education
  • Interscalene-Supraclavicular Block for an Intramedullary Nailing of a Pathologic Humeral Fracture: Practical Application of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia
    Sevoflurane as a Therapy for Acute Chlorine Gas Exposure in an Austere Healthcare Environment: A Case Report
  • High Fatigue Scores Among Older Dutch Nurse Anesthetists
  • Cardiopulmonary Collapse in the Wake of Robotic Surgery
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 2—Reexamining Traditional Intraoperative Fluid Administration: Evolving Views in the Age of Goal-Directed Therapy
  • Plus: Letters, Education News, Research News, Calendar of Events

  • The Concept of Reentry in the Addicted Anesthesia Provider
  • An Update: Use of Laryngeal Mask Airway Devices in Patients in the Prone Position
  • Anesthetic Management of Costello Syndrome: A Case Report
  • Ventilation With Increased Apparatus Dead Space vs Positive End-Expiratory Pressure: Effects on Gas Exchange and Circulation During Anesthesia in a  Randomized Clinical Study
  • Comparison of 3 Ultrasound-Guided Brachial Plexus Block Approaches for Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery in 120 Ambulatory Patients
  • Utility of Thromboelastography During Neuraxial Blockade in the Parturient With Thrombocytopenia
  • Evaluation of Postprocedure Cognitive Function Using 3 Distinct Standard Sedation Regimens for Endoscopic Procedures
  • Cytoreductive Surgery With Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: A Case Report
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists – Part 1 – Anesthesia Case Management for Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Plus: Books, Etc., AANA Journal Course No. 33, Calendar of Events

  • Bilateral Tension Pneumothorax Following Equipment Improvisation
  • Cost of Education and Earning Potential for Non-Physician Anesthesia Providers
  • Sevoflurane Induction Procedure: Cost Comparison Between Fixed 8% Versus Incremental Techniques in Pediatric Patients
  • Utility of the Berlin Questionnaire to Screen for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Among Patients Receiving Intravenous Sedation for
  • Early Percutaneous Pinning of Hip Fracture Using Propofol-Ketamine-Lidocaine Admixture in a Geriatric Patient Receiving
    Dabigatran: A Case Report
  • Intravenous Acetaminophen and Intravenous Ketorolac for Management of Pediatric Surgical Pain: A Literature Review
  • A Call for Change: Clinical Evaluation of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists–Part 6–Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) Blocks
  • Plus: Letters, Legal Briefs, Education News, Calendar of Events
  2013 Issues

  • Army Anesthesia Providers’ Perceptions of Emergence Delirium After General Anesthesia in Service Members
  • Delayed Onset of Suspected Malignant Hyperthermia During Sevoflurane Anesthesia in an Afghan Trauma Patient: A Case Report
  • Preoperative Forced-Air Warming Combined With Intraoperative Warming Versus Intraoperative Warming Alone in the Prevention of Hypothermia During Gynecologic Surgery
  • An Evidence-Based Review of the Use of a Combat Gauze (QuikClot) for Hemorrhage Control
  • Pulseless Electrical Activity in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report and Review of Causative Factors and Treatment
  • Emotional Intelligence as a Noncognitive Factor in Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists – Part 5 – Like a Slippery Fish, a Little Slime Is a Good Thing: The Glycocalyx Revealed
  • Plus: Guest Editorial, Index to Volume 81 of the AANA Journal

  • A Review of the Evidence for Active Preoperative Warming of Adults Undergoing General Anesthesia
  • Impact of Goal-Directed Perioperative Fluid Management in High-Risk Surgical Procedures: A Literature Review
  • Use of a Left-Sided Double-Lumen Endotracheal Tube in a Patient With a Prior Left Pneumonectomy
  • Anesthetic Management of a Patient With Congenital Insensitivity to Pain: A Case Report
  • Development of an Amygdalocentric Neurocircuitry-Reactive Aggression Theoretical Model of Emergence Delirium in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Integrative Literature Review
  • Anesthetic Implications of Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report
  • A Novel Approach to Improving the Safety of Patients Undergoing Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Anesthetic Management of a Simultaneous Emergency Craniotomy and Cesarean Delivery
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists – Part 4 – Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Plus: Letters, Education News, Practice News, Calendar of Events

  • To Press or Not to Press, and If So, With What A Single Question–Focused Meta-analysis of Vasopressor Choice During Regional Anesthesia in Obstetrics
  • Detection of Pneumothorax with Ultrasound
  • Forced-Air Warming Design: Evaluation of Intake Filtration, Internal Microbial Buildup, and Airborne-Contamination Emissions
  • Use of a Positive Pressure Endoscopic Mask to Assist With Positive Pressure Ventilation in a Morbidly Obese Patient During Fiberoptic Intubation: A Case Report
  • Pediatric Posttransplant Anesthesia: A Summary Review of the Literature With Recommendations for Clinical Practice
  • Perioperative Changes in Oxygen Saturation After Ambulatory Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Retrospective Analysis
  • Severe Pulmonary Hypertension: A Noncardiac, Nonobstetric Surgical Case Study
  • Epidural Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery Facilitated by Minimally Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in a Patient With Fontan Repair: A Case Report
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists – Part 3 – Tobacco Smoking Using a Waterpipe (Hookah): What You Need to Know
  • Plus: Letters, Books, Answers to AANA Journal Course No. 32 Examination, Calendar of Events.

  • Predicting Success in Nurse Anesthesia
    Programs: An Evidence-Based Review of Admission Criteria
  • Investigation of the Anxiolytic Effects of
    Xanthohumol, a Component of Humulus lupulus (Hops), in the Male Sprague-Dawley Rat
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Anesthesia Emergence
  • Absorption Atelectasis: Incidence and Clinical Implications
  • Preoperative Chlorhexidine Anaphylaxis in
    a Patient Scheduled for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft: A Case Report
  • Methylene Blue Encephalopathy: A Case
    Report and Review of Published Cases
  • Elective Laparoscopic Fetal Laser Photocoagulation in Twin-Twin Transfusion
    Syndrome: A Case Report
  • Examining Transfer of Care Processes in
    Nurse Anesthesia Practice: Introducing the
    PATIENT Protocol
  • Unilateral Hypoglossal Neurapraxia Following Endotracheal Intubation for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse
    Anesthetists – Part 2 – Mitochondrial
    Diseases and Anesthesia: A Literature
    Review of Current Opinions
  • Plus: Letters, Practice News, Education News, Calendar of Events.
  • Emerging Evidence in Infection Control: Effecting Change Regarding Use of Disposable Laryngoscope Blades
  • Palliative Sedation in Nursing Anesthesia
  • Effects of Ketamine on Major Depressive Disorder in a Patient With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anesthesia Care Team Risk: Considerations to Standardize Anesthesia Technician Training
  • Thromboelastography-Guided Transfusion Therapy in the Trauma Patient
  • Journal Course 1: Pathophysiology and Management of a Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor-Associated Refractory Hypotension During the Perioperative Period
  • Plus: Books, Etc., Practice News, Education News, AANA Journal Course No. 32 Examination, Calendar of Events. 
  • Ultrasound-Guided Placement of Combined Superficial Cervical Plexus and Selective C5 Nerve Root Catheters: A Novel Approach to Treating Distal Clavicle Surgical Pain
  • Evidence for Using Air or Fluid When Identifying the Epidural Space
  • Propofol Compared With Combination Propofol or Midazolam/Fentanyl for Endoscopy in a Community Setting
  • Survey of Syringe and Needle Safety Among Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists: Are We Making Any Progress?
  • Implementing a Perpetual Anesthesia Setup Standardized for the Trauma Room in a Level I Trauma Center
  • Aortic Valve Bypass: A Case Summary and Discussion of Anesthesia Considerations
  • Cochlear Implant in an Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • von Willebrand Disease and Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Case Report
  • Journal Course 6: Anesthesia Case Management for Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Plus: Practice News, Letters, Guest Editorials, Corrections, Index for Advisors, Calendar of Events.
  2012 Issues
  • Anesthetic Management of Patients With Major Burn Injury
  • Rethinking the Paradigm: Evaluation of Ketamine as a Neurosurgical Anesthetic
  • Descriptors of Anesthesia Support Personnel From the Perspective of Practicing Certified
    Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Journal Course 5: The Perioperative Implications of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Plus: Letters, Education News, Corrections, School List, Calendar of Events, Index to Volume 80 of the AANA Journal.

  • Isobaric Spinal Anesthesia: A Suitable Approach for a Morbidly Obese Patient
  • Awake Video Laryngoscope Intubation: Case Report of a Patient With a Nasopharyngeal Mass
  • Anesthetic Implications of Postpolio Syndrome: New Concerns for an Old Disease
  • Ease of Intubation With theParker Flex-Tip or a Standard Mallinckrodt endotracheal Tube Using a Video Laryngoscope (GlideScope)
  • A Cesarean Hysterectomy for Invading Placenta Percreta: Anesthetic Safety Considerations - A Case Report
  • Emergency Cesarean Delivery in Primigravida With Portal Hypertension, Esophageal Varices, and Preeclampsia
  • Dexmedetomidine Infusion as an Adjunct Anesthetic for Tetralogy of Fallot Repair During a Pediatric Cardiac Mission Trip in Jamaica: A Case Report
  • Journal Course 4:Is That Snoring Something to Worry About? Anesthetic Implications for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Plus: Letters, Education News, Calendar of Events, Corrections
  • Comparison of Tibial Intraosseous, Sternal Intraosseous, and Intravenous Routes of Administration on Pharmacokinetics of Epinephrine During Cardiac Arrest: A Pilot Study
  • Anesthesia Clinical Performance Outcomes: Does Teaching Method Make a Difference?
  • Perioperative Hypoglycemia in Patients With Diabetes: Incidence After Low Normal Fasting Preoperative Blood Glucose Versus After Hyperglycemia Treated With Insulin
  • Intrathecal Hydromorphone for Postoperative Analgesia After Cesarean Delivery: A Retrospective Study
  • Utility of Cocaine Drug Screens to Predict Safe Delivery of General Anesthesia for Elective Surgical Patients
  • Comparison of Fascia Iliaca Compartmentn Block and 3-in-1 Block in Adults Undergoing Knee Arthroscopy and Meniscal Repair
  • Training Rotations at Hospitals as a Recruitment Tool for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Stress: Perceptions, Manifestations, and Coping Mechanisms of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Effects of Using Simulation Versus CD-ROM in the Performance of Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia
  • Practice in Computer-Based Testing Improves Scores on the National Certification Examination for Nurse Anesthetists
  • Risk Factors for Development of Postoperative Sore Throad and Hoarseness After Endotracheal Intubation in Women: A Secondary Analysis
  • Health-Promoting Collaboration in Anesthesia Nursing: A Qualitative Study of Nurse Anesthetists in Norway
  • Accidental Carotid Artery Catheterization During Attempted Central Venous Catheter Placement: A Case Report
  • Experiences of Military CRNAs with Service Personnel Who Are Emerging from General Anesthesia
  • Difficult Airway Management Following Severe Gasoline Burn Injury: A Case Report
  • Infection Control Practices of Laryngoscope Blades: A Review of the Literature
  • Effect of Intraoperative Intravenous Lidocaine on Postoperative Pain and Return of Bowel Function After Laparoscopic Abdominal Gynecological Procedures
  • Anesthesia-Induced Neuronal Apoptosis During Synaptogenesis: A Review of the Literature
  • Journal Course 3: Anesthesia and Safety Considerations for Office-based Cosmetic Surgery Practice
  • Plus: Answers to AANA Journal Course No. 31 Examination, Calendar of Events

  • Methylene Blue to Treat Vasoplegia due to a Severe Protamine Reaction: A Case Report
  • Utilization of a Massive Transfusion Protocol During Liver Lobe Resection: A Case Report
  • Implementation of an Evidence-Based Extubation Checklist to Reduce Extubation Failure in Patients With Trauma: A Pilot Study
  • Skin Electrical Resistance Does Not Change Following Infraclavicular Block
  • High-Fidelity Simulation for Continuing Education in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia for the Adult Patient With an Unrepaired Congenital Cyanotic Heart Defect: A Case Report
  • Shared Experiences of CRNAs Who Were on Duty in New Orleans During Hurricane Katrina
  • A Preventive Intervention for Rising Intraocular Pressure: Development of the Molloy/Bridgeport Anesthesia Associates Observation Scale
  • Journal Course 2: Evidence-Based Anesthesia: The Use of Preprocedural Ultrasonography During Labor to Facilitate Placement of an Epidural Catheter
  • Plus: Calendar of Events

  • Role of Splenic Artery Partial Embolization in a Patient With Portal Hypertension and Pancytopenia Undergoing Hysterectomy Under Anesthesia
  • Effects of Topical Lidocaine on Successful Extubation Time Among Patients Undergoing Elective Carotid Endarterectomies
  • Total Artificial Heart Freedom Driver in a Patient With End-Stage Biventricular Heart Failure
  • Rapunzel Syndrome in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report
  • Opioid Abuse Among Nurse Anesthetists and Anesthesiologists
  • Journal Course 1: Anesthetic-Induced Anaphylaxis
  • Plus: Education News, AANA Journal Course No. 31 Examination, Calendar of Events

February 2012
  • Management of a Pulmonary Artery Embolectomy and Recurrent Embolus
  • Anesthetic Management for Implantation of a Treatment Device: The Rheos Baroreflex Hypertensive Therapy System
  • Simulation Training for Advanced Airway Management for Anesthesia and Other Healthcare Providers: A Systematic Review
  • Myocardial Infarction and Pregnancy: A Case Report
  • Anesthetic Management of a Pediatric Patient Undergoing a Pancreatoduodenectomy With Portal Vein Reconstruction
  • The Use of High-Fidelity Simulation in the Admissions Process: One Nurse Anesthesia Program’s Experience
  • Selective Bilateral Bronchial Intubation for Large, Acquired Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Catecholamine-Resistant Hypotension Following Induction for Spinal Exploration
  • Journal Course 6: Awake Craniotomy: A Practice Overview
  • Plus: Books, Etc., Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs: Upcoming Accreditation Reviews, and Calendar of Events
  2011 Issues
  • Management of a Traumatic Tracheal Tear: A Case Report
  • Diabetic Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy and Anesthetic Management: Review of the Literature
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Novel Treatment for Severe Asthma Requiring Monitored Anesthesia Care
  • Predictors of Situation Awareness in Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Model for a Reproducible Curriculum Infrastructure to Provide International Nurse Anesthesia Continuing Education
  • Anesthetic Management of a Patient Undergoing an Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) Procedure: A Case Report
  • Journal Course 5: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Review of Diagnostics, Pathophysiologic Mechanisms, and Treatment Implications for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Plus: Letters, Imagining in Time, School List, Index to Volume 79 of the AANA Journal, and Calendar of Events
  • Carbon Dioxide Embolism During Pneumoperitoneum for Laparoscopic Surgery: A Case Report
  • Effects of Immobilization Stress and Hormonal Treatment on Nociception
  • Recurrent Seizures in Pregnancy—Epilepsy or Eclampsia: A Diagnostic Dilemma A Case Report
  • Renal Transplantation from an Unrelated Living Donor to a Malignant Hyperthermia–Susceptible Patient: A Case Report
  • Intrapartum Seizure in a Patient Undergoing Cesarean Delivery: Differential Diagnosis and Causative Factors
  • Anesthetic Considerations for Patients with Postpolio Syndrome: A Case Report
  • Advancing Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists in an Environment of Increased Accountability
  • Use of Dexmedetomidine for Monitored Anesthesia Care for Diskography in Adolescents
  • Intrathecal Hydromorphone for Cesarean Delivery: In Search of Improved Postoperative Pain Management: A Case Report
  • Journal Course 4: The Physiology of the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor and its Importance in the Administration of Anesthesia
  • Plus: Guest Editorial, Letters, and Calendar of Events
August 2011 AANA Journal
  • Caudal Regression Syndrome: A Case Report
  • Size Effect on Delivered Versus Calculated Dosages of Propofol: A Bench Experiment Using the Baxter InfusOR Syringe Pump
  • A Child with Propionic Acidemia Undergoing Dental Restorations: A Case Report
  • Effect of Epidural Normal Saline Bolus Prior to Catheter Removal on Parturient Sensory and Motor Function Recovery: A Pilot Study
  • Prolonged Neuromuscular Block in a 74-Year-Old Patient
  • The National Study of Sleep-Related Behaviors of Nurse Anesthetists: Personal and Professional Implications
  • Journal Course 3: Sorting Through the Confusion: Adverse Cognitive Change After Surgery in Adults
  • Plus: Letters and Answers to the AANA Journal Course No. 30 Examination
August 2011
  • Environmental and Financial Impact of a Hospital Recycling Program
  • Knowledge of Palliative and End-of-Life Care by Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Perioperative Music and Its Effects on Anxiety, Hemodynamics, and Pain in Women Undergoing Mastectomy
  • Investigation of the Anti-inflammatory, Antinociceptive Effect of Ellagic Acid as Measured by Digital Paw Pressure via the Randall-Selitto Meter in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats
  • Clinical Education Experiences: Perceptions of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Perioperative Administration of Gabapentin for Shoulder Arthroscopy: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study
  • Workplace Aggression: Assessment of Prevalence in the Field of Nurse Anesthesia
  • A Comparison of the Pain Perceived During Intravenous Catheter Insertion After Injection With Various Local Anesthetics
  • Congruence of Perceived Effective Clinical Teaching Characteristics Between Students and Preceptors of Nurse Anesthesia Programs
  • Prophylactic Isopropyl Alcohol Inhalation and Intravenous Ondansetron Versus Ondansetron Alone in the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in High-Risk Patients
  • Evaluation of the Anxiolytic Properties of Tetrahydropalmatine (THP), a Corydalis Yanhusuo Compound, in the Male Sprague-Dawley Rat
  • Plus: Guest Editorial
  • Early Postoperative Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: A Case Report
  • Predicting Academic Progression for Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Ultrasound Guidance in Anesthesia
  • Dexmedetomidine as a Pediatric Anesthetic Premedication to Reduce Anxiety and to Deter Emergence Delirium
  • Faculty Discernment of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist’s Personality Characteristics That Contribute to Safe and Unsafe Nurse Anesthesia Practice: Metrics of Excellence
  • Prevention of Emergence Agitation in Seven Children Receiving Low-dose Ketamine and Propofol Total Intravenous Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia Considerations in a Patient With McArdle Disease: A Case Report
  • Severe Preeclampsia, Pulmonary Edema, and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in a Primigravida Patient
  • Journal Course 2: Radiation Safety for Anesthesia Providers
  • Anesthetic Management of Delayed Pressure Urticaria: A Case Report
  • Evaluation of the Anxiolytic Properties of Myristicin, a Component of Nutmeg, in the Male Sprague-Dawley Rat
  • Implications for Postoperative Visual Loss: Steep Trendelenburg Position and Effects on Intraocular Pressure
  • Stress and Burnout in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Combined Lipid Emulsion and ACLS Resuscitation Following Bupivacaine- and Hypoxia-Induced Cardiovascular Collapse in Unanesthetized Swine
  • Journal Course 1: Anesthesia Case Management for Bariatric Surgery
  • Plus: Letters, Books, Etc., Guest Editorial, and the AANA Journal Course No. 30 Examination
  • Accuracy of Fingerbreadth Measurements for Thyromental Distance Estimates: A Brief Report
  • Pediatric Respiratory Complication After General Anesthesia With Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Home: A Case Report
  • CRNA Prescribing Practices: The Washington State Experience
  • Neuroimmune Activation and Chronic Pain
  • Moral Distress in Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: Implications for Nursing Practice
  • Polyuria With Sevoflurane Administration: A Case Report
  • The Influence of Perioperative Care and Treatment on the 4-Month Outcome in Elderly Patients With Hip Fracture
  • Work Climate Related to Job Satisfaction Among Dutch Nurse Anesthetists
  • Journal Course 6: Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Neurosurgical Procedures: Anesthetic Implications
  • Plus: Letters and a Guest Editorial
  2010 Issues

  • Use of Dexmedetomidine and Ketamine Infusions During Scoliosis Repair Surgery With Somatosensory and Motor-Evoked Potential Monitoring: A Case Report
  • The Effect of Ellagic Acid on Platelet Activation as Measured by the Quantification of P-Selectin Using Flow Cytometry
  • Bilateral Tension Pneumothoraces and Subcutaneous Emphysema Following Colonoscopic Polypectomy: A Case Report and Discussion of Anesthesia Considerations
  • Use of Propofol and Emergence Agitation in Children: A Literature Review
  • Exploring Student Nurse Anesthetist Stressors and Coping Using Grounded Theory Methodology
  • Journal Course 5: Ventricular Assist Devices and Anesthetic Implications for Noncardiac Procedures
  • Plus: Imagining in Time, Letters, School List, Announcement, and Index to Volume 78 of the AANA Journal

  • Use of Lipid Emulsions for Treatment of Local Anesthetic Toxicity: A Case Report
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Patient With Diastrophic Dwarfism
  • Postoperative Patient-Controlled Analgesia in the Pediatric Population: A Literature Review
  • Case Report: Management of Elective Cesarean Delivery in the Presence of Placenta Previa and Placenta Accreta
  • Xenon as an Anesthetic Agent
  • Implications of Pharmacogenomics for Anesthesia Providers
  • Thoracotomy for Tracheal Disruption After Traumatic Intubation: A Case Report
  • Stress-Related Cardiomyopathy in a 31-Year-Old Woman
  • Journal Course 4: Treatment of Tracheal and Bronchial Tumors and Tracheal and Bronchial Stent Placement
  • Plus: Poster Sessions

  • Use of Clevidipine for Intraoperative Hypertension Caused by an Undiagnosed Pheochromocytoma: A Case Report
  • Inhalational Anesthesia for Organ Procurement: Potential Indications for Administering Inhalational Anesthesia in the Brain-Dead Organ Donor
  • Determining the Relationship of Acute Stress, Anxiety, and Salivary a-Amylase Level With Performance of Student Nurse Anesthetists During Human-Based Anesthesia Simulator Training
  • Pseudocholinesterase Deficiency: A Comprehensive Review of Genetic, Acquired, and Drug Influences
  • Anesthetic Management for Lobectomy in a Patient With Coccidioidomycosis: A Case Report
  • Acute Normovolemic Hemodilution in a Jehovah’s Witness Patient: A Case Report
  • Journal Course 3: Ultrasound in Anesthesia: Applying Scientific Principles to Clinical Practice.
  • Plus: Books, Etc., Guest Editorials, Legal Briefs, The Open Mind, and Answers to AANA Journal Course No. 29 Examination

  • Effects of Guided Imagery on Postoperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Same-Day Surgical Procedures: A Randomized, Single-Blind Study
  • Combined Spinal/General Anesthesia With Postoperative Femoral Nerve Block for Total Knee Replacement in a Patient With Familial Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis: A Case Report
  • Lumbar Epidural Catheter Placement in the Presence of Low Back Tattoos: A Review of the Safety Concerns
  • Caudal Anesthesia in a Patient With Severe Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Overview of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Recent Management Using Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Patient Outcomes Comparing CRNA-Administered Peripheral Nerve Blocks and General Anesthetics: A Retrospective Chart Review in a US Army Same-Day Surgery Center
  • Case Report: Anesthetic Management of Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy in the Postpartum Period
  • Effects of Arterial Blood Pressure on Rebleeding Using Celox and TraumaDEX in a Porcine Model of Lethal Femoral Injury
  • Apoptosis: Understanding Programmed Cell Death for the CRNA
  • Journal Course 2: Cystic Fibrosis: A Systems Review

  • Prolonged Apnea After Small Single Dose of Intravenous Tramadol
  • Effects of Celox and TraumaDEX on Hemorrhage Control in a Porcine Model
  • Anesthetic Management of a Pituitary Tumor Resection With Dexmedetomidine
  • Operative Splenectomy for Treatment of Homozygous Beta Thalassemia in Afghan Children at a US Military Hospital
  • Neuraxial Anesthesia for a Parturient With Hypogammaglobulinemia: A Case Report
  • Ischemic Optic Neuropathy After Spine Surgery
    Vagal Nerve Stimulation: A Case Report
  • Journal Course 1: Anesthesia Case Management for Thyroidectomy
  • Plus: Letters, Imagining in Time, Guest Editorial, Books, Etc., and the AANA Journal Course No. 29 Examination

  • A Modified Approach to Intubation and Singlelung Ventilation for Lobectomy in a 2-Year-Old Child: A Case Report
  • Nonopioid Anesthesia for Awake Craniotomy: A Case Report
  • Management of Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy: Trends and Practices
  • Massive Hemoptysis During Monitored Anesthesia Care for Esophagogastro-duodenoscopy with Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement: A Case Report
  • Anesthetic Implications for the Patient With Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Biphasic Dosing Regimen of Meclizine for Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in a High-Risk Population
  • Emergency Repair of Aortic Dissection in a 37-week Parturient: A Case Report
  • Journal Course 6: Lipid Infusion as a Treatment for Local Anesthetic Toxicity
  • Plus: Books Etc., Education News, and an Announcement From the COA

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