Anesthesia News Roundup

Anesthesia News Roundup is a collection of news items pertaining to the clinical side of anesthesia, the business of anesthesia, professional ethics, and items of interest.

Disclaimer: Anesthesia News Roundup is for informational purposes, and its content should not be interpreted as endorsements, standards of care, or position statements of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. All links are accurate upon posting, but may become obsolete due to publishers moving content or expiring older content.

Nurse Anesthesia Students, Faculty Present Research at AANA National Congress
Webster University, October 22, 2018

NYSANA Announces New Board President and New Board Members
Digital Journal, October 22, 2018

NMC Surgical Staff Take Time for Mission Trip
The Kansan, October 20, 2018

Muscle Relaxants During Anesthesia May Increase Risk of Perioperative Pulmonary Complications
American Journal of Managed Care, October 20, 2018

Factors Associated with Suboptimal Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block for Arthroscopy
Clinical Pain Advisor, October 19, 2018

SCSU Nursing Program Receives $1 Million Gift
St. Cloud Times (St. Cloud, Minn.), October 19, 2018

Marijuana in Babies? Colorado Researchers Find New Evidence
Modern Healthcare, October 19, 2018

Effect of Equipotent Doses of Propofol vs Sevoflurane Anesthesia on Regulatory T Cells After Breast Cancer Surgery
MD Linx, October 18, 2018

Five New Terms Describing Cognitive Changes Linked to Anesthesia
Becker's ASC Review, October 18, 2018

Shutting Down a 'Molecular Tunnel' to Induce General Anesthesia
MD Linx, October 18, 2018

Caribbean Nurses Provide $1,000 Scholarships
Caribbean Life, October 18, 2018

University of Pittsburgh Receives $1.2 Million NSF Grant to Analyze Anesthesia Big Data
University of Pittsburgh, October 18, 2018

Ketamine and Acute Pain
MedPage Today, October 17, 2018

Looking to Solve the Primary Care Shortage? Deploy Nurse Practitioners
Fierce Healthcare, October 16, 2018

Verma Argues 'Medicare for All' Would Cause Physician Shortage
Modern Healthcare, October 16, 2018

Arterial Catheterization Preferences Vary Among Cardiac Anesthesiologists
Anesthesiology News, October 16, 2018

Nurse Practitioners Can Lead the Way in Affecting Colorectal Cancer Screening
The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), October 16, 2018

Going Under: Potential Side Effects of General Anesthesia
Med Shadow, October 15, 2018

28th Combat Support Hospital Sends Troops to Rwanda to Heal, Learn
The Fayetteville Observer, October 13, 2018

Data Points: A State-by-State Look at Nurse-to-Patient Staffing Ratios
Modern Healthcare, October 13, 2018

Comparison of Postoperative Analgesic Effect of Caudal Bupivacaine With and Without Ketamine in Pediatric Subumbilical Surgeries
Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, October 12, 2018

Eight Hospitals Evacuate Patients in Wake of Hurricane Michael
Modern Healthcare, October 12, 2018

Meet Prescience, the AI That Can Help Anesthesiologists Make Critical Decisions in the OR
Packt, October 12, 2018

Effect of Remifentanil on the Recovery Profile After Head and Neck Surgeries: A Prospective Study
MDLinx, October 12, 2018

OR Nurses Share their Perception of Surgical Smoke Dangers
Becker's Hospital Review, October 11, 2018

Nerve Stimulation in Mice Suggests New Way to Reduce Delirium After Surgery
Science Daily, October 11, 2018

Cost Analysis of Vitrectomy Under Local Versus General Anesthesia in a Developing Country
Dovepress, October 10, 2018

Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures Linked to Bisphosphonates
Medscape, October 9, 2018

Physician Assistant Market Poised to Fill Patient Care Access Gaps
Patient EngagementHIT, October 9, 2018

Cerebral Blood Flow Measured with Diffusing Wave Spectroscopy During Anesthesia
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, October 8, 2018

A Q&A With the First Man Elected as American Nurses Association President
HealthLeaders Media, October 5, 2018

The U.S. Nursing Boom is Just Getting Started
Yahoo Finance, October 5, 2018

Frailty and Anesthesia - Risks During and Post-Surgery
Dovepress, October 5, 2018

Care of Adult Patients in the ICU Clinical Practice Guidelines (2018)
Medscape, October 4, 2018

Providers Are Going Digital to Meet Increased Demand
Modern Healthcare, October 2, 2018

Anesthesia Duration Tied to Complications in Head, Neck Surgery
Anesthesiology News, September 27, 2018

Healthcare Remains Prime Target for Hackers
Modern Healthcare, September 25, 2018

Effects of Proprofol/Remifentanil-Based Total Intravenous Anesthesia vs Sevoflurane-Based Inhalational Anesthesia on the Release of VEGF-C and TGF-[Beta] and Prognosis After Breast Cancer Surgery: A Prospective, Randomized and Controlled Study
MD Linx, September 26, 2018

New Study to Reduce Complications Due to Anesthesia
UpMatters, September 25, 2018

Your View: Why It's Important to Upgrade Nurse Practitioner Status in Pennsylvania
Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania), September 24, 2018

Valves, Anesthesia Strategies Confer Similar Outcomes in Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis
Healio, September 23, 2018

HHS Supportive of MAT Prescribing by Nurse Anesthetists, Midwives
MedPage Today, September 21, 2018

Assess Tracheal Length to Avoid Gum Elastic Bougie Complications
Anesthesiology News, September 21, 2018

Zebrafish Research Highlights Role of Locus Coeruleus in Anesthesia
Chinese Academy of Science, September 20, 2018

Muscle Relaxants Used During General Anesthesia Can Increase Risk of Pulmonary Complications, September 18, 2018

Anesthesia Drugs: Muscle Relaxants Increase Risk of Respiratory Complications
Technical University of Munich, September 17, 2018

Medical Laws and Ethics: What to Do When Conflict Occurs
AMA Wire, September 14, 2018

It's a Knockout! New Technology Lets Patients Become Their Own Anaesthetist
Med-Tech Innovation News, September 13, 2018

Use of Propofol for Prevention of Post-Delivery Nausea During Cesarean Section: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial
MD Linx, September 13, 2018

Greenville Doctor Speaks Out About Genetic Disease That Took the Life of His Brother, September 13, 2018

Propofol May Decrease Delay in Neurocognitive Recovery
Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR), September 12, 2018

John "Iain" Glen Wins Lasker Award for Development of Propofol
The Scientist, September 11, 2018

Effectiveness of Intramuscular Neostigmine to Accelerate Bladder Emptying After Spinal Anesthesia
Dovepress, September 11, 2018

Randomized Double-Blind Trial of Short- vs Long-Acting Analgesia at the Sacrospinous Ligament
MD Linx, September 7, 2018

Ketamine Anesthesia Does Not Improve Depression Scores in Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Randomized Clinical Tria
MDLinx, September 7, 2018

Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology Opens Nominations for Medical History Accolade
Anesthesiology News, September 6, 2018

Extubation and Delirium: Anesthesiology News Report
MedPage Today, September 5, 2018

First-Ever IV Ketamine Infusion Consensus Guidelines for Chronic Pain Released
Pain Medicine News, September 4, 2018

Letter to Editor
Ohio Has Significant Shortage in Healthcare Professionals, September 4, 2018

Preemptive Analgesia May Cut Post-Op Pain in Anorectal Surgery
MPR, August 31, 2018

Ohio Bill Would Give Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Independence from Doctors, August 30, 2018

Mobile App Helps Young Patients Overcome Fear of Anesthesia
Benzinga, August 30, 2018

Unbearably Cute: Ohio Surgery Center Invites Kids, Teddy Bears to Facility
Becker's ASC Review, August 29, 2018

Airway Management of the Obstetric Patient: What's New?
Anesthesiology News, August 29, 2018

For Julie Hutchinson, Diagnosis and Treatment Brings Renewed Strength
PANA for Quality Care, August 29, 2018

Dexmedetomidine Attenuates the Propofol-Induced Longterm Neurotoxicity in the Developing Brain of Rats by Enhancing the PI3K/Akt Signaling Pathway
Dovepress, August 28, 2018

Airway Management of Children with Rare Syndromes
Anesthesiology News, August 27, 2018

Patients Can Be Sent Home Alone Without Increased Risk, Study Finds—Three Insignts
Becker's ASC Review, August 27, 2018

Retraction Watch Still Going Strong After Eight Years
Genome Web, August 27, 2018

10 Rules for Approaching Difficult Intubation
Anesthesiology News, August 24, 2018

3D-Printed Simulator for Neuraxial Anesthesia Training May Improve Safety of Spinal Procedures: 5 Details
Becker's Spine Review, August 24, 2018

Awake Intubation in the Age of Video Laryngoscopy
Anesthesiology News, August 22, 2018

A Sleep-Like State Precedes Emerging From Anesthesia-Induced Unconsciousness
Reliawire, August 21, 2018

What Providers Should Know About Issuing Advance Notice of NonCoverage—Eight Takeaways
Becker's ASC Review, August 21, 2018

COPD as a Risk Factor of the Complications in Lower Limb Arthroplasty: A Patient-Matched Study
Dovepress, August 21, 2018

Nebraska Conducts First Execution in the U.S. to Use Fentanyl
Multibriefs Exclusive, August 21, 2018

What are Millennial Nurses Thinking? Here are a Few Insights
HealthLeaders Media, August 16, 2018

Agency Faces Ongoing Challenges Filling Provider Vacancies
U.S. Government Accountability Office, August 15, 2018

Young Nurses Seek Advanced Degrees, Leaving Gaps in Direct Patient Care
Modern Healthcare, August 15, 2018

Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Block, an ED Opioid Alternative
Anesthesiology News, August 15, 2018

South Carolina Nurses Given Broader Prescribing Power, Greater Authority to Practice
The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.), August 14, 2018

Does Heavier Sedation Worsen Post-Op Delirium Risk?
MedPage Today, August 14, 2018

Delirium Associated with Unplanned Extubations
Anesthesiology News, August 13, 2018

Intraoperative Sedation with Dexmedetomidine is Superior to Propofol for Elderly Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study
MDLinx, August 13, 2018

Short- and Long-Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Hepatectomy for Colorectal Liver Metastases in Elderly Patients
Doverpress, August 10, 2018

Mother, Son Duo Graduate from Nursing School
The Destin Log (Fort Walton Beach, Florida), August 10, 2018

Emergency Intubation Outside the Operating Room
Anesthesiology News, August 10, 2018

Airway on Demand: A Case with a Missing Epiglottis
Anesthesiology News, August 9, 2018

Effect of Depth of Sedation in Older Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Repair on Postoperative Delirium
JAMA Network, August 8, 2018

Nurses Striving to Make for a Better Mississippi
Mississippi Business Journal, August 8, 2018

High-Frequency Jet Ventilation Safe, Effective in Cardiac Cath Lab
Anesthesiology News, August 8, 2018

Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity: Current Perspectives
Dovepress, August 8, 2018

The Current State of Airway Management: Are We Doing Better?
Anesthesiology News, August 7, 2018

Electroconvulsive Therapy Provides Relief From Mental Disorders
KMVT 11, August 7, 2018

Drug Shortages Felt at Hospitals and Clinics Near and Far
Herald Business Journal (Everett, Washington), August 6, 2018

These Four CMS Proposals Could Affect Anesthesia Providers
Becker's ASC Review, August 6, 2018

Study Outlines Methods to Reduce Risks Linked to Anesthesia for Sanfilippo Patients
Sanfilippo Syndrome News, August 2, 2018

Cuff Leak Test Good at Ruling in Post-Extubation Airway Obstruction
Anesthesiology News, August 2, 2018

Who and What are APPs?
The Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio), July 31, 2018

North County Mother Claims She Endured Emergency C-Section Without Anesthesia
NBC San Diego, July 31, 2018

Cost-Effectiveness of Anesthesia Maintained with Sevoflurane or Propofol With and Without Additional Monitoring: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial
BMC Anesthesiology, July 28, 2018

Just 49 Percent of Hospitals Follow CMS' Sepsis Treatment Protocols
Modern Healthcare, July 27, 2018

A Dropped Guideline, An Ill-Fitting Face Mask During Final Rescue, Put Thai Cave Rescuers and the Boys in Peril
Sandhills Express (Nebraska), July 27, 2018

El Paso-based Reserve Unit Augments Medical Readiness at Fort Bliss
Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS), July 27, 2018

Understanding the Nursing Shortage
The Daily Universe (Provo, Utah), July 26, 2018

AORN Likely to Update Surgical Attire Guidelines
HealthLeaders Media, July 26, 2018

Discrimination Ability of the Endotracheal Tube Location Using Real-Time Palpation During Intubation Using an Endotracheal Tube with a Preloaded Stylet
Dovepress, July 24, 2018

Three Factors that Define an Anesthesia Practice's Value
Becker's ASC Review, July 23, 2018

Ultra-rapid Cooling of Eye May Provide Effective Non-pharmacologic Anesthesia
Healio, July 23, 2018

What Anesthesia, Pain Management Providers Should Know About CMS' 2019 Proposed Payment Rule: Six Key Points
Becker's ASC Review, July 23, 2018

A New Kind of Tool for the Most Common Anesthesia Emergencies
Anesthesiology News, July 23, 2018

University of Michigan-Flint Student Invents Potentially Life-Saving Anesthesia Tool
Flint Side, July 21, 2018

Mayo Clinic Study: Anesthesia, Surgery Linked to Decline in Memory and Thinking
Mayo Clinic, July 19, 2018

Evolution of Regional Anesthesia and Postoperative Pain Relief
Health Europa, July 18, 2018

Anesthetic Cocktail of Dexmedetomidine, Remifentanil and Propofol Shortens Thyroplasty
Anesthesiology News, July 18, 2018

How the Hartford Dentist Who Pioneered Anesthesia in Medicine Was Driven Mad
Connecticut Magazine, July 17, 2018

Noninvasive Respiratory Volume Monitoring Effective for Nonintubated Patients
Anesthesiology News, July 17, 2018

Six Strategies for Improving Anesthesia Patient Handoffs
Becker's ASC Review, July 16, 2018

Death Rates from Heart Failure Higher for Women than Men, Study Says
The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), July 16, 2018

Sierra Leone: Nurses, Doctors Learn New Skills from Johns Hopkins Faculty in Freetown (South Africa), July 14, 2018

Better Patient Care Expected as Navicent Health Hires More Nurses with New Program
The Telegraph (Macon, Georgia), July 13, 218

Debate Over Increasing Prominence of Nurse Practitioners
KJZZ (Phoenix, Arizona), July 12, 2018

Airway on Demand: Discovering Squamous Papilloma in the Upper Airway
Anesthesiology News, July 12, 2018

Marathon Runner-Up to Speak at Oro Valley Chamber Annual Meeting
Tucson Local Media, July 11, 2018

A Three Minutes Supine Position Test Reveals Higher Risk of Spinal Anesthesia Induced Hypotension During Cesarean Delivery
F1000 Research, July 9, 2018

A Comparison Between Topical and Retrobulbar Anesthesia in 27-Gauge Vitrectomy for Vitreous Floaters: A Randomized Controlled Trial
BMC Ophthalmology, July 7, 2018

Without Opioids, McDowell Nurse Practitioner Feels Clinic Takes Hit
Charleston Gazette-Mail, July 7, 2018

Recovery Characteristics of Total Intravenous Anesthesia with Propofol versus Sevoflurane Anesthesia: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial
Dovepress, July 6, 2018

Non-Compete Laws Affecting Health Care Professionals in Various U.S. Jurisdictions
The National Law Review, July 5, 2018

A Novel Drug and Device in Anesthesia with Focus on Breathing and Upper Airway Physiology
Wiley Online Library, July 5, 2018

Humans are Still Conscious When Under General Anaesthetic: Nearly Half Can Be Woken With a Shout or Shake and Some are Even Able to Remember Being Operated On
Daily Mail, July 4, 2018

CMS Suggests Demonstration to Waive MIPS Rules for Clinicians
HealthData Management, July 2, 2018

Is There an Impending Shortage of Anesthesiologists?— 7 Takeaways
Becker's ASC Review, July 2, 2018

Pain Societies Release Guidelines for Using Ketamine to Treat Acute, Chronic Pain
American Journal of Managed Care, July 1, 2018

Perhaps Paying the Piper in Purgatory
The Day, July 1, 2018

CRNAs: A Short History of Nurse Anesthesia and the Future of Anesthesia Care
LinkedIn, April 7, 2017