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.

What are Millenial 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
SwitSalone.com (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

Nerve Blocks Provide Alternatives to Opioids
Post Register (Idaho Falls, Idaho), July 10, 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

Use of Hypnosedation Comparable to General Anesthesia
Anesthesiology News, June 29, 2018

Accident Victim Receives Lifesaving Care at Lake Regional
Lake Sun Leader (Camdenton, Missouri), June 29, 2018

Veterans and Pets: Be Respectful When Setting Off Fireworks
Richmond Register (Richmond, Kentucky), June 29, 2018

Letter to the Editor
Jacki Hofman: CRNAs Provide High Quality Care
Steamboat Pilot & Today (Steamboat Springs, Colorado), June 28, 2018

U.S. Hospitals Grapple with Prolonged Injected Opioid Shortage
The Daily Universe (Provo, Utah), June 27, 2018

The Rural General Surgeon's Partner: Rural Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
The Rural Monitor, June 27, 2018

Nurse Anesthetist Served in Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Star News Online (Wilmington, N.C.), June 27, 2018

Penn Nursing Calls for Medicare to Adopt National Nurse Trainng Model to Alleviate Primary Care Shortage
Daily Nurse, June 26, 2018

Relaxing Scope of Practice Laws for APRNs, PAs to Boost Efficiency
RevCycleIntelligence, June 26, 2018

As Numbers Swell, Nurse Practitioners Launch National Campaign
Forbes, June 26, 2018

South Africa
NHI: Anesthesiologists Warn of Mass Exodus of Doctors if Legislation is Implemented Recklessly
News24.com (Capetown, South Africa), June 26, 2018

Medical Milestone: U.S. OKs Marijuana-based Drug for Seizures
Modern Healthcare, June 25, 2018

Effects of Propofol Anesthesia Versus Sevoflurane Anesthesia on Postoperative Pain After Radical Gastrectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Dovepress, June 25, 2018

Exploring The Last Green Valley: Doctor from Region is Father of Anesthesia
The Bulletin (Norwich, Connecticut), June 23, 2018

Nurse Anesthetists Want Full-Practice Authority
HealthLeaders Media, June 22, 2018

FDA, Drugmakers Continue Work to End Critical Drug Shortages
MedScape, June 22, 2018

Louisville Delivery Rooms Offering Nitrous Oxide to Women in Labor
WDRB (Louisville, Kentucky), June 22, 2018

Fast Treatment Means Full Recovery for Local Stroke Survivor
David Anderson, CRNA, is featured.
Lake News Online (Missouri), June 22, 2018

Author Fanny Burney Wrote a Letter Describing Her Mastectomy Without Anesthesia, and It's Not for the Faint of Heart
Bustle (New York, New York), June 22, 2018

Nurses on Front Lines of War Against Opioid Addiction
Susan DeCarlo-Picirrilo, DNP, CRNA, and the Maine Association of Nurse Anesthetists are featured.
Ellsworth American, June 21, 2018

Most Common Claims Related to Bad Anesthesia Outcomes at ASCs—7 Study Findings
Becker's ASC Review, June 21, 2018

Clonidine May Not Improve Post-Cesarean Delivery Analgesia
Clinical Pain Advisor, June 18, 2018

Children Can Drink Clear Fluids Until One Hour Before Anesthesia
MedicalXpress, June 15, 2018

First Ketamine Guidelines for Pain Release
WebMD, June 15, 2018

Anesthesia for Spine Surgery
Anesthesiology News, June 15, 2018

French Hospital Test VR Technology as a Replacement for Anesthesia
Interesting Engineering, June 13, 2018

Dexmedetomidine Cuts γ-Aminobutyric Acid Receptor Function
MPR (Monthly Prescribing Reference), June 13, 2018

Hospital Donates Equipment to Kenya Relief
Elko Daily Free Press (Elko, Nevada), June 12, 2018

Pulse Oximetry Saturation Values Differ Between Finger, Ear
Anesthesiology News, June 12, 2018

Algorithm Predicts Low Blood Pressure During Surgery with 84 Percent Accuracy
Clinical Innovation+Technology, June 12, 2018

General Anesthesia Could Contribute to Dementia
The Korea Bizwire, June 12, 2018

United States: Two Federal Transparency Bills Introduced in Congress
Mondaq, June 11, 2018

Continuous Quality Improvement Program Aids Emergency Airway Management
Anesthesiology News, June 11, 2018

Doctors 'Confused' After Man Left with Green Urine After Car Crash
Infosurhoy (Latin America/Caribbean), June 11, 2018

Study: Unfractionated Heparin Should Not Be Used with Aspirin Following THA, TKA as VTE Prophylaxis
Healio, June 11 2018

Light Touch Healing Arts Offers Natural Options for Wellness
CRNA Michelle Moles is featured.
Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, West Virginia), June 10, 2018

Nurse Practitioners' Primary Care Role for Rural Areas Hobbled by Practice Restrictions
HealthLeaders Media, June 7, 2018

A French Hospital Used Hypnosis to Block Pain in 150 Cancer Surgeries
Quartz, June 7, 2018

The Effect of Passive Leg-Raising Maneuver on Hemodynamic Stability During Anesthesia Induction for Adult Cardiac Surgery
Dovepress, June 7, 2018

Who Was Dr. Virginia Apgar?
The Daily Mail, June 7, 2018

Man Stays Awake During CPR for 90 Minutes
Nature World News, June 6, 2018

A Review of Ketamine's Role in ECT and Non-ECT Settings
Dovepress, June 6, 2018

New Bill Would Expand the Sunshine Act to Cover Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Nurses
National Law Review, June 5, 2018

Research Highlights Major Role of Nurse Practitioners in Rural Areas
News-Medical.net, June 5, 2018

Nurse Practitioners Boost Presence by 43 percent in Rural America
Forbes, June 5, 2018

Several Surgical, Patient Factors Increase Urinary Retention Risk after TJA
Healio, June 5, 2018

Confronting Postdural Puncture Headache in Clinical Practice
Neurology Advisor, June 4, 2018

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