Student registered nurse anesthetists Luke Hubbard and Aaron Archer in a simulator session at the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo taken by Matthew O’Shea.)
Keywords: Anxiolysis, asiatic acid, elevated plus maze, forced swim test, Sprague Dawley rat.
Version: 2015;83(2):91-98.Authors: Tomás Eduardo Ceremuga, CRNA, PhD
CPT Debra Valdivieso, BSN, ANC, USA
CPT Catherine Kenner, BSN, ANC, USA
CPT Amy Lucia, BSN, ANC, USA
CPT Keith Lathrop, BSN, ANC, USA
CPT Owen Stailey, BSN, ANC, USA
CPT Heather Bailey, BSN, ANC, USA
Capt Jonathan Criss, BSN, AN, USAF
Capt Jessica Linton, BSN, AN, USAF
Capt Jordan Fried, BSN, AN, USAF
Capt Andrew Taylor, BSN, AN, USAF
Gina Padron, BSN, BS
Arthur Don Johnson, PhD, RN
Worldwide Experience With Sugammadex Sodium: Implications for the United StatesExperience gained through worldwide clinical use of sugammadex offers US anesthesia providers the opportunity to better understand this drug and its clinical applications. The seminal and current literature concerning clinical use of sugammadex is reviewed, and considerations for its incorporation into practice are provided.
Keywords: Blocking agent, in vivo administration, sugammadex.
Version: 2015;83(2):107-114.Authors: Mark Welliver, CRNA, DNP, ARNP
Dennis Cheek, PhD, RN
Juergen Osterbrink, PhD, DHL, (h.c.) RGN
John McDonough, CRNA, EdD, ARNP
AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 1—Anesthesia and the Developing BrainDespite the profound evolution in the safety and efficacy of neonatal and pediatric anesthesia, questions remain concerning the long-term neurotoxic and neurocognitive effects of the drugs used in anesthetic care. A variety of
prospective animal models and retrospective human studies exist that inconsistently demonstrate a detrimental effect of early life exposure to anesthetic drugs and subsequent learning performance. Limitations associated with both non-human and human observational studies are critiqued. Research currently underway is briefly described. A framework for discussing the relevant issues with concerned
parents is presented.
Keywords: Apoptosis, neurocognitive effect of anesthetic drugs, neurotoxicity of anesthetic drugs, pediatric anesthesia.
Version: 2015;83(2):139-147.Authors: John Aker, CRNA, DNAP
Robert I. Block, PhD
Chuck Biddle, CRNA, PhD