A statue of Paul Revere, messenger of the American Revolution, is one of the many historical sites along Boston's Freedom Trail. The Hynes Convention Center in Boston's Back Bay is the site for the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), August 2-6, 2003. The Annual Meeting program has been compressed to allow more free time to visit the city's attractions, while still offering a quality educational program and networking opportunities. (Photo courtesy of Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau)
The use of simulation to demonstrate hemodynamic response to varying degrees of intrapulmonary shuntThe concept of intrapulmonary shunt can be difficult to master, but mastery is necessary for advanced practice nurses in anesthesia and critical care. A recent study explored the effects of increased cardiac output on arterial hemoglobin oxygen saturation and shunt during 1-lung ventilation of pigs. To learn more about shunt-related pathophysiology, the authors replicated the study on a human patient simulator in the classroom/laboratory setting.
Laryngeal mask anesthesia in children: A case reportThe laryngeal mask airway has become one of the major tools of modern anesthesia airway management. The authors report the case of an uneventful 5-hour long laryngeal mask anesthesia in a spontaneously breathing 11-year-old boy undergoing lower limb surgery.
Parental presence during pediatric anesthetic inductionsChildren's responses to parental presence during anesthetic induction have been researched thoroughly; however, not much is known about the response of parents to being present at their child's induction. In this research article, the authors examine parent's preparation for, attitudes and emotions about, and experiences with being present for their child's anesthetic induction.