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Airway Management in an Infant With Huge HydrocephalusHuge hydrocephalus is defined as a head circumference larger than the length of the child. We discuss the perioperative anesthetic management of a case of huge hydrocephalus during ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, focusing primarily on the airway management.
Creation of a Low-Cost Simulated Trachea for Deliberate Practice of Cricothyrotomy and Retrograde Wire UseSimulation is an accepted teaching tool that focuses on active learning and is used to solidify cognitive, motor, critical thinking, and communication skills. This method of experiential learning was introduced and integrated into the distance-based degree completion program for practicing anesthetists at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, Ghana. Because of scarce resources, a simulated trachea was created for teaching students how to perform a needle cricothyrotomy and use a retrograde wire to secure an airway.
Keywords: Anxiolysis, elevated plus-maze, eucalyptol, eucalyptus, Sprague-Dawley rat.
Version: 2017;85(4):277-285.Authors: Tomás E. Ceremuga, PhD, CRNA, LTC(ret), ANC, USA, CPT Connor B. McClellan, RN, BSN, CCRN, ANC, USA, CPT Xavier C. Green, RN, BSN, CEN, ANC, USA, CPT Brent E. Heber, RN, BSN, CCRN, ANC, USA, CPT Marlin L. Jolly, RN, BSN, ANC, USA, CPT Todd B. Malone, RN, BSN, CCRN, ANC, USA, CPT Jayme L. Schaaf, RN, BSN, CCRN, ANC, USA, CPT Andrew P. Isaacs, RN, BSN, CFRN, ANC, USA
Patient Satisfaction With Anesthesia Care: What Do We Know?This evidence review aimed to conceptualize patient satisfaction with anesthesia care (PSAC), which has been linked to reimbursement, competency evaluations, and litigation; to describe factors affecting PSAC; and to develop provider recommendations to enhance PSAC. The search for systematic reviews, survey reports, qualitative studies, and consumer satisfaction reports within the last 20 years excluded pediatric and obstetric articles.
Keywords: Anesthesia care, patient satisfaction, perioperative, psychometric testing.
Version: 2017;85(4):286-292.Authors: Darlene Falco, DNP, CRNA, Dana N. Rutledge, PhD, RN, Sass Elisha, EdD, CRNA