A thorough evaluation of the patient an anesthesia provider is mandatory prior to the administration of anesthesia. In addition to a review of systems and a records review, such an evaluation should contain personal communications; physical assessment, when indicated; and evidence that informed consent for the anesthetic has been obtained. (Source: Documenting the Standard of Care: The Anesthesia Record. In: Professional Practice Manual for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. Park Ridge, Ill: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. 1991:1.)
Version: 2002;70:441-447.Authors: Ceri L. Faas, CRNA, MSN
Florence J. Acosta, CRNA, MSN
Mark D. R. Campbell, CRNA, MSN
Chris E. O'Hagan, CRNA, MSN
Sarah E. Newton, RN, PhD
Karen Zaglaniczny, CRNA, PhD, FAAN
Nurse anesthesia research: A follow-up studyThe amount of research published in the AANA Journal has steadily increased with a stable focus on clinical practice. The authors describe a follow-up study comparing nurse anesthesia research in the 1990s with findings of a previous study.