Michigan State University Nurse Anesthesia Program Assistant Director Gayle Lourens, CRNA, MS, DNP, in the simulation lab with MSU instructor Samuel McCarthy, CRNA, MSN, preparing for students during the annual Advanced Airway Workshop. (Photo taken by Henry Talley, CRNA, MSN, PhD.)
Army Anesthesia Providers’ Perceptions of Emergence Delirium After General Anesthesia in Service MembersThe primary aim of this study was to investigate emergence delirium (ED) in service members, through the perceptions of active duty US Army anesthesia providers. There was a statistically significant association between perceived severity of ED and the ED case experience. The behaviors and consequences that were often or always seen included hyperactive motor behavior, removing monitoring equipment, and making disruptive movements.
Keywords: Emergence delirium, general anesthesia, Global War on Terrorism, military service members.
Version: 2013;81(6):433-440.Authors: MAJ John Tyler Wilson, CRNA, PhD, ANC, USA
Emotional Intelligence as a Noncognitive Factor in Student Registered Nurse AnesthetistsNurse anesthesia program admissions requirements usually focus on high GPAs, GRE scores, years of acute care experience, and a personal interview to assist in predicting who will succeed in these intensive academic and clinical programs. Some believe these criteria may not be sufficient in predicting success and have suggested that the use of noncognitive criteria such as emotional intelligence measurements may be helpful. This cross-sectional correlational study explores the relationship between emotional intelligence and academic factors.
AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists – Part 5 – Like a Slippery Fish, a Little Slime Is a Good Thing: The Glycocalyx RevealedThe glycocalyx is a dynamic network of multiple membrane-bound complexes lining the vascular endothelium. Its role in maintaining vascular homeostasis includes regulating vascular permeability as well as a range of vital functions, such as mechanotransduction, hemostasis, modulation of inflammatory processes, and serving as an antiatherogenic. Revisionist thinking about the Starling principle is discussed in terms of the major influence of the glycocalyx on capillary and tissue fluid homeostasis. The clinical and pathophysiologic threats to the glycocalyx are reviewed as well as strategies to maintain its integrity.