Comparison of 4 Analgesic Agents for VenipunctureVenipuncture is perceived as a painful and stressful event to an already anxious surgical patient. If an inexpensive and effective analgesic agent for venipuncture can be identified, healthcare agencies can preserve patient comfort while attempting to minimize the cost of venipuncture. This study compares pain on application, pain on venipuncture, cost, and convenience of 4 analgesic agents used for venipuncture.
Version: 2000;68(1):43-51.Authors: MAJ Priscilla Patterson, CRNA, MSN, AN, USA
MAJ Ann A. Hussa, CRNA, MSN, AN, USA
MAJ Kimberly A. Fedele, CRNA, MSN, AN, USA
CPT Gary L. Vegh, CRNA, MSN, AN, USA
MAJ Christina M. Hackman, CRNA, MSN, AN, USA
Peripheral Nerve Injury From Intravenous Cannulation: A Case ReportWhen an intravenous (IV) catheter penetrates a nerve, it can cause temporary or permanent nerve damage. This case report of a patient who had an IV catheter inserted into her cephalic vein and sustained an injury to the superficial branch of the radial nerve also discusses IV therapy, the location of the peripheral nerves, injury to neurons, and recommendations to avoid nerve damage.
AANA Journal Course: Update for Nurse Anesthetists—Part 6 Anesthesia for the Ruptured GlobeWhen giving anesthesia to a patient with a ruptured globe, a smooth, atraumatic induction is desired to avoid increasing intraocular pressure. However, methods to achieve this end may place the patient at risk for aspiration. This AANA Journal Course describes various anesthetic techniques for this type of injury, including the use of narcotics, lidocaine, nitroglycerin, alpha (α 2), agonism, beta (β) adrenergic and calcium channel blockades, plus the layrngeal mask airway.