Charles A. Reese, PhD, CRNA, CAPT(ret), NC, USN, editor of Clinical Techniques of Regional Anesthesia: Spinal and Epidural Anesthesia Techniques, explains a key point to an attendee of the Spinal Epidural with Obstetric Essentials Workshop, which is offered at the AANA home office in Park Ridge, Illinois. Attendees earn Class A CE credits and stay current in the profession with expert lectures and hands-on instruction at AANA on-site workshops.
The Perceived Value of Certification in Nonsurgical Pain ManagementChallenges in patients’ access to care, and in reimbursement to CRNAs who provide pain services, have resulted in a voluntary subspecialty certification in nonsurgical pain management (NSPM) for CRNAs. An evaluation was conducted of perceptions toward the value of certification in NSPM.
Keywords: Certification, chronic pain, nonsurgical pain management, perceived value of certification, validation.
Version: 2019;87(1):29-36.Authors: Robyn C. Ward, PhD, CRNA;
Mary Anne Krogh, PhD, APRN, CRNA, FAAN;
Michael J. Kremer, PhD, CRNA, CHSE, FNAP, FAAN;
Timothy J. Muckle, PhD;
Michael E. Schoeny, PhD
Role of Telehealth in Pre-anesthetic EvaluationsBefore an elective surgical procedure, patients are required to have a pre-anesthetic evaluation (PAE) with the primary objective of assessing medical readiness. Telehealth, the delivery of healthcare and medical information using video conferencing technology, has become an attractive option for the PAE.
Version: 2019;87(1):59-63.Authors: George Haritos, DNAP, CRNA
Christopher A. Smith, DNP, CRNA
Richard E. Haas, PhD, CRNA, PHRN;
Adam Becker, MSN, CRNA;
David Nguyen, MSN, CRNA;
Kevin A. Stierer, MD;
Michael Klein, MD
Keywords: Back pain, corticosteroid, epidural steroid injection, pain management.
Version: 2019;87(1)71-79.Authors: Brian T. Gegel, DNAP, CRNA;
John P. Floyd IV, MSN, CRNA, NSPM-C;
David W. Hart, DNP, CRNA, NSPM-C, MAJ(ret), ANC, USA;
W. Keith Barnhill, PhD, CRNA, ARNP, DAIPM;
John P. Maye, PhD, CRNA, CAPT(ret), NC, USN