Scott Urigel, CRNA, MSN, performs a TAP block using the ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric approach on a patient undergoing an open inguinal hernia repair. He is a member of Western Reserve Anesthesia Associates, which provides TAP blocks to patients undergoing a variety of abdominal surgical procedures at the Findlay Surgery Center in Findlay, Ohio. (Photo taken by Jeff Molter, CRNA.)
Version: 2014;82(3):198-202. Authors: James M. Burgert, CRNA, DNAP,
CPT John Mozer, BSN, RN, ANC, USA,
CPT Tina Williams, BSN, RN, ANC, USA,
MAJ Jerry Gostnell, BSN, RN, ANC, USA,
Brian T. Gegel, CRNA, DNAP,
Sabine Johnson, MS,
MAJ Michael Bentley, CRNA, PhD, ANC, USA,
Arthur “Don” Johnson, RN, PhD, Col(ret), USAFR, NC
High Fatigue Scores Among Older Dutch Nurse AnesthetistsIn the Netherlands, hospital care production pressure recently increased substantially, while the number of nurse anesthetists available did not. Dutch nurse anesthetists above the age of 50 years show a high fatigue score and therefore need special attention to prevent them from harmful effects and to sustain maximal patient safety.
Cardiopulmonary Collapse in the Wake of Robotic SurgerySince the Food and Drug Administration approved the da Vinci Surgical System in 2000, robotic surgery is becoming increasingly popular. This article illustrates a case study of a patient who underwent a da Vinci ureterectomy.