John Aker , CRNA, MS, verbally comforts a Philippino child during a halothane anesthetic induction in preparation for the correction of the child's cleft lip. Aker was an anesthesia team member with Operation Smile at the J.P. Rizal Hospital in Cavite, Philippines, in March of 1999 and 2000. Each year, hundreds of nurse anesthetists donate their time, expertise, and often pay their own expenses in order to join various surgical missions throughout the world.
Keywords: Alveolar architecture, anesthesia, atelectasis, functional residual capacity.
(Editor's Note: Figure 3 was published in Foundations of Anesthesia: Basic and Clinical Sciences, Papadakos P, Chapter 49, Artificial ventilation, pp. 507-514, Hemmings HC and Hopkins PM, eds, 2000, by permission of the publisher Mosby. Copyright Elsevier, 2002. Reprinted with permission.)
Version: 2002;70:399-407.Authors: Penelope S. Villars, CRNA, RRT, MSN
Joseph T. Kanusky, CRNA, MS
Michael G. Levitzky, PhD