Karen Nye, CRNA, from Akron, Ohio places a spinal before the patient undergoes a hydrocelectomy in Ouanaminthe, Haiti. Karen is a member of the Findlay Surgical Team from Findlay, Ohio, which provides surgical services to the Haitian people of Ouanaminthe. (Photo taken by Jeffrey Molter, CRNA.)
Anesthesia Information Management Systems: Imperatives for Nurse AnesthetistsThis article describes current issues in anesthesia information management to support the critical need for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists to influence functionality, adoption, and use of an anesthesia information management system. The use of informatics tools and concepts should enable CRNAs to enhance their bedside vigilance, align their practice with evidence-based clinical guidelines, and provide cost-effective care for patients and healthcare systems.
Keywords: Clinical decision support, data integrity, informatics, nurse anesthetist, standardization.
Version: 2014;82(5):346-351.Authors: Jessica J. Peterson, CRNA, MS, RN,
Kathryn W. White, CRNA, DNP, RN,
Bonnie L. Westra, RN, PhD, FAAN, FACMI,
Karen A. Monsen, RN, PhD, FAAN
Anaphylactic Reaction With Avitene: A Pediatric Case ReportAnaphylaxis is an unanticipated severe allergic reaction that can occur during a surgical procedure. This article details a case of an acute anaphylactic reaction in a 10-year-old boy presumed to be from Avitene. Education of anesthesia providers
and the surgical team may enable early detection and management of anaphylactic reactions that may improve patient outcomes and save lives.
Keywords: Certification, human patient simulation, recertification.
Version: 2014;82(5):375-384Authors: CDR Robert Hawkins, CRNA, PhD, DNP, MBA, MS, NC, USN,
CPT Lee Bendickson, CRNA, MSN, AN, USA,
MAJ Pretoria Benson, CRNA, MSN, AN, USA,
CAPT Lisa Osborne, CRNA, PhD, NC, USN,
CDR Jennifer McPherson, CRNA, DNP, MS, NC, USN,
Lt Col Larry Todd, CRNA, DNP, MSN, NC, USAF,
MAJ (P) Jennifer Snelson, CRNA, DNAP, MSN, AN, USA,
LTC (ret) Sandra Bruner, CRNA, DNAP, MSN, MS
Col Kevin Bohan, CRNA, PhD, NC, USAF