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Anesthesia concerns for children with tuberous sclerosis.
A 10-year-old girl with TS scheduled to receive a general anesthetic for laser treatment of facial angiofibromas was described, and the potential for complications due to TS remained high throughout the provision of anesthesia care.
Relative value guide basic units in operating room scheduling to ensure compliance with anesthesia group policies for surgical procedures performed at each anesthetizing location.
This article shows how the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Relative Value Guide (ASA RVG) basic units can be used as a criterion to establish the maximum level of complexity of cases performed at each location by an anesthesia group.
Where is the fentanyl?
Fentanyl pharmaceutical products are currently available as oral transmucosal lozenges, commonly referred to as the fentanyl “lollipops” (Actiq®), effervescent buccal tablets (FentoraTM), sublingual tablet (Abstral®), sublingsual spray (SubsysTM), nasal spray (Lazanda®), transdermal patches (Duragesic®), and injectable formulations.
Nurse anesthesia students with disabilities: a legal and academic review of potential professional standards.
This paper, based on a presentation, "Special Needs Students--an Attorney's Perspective," to program faculty of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists in Ft Lauderdale, Fla, in February 2005, posits specific language to aid in defining admission criteria that are both inclusive and exclusionary.
Economics and the education of nurse anesthetists: part 1.
Economic issues are explained in relationship to nurse anesthesia education as it exists in the current healthcare environment and general economic principles and healthcare economic principles in particular are described, explained, and related to the current US system.
Economics and the education of nurse anesthetists: Part 2.
Economic assumptions and other factors affecting the economics of nurse anesthesia education are presented in Part 2 of this 2-part column. In Part 1, published in the October 2004 issue of the AANA
An investigation of the effect of 2 sedation regimens on patient mood state following upper extremity surgery using local anesthesia.
No significant differences were identified between propofol or midazolam regarding their effect on patient mood, and patients in both groups experienced a reduction in perioperative anxiety.