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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441963/in-hospital-airway-management-training-for-non-anesthesiologist-ems-physicians-a-descriptive-quality-control-study
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Helmut Trimmel, Christoph Beywinkler, Sonja Hornung, Janett Kreutziger, Wolfgang G Voelckel
BACKGROUND: Pre-hospital airway management is a major challenge for emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. Despite convincing evidence that the rescuer's qualifications determine efficacy of tracheal intubation, in-hospital airway management training is not mandatory in Austria, and often neglected. Thus we sought to prove that airway management competence of EMS physicians can be established and maintained by a tailored training program. METHODS: In this descriptive quality control study we retrospectively evaluated all in- and pre-hospital airway cases managed by EMS physicians who underwent a structured in-hospital training program in anesthesia at General Hospital Wiener Neustadt...
April 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435283/unlocking-the-black-box-of-practice-improvement-strategies-to-implement-surgical-safety-checklists-a-process-evaluation
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Brigid M Gillespie, Kyra Hamilton, Dianne Ball, Joanne Lavin, Therese Gardiner, Teresa K Withers, Andrea P Marshall
BACKGROUND: Compliance with surgical safety checklists (SSCs) has been associated with improvements in clinical processes such as antibiotic use, correct site marking, and overall safety processes. Yet, proper execution has been difficult to achieve. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to undertake a process evaluation of four knowledge translation (KT) strategies used to implement the Pass the Baton (PTB) intervention which was designed to improve utilization of the SSC...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417829/comparison-of-3-methods-for-preventing-perianesthetic-hypothermia-in-callimicos-callimico-goeldii
#3
Sathya K Chinnadurai James G Johnson Iii And Jennifer N Langan
Perianesthetic hypothermia is one of the most common complications in veterinary anesthesia, especially in small patients with a large body surface area to mass ratio. During anesthesia, body heat can be lost through 4 mechanisms-radiation, convection,conduction, and evaporation-but anesthetists frequently address only one mechanism at a time. Here we sought to evaluate 3 methods of preventing perianesthetic hypothermia in callimicos (Callimico goeldii). In our experience, these smallNHP routinely become hypothermic under even brief inhalant anesthesia...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414657/death-by-propofol
#4
James H Diaz, Alan David Kaye
Since its introduction in 1986, propofol ( two, 6-diisopropylphenol) , an intravenous sedative-hypnotic agent, has been utilized for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia and conscious sedation in over 80 percent of cases; largely replacing thiopental ( sodium pentothal) over a decade ago. Unrestricted as a controlled substance, propofol's abuse potential emerged quickly and was highlighted by the death of pop singer, Michael Jackson, in 2009. In order to assess the epidemiological features of fatal propofol abuse, a descriptive analysis of the scientific literature was conducted using Internet search engines...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413275/comparison-of-trapezius-squeeze-test-and-jaw-thrust-as-clinical-indicators-for-laryngeal-mask-airway-insertion-in-spontaneously-breathing-children
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K K Dinesh Kumar, Neerja Bhardwaj, Sandhya Yaddanapudi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: It is not known whether trapezius squeeze test (TPZ) is a better clinical test than jaw thrust (JT) to assess laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion conditions in children under sevoflurane anesthesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After the Institutional Ethics Committee approval and written informed parental consent, 124 American Society of Anesthesiologists I and II children of 2-8 years of age undergoing minor surgical procedures were randomized into TPZ and JT groups...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410818/-use-of-protocol-and-evaluation-of-postoperative-residual-curarization-incidence-in-the-absence-of-intraoperative-acceleromyography-randomized-clinical-trial
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Filipe Nadir Caparica Santos, Angelica de Fátima de Assunção Braga, Carla Josefine Barbosa de Lima Ribeiro, Franklin Sarmento da Silva Braga, Vanessa Henriques Carvalho, Fernando Eduardo Feres Junqueira
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the incidence of PORC in the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) after the use of protocol and absence of intraoperative acceleromyography (AMG). METHODS: Randomized clinical trial with 122 patients divided into two groups (protocol and control). Protocol group received initial and additional doses of rocuronium (0.6mg/kg and 10mg, respectively); the use of rocuronium was avoided in the final 45minutes; blockade reversal with neostigmine (50μg/kg); time ≥ 15minutes between reversion and extubation...
April 12, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390846/-surgeons-anesthetists-relations-from-an-individual-responsibility-of-the-surgeon-to-a-shared-responsibility-with-the-anesthetist
#7
Philip Cohen, Karem Slim, Laure Soulier, Alexandre Theissen
Throughout the perioperative period, anesthetists and surgeons jointly provide care for patients. The advances in medicine and surgery, the practice of perioperative quality medicine and the recent application of enhanced recovery program after surgery have necessitated strengthening the place of each in its area of expertise while developing the spirit team and communication. Thus, alongside the surgeon who was once considered the head of the surgical team, the anesthetist's role has been to consolidate for the management of the surgical patient and had his spot empower themselves in the eye of the patient with the birth an own contract with the patient (due in particular to the obligation to preanesthetic consultation by the decree of December 5, 1994)...
April 5, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383331/the-path-to-advanced-practice-licensure-for-clinical-nurse-specialists-in-washington-state
#8
Heather Schoonover
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to provide a review of the history and process to obtaining advanced practice licensure for clinical nurse specialists in Washington State. Before 2016, Washington State licensed certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and certified nurse anesthetists under the designation of an advanced registered nurse practitioner; however, the state did not recognize clinical nurse specialists as advanced practice nurses. The work to drive the rule change began in 2007...
May 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381847/is-anesthetist-directed-sedation-better-for-advanced-endoscopic-procedures
#9
Turki AlAmeel, Bahaa Bseiso
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376741/neck-circumference-to-inter-incisor-gap-ratio-a-new-predictor-of-difficult-laryngoscopy-in-cervical-spondylosis-patients
#10
Yong-Zheng Han, Yang Tian, Mao Xu, Cheng Ni, Min Li, Jun Wang, Xiang-Yang Guo
BACKGROUND: Preoperative airway assessment help anticipate a difficult airway. We hypothesized that a close association existed between difficult laryngoscopy and the neck circumference/inter-incisor gap ratio (RNIIG). Our aim was to determine its utility in predicting difficult laryngoscopy in cervical spondylosis patients. METHODS: Two hundred thirteen consecutive patients, aged 20-70 years, scheduled to undergo cervical spine surgery under general anesthesia, were recruited...
April 4, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372645/anesthesiologists-perceptions-of-minimum-acceptable-work-habits-of-nurse-anesthetists
#11
Ilana I Logvinov, Franklin Dexter, Bradley J Hindman, Sorin J Brull
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Work habits are non-technical skills that are an important part of job performance. Although non-technical skills are usually evaluated on a relative basis (i.e., "grading on a curve"), validity of evaluation on an absolute basis (i.e., "minimum passing score") needs to be determined. DESIGN: Survey and observational study. PATIENTS: None. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS: The theme of "work habits" was assessed using a modification of Dannefer et al...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343638/patient-care-handoff-in-the-postanesthesia-care-unit-a-quality-improvement-project
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Gregory M Bruno, Mary Elizabeth Betsy Guimond
PURPOSE: The goal of this project was to improve the process of transferring patient information between certified registered nurse anesthetists and postanesthesia care unit registered nurses using an evidence-based handoff checklist and evaluate completeness and accuracy of transferred information. DESIGN: A convenience sample of 14 certified registered nurse anesthetists and 7 registered nurses working at a single regional health system was recruited. METHODS: The Handoff Accuracy Scoring Tool was developed to include a pre-/postinterventional design to compare scores of verbal handoffs conducted in the preintervention phase without checklist (n = 20) and postintervention phase with checklist (n = 20)...
April 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343635/swedish-registered-nurse-anesthetists-evaluation-of-their-professional-self
#13
Christina Hedenskog, Ulrica Nilsson, Maria Jaensson
PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore how the nurse anesthetist values their professional self, compared with their peers, and also to explore whether professional self is affected by age, work experience, and/or gender. DESIGN: An explorative and prospective cross-sectional design. METHODS: During April 2011, a total of 108 registered nurse anesthetists from three different hospitals were surveyed using the Professional Self-Description Form with questions covering 21 items...
April 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340306/the-effects-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-at-different-levels-on-postoperative-respiration-parameters-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Bahadır Ciftci, Mehmet Aksoy, Ilker Ince, Ali Ahıskalıoglu, Elif Yılmazel Ucar
Purpose/Aim of the study: We investigated the effects of different positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) levels on postoperative respiration parameters in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and five consecutive patients were randomly divided to three groups (n = 35, for each group). Group I did not receive PEEP whereas group II received PEEP as 5 cmH2O and group III received PEEP as 8 cm H2O. Measurements with spirometer were taken 1 hour before the operation (T1) and, 1 (T2), 6 (T3), and 24 hours (T4) after extubation by an anesthetist...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338157/-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-in-the-west-china-problems-strategy-and-future
#15
Jingwang Ye, Baohua Liu, Weidong Tong
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) has been widely used in the world for near 20 years, which should be considered as the milestone of modern medicine advancement, changing the routine perioperative principle, accelerating the recovery speed following operation, minimizing the postoperative pain, and saving the medical resources. Despite the remarkable advance, the quality and application of ERAS in the west China needs further improvement if compared with international level or even some domestic hospitals...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324181/trigeminocardiac-reflex-during-endoscopic-juvenile-nasopharyngeal-angiofibroma-surgery-an-appraisal
#16
Shilpee Bhatia Sharma, Trichy Narayanan Janakiram, Hina Baxi, Balamurugan Chinnasamy
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a locally aggressive benign tumour which has propensity to erode the skull base. The tumour spreads along the pathways of least resistance and is in close proximity to the extracranial part of trigeminal nerve. Advancements in expanded approaches for endoscopic excision of tumours in infratemporal fossa and pterygopalatine fossa increase the vulnerability for the trigeminocardiac reflex. The manipulation of nerve and its branches during tumour dissection can lead to sensory stimulation and thus inciting the reflex...
March 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323673/clinical-pearls-of-maternal-critical-care-part-2-sickle-cell-disease-in-pregnancy
#17
Vinod Patil, Gamunu Ratnayake, Galina Fastovets
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review outlines the challenges in managing pregnant women with sickle-cell anemia, who are at risk of becoming critically ill during pregnancy. RECENT FINDINGS: Sickle obstetric patients pose unique challenges to the anesthetist and intensivist. We discuss the role of prophylactic transfusions for specific indications like acute anemia and twin pregnancies. The management and prevention of vaso-occlusive crises and chest crisis are also outlined...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322646/operating-room-personnel-viewpoints-about-certified-registered-nurse-anesthetists
#18
Desiree Hensel, Rachel Cooper, Neil Craney
The purpose of this project was to explore what attitudes physicians, nurses, and operating room technicians had about working with Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to better understand practice barriers and facilitators. This Q methodology study used a purposive sample of operating room personnel from four institutions in the Midwestern United States. Participants completed a -4 to +4 rank-ordering of their level of agreement with 34 attitude statements representing a wide range of beliefs about nurse anesthetists...
December 1, 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306580/comment-on-growth-in-an-anesthesiologist-and-nurse-anesthetist-supervised-sedation-nurse-program-using-propofol-and-dexmedetomidine
#19
Joseph P Cravero, Randall P Flick, Shobha V Malviya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290956/multidisciplinary-in-situ-simulation-based-training-as-a-postpartum-hemorrhage-quality-improvement-project
#20
Monica A Lutgendorf, Carmen Spalding, Elizabeth Drake, Dennis Spence, Jason O Heaton, Kristina V Morocco
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage is a common obstetric emergency affecting 3 to 5% of deliveries, with significant maternal morbidity and mortality. Effective management of postpartum hemorrhage requires strong teamwork and collaboration. We completed a multidisciplinary in situ postpartum hemorrhage simulation training exercise with structured team debriefing to evaluate hospital protocols, team performance, operational readiness, and real-time identification of system improvements...
March 2017: Military Medicine
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