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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148326/understanding-professional-jurisdiction-changes-in-the-field-of-anesthesiology
#1
Scott Feyereisen, Joseph P Broschak, Beth Goodrick
We further our understanding of jurisdictional disputes between established professional groups through a 10-year longitudinal analysis of the differential adoption by U.S. states of policies expanding Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists' (CRNAs) autonomy. In the United States, CRNAs are trained to deliver anesthetics to patients in the same way as physician anesthesiologists but have more restrictions in practice. Following a 2001 federal decision regarding Medicare reimbursement, states were permitted but not required to allow CRNAs to practice without physician supervision, potentially reducing health care costs...
January 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115945/mechanical-strain-to-maxillary-incisors-during-direct-laryngoscopy
#2
Milo Engoren, Lauryn R Rochlen, Matthew V Diehl, Sarah S Sherman, Elizabeth Jewell, Mary Golinski, Paul Begeman, John M Cavanaugh
BACKGROUND: While most Direct laryngoscopy leads to dental injury in 25-39% of cases. Dental injury occurs when the forces and impacts applied to the teeth exceed the ability of the structures to dissipate energy and stress. The purpose of this study was to measure strain, (which is the change produced in the length of the tooth by a force applied to the tooth) strain rate, and strain-time integral to the maxillary incisors and determine if they varied by experience, type of blade, or use of an alcohol protective pad (APP)...
November 7, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954183/development-implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-certified-registered-nurse-anesthetist-preceptorship-mentorship-program
#3
Mary Scott-Herring, Sarabdeep Singh
Little evidence exists to support the effects of a preceptor-mentor program for orienting newly hired certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs). The literature suggests that participation in a preceptorship-mentorship program will increase the satisfaction, confidence, and comfort of both preceptors and newly hired orientees. The purpose of this project was to determine the effects of these outcomes. This program was developed based on best evidence and implemented as a quality improvement project. Three sessions were held to educate preceptors (N = 12) in the following areas: communication skills, providing constructive feedback, and assessing learner's styles and needs...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789748/measuring-certified-registered-nurse-anesthetist-organizational-climate-instrument-adaptation
#4
Donald Boyd, Lusine Poghosyan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: No tool exists measuring certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) organizational climate. The study's purpose is to adapt a validated tool to measure CRNA organizational climate. METHODS: Content validity of the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Organizational Climate Questionnaire (CRNA-OCQ) was established. Pilot testing was conducted to determine internal reliability consistency of the subscales. RESULTS: Experts rated the tool as content valid...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383331/the-path-to-advanced-practice-licensure-for-clinical-nurse-specialists-in-washington-state
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REVIEW
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/28343638/patient-care-handoff-in-the-postanesthesia-care-unit-a-quality-improvement-project
#6
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/28322646/operating-room-personnel-viewpoints-about-certified-registered-nurse-anesthetists
#7
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/28288089/complication-rates-for-fluoroscopic-guided-interlaminar-lumbar-epidural-steroid-injections-performed-by-certified-registered-nurse-anesthetists-in-diverse-practice-settings
#8
Donald E Beissel
STUDY QUESTION: What is the complication rate for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) performing fluoroscopic guided lumbar epidural steroid injections (LESIs)? METHODS: CRNA pain practitioners responded to questionnaires regarding their education level, experience, and practice locations. Participants also collected data on number of fluoroscopic guided LESIs performed and each of 20 complications for a 6-month period, and answered a poll regarding satisfaction with the data collection process...
November 2016: Journal for Healthcare Quality: Official Publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235524/awake-tracheal-intubation-in-anticipated-difficult-airways-lma-fastrach-vs-flexible-bronchoscope-a-pilot-study
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sherine F Hanna, Marianne Mikat-Stevens, James Loo, Raj Uppal, W Scott Jellish, Matthew Adams
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the use of LMA Fastrach intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) to flexible bronchoscopy (FB) for awake intubation in patients with difficult airways. DESIGN: Randomized prospective study. SETTING: Large academic medical center. PATIENTS: Forty adult patients, American Society of Anesthesiologists I-IV, meeting the criteria for awake intubation based on history and physical examination. INTERVENTIONS: After sedation and airway topicalization, patients were randomized to either FB group, n=19, or ILMA group, n=21...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230673/va-grants-most-aprns-full-practice-authority
#10
Dalia Sofer
But certified registered nurse anesthetists are excluded.
March 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001018/advanced-practice-registered-nurses-final-rule-with-comment-period
#11
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its medical regulations to permit full practice authority of three roles of VA advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) when they are acting within the scope of their VA employment. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) will not be included in VA's full practice authority under this final rule, but comment is requested on whether there are access issues or other unconsidered circumstances that might warrant their inclusion in a future rulemaking...
December 14, 2016: Federal Register
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935778/anesthesia-involvement-in-palliative-care
#12
Amanda C Faircloth
Palliative care teams require multidisciplinary support. While this is an emerging area in anesthesia practice, there are many avenues for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) to share their unrivaled clinical knowledge. CRNAs may become involved with or consult on palliative sedation, medical management, interventional pain management, terminal wean/extubation, and organ donation. Additionally, CRNAs need to understand the unique needs of this patient population so that they can appropriately care for palliative care patients presenting to the operating room for palliative surgery...
January 2017: Annual Review of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918405/certified-registered-nurse-anesthetist-perceptions-of-factors-impacting-patient-safety
#13
Susan P McMullan, Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, Maria R Shirey
Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) provide more than 40 million anesthetics each year in the United States. This article describes a study that investigates relationships among CRNA organizational structures (CRNA practice models, work setting, workload, level of education, work experience), CRNA ratings of patient safety culture, and CRNA adverse anesthesia-related event (ARE) reporting. This is a cross-sectional survey study of 336 CRNAs randomly selected from American Association of Nurse Anesthetists database...
January 2017: Nursing Administration Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580196/the-evolution-of-a-peer-assistance-network-for-nurse-anesthetists-substance-use-disorder
#14
Linda Stone, Diana Quinlan, Julie A Rice, Elizabeth Laura Wright
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists has a long history of providing peer support for its members with substance use disorder (SUD). The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists' Peer Assistance Advisors Committee (PAAC) is a group of certified registered nurse anesthetist volunteers who strive to promote the awareness of SUD through education and research and provide support to certified registered nurse anesthetists and students with this disease. During the committee's 33-year history, educational outreach to nurse anesthesia educational programs and anesthesia workplaces has expanded, the peer support network has been strengthened, resources and guidelines have been developed, and research related to SUD has been conducted in an effort to accomplish these goals...
July 2016: Journal of Addictions Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501656/tranexamic-acid-in-anesthetic-management-of-surgical-procedures
#15
Jessica Mayeux, Kathy Alwon, Shawn Collins, Ian Hewer
Blood loss during surgical procedures poses a grave risk to the patient, but transfusion is costly and associated with adverse outcomes. Antifibrinolytics, however, offer an economical and effective means of decreasing blood loss associated with surgical procedures. Tranexamic acid (TXA) is an antifibrinolytic that blocks lysine-binding sites of fibrinogen and fibrin, preventing the breakdown of existing clots. This journal course reviews extensive research demonstrating that antifibrinolytics such as TXA decrease blood loss and in some studies reduce allogeneic transfusion requirements...
June 2016: AANA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27397953/an-assessment-of-hand-hygiene-practices-of-healthcare-workers-of-a-semi-urban-teaching-hospital-using-the-five-moments-of-hand-hygiene
#16
Emmanuel Olushola Shobowale, Benjamin Adegunle, Ken Onyedibe
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene has been described as the cornerstone and starting point in all infection control programs, with the hands of healthcare staff being the drivers and promoters of infection in critically ill patients. The objectives of this study were to access healthcare workers compliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) prescribed five moments of hand hygiene as it relates to patient care and to determine the various strata of healthcare workers who are in default of such prescribed practices...
May 2016: Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27311152/use-of-personal-electronic-devices-by-nurse-anesthetists-and-the-effects-on-patient-safety
#17
Lauren R Snoots, Brenda A Wands
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) provide high-quality patient care to ensure patient safety. Strict vigilance and prompt response is required of the CRNA to make critical decisions. Distractions during anesthesia delivery may threaten patient safety. Personal electronic devices (PEDs) have become an integral tool used by 90% of adults. Adaptation of PEDs has permitted their integration into current anesthesia practice. Although technologic advancements have improved accessibility to resources and communication, they also serve as a source of distraction...
April 2016: AANA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27311151/design-of-an-evidence-based-second-victim-curriculum-for-nurse-anesthetists
#18
REVIEW
Regina G Daniels, Ruth McCorkle
The "second victim" phenomenon--when a healthcare provider experiences adverse events because of the adverse events of a patient--is not well known or understood among healthcare professionals, including Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). No published research is currently available on the impact of second victim specifically in CRNAs, but it is known that second victim poses major challenges for healthcare professionals. Therefore, it is important to acknowledge its occurrence and to develop an educational curriculum based on the available evidence in order to promote peer and organizational support infrastructures...
April 2016: AANA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27213547/scope-of-practice-laws-and-anesthesia-complications-no-measurable-impact-of-certified-registered-nurse-anesthetist-expanded-scope-of-practice-on-anesthesia-related-complications
#19
Brighita Negrusa, Paul F Hogan, John T Warner, Caryl H Schroeder, Bo Pang
BACKGROUND: Scope of practice (SOP) laws governing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) vary by state and drive CRNA practice and reimbursement. OBJECTIVE: To test whether the odds of an anesthesia complication vary by SOP and delivery model (CRNA only, anesthesiologist only, or mixed anesthesiologist and CRNAs team). METHODS: Anesthesia claims and related complications were identified in a large commercial payor database, including inpatient and ambulatory settings...
October 2016: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27158297/cme-article-perceptions-of-acupuncture-and-acupressure-by-anesthesia-providers-a-quantitative-descriptive-study
#20
Amanda C Faircloth, Arkadiy Dubovoy, Chuck Biddle, Diane Dodd-McCue, John F Butterworth
Background: Randomized controlled trials show that acupuncture and acupressure support anesthesia management by decreasing anxiety, opioid requirements, and treating post-operative nausea and vomiting. Acupuncture and acupressure have demonstrated clinical usefulness but have not yet diffused into mainstream anesthesia practice. To determine why, this study assessed U.S. anesthesia provider's perceptions of acupuncture and acupressure. Methods: After institutional review board approval, 96 anesthesiology departments stratified by geographic region (Northeast, South, West, and Midwest) and institution type (university medical centers, community hospitals, children's hospitals, and veterans affairs hospitals) were selected for participation in an anonymous, pretested, online survey...
April 1, 2016: Medical Acupuncture
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