Anesthesia News Roundup

Anesthesia News Roundup is a collection of news items pertaining to the clinical side of anesthesia, the business of anesthesia, professional ethics, and items of interest.

Disclaimer: Anesthesia News Roundup is for informational purposes, and its content should not be interpreted as endorsements, standards of care, or position statements of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. All links are accurate upon posting, but may become obsolete due to publishers moving content or expiring older content.

Prophylactic Granisetron for Post-Spinal Anesthesia Shivering in Cesarean Section: A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Study
MD Linx, February 12, 2019

Which Anesthetic is Less Likely to Cause Post-Op Confusion?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 12, 2019

Nurses Make Strong Case for Deregulation
NewsOK, February 11, 2019

Supervision v. Collaboration: Bill on Anesthetist-Doctor Relationship Passes Committee
KFOR (Oklahoma City, Okla.), February 11, 2019

Doctors' TV Ads Don't Stop Bill on Nurse Anesthetists
The Oklahoman, February 11, 2019

Doctors Trying to Defeat Legislation to Give Nurses More Autonomy
Tulsa World, February 11, 2019

Lawmaker Hopes Bill Will Allow Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists to Work Independently
KOCO News 5, February 11, 2019

Two Secrets to Successful EMR Implementation for ASCs
Becker's ASC Review, February 11, 2019

Local Hospitals Among Those Adopting 'Enhanced Recovery' After Surgery
Journal Star (Peoria, Ill.), February 10, 2019

Letter to the Editor
Orlando VA Long Waits
Letter from Randall Moore regarding the VA granting CRNAs full practice authority.
Orlando Sentinel, February 8, 2019

Freshman Legislator Learning the Ropes
Republic Monitor (Perryville, Mo.), February 8, 2019

Surgical Capabilities Broaden as Medical Device Introduced at WBAMC
Major Elizabeth Holshouser, MSN, CRNA, is featured in news story.
(DVIDS), February 8, 2019

Pain Management Services Offered at Madelia Clinic
CRNA Tim Klassen is mentioned.
KNUJ (Ulm, Minn.), February 8, 2019

Guidelines Discourage Perioperative Antibiotics, Codeine for Kids Undergoing Tonsillectomy
MD Linx, February 8, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Providence Centralia Hospital Visit Was a Great Experience
CRNA Ted Gavel is mentioned.
The Daily Chronicle, February 7, 2019

Policy Pitch: 'Vote Yes on SB 801 and HB 1027'
NonDoc (Oklahoma City, Okla.), February 7, 2019

Kansas City Woman Credits Controversial Depression Treatment with Saving Her Life (Kansas City, Mo.), February 7, 2019

Lowering Levels of Anesthesia Doesn't Prevent Postoperative Delirium: JAMA
Specialty Medical Dialogues, February 7, 2019

Please Experience 'Behind the Sheet'
Amsterdam News (New York, N.Y.), February 7, 2019

SIUE Nursing Students Assist Costa Rican Patients (Alton, Ill.), February 5, 2019

Senators Seek Industry Data on Surprise Medical Bills
Modern Healthcare, February 5, 2019

CRNA Julia Grove Encourages Active Recruitment, ASC Price Transparency—Four Highlights
Becker's ASC Review, February 5, 2019

HHS Official Wants States to Know the Risks of Pot Legalization
Modern Healthcare, February 4, 2019

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Recognizes 118th Birthday of Army Nurse Corps
Clarksville Online (Clarksville, Tenn.), February 3, 2019

Data Points: Tracking the Flu
Modern Healthcare, February 2, 2019

Drop in Hospital-Acquired Conditions Saves $7.7 Billion
Modern Healthcare, January 29, 2019

Prosecutor: Insys Founder Motivated by 'Greed' in Fentanyl Bribery Scheme
Modern Healthcare, January 29, 2019

Healthcare Providers Have Role in Helping Human Trafficking Victims
Modern Healthcare, January 25, 2019

FDA Recall: VentStar and ID Breathing Circuits, Anesthesia Sets
Pulmonology Advisor, January 25, 2019

Remifentanil Patient-Controlled Analgesia in Labour: Six-Year Audit of Outcome Data of the RemiPCA SAFE Network (2010-2015)
MD Linx, January 25, 2019

Undergrads Design Ventilator Device; Form Company to Aid Newborns During Surgery
University of Wisconsin-Madison News, January 25, 2019

Most and Least Rewarding Aspects of Nursing - 90 Statistics
Becker's ASC Review, January 25, 2019

Dr Reddy's Launches Injection for Anesthesia and Sedation in U.S. Market
Business Standard, January 24, 2019

Jessica Poole: Patients Need to Ask Questions
Jessica Poole, DNAP, MHS, CRNA, is the author.
Trib Live (Tarentum, Pa.), January 23, 2019

Three Key Anesthesia Trends for ASCs to Know
Becker's ASC Review, January 22, 2019

Respiratory Compromise Institute (RCI) Issues Provider Education Presentations to Raise Awarenss of Respiratory Compromise
Respiratory Compromise Institute, January 22, 2019

Local Hospitals Among Those Adopting 'Enhanced Recovery' After Surgery
AANA CEO Randall Moore and CRNA Josh Newman are interviewed.
The State Journal-Register, January 21, 2019

Prophylactic Platelet Transfusions for Critically Ill Patients with Thrombocytopenia: A Single-Institution Propensity-Matched Cohort Study
MD Linx, January 21, 2019

Different Effects of Oxycodone and Remifentanil in Patients Undergoing Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatic Cancer: A Randomized Trial
Dovepress, January 18, 2019

Government Shutdown Cold Make Hospitals Wait Longer for New Generic Drugs
Modern Healthcare, January 17, 2019

OR Shutdown Enters Third Week Over Drape Wall Impasse
Anesthesiologists want to build the drape wall. Surgeons more flexible on issue.
MedPage Today, January 17, 2019

Association Between Postoperative Delirium and Long-Term Cognitive Function After Major NonEmergent Surgery
MD Linx, January 17, 2019

JAMA Forum: Teaching Pelvic Examination Under Anesthesia Without Patient Consent
News@JAMA, January 16, 2019

Artificial Intelligence May Soon Cause Unprecedented Disruption
Arab News, January 16, 2019

Hospital Develops Recovery, Care Program
Journal Courier (Jacksonville, Ill.), January 16, 2019

Can Anesthesia Influence Cancer Outcomes After Surgery?
JAMA Surgery, January 16, 2019

Minimally Invasive Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section in Maternal Anticoagulation Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
MD Linx, January 15, 2019

Monongahela Man Finds Success with Outpatient Knee Replacement
Herald-Standard (Uniontown, Pa.), January 14, 2019

Chinese Teen D‌i‌es After Rare Aller‌gic R‌eactio‌n to Anesthesia During Nose Job
NextShark, January 14, 2019

Sleep Apnea Patients at Higher Risk of Difficult Intubation
Specialty Medical Dialogues, January 13, 2019

Pain Relief During Labor Varies Across U.S.
WSAU (Stevens Point, Wis.), January 11, 2019

Pain Relief During Labor Varies Across U.S.
Reuters, January 11, 2019

Effect of Preoperative Pregabalin on Analgesia and Interleukins After Lumbotomy: Prospective, Randomized, Comparative, Double-Blind Study
Dovepress, January 11, 2019

Bladen County Hospital to Permanently Close Maternity Center Due to Hurricane Damage, Declining Deliveries
WECT 6 News (Wilmington, N.C.), January 10, 2019

Patient Safety Panel to Discuss Solutions to Eliminating Preventable Post-Operative Delirium
AP News, January 10, 2019

Risk Factors for Early Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction After Colorectal Surgery
MD Linx, January 10, 2019

Local Anesthesia and Anxiolytic Techniques for Oculoplastic Surgery
Dovepress, January 10, 2019

Time from Neuraxial Anesthesia Placement to Delivery is Inversely Proportional to Umbilical Arterial Cord pH at Scheduled Cesarean Delivery
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, January 9, 2019

Sleep Apnea Tied to Intubation Risk
MedPage Today, January 9, 2019

What It Felt Like to Get an Epidural as a Fat Woman
Romper, January 9, 2018

New Procedure to Help Reduce Pain Without Opioids
CRNA Corey Johnson is featured.
The Daily Evergreen (Washington State University), January 7, 2019

Evaluation of Cerebral Oxygen Saturation During Hypotensive Anesthesia in Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
MD Linx, January 7, 2019

Guest Opinion: Advanced Practice Nurses Can Combat Doctor Shortages
Bucks County Courier Times, January 4, 2019

Effect of Adjunctive Dexmedetomidine on Anesthesia and Analgesia Requirement and Recovery Characteristics During Bispectral Index-Guided Anesthesia for Cerebello-Pontine Angle Surgeries: A Randomized Clinical Trial
MD Linx, January 4, 2019

Local Anesthesia Beneficial in EVAR for Ruptured AAA
Healio, January 4, 2019

Nurse Anesthetists: Always There, Caring for Illinois Since 1880
Daily Herald, January 3, 2019

Association of Peripheral Nerve Blocks with Postoperative Outcomes in Ambulatory Shoulder Surgery Patients: A Single-Centre Matched-Cohort Study
MD Linx, January 2, 2019

The Effect of Temperature on Levobupivacaine Spinal Anesthesia, January 1, 2019

Virtual Reality Transforms Hospital Stay for Kids
WPSD 6 (Paducah, Ky.), January 1, 2019

Federal Mandate Requires Hospitals to Post Prices Online
News on 6 (Tulsa, Okla.), January 1, 2019

General Anesthesia in Dental Procedures Reviewed for Young Children
Benzinga, December 31, 2018

Beyond the Mask: Innovation and Opportunities for CRNAs Podcast by Sharon Pearce, MSN, CRNA, and Jeremy Stanley, CFP, AIF, Podcast Republic.
Also available on iTunes.

Horace Wells: The Consequences of Pain Relief, Then and Now
The Hartford Courant, December 27, 2018

New Calibration Can Improve Needle Pressure Measurements in Nerve Blocks
Anesthesiology News, December 27, 2018

Preoperational Chronic Pain Impairs the Attention Ability Before Surgery and Recovery of Attention and Memory Abilities After Surgery in Non-Elderly Patients
Dovepress, December 27, 2018

First Simultaneous Transplants of Liver, Different-Blood-Type Kidney Successfully Conducted
The Korea Herald, December 26, 2018

Anesthetic-Induced Myocardial Conditioning: Molecular Fundamentals and Scope
Current Medicinal Chemistry, December 26, 2018

How Singing a Weezer Song Helped This 19 Year Old During Brain Surgery
Forbes, December 23, 2018

African Child with a Facial Tumor Whom Dikembe Mutombo Brought to the U.S., Dies From Anesthesia Reaction, December 22, 2018

Telemedicine and APRNs at Plaza Health Network at the Forefront of Advanced Skilled Nursing Care Services
Miami's Community Newspapers, December 21, 2018

Effect of Local Anesthesia (With Lidocaine vs Bupivacaine) on Cognitive Function in Patients Undergoing Elective Cataract Surgery
Dovepress, December 21, 2018

Don't Underestimate Anesthesia's Role in Value-Based Care
Becker's ASC Review, December 21, 2018

Report: Zero Percent of Northshore University Healthsystem School of Nurse Anesthesia Students Repaying Loans are in Default
North Cook News (Cook County, Illinois), December 21, 2018

Sierra Leone News: 225 Free Surgeries Performed in Bo, Pujehun by Mission Possible in One Week
Awoko Newspaper (Freetown, Sierra Leone), December 20, 2018

Comparison of Isobaric Levobupivacaine Versus Hyperbaric Bupivacaine in Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section: A Prospective Randomized Case Control Study
Indian Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, October-December 2018

Postoperative Analgesia After Combined Thoracoscopic-Laparoscopic Esophagectomy: A Randomized Comparison of Continuous Infusion and Intermittent Bolus Thoracic Epidural Regimens
Dovepress, December 18, 2018

Comparison of the Potency of Phenylephrine and Norepinephrine Bolus Doses Used to Treat Post-Spinal Hypotension During Elective Caesarean Section
MD Linx, December 17, 2018

How Should You Manage Patients Using Marijuana?
Jovanna Eisenbarth, DNAP, CRNA, ARNP, NSPM-C, is one of the three nursing experts featured in the article. OR Manager, December 13, 2018

Primary Care Workforce Data and the Need for Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority
Health Affairs, December 13, 2018

Topical Anesthesia Therapy Using Lidocaine-Loaded Nanostructured Lipid Carriers: Tocopheryl Polyethylene Glycol 1000 Succinate-Modified Transdermal Delivery System
Dovepress, December 13, 2018

Protracted Amnesia and Catatonia After Routine Colonoscopy Using Propfol for Sedation
Healio, December 12, 2018

Functional Fat Injection Under Local Anesthesia to Treat Severe Postsurgical Dysphagia, a Case Report
Journal of the Sciences and Specialties of the Head and Neck, December 11, 2018

Congress Likely to Revive Earmarks, Signaling a Boon for Hospitals
Modern Healthcare, December 11, 2018

Three Things States Need to Do to Ensure Patients Receive the Care They Need, According to New HHS Report
Becker's ASC Review, December 10, 2018

Hurting the Healers—The Tragedy of Hospital Shootings
Modern Healthcare, December 10, 2018

Catherine Grant: Please, Let Nurse Practitioners Serve Patients
Trib Live (Pennsylvania), December 8, 2018

Jerod Smith: Health Care Crisis? There's an APP for That
Trib Live (Pennsylvania), December 8, 2018

Using Operating Room Turnover Time by Anesthesia Trainee Level to Assess Improving Systems-Based Practice Milestones
BMC Medical Education, December 5, 2018

New Benefits to Incorporating a Nurse Practitioner for Your Practice
MultiBriefs, December 5, 2018

ASC, Anesthesia Provider Relationships Risk Violating Anti-Kickback Laws—Three Insights
Becker's ASC Review, December 4, 2018

Six Ways People in History Used Marijuana that We Don't Use Any Longer
Civilized, December 3, 2018

How Price Transparency Could Affect Anesthesia Practices—Five Takeaways
Becker's ASC Review, December 3, 2018

Eight Things to Know About Orthopedic and Spine Pain Management
Becker's Spine Review, November 29, 2018

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Now Equipped with World's Most Advanced Simulators for Nursing Education
Caledonian Record, November 28, 2018

Patient-controlled Paravertebral Analgesia for Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Lobectomy
MDLinx, November 27, 2018

The Application of WALANT (Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) in Hand Surgery
Cleveland Clinic, November 26, 2018

Effect of Depth of Sedation in Older Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Repair on Postoperative Delirium: The STRIDE Randomized Clinical Trial
MDLinx, November 26, 2018

Research Indicates Compound Could Combat Drug Addiction
Albuquerque Journal, November 22, 2018

Diaphragm Atrophy From Mechanical Ventilation Increases Complications
Anesthesiology News, November 22, 2018

A Case Report of Multiple Anesthesia for Pediatric Surgery: 80 Anesthesia Applications in a Period of 6 Years
BMC Anesthesia, November 20, 2018

Mercy Shooting Highlights Importance of Drills, Preparing Staff
Modern Healthcare, November 20, 2018

Comparison of Regional with General Anesthesia on Mortality and Perioperative Length of Stay in Older Patients After Hip Fracture Surgery
International Journal for Quality in Health Care, November 17, 2018

Use of a Bougie for Emergency Intubation: A Second Look
Anesthesiology News, November 17, 2018

Calculating Efficiency to OR Operations
DVIDS, November 16, 2018

Top Anesthesia Challenges, the Field's Future and How CRNAs Will Shape It—Five Qs With AANA President
Becker's ASC Review, November 15, 2018

FDA Warns Against Using Unapproved Drugs in Implantable Pumps
Anesthesiology News, November 15, 2018

A Chemical Found in Some Vape Flavors Has Been Linked to an Irreversible Condition Called 'Popcorn Lung'
Insider, November 15, 2018

Outpatient Total Knee Arthroplasty is Becoming the New Standard: Three Research Insights
Becker's ASC Review, November 15, 2018

First Brain Tumour Surgery Without Anesthesia Held at Lahore General Hospital
Pakistan Today, November 15, 2018

Regional Anesthesia to Ameliorate Postoperative Analgesia Outcomes in Pediatric Surgical Patients: An Updated Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials
Dovepress, November 15, 2018

AMA to Advocate on Gender Definition, Sexual Assault Treatment
Modern Healthcare, November 13, 2018

Issues and Challenges of Pediatric Anesthesia in Bangladesh
Journal of Anesthesia & Critical Care: Open Access, November 13, 2018

Propofol vs Inhalational Agents to Maintain General Anaesthesia in Ambulatory and In-Patient Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
MDLinx, November 12, 2018

What ASC Anesthesia Groups Should Know About the 2019 Final Payment Rule: 6 Insights
Becker's ASC Review, November 12, 2018

Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks an Effective Alternative Analgesic Modality in Certain Cancer Patients
Anesthesiology News, November 12, 2018

The Need for Nurses is Growing in Georgia. How Will Hospitals Keep Up With the Demand
The Telegraph (Macon, Georgia), November 12, 2018

U.K. Study Finds Remifentanil Leads to Fewer Epidurals Than Meperidine
Anesthesiology News, November 11, 2018

Nurse Practitioners the Solution to the Health Care Shortage
Reno Gazette Journal, November 11, 2018

UW Alum Who Fought in World War I Helped Create Veterans Day as National Holiday for All Vets
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 8, 2018

Nearly All MIPS Clinicians Score Bonuses for Year 1
Modern Healthcare, November 8, 2018

FDA Plans Curbs on E-Cigarette Sales Over Concerns About Surge in Teen Vaping
The Washington Post, November 8, 2018

Effects of Fascia Iliaca Compartment Block Combined with General Laryngeal Mask Airway Anesthesia in Children Undergoing Femoral Fracture Surgery: A Randomized Trial
Dovepress, November 8, 2018

Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction After Sevoflurane or Propofol General Anaesthesia in Combination With Spinal Anaesthesia for Hip Arthroplasty
Anesthesia and Intensive Care, November 8, 2018

Keeping Patients Safe From Residual Neuromuscular Blockade: The Case for Lower-Dose Sugammadex
Anesthesiology News, November 8, 2018

Fresenius Loses Bid to Revive Diprivan Patent on Bass Challenge
Bloomberg, November 7, 2018

Using Ultrasound, Scientists Deliver Drugs to Specific Brain Regions
Discover Magazine, November 7, 2018

Outpatient Surgery Dilemma: What Caused Postop Leg Rigidity, Spasms, and Sweating?
MedPage Today, November 5, 2018

FDA Approves, Explains Need for New Acute Pain Sufentanil Formulation
Anesthesiology News, November 5, 2018

Large Numbers of Negative Trial Results Impede Progress in Critical Care Medicine
Medical Bag, November 5, 2018

75 Percent of Anesthesiologists Say Surgeons' OR Hours Should Be Capped
Becker's ASC Review, November 2, 2018

A Basic Review of Pain Pathways and Analgesia
Anesthesiology News, November 1, 2018

Effect of Intrathecal Dexmedetomidine on Preventing Shivering in Cesarean Section After Spinal Anesthesia: A Meta-Analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis
Dovepress, November 2018

CRNAs: A Short History of Nurse Anesthesia and the Future of Anesthesia Care
LinkedIn, April 7, 2017