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.

Ketamine + Propfol Speeds Recovery for Peds MRI Sedation
MedicalXpress, February 7, 2018

Anthem Gets Flak for Anesthesia Coverage Policy
FierceHealthcare, February 7, 2018

Bill Would Allow Virginia Nurse Practitioners to Practice Without Physician Supervision
WRIC.Com, February 6, 2018

Is Chronic Pain a Consciousness Disorder? Treatment for Fibromyalgia Might Come from Physics, Not Medicine
Newsweek, February 6, 2018

Judge Won't Toss Whistleblower Lawsuit Over Anesthesia Billing
Reuters, February 5, 2018

Nurses Can Safely Administer Propofol Sedation in ASC Settings With Physician Supervision—5 Study Insights
Becker's ASC Review, February 5, 2018

Depth of Intraoperative Paralysis Mapped Across Surgical Procedures
Anesthesiology News, February 5, 2018

Caregivers Corner: Talk with Doctor Before Procedure Requiring Anesthesia
Capital Gazette (Annapolis, Md.), February 4, 2018

General Anesthesia a Viable Sedation Strategy for Thrombectomy in Stroke: Clinician Takeaway
Neurology Advisor, February 2, 2018

Nurse Practitioner Bill Squeezes Through First Committee, With Amendments
Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 1, 2018

Going Under the Knife? EEG Biomarker Could Help Anaesthetists Get It Right
MedicalXpress, February 1, 2018

Local Anesthetics for Brain Tumor Resection: Current Perspectives
Dovepress, February 1, 2018

What They're Watching: Laura Reichhardt
Laura Reichhardt is the Director of the Hawaii State Center for Nursing. She joins us in this edition of "What They're Watching" to talk about including nursing in payment transformation.
State of Reform, February 1, 2018

Pagosa Medical Center Open House Highlights New Cancer Center
On display was the GI Endoscopy Tower used during gastrointestinal procedures, Laparoscopic and Arthroscopic equipment, instruments used for total knee joint replacements, and information about Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist administered pain management.
Pagosa Daily (Pagosa Springs, Colo.), February 1, 2018

What to D.O.: Low-Dose Propfol Safe for Headache (Yes, Headache)
Emergency Medicine News, February 2018

Lt. Gov. Cox Has a Little Fun While Governor is Under Anesthesia
SanPete Messenger (Manti, Utah), February 1, 2018

Local CRNAs at Forefront of Opioid-Free Movement
Mitchell News-Journal (Spruce Pine, N.C.), January 31, 2018

Respiratory Compromise Institute Appoints Brent Dunworth to Clinical Advisory Committee
Respiratory Compromise Institute, January 31, 2018

APRNs Targeted by AMA Resolution
HealthLeaders Media, January 30, 2018

House Bill 793 Would Ease Restrictions on Nurse Practitioners
Pilot Online, January 29, 2018

AARP Member: Give Oklahoma Nurse Practitioners More Sway
NewsOK, January 27, 2018

Father and Son Work Alongside Each Other as WGMC Anesthesia Providers
West Georga Medical Center Health, January 26, 2018

Effects of General Anesthesia With or Without Epidural Block on Tumor Metastasis and Mechanisms
Spandidos Publications, January 26, 2018

Decision Support system May Help Anesthesiologists Improve Care During Surgery—Four Things to Know
Anesthesiology News, January 26, 2018

Prediction of Emergence Agitation Using Withdrawal Reaction Following Rocuronium Injection in Preschool-Aged Patients Undergoing Inguinal Herniorrhaphy: a Prelimniary Exploratory Observational Trial
Dovepress, January 26, 2018

New Local Anesthetic Paves Way for Nearly Pain-Free Tummy Tucks
CBS New York, January 25, 2018

McLaren Bay Region Surgical Team Performs Hospital's First Awake Brain Surgery
Michigan Live, January 25, 2018

Gov. Haslam Appoints New Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education
Local 8 Now (Knoxville, Tenn.), January 24, 2018

Effect of Bupivacaine and Adjuvant Drugs for Regional Anesthesia on Nerve Tissue Oximetry and Nerve Blood Flow
Dovepress, January 23, 2018

Man Convicted for Renting Human Heads Cut with Chainsaw, Dripping Disease, January 23, 2018

In a First for California, Nurse Practitioners to Deliver Primary Care Without Physician Supervision
California Health Report, January 22, 2018

Nursing Academy: Full Practice Authority for APRNs is Necessary to Transform Primary Care
American Academy of Nursing, January 21, 2018

Everett: Virginia, Modernize Nurse Practitioner Laws
The News & Advance (Lynchburg, Va.), January 21, 2018

Anesthesia-Related Liability Claim Values Lower for ASCs Than Hospitals: 7 Takeaways
Becker's ASC Review, January 19, 2018

New Review Explores Effects of Exposing Developing Brains to General Anesthesia, January 19, 2018

Effect of General Anesthesia and Conscious Sedation During Endovascular Therapy on Infarct Growth and Clinical Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Randomized Clinical Trial
JAMA Neurology, January 19, 2018

General Anesthesia Trumps Sedation for Thrombectomy in Randomized Trial
Cardiovascular Business, January 18, 2018

Office-Based Dental Anesthesia Gaining Ground Over Hospital-Based
PR Web, January 16, 2018

MicroRNA-188-3p is Involved in Sevoflurane Anesthesia-Induced Neuroapoptosis by Targeting MDM2
Spandios Publications, January 16, 2018

Anesthesia Works...But Why?
Healthline, January 16, 218

St. Rose Noticing Significant Increase in Influenza A Cases
GB Tribune (Great Bend, Kans.), January 15, 2018

Man Arrested Impersonating Harvard-Trained Anesthesiologist at Hospital
International Business Times, January 14, 2018

What I've Learned From My Tally of 757 Doctor Suicides
The Washington Post, January 13, 2018

Superior Visualization for Ultrasound-Guided Proximal Intercostal Versus Paravertebral Block
Anesthesiology News, January 12, 2018

Age is Not a Risk Factor for Complications After Surgery Among Older Patients
MedicalXpress, January 12, 2018

New States Enact Laws to Give Nurses Full Practice Authority in 2017
Daily Nurse, January 12, 2018

New Reporting Instructions for Colon Cancer Screening Anesthesia Services and New 2018 CPT Code Updates to the EmblemHealth Preventive Care/Screening Services Exempt from Cost-Share
EmblemHealth, January 12, 2018

Meet Our Women of Influence Honorees: Michelle Peacock Rewrote Laws for Nurse Practitioners
Business Journals, January 12, 2018

Simon Bramhall, Surgeon Who Branded Initials in Livers, Fined
NewsMax, January 12, 2018

7 Mothers Explain What Unmedicated Childbirth Feels Like
Cosmopolitan, January 12, 2018

Grogginess After Anesthesia Caused by Impact on Synaptic Release
Biocompare, January 11, 2018

The Pharmacogenetics of Medications Used in General Anesthesia
PubMed, January 10, 2018

CMS Says OK to Admit Total Knee Replacements as Inpatient
RAC Monitor, January 10, 2018

General Anaesthetic More Than Just a Super Sleeping Pill
Cosmos Magazine, January 10, 2018

Scientists Have No Idea Why Anesthesia Works
Newsweek, January 10, 2018

Can RNs Bolus Propofol?
MedScape, January 9, 2018

Tragedy Impetus for Perioperative Anesthetic Program for Recovering Addicts
Anesthesiology News, January 8, 2018

Hospitals Wrestle With Shortage of IV Bags, Linked to Hurricane
Fox Business, January 7, 2018

Mansch On Montan: Loss of Mom Deepens Dad's Relationship with His Daughter
CRNA Darrin Dixon is featured.
Great Falls Tribume, January 4, 2018

Las Vegas Artists Give Trash New Life in Art Gallery
Retired CRNA Glynn Galloway is featured.
Las Vegas Review-Journal, January 4, 2018

Does the Risk Scale Predict Emergence Agitation in Children?
Anesthesia & Analgesia, January 2018

Hawaii Doubles Number of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Since 2005
Daily Nurse, January 4, 2018

One in Five African Patients Face Post-Op Complications
MedPage Today, January 4, 2018

Advocates Have Personal Touch (featuring CRNA Kay Argroves)
AARP Bulletin/Georgia, January-February 2018

'Forget About the Stigma': Male Nurses Explain Why Nursing is a Job of the Future for Men
New York Times, January 4, 2018

The Doctor's Not In? These Two Will Be
Sahuarita Sun, January 3, 2018

Auto-generated Email Incorrectly Told 11,000 Ohio Nurses Their Licenses Were No Good
The Columbus Dispatch, January 3, 2018

Awake Under Anesthesia
The New Yorker, January 3, 2018

Some Expecting Mothers Are Choosing Laughing Gas as a Pain Reliever During Labor
Billings Gazette, January 2, 2018

Nerve Blockade Combination Effective in Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty-Related Pain
Clinical Pain Advisor, January 2, 2018

Woman Sues Hospital Over Nude Photos Taken of Her on Operating Table
The Blaze, December 30, 2017

How U.S. States are Improving Care Delivery by Giving Nurses Full Practice Authority
Healthcare Finance, December 27, 2017

Fetuses Discovered in Warehouse of Body Part Dealer Accused of Fraud: Report
International Business Times, December 26, 2017

Gene Polymorphisms Linked to Risk of Chronic Post-Op Pain
Doctor's Lounge, December 26, 2017

New Laws Increase Access to Healthcare Delivery for APRNs
Wolters Kluwer Health, December 26, 2017

AARP Asks Policymakers to Put Patients First
LaGrange Daily News (LaGrange, Ga.), December 25, 2017

Profile of Sugammadex for Reversal of Neuromuscular Blockade in the Elderly: Current Perspectives
Dovepress, December 22, 2017

The Call of Duty: Soldiers respond to Deadly Train Derailment
DOD Live, December 21, 2017

Chemical from Cactus-Like Plant Shows Promise in Controlling Surgical Pain, While Leaving Touch and Coordination Intact, Rat Study Shows
National Institute of Health, December 21, 2017

Peri-op Interventions Needed to Improve Outcomes in Frail Surgical Patients
Anesthesiology News, December 21, 2017

Memorial Using Nurses for Anesthesia
Daily Sentinel (Nagadoches, Texas), December 20, 2017

Predictors Identified for Anesthetic Duration in Common Pediatric Surgeries
Anesthesiology News, December 20, 2017

AMA Should Stop Trying to Limit Nurse Practitioners
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.), December 17, 2017

Five Mils of This Stuff is $125,000
Boston Globe, December 17, 2017

Anesthesia Made Easier, Quicker with Rapid-Cooling Technology
Korea Herald, December 17, 2017

Surgery First: Bold UF Faculty Member Skips Anesthesia
The Gainesville Sun, December 15, 2017

Transfusion Requirements Significantly Increased in Revision Cardiac Surgery
Anesthesiology News, December 15, 2017

Advanced Practitioners Oppose AMA Effort to Limit Their Practice Authority
Modern Healthcare, December 14, 2017

Journal Roundtable Explores Practices to Reduce Anesthesia-Related Deaths in Pediatric Dentistry
Association of Health Care Journalists, December 14, 2017

Fluid, Pain and Nausea Management May Lead to Rapid Rehabilitation after TJA
Healio, December 14, 2017

Improving Outcomes in Future Postoperative Ileus Cases
MD Magazine, December 14, 2017

Nurse Practitioners Seek Full Practice Authority in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Gazette, December 14, 2017

Nurses Have High Satisfaction Rates, but Decry Lack of Respect
Medscape, December 13, 2017

Advanced Practitioners Oppose AMA Effort to Limit Their Practice Authority
Modern Healthcare, December 14, 2017

Population Pharmacokinetic-Pharmocodynamic Modeling of Ropivacaine in Spinal Anesthesia
Springer Link, December 13, 2017

Presentation: Accuracy in Evaluating Gastric Ultrasound Images Before and After Brief Training
Anesthesiology News, December 13, 2017

Monitoring ERAS Protocols and Optimizing Outcomes
MD Magazine, December 12, 2017

Initiation of Labor Analgesia with Injection of Local Anesthetic Through the Epidural Needle Compared to the Catheter
Dovepress, December 12, 2017

Consensus Group Will Seek Skullcap Clarity
Genreal Surgery News, December 12, 2017

Anesthesia, Sterility Measures Contribute To Large Carbon Footprint of Health Care Systems, December 11, 2017

Advanced Practice Nurses Cut Hospitalizations From Skilled Nursing Facilities by Almost Half
Skilled Nursing News, December 11, 2017

Excessive Fluids on Day of Surgery Correlates with Increased Peri-op Mortality in Abdominal Procedures
Anesthesiology News, December 11, 2017

Study Highlights Potential for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Health Care Setting, December 10, 2017

Changing Anesthesia Could Help Hospitals Drastically Reduce Emissions
United Press International, December 9, 2017

How Hospitals Can Go Green
HealthDay, December 8, 2017

$41 Million to be Punctual
The Siver Times, December 8, 2017

Quebec Surgeons, Anesthesiologists Reportedly Get Bonuses for Getting to Work on Time
The Toronto Star, December 8, 2017

'Problematic': OMB Ignores Clinical Nurse Specialists' Requests
HealthLeaders Media, December 5, 2017

With Hypnosis, Anesthesia May Become a Thing of the Past
Houstonia, December 4, 2017

A Study to Determine if Caffeine Accelerates Emergence From Propofol Anesthesia
Military Technologies, December 4, 2017

Edina Dentist, Family of Teen Who Died After Surgery Settle Suit for $2M
Star Tribune, December 4, 2017

Anesthesiologists Find EHRs Free up Face-Time for Patients
Healthcare IT News, December 4, 2017

Should Eye Surgeons Fulfill a Dying Man's Wish to See His Family?
NPR/Hot Air, December 3, 2017

Memorial Hermann's Pilot Program Reintroduces the Perks of Laughing Gas to Expecting Mothers
Houston Chronicle, December 3, 2017

Comparison of Dexmedetomidine and Fentanyl as Local Anesthetic Adjuvants in Spinal Anesthesia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
DovePress, December 1, 2017

With Sugammadex, We Are Learning That We Didn't Know What We Thought We Knew
Anesthesiology News, December 1, 2017

Supra- and Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Blocks Equal for Elbow Surgery
Anesthesiology News, November 30, 2017

Hospitals are Scrambling to Solve Their Air Pollution Issue
Popular Science, November 30, 2017

Will Surgery and Anesthesia Harm Your Memory?
PBS, November 30, 2017

Nurses Respond After AMA Launches 'Turf War' Over Direct Patient Access
Daily Nurse, November 30, 2017

Anesthetists Advocate Patient Care
Life Science Daily, November 29, 2017

Peripheral Nerve Blocks Used in Only 3.3 Percent of Eligible Outpatient Surgery Cases—Four Insights
Becker's ASC Review, November 29, 2017

Nurse Practitioners: Key Piece of Healthcare Puzzle
Capitol Weekly, November 29, 2017

Medicare Providers Face December 1 Deadline to Request Review of Medicare Payment Adjustment
Lexology, November 28, 2017

Committee: To Attract Nurses to Rural Georgia, Give Them More Authority
WABE, November 28, 2017

Visualization Superior for Ultrasound-Guided Proximal Intercostal Over Paravertebral Block
Anesthesiology News, November 28, 2017

Patients Significantly Overestimate Pain After Surgery, Survey Finds, November 27, 2017

Pre-Surgery Cognitive Screen Can Flag Elderly Complications Risk
Reuters, November 23, 2017

Child Behavior Associated with Clinician Sevoflurane Exposure
MedicalXpress, November 22, 2017

They Didn't Get Vaccinated. Now They're Out of Jobs
NBC News, November 22, 2017

'Party Drug' Ketamine Really Does Lift Spirits, Study on Mice Reveals (But Only When Men Give it to Them)
Daily Mail, November 21, 2017

E-Cigarette Usage May Complicate Oral Surgery
Dentistry Today, November 22, 2017

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Tells AMA: Promote Patient Care, Don't Prevent It
AANA, November 20, 2017

Nurses Say AMA Launching 'Turf War' Over Direct Patient Access
Forbes, November 20, 2017

Brain Functional Connectivity Related to Post-Op Atrial Fibrillation
Anesthesiology News, November 20, 2017

State Senate Passes Healthcare Reform Bill
The Mashpee Enterprise, November 18, 2017

Ring Block Improves Analgesia for Newborn Circumcision
Medscape, November 17, 2017

Efficacy and Safety of Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks versus Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia in Patients Undergoing Major Abdominal Oncologic Resections: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial
American Journal of Surgery, November 16, 2017

Nurse Anesthesia No. 1 in Master's Degree Earnings
Becker's ASC Review, November 16, 2017

An Airway Management Technique to Achieve Continuous Decontamination
Anesthesiology News, November 14, 2017

Reducing Length of Stay Through ERAS Protocols
MD Magazine, November 14, 2017

Baby MRIs show prolonged anesthesia may cause brain atrophy
Health Imaging, November 14, 2017

This Biotech is Feeling the Pain After FDA Sets Panel on Anesthetic
Nasdaq November 14, 2017

5 Anesthesiologists, 2 Nurse Anesthetists Making Headlines
Becker's ASC Review, November 14, 2017

Evidence-based Approach to Treating Post-Delivery Pain in New Moms During Opioid Crisis
EurekAlert!, November 14, 2017

Colonoscopy Blues and a Special In-Depth Playlist
Houston Press, November 13, 2017

From Whiskey Anesthesia to a 3D-Printed Heart: 125 Years of Norton Children's Hospital on Display
Markets Insider, November 13, 2017

What are the Differences Between Pain Management Protocols for First and Second Eye Cataract Surgeries?
Healio, November 10, 2017

Upstate University Hospital Community Campus Offers Nitrous Oxide During Labor
Business Journal News Network, November 10, 2017

Liposomal Bupivacaine, Interscalene Block Had Similar Efficacy in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Healio, November 10, 2017

Anatomic Measurements Can Predict Difficult Airways, but BMI Less Useful Independently
Anesthesiology News, November 10, 2017

Dental Anesthesia Safety: Say Something if You See Something
California Dental Association, November 9, 2017

Boomer Grandpa: 'I'd Do It Over Again'
Post Bulletin (Rochester, Minn.), November 8, 2017

Arms Dealers
When eight heads arrived at a shipping warehouse in Detroit, the feds uncovered some unsavory details about the little-known trade in human remains. Pacific Standard, November 7, 2017

Checking a Box is Not Enough to Prevent Surgical Site Infections
Anesthesiology News, November 7, 2017

University of Wisconsin Severely Lakes Female Anesthesiologists—Six Insights
Becker's ASC Review, November 7, 2017

Early Postoperative Delirium After Hemiarthroplasty in Elderly Patients Aged Over 70 Years With Displaced Femoral Neck Fracture
Dove Press, November 6, 2017

UW Anesthesiology Department Challenging for Women, Report Says
Wisconsin News, November 6, 2017

Periarticular Injection With or Without Adductor Canal Block Improves Pain After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Anesthesiology News, November 6, 2017

Duke University Team Looks to Train Ugandans to be Self-Reliant
WRAL, November 5, 2017

The Right Systems, Not the Right Stuff Can Reduce Anesthesia Errors
Anesthesiology News, November 4, 2017

State Scrambles to Solve Nurse License Problem
Silver City Daily Press (N.M.), November 4, 2017

People Tend to Overestimate Pain From Surgery
U.S. News & World Report, November 3, 2017

Safety and Regulation of Surgery and Anesthesia in the Office-Based Setting in the United States
Anesthesiology News, November 3, 2017

Epic Sued Over Millions in Alleged Anesthesia Over-billing; Company Stands by System
Healthcare IT News, November 3, 2017

Whistleblower Lawsuit Claims Epic Caused Hundreds of Hospitals to Double-bill Anesthesia Services
Fierce Healthcare, November 3, 2017

Persistent Pain Tied to Memory Decline and Demnetia in Elders
Anesthesiology News, November 3, 2017

Sound That Kills Pain
Oxford-American, November 2, 2017

Labor Lying Down Tied to Higher Odds of Giving Birth Without Interventions
Reuters, November 2, 2017

Noninvasive Procedure is Superior to Steroid Injection for Painful Knee Osteoarthritis
MedicalXpress, November 2, 2017

MACRA 2018: A Look Ahead
Anesthesiology News, November 2, 2017

Mission of Mercy: Duke Neurosurgeons Trek to Africa to Train, Treat the Sick
WRAL, November 1, 2017

Hepatic Necrosis Associated with Halothane Anesthesia
The American Journal of Medicine, November 2017

Ethics Rounds: Death After Pediatric Dental Anesthesia: An Avoidable Tragedy?
AAP Gateway, November 2017

Ring Block of the Penis: A Proven Addition to Multimodal Pain Relief for Newborn Circumcision
Pediatrics, November 2017

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