Just one of the countless memorable scenes to be enjoyed by nurse anesthetists, nurse anesthesia students, exhibitors, and guests attending the 71st AANA Annual Meeting in Seattle, August 7-11. Throughout the meeting, participants will have opportunities to benefit from quality educational programs, the exhibit hall, and social activities. Visitors to the "Emerald City" of Seattle, known for its lush surroundings, also will enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, shopping and nightlife. (Photo courtesy of Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau.)
Arterial cannulation: A critical reviewArterial catheterization for hemodynamic monitoring is used widely in clinical management. Complications of cannulation have been recognized since introduction of the technique. This review article examines radial, brachial, axillary, and femoral cannulation sites. Waveform distortion, adjacent structure injury, and the incidence of thrombus also are described.
Keywords: Arterial cannulation, site review
Version: 2004;72:267-271.Authors: Teresa R. Cousins, RN, BSN
John M. O'Donnell, CRNA, MSN
Childhood airway manifestations of lymphangioma: A case reportThis is a case report of a 9-year-old patient with lymphangioma who had impacted teeth and a suspected odontogenic cyst. There seems to be little information on the optimal anesthetic management for this age group. The challenges with airway management, including bleeding, laryngospasm, and a difficult intubation, are outlined.
Visual loss as a complication of non-ophthalmologic surgery: A review of the literatureDecreased visual acuity and loss of visual ability are devastating anesthetic and surgical complications. In this review article, the authors provide information on anatomy and physiology, cause of visual impairment, ischemic optic neuropathy, incidence of eye injury and visual loss, onset of symptoms, preexisting and predisposing factors, and review of the literature.