Maj Adrienne Hartgerink, CRNA, MSN, USAF, NC, is pictured carrying an 80-pound backpack filled with anesthesia equipment while she was serving in the Philippines from July to November 2002 during Operation Enduring Freedom (as part of a Mobile Field Surgical Team from Langley Air Force Base, Va). Hartgerink provided anesthesia to both military personnel and civilians injured as a result of a bombing by the Abu Sayyaf, a radical Islamic separatist group. Her husband, LCDR Brad Hartgerink, CRNA, MSN, NC, USN, is currently serving on the USNS Comfort in the Persian Gulf providing anesthesia for US servicemen, Iraqi prisoners of war, and civilians. The Hartgerinks are both graduates of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Graduate School of Nursing, Program in Anesthesia Nursing, Silver Spring, Md. (Photo taken by 1st Lt Michael Edging, RN, USAF, NC.)
AANA Journal Course, Part 2 Update for nurse anesthetists – Parkinson diseaseIn this AANA Journal course, the manifestations, etiologic and pathophysiologic factors, and incidence of Parkinson disease are reviewed along with current medical management. Also discussed are medications and other factors that influence the course of Parkinson disease, as well as preanesthetic, intraoperative, and postoperative interventions.