January 5, 2017
Veteran Affairs’ Final Rule on Nurse Anesthetists
In December 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that they will be maintaining the current physician-led model of ...
December 23, 2016
CRNAs: Cost-Effectiveness without Compromising Quality
Nurses have provided anesthesia care in the United States for over a century. As professionals vital to anesthesia administration, Certified ...
December 20, 2016
The Emergence of Cerebral Oximetry During Anesthesia Care
The evolution of modern monitoring during general anesthesia has come a long way from the days of assessing a patient’s ...
December 15, 2016
Anesthesiology for ENT Surgery in the Free Standing ASC
A growing number of patients are undergoing same-day surgery and receiving anesthesia services as an outpatient, obviating the need to ...
December 9, 2016
Meaningful Use and EHRs
Meaningful use is defined as using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to “improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health ...
December 5, 2016
Anesthesia for Routine and Advanced GI Endoscopy: Current Practice and ...
Upper and lower endoscopies are among the most prevalent procedures performed in the US today. While historically sedation has been ...
November 28, 2016
Safeguarding Patients and Data in the Evolving Healthcare Cybersecurity Landscape
As the healthcare system becomes increasingly electronic, it is necessary to examine the security measures that are in place to ...
November 22, 2016
President-Elect Donald Trump’s Healthcare Plans
President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, during ...
November 14, 2016
Final MACRA Rule
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was signed into law in April 2015 and repeals the ...
October 31, 2016
Beginning a Career as a CRNA
Once a student registered nurse anesthetist (SRNA) graduates from an accredited training program and passes the National Certification Exam offered ...
September 6, 2016
HIPAA Audit Process
As the use of electronic personal health information (PHI) continues to rise and public concern mounts over privacy and security ...
September 1, 2016
How Can OR Metrics Benefit Anesthesia Services?
Operating room metrics are a part of evaluation and are important in measuring and comparing the quality of care and ...