Articles

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Anesthesia Equipment
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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