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CRNA Salary & Compensation

Compensation has always been a hot topic within the field of Nurse Anesthesia. Region plays a very specific role in determining how much you can plan to make as an anesthetist. Over the past five to ten years, however, we’ve seen a gradual decline in CRNA compensation. Why do you think this is? How [...]

By | 2017-01-04T23:03:49+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

VA Final Rule Excludes CRNAs

What do you think about the VA’s ruling to exclude CRNA’s from autonomous practice?  Our position here at Lullaby Anesthesia Associates, LLC is against this ruling. The state of healthcare delivery to our veterans is already obscene at best. This ruling substantially delays, and may even prevent delivery of services to those who have [...]

By | 2017-01-04T23:06:18+00:00 December 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Who Wants to be a Millionaire Leader?

Some people are natural born leaders. Some are groomed to become leaders, while other have no desire to lead. Wherever you fall on this continuum., it is important to know and understand what actions or qualities make a “leader” a good one. In this article, Tom Davis, CRNA presents a rubric to follow for [...]

By | 2017-01-04T22:55:44+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Apneic Oxygenation

Unanticipated difficult airways can prove potentially fatal in the patient at increased risk for desaturation during the apneic period. As we attempt to secure the airway in these patients, are there any additional adjuncts the anesthetist can utilize to prolong the apneic period and avoid early hypoxemia? This article addresses some adjuncts that have [...]

By | 2017-01-04T22:36:54+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Perioperative Vision Loss

Postoperative vision loss is a major concern. As CRNA's, we must remain vigilant to ensure the safety of our patients. How much do YOU know about postoperative vision loss? Test and refresh yourself with this AANA Journal Course that addresses how this phenomenon occurs and what we can do as anesthesia providers to avoid [...]

By | 2017-01-04T22:40:56+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Novel Use of Clevidipine

Hemodynamic management of the patient with Pheochromocytoma can present a difficult challenge. For patients who are at increased risk for severe intraoperative hypertension with manipulation of the adrenal gland, which antihypertensive medications provide the best management. This article addresses Clevidipine as a potential option. Novel Use of Clevidipine for Intraoperative Blood Pressure Management in [...]

By | 2017-01-04T22:44:41+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Factors Influencing Patient Safety

Transfer of patient care is a critical step in assuring positive patient outcomes. Nowhere is this pivotal step more important than in the setting of a critically ill patient, or, a postoperative patient. Is standardization of the transfer of care process beneficial to patients? Does it ensure that all pertinent information has been relayed. [...]

By | 2017-01-04T22:47:47+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Breaking Through Economic Barriers

Electronic healthcare information systems have proven to be a vital resource when it comes to the delivery of healthcare, both in and out of the operating room. They streamline the delivery of healthcare and have made it easier for providers to access patient information across a vast healthcare continuum. While the benefits of these [...]

By | 2017-01-04T22:51:05+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Education|0 Comments

Flight Path to Patient Safety

What is the correlation between the airline industry and patient safety with regard to anesthesia practice? Tom Davis, CRNA explores the parallels between these two concepts, and outlines ways the anesthesia provider can ensure the safety of their patients. Very interesting read, take a look. Flight Path to Patient Safety Author Thomas [...]

By | 2017-01-04T22:54:41+00:00 May 14th, 2016|Education|0 Comments

The Concept of Reentry

Drug use and addiction are unfortunately very real pitfalls that some anesthesia providers face. Entering treatment programs and overcoming the addiction can both be very difficult. But what difficulties do anesthesia providers face when they attempt to reenter the field? Is reentry to anesthesia practice even possible? If so, what pathways for reentry are [...]

By | 2017-01-04T22:59:26+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Education|0 Comments