6 May 2020

Anesthesia for Preterm Infants

Anesthesia providers often care for patients with severe preexisting health conditions. These patients fall across all age ranges, from neonates1 to older adults.2 In some cases, anesthesiology ...
17 Apr 2020

Neonatal Resuscitation

Anesthesia providers who specialize in acute care are involved in trauma, critical care and emergency care anesthesiology.1 In these cases, clinicians must be prepared for patients in shock, ...
27 Mar 2020

Anesthesia Providers in Health Administration

The field of anesthesiology offers many career options.1 An anesthesia provider can choose a degree or certification as a physician anesthesiologist, anesthesiologist assistant (AA), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), anesthesia technician ...
2 Mar 2020

Surprise Medical Bills: Implications for Anesthesia Providers

In the United States, financing medical care can be complex for patients and providers alike. It becomes even more complicated ...
25 Feb 2020

Oxymorphone: Mechanisms of Action, Clinical Uses and Adverse Effects

Oxymorphone is a semisynthetic, potent opioid analgesic drug that is derived from morphine.1 Oxymorphone was developed in Germany in 1914, ...
21 Feb 2020

Diamorphine: Biological Mechanisms, Uses and Perioperative Considerations

Diamorphine is an opioid drug also known as heroin.1 It is a controlled substance, and as heroin, it is illegal ...
5 Feb 2020

Anesthesia for Neonatal Circumcision

Circumcision, a fairly common procedure for newborn males in certain parts of the world, is the surgical removal of the ...
29 Jan 2020

The Difficult Airway: Implications for General Anesthesia

Airway management is crucial to an anesthesia provider’s practice, as patients often need assisted ventilation while under general anesthesia.1 Airway ...
14 Jan 2020

Occupational Hazards for Pregnant Anesthesia Providers

At the workplace, anesthesia providers are exposed to a variety of hazards that can be detrimental to their health.1 These ...
8 Jan 2020

Anesthetic Management of Cancer Pain

Cancer progression is often associated with pain,1 whether it arises from the disease itself or from therapeutic approaches such as ...
3 Jan 2020

Women and Minorities in the Anesthesia Workforce

Diversity in the workplace is defined as employment of people who may be different from each other and who do ...
31 Dec 2019

An Overview of Medicare and Medicaid

Founded in 1965, Medicaid and Medicare are government-funded social health programs. Both programs are meant to cover vulnerable populations and ...
27 Dec 2019

Anesthesia during Pregnancy

While many women get through multiple pregnancies without complications, pregnancy and human gestation is a highly risky process. Some common ...
9 Dec 2019

Anesthetic Considerations for Diabetic Patients

Diabetes mellitus, more commonly known as diabetes, is a chronic disease marked by increases in blood glucose and an inability ...
25 Nov 2019

Anesthesia Policies: Cost versus Value of Anesthesia Services

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimated that the United States spent $3.5 trillion, or 18% of GDP, on ...
13 Nov 2019

CRNAs: Compensation and Job Satisfaction

A certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who, in collaboration with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, ...
30 Sep 2019

Telehealth for Chronic Disease Management

In the age of smartphones, Internet and wearable technological devices, the ability to provide health care has been changing rapidly. ...
12 Sep 2019

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Founded in 1990, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is an independent organization that evaluates the quality of services ...
7 Aug 2019

An Overview of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)

Before 1965, more than half of all seniors aged 65 or older had no health insurance coverage, according to the ...