Alzheimer's and Anesthesia
Alzheimer's and anesthesia don't mix well. Some physicians are advising their patients that are already diagnosed with Alzheimer ’s to avoid surgery unless absolutely necessary.By Sydney S. Farrier, LCSWHow often have you heard the comment about an older person who recently underwent a major surgery, "She was fine until she had that (hip surgery, knee replacement, cardiac surgery, etc) but now she seems confused."Learn More -What is the Difference Between Alzheimer ’s and DementiaThis week I was visiting with an attractive woman in her 80's who had a knee surgery under a general anesthesia a couple of...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - June 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer's alzheimer's anesthesia Alzheimers Dementia anesthesia dementia care of dementia patients dementia care dementia made worse by anesthesia dementia news health Source Type: blogs

New Academic Year Thoughts
The academic year is well underway and thoughts now turn to the candidates that will be filing applications for graduate nurse anesthetists programs.  For those that are thinking about or are applying this year here are a few tips from someone fresh in the mix. Dear David, Words cannot express the gratitude that I have for the invaluable shadow experience you presented me and all the words of encouragement you provided me.  Forgive my redundancy, but thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you and thank you some more.  My journey to become a CRNA started when I was just in my third semester of nursing school....
Source: Nurse Anesthetist - December 29, 2012 Category: Nurses Authors: David Tags: General Student Life Source Type: blogs