Equipment / Product Review

PROCRNA.COM presents new products of interest to the anesthesia community.   Inclusion on this web site does not constitute an endorsement of the product.  Please review this information, visit the enFlow web site and obtain a demonstration from your local representative.  Keeping surgical patients at a normal body temperature is a daily struggle for those in […]

Clarus Video System

by admin on March 9, 2012 · 3 comments

Having trouble with insertion of the ET tube into the trachea? Would you rather see than feel tracheal rings to insure intubation?  There are a number of video laryngoscopes on the market, now Clarus has introduced the video intubating stylet. The Clarus Video System allows visualization at the end of the distal point of the […]

Obesity, The Airway & Good Positioning

by admin on January 3, 2012 · 6 comments

Troop Elevation Pillow Every anesthesia provider across the country cares for obese and morbidly obese patients. Numerous studies now support that the head elevated laryngoscopy position (HELP) facilitates intubation and in general improves airway management of the obese patient. The Troop Elevation Pillow (TEP) was designed by a practicing anesthesiologist to achieve HELP quickly and […]

ivNOW Fluid Warmer

by admin on October 16, 2011 · 2 comments

Patient temperature at the end of the case is an important marker of compliance with SCIP indicators of quality anesthesia care.  Achieving the goal of temperature maintenance in the anesthetized patient requires the use of several techniques including warm blankets, forced air warming, the use of a HME in the breathing circuit, and the administration […]

Clean Machine for MH patients

by admin on October 6, 2011 · 22 comments

What do you do when you learn that your next patient is MH succeptible?  Do you have “clean machine” sitting in the store room or do you change the absorber, turn up the flows and let the machine air out?  Studies have shown that it can take over an hour of high flow to sufficiently […]

ultrasound visualization

by admin on September 30, 2011 · 4 comments

CRNAs and Anesthesiologists  worldwide are using ultrasound visualization to improve patient safety, increase efficiency and decrease complications. SonoSite works closely with anesthesiologists to develop customized solutions that meet the rapidly expanding clinical requirements. Advanced needle visualization is just one example of our forward-thinking product enhancements. Advanced needle visualization makes the needle clearly distinguishable while maintaining […]

Remifentanil

by admin on September 28, 2011 · 2 comments

Remifentanil is a lesser known and used rapid onset / rapid elimination narcotic.  Despite the advantage of prompt elimination when the infusion is stopped, this valuable drug has not been aggressively marketed. Recently, the ownership of Remifentanil has been transferred to Mylan Institutional.  With the new ownership has come new marketing to educate anesthesia providers […]

Belmont Rapid Infusion System

by admin on September 9, 2011 · 8 comments

The Belmont Rapid Infusion System has had wide use by the Military in the Middle East war.  The system enables the rapid delivery of large volumes of warmed fluid during a resuscitation.   The following testimonial was reported on the manufacturer’s web site: Soldiers are Alive Today Because of the Belmont “We were able to sustain […]

LMA Supreme

by admin on August 28, 2011 · 2 comments

Over the past 20 years the LMA has earned it’s place among the options for quick, safe, and easy airway management. Improving upon existing technology, the LMA Supreme has been introduced to the marketplace.  The integrated drain tube allows fluids to channel away from the airway and the integrated bite block ensures airway integrity if […]

An overview of OFIRMEV

by admin on June 16, 2011 · 11 comments

First and only IV acetaminophen in the US Indicated for the management of mild to moderate pain; management of moderate to severe pain with adjunctive opioid analgesics; and reduction of fever For adults and children ≥2 years old2 Comprehensive clinical dataset The approval of OFIRMEV is supported by the results of 20 clinical trials involving […]