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February 2012

THU, FEB 9, 2012

A Likely Remedy for Postoperative Sore Throat and Cough – Licorice?!

Next time you’re at the movies and are deciding between Twizzlers and Sno Caps, you may want to choose Twizzlers, especially if you have surgery planned in the near future. Okay, it’s not that simple, but a new study shows that gargling with a licorice solution before surgery significantly reduces postoperative... Read More

FRI, FEB 3, 2012

US Air Force Grants CRNAs Independent Practice at Their Facilities

In an effort to improve patient safety while providing the most-cost effective anesthesia care, the U.S. Air Force has instituted a new policy that allows Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to perform independently based on their scope of practice. The landmark studies that supported the utilization of CRNAs in patient care... Read More