Our Current CRNAs

John G. Aker, M.S., D.N.A.P., CRNA
Certified RN Anesthetist/Sup
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Undergraduate Education
  • Washburn University of Topeka
Graduate Education
  • University of Kansas
Research Interests
  • Safety of deep inhalation intubation of pediatric patients
  • Sleep disturbances in anesthesia providers
  • Patient satisfaction
  • AANA Foundation Clinical Research Scholar
  • 1999 University of Iowa Worklife Program IOWA Award
  • Associate Scientific Editor AANA Journal
  • Editorial Board Member AANA Journal
  • Editorial Board Member Current Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists
  • Assistant Professor University of Kansas 1989-1990
  • Lecturer College of Nursing, University of Iowa
Book Editorship: Zaglaniczny K, Aker J. Clinical Guide to Pediatric Anesthesia. W.B. Saunders, 1999.
  1. Aker J: Caution: Predatory Journals Want Your Business! AANA J 2016 Jun; 84(2):79

  2. Aker J, Block RI, Biddle C: Anesthesia and the developing brain. AANA J 2015 May; 83(2):139-47

  3. Aker J.: The Cuffed endotracheal tube in children In F. Moya (ED.), Current Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists 10(37)111-118. In F. Moya (ED.), Current Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists 2014: 10(37)111-118.

  4. Dexter F, Marcon E, Aker J, Epstein RH: Numbers of simultaneous turnovers calculated from anesthesia or operating room information management system data. Anesth Analg 2009 Aug; 109(3):900-5

  5. Aker J: An emerging clinical paradigm: the cuffed pediatric endotracheal tube. AANA J 2008 Aug; 76(4):293-300

  6. Aker J, Biddle C: AANA journal course. Update for nurse anesthetists--part 4--life in the balance: the role of serpins in disease genesis and prevention. AANA J 2007 Oct; 75(5):349-54

  7. Naguib M, Lien CA, Aker J, Eliazo R: Posttetanic potentiation and fade in the response to tetanic and train-of-four stimulation during succinylcholine-induced block. Anesth Analg 2004 May; 98(6):1686-91, table of contents

  8. Aker J: Safety of ambulatory surgery. J Perianesth Nurs 2001 Dec; 16(6):353-8

  9. Aker J: Sickle cell disease: implications for perioperative care. J Perianesth Nurs 2000 Apr; 14(4):221-7

  10. Aker J: Adrenal Glucocorticoid Supplementation: reconsidering medical Dogma Current Reviews for Post-anesthesia Care Nurses 16(21):161-72

  11. Aker J: Perianesthesia Respiratory Care J Perianesth 1998 Dec; Nurs 13(6)

  12. Greensmith JE, Aker JG: Ventilatory management in the postanesthesia care unit. J Perianesth Nurs 1998 Dec; 13(6):370-81

  13. Aker J, O'Sullivan C: The selection and administration of perioperative intravenous fluids for the pediatric patient. J Perianesth Nurs 1998 Nov; 13(3):172-81

  14. Aker J: The etiology of the cardiopulmonary complication with the use of methylmethacrylate cement Current Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists 21(15):133-40

  15. Dexter F, Aker J, Wright WA: Development of a measure of patient satisfaction with monitored anesthesia care: the Iowa Satisfaction with Anesthesia Scale. Anesthesiology 1997 Nov; 87(4):865-73

  16. Aker J, Pearson KS: AANA Journal Course: update for nurse anesthetists-brain death: terminology, clinical criteria, and diagnostic testing. AANA J 1997 Apr; 65(2):129-35

  17. Biddle C, Aker J: How does the peer review process influence AANA journal article readability? AANA J 1996 Feb; 64(1):65-8

  18. Aker J: Review of current research on midazolam and diazepam for endoscopic premedication. Gastroenterol Nurs 1990 Fall; 13(2 Suppl):24S-28S