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John G. Aker, M.S., D.N.A.P., CRNA

Cert. Reg. Nurse Anesthetist


Contact Information
Job Description: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Education
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
Awards
  • AANA Foundation Clinical Research Scholar
  • 1999 University of Iowa Worklife Program IOWA Award
Organizations
  • Associate Scientific Editor AANA Journal
  • Editorial Board Member AANA Journal
  • Editorial Board Member Current Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists
Appointments
  • Assistant Professor University of Kansas 1989-1990
  • Lecturer College of Nursing, University of Iowa
Additional
Book Editorship: Zaglaniczny K, Aker J. Clinical Guide to Pediatric Anesthesia. W.B. Saunders, 1999.
Publications
  1. 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.


  2. 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


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


  4. 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


  5. 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


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


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


  8. Aker J: Adrenal Glucocorticoid Supplementation: reconsidering medical Dogma Current Reviews for Post-anesthesia Care Nurses 16(21), 161-172


  9. Aker J: Perianesthesia Respiratory Care. J Perianesth Nurs 13(6), December 1998


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


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


  12. 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


  13. Aker J: The etiology of the cardiopulmonary complication with the use of methylmethacrylate cement Current Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists 21(15), 133-140


  14. 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


  15. 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


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


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