Volume 4, No. 3 • Fall 1989

Definition of Terms

For the record, editorial policy of the APSF Newsletter is to use the traditional (British) understanding that the term “anaesthetist” or “anesthetist” means any practitioner who administers anesthesia: physician, nurse, or otherwise. There is never any intention of implications about Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Individual authors may refer to anesthetists or anesthesiologists depending on the context, but the intention always is that this newsletter exists for the promotion of safe care by all anesthesia practitioners.