American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences aims to promote communication among clinical researchers worldwide. This journal publishes original works within the area of clinical medicine. It is academically peer-reviewed and designed for all doctors, researchers, and health workers regardless of their medical specialties, or type of employment.

John McDonough

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

Professor, University of North Florida, USA

Research Areas

Anesthesia, Pain Management


Ph.DDrake University, Des Moines, IA
M.S.V.A. Medical Center, Des Moines, IA, Certificate in Nurse Anesthesia
B.S. Nursing, St. Anselm's College, Manchester, NH


2005-presentProfessor of Nursing (tenured) School of Nursing, Director of Graduate programs, Director Anesthesiology Nursing, University of North Florida, School of Nursing
2000-2004Professor & Director Anesthesiology Nursing, Florida International University, School of Nursing
1999-2000Private practice of clinical anesthesia & pain management, Clinical Practice at Miami Heart Institute, Miami, FL, Administrative Offices at Coastal Primary Care, P.L., Naples, FL
1994-1998Director of Clinical Education, Associate Program Director & Associate Professor (tenure track), Department of Nurse Anesthesia, Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
1975-1994Metro Anesthesia, Des Moines, IA

Academic Achievement

Graduate Teaching Award, UNF Brooks College of Health, 2007
Acute Pain, Member, International Editorial Board
The Scientific World, Principal Editor, Anesthesiology Domain
Internet Journal of Advanced Practice Nursing, Member, Editorial Review Panel
Open Airways (formerly Anesthesiology Bulletin) Member, Editorial Board
AANA Journal, Former member, Editorial Advisory Board
Consultant, Iowa Board of Nursing (former)
Named "First Distinguished Alumnus" and Commencement Speaker, Greenfield Community College, 1990
Outstanding Faculty Award, GSN, Uniformed Services University (USU), 1996
University Commendable Service Medal, USU, 1997
University Meritorious Service Medal, USU, 1998
Austrian Military Surgeon General's Distinguished Visitor Award 1997


American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (national Education Committee 2004-2005, national Nominating Committee 2007-2008)
Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists (Vice President 2002-2003, President 2003-2004, Director 2006-2008
District of Columbia Association of Nurse Anesthetists, former member & Past President
Iowa Association of Nurse Anesthetists, former member & Past President
District of Columbia Nurses' Association, former member
Florida Nurses' Association
Sigma Theta Tau (Lambda Rho at-large Chapter)
Academy of Clinical Hypnosis
American Board of Medical Psychotherapists (Fellow & Diplomate)
Member, National Advisory Board, Cadence Pharmaceuticals
Member, National Advisory Board, GlaxoSmithKline
Member, Scientific Review Panel, Robert Bosch Foundation (Stuttgart, Germany)
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Hill-Rom Europe
Member, Education Committee, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 2004-2005
Member, Department of Nurse Anesthesia COA Accreditation Self Study Task Force, USUHS
Member, Scientific Review Panel, Tri-Service Nursing Research Group
Member, USUHS Faculty Welfare Committee, 1997-1998

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  McDonough, J., Macha, K., Loriz, L. (2010) Alpha and beta agonists and antagonists. In Oullette, R., & Joyce, J. (Ed) Pharmacology for Nurse Anesthesiology. (pp. 323-345) Boston: Jones & Bartlett. ISBN: 9780763786076
[2]  McDonough, J., Loriz, L., Macha, K. (2009) Learning styles and their effect on clinical instruction. In Hendricks, B., Thompson, J. A Resource for Nurse Anesthesia Educators. (pp. 189-200) Chicago: AANA Publishing
[3]  Welliver, M., Groom, J., Pabalate, J, Kalynych, N.,., Redfern, R. (2008). The new pharmacology of cyclodextrin encapsulation for termination of neuromucular blocking agent effects. Drug Design, Development and Therapy.
[4]  McDonough, J., Harris, A., Welliver, M., Redfern, R., Kalynych, N Loriz, L. (2008) Tips for Using Video: Teleconferencing for Distance Education. Nurse Educator. 33(4) 149-150.
[5]  McDonough, J., (2007) Die Rolle von CRNAs in Rahmen der schmerztherapeutischen Versorgung in den USA. (2007) Orthopaedic Surgery Implications Of A Novel Encapsulation Process That Improves Neuromuscular Blockade And Reversal. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery. Volume 7 Number 2. Der Schmerz. Band 21, 34-35.
[6]  Welliver, M., McDonough, J.Boyd, A., Eastwood, V., Kalynych, N., (2007). Anesthetic related advances with cyclodextrins. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL. 6, 364-371
[7]  McDonough, J, Kerns, A.,. (2006) Clinician perceived barriers to the use regional anesthesia and analgesia. Acute Pain. 8(1), 23-27.
[8]  McDonough, J., Osterbrink, J (2006)/Tele-video conferencing: Is it as effective as "in person" lectures for nurse anesthesia education? AANA Journal. 74(2), 19-21.
[9]  McDonough, J., Osterbrink, J. (2005). Learning styles: An issue in clinical education? AANA Journal. 73(2), 89-93.., Ewers, A.; Mayer, H. (2005). The occurrence of acute postoperative confusion in patients after cardiac surgery. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL. 5, 874-883.
[10]  McDonough, J. (2004). Cardiac Pharmacology, In Nagelhut, J. (Ed), Nurse Anesthesia. (pp.196-221) Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders.., et al., (2004) Akute postoperative Verwirrtheit bei kardiochirurgischen Patienten. (Acute postoperative confusion in cardiac surgery patients. Trans.) Z. arztl. Fortbild. Qual. Gesundheit Wes. (J Quality Assurance in Medicine and Health Sciences.) 98, 761-765.
[11]  McDonough, J. (2003). Pflegeeinsparungen haben sich in den USA als Fehlschlag erwiesen (Nurses have proven DRGs to be workable in the USA, Trans.) Die Schwester, Der Pflege. 42
[12]  McDonough, J. (1999). American universities and their relationship to venture capital. Venture Capital: Das Zusammenwirken von Innovatoren und Investoren. In Spiwoks, M. (Ed), Sofia-Diskussionsbeitrage zur Institutionenanalyse. (pp. 5-10), 99 (7). (2002).
[13]  Inzidenz und Pravalenz postoperativer akuter Verwirrtheit kardiochirurgischer Patienten nach Bypassoperationen sowie Herzklappenersatz. (Incidence and prevalence of acute postoperative confusion after cardiac surgery, Trans.). Pflege: Die Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift für Pflegeberufe (Journal of Nursing Science) 15, 178-189.
[14]  Rayos, C., McDonough, J., Bell, D.M., (1999). A comparison of Air Force and U.S. hospitals regarding the availability of pain management services. Military Medicine, 164 (12), 900-905.
[15]  McDonough, J., Hartgerink, B., McMullin, P, Ellison, J.S. (1999). Controlled drug misuse by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. AANA Journal. 64, 133-140
[16]  McDonough, J., McCarthy, E., Halliburton, J., Ikirt, J., McAuliffe, M.,, McCarthy, E. (1998). A guide to understanding informed consent. CRNA. The Clinical Forum for Nurse Anesthetists. 9 (4), 128-134.
[17]  McDonough, J, Cutbush, C., et al. (1998). An analysis of a nurse anesthesia program curriculum by decomposition. AANA Journal. 65, 443-447.
[18]  McDonough, J., Malan, TP, Philip, BK, Agre P,, Clark, K., McCarthy, E. (1998). The effect of intrathecal and epidural analgesia on the length of labor. CRNA. The Clinical Forum for Nurse Anesthetists. 9, 106-112.
[19]  McDonough, J., Malan, TP, Agre P, (1996). The Guardian Series for Anesthesia Health Professionals. No I in a monograph series: Patient Fear of Anesthesia. NC: Research Triangle Park, Glaxo Inc.
[20]  McDonough, J., McMullen, P.C., Phillipsen, N. (1995). Informed Consent: An essential element of safe anesthesia practice. CRNA: The Clinical Forum for Nurse Anesthetists. 6, 64-69. (1996).
[21]  McDonough, J. (1990). Personality, addiction and anesthesia. AANA Journal. 58, 193-200.
[22]  McDonough, J. & Quam, S.R. (1990). General Anesthesia. In Levy, L. (Ed), Principles and Practice of Podiatric Medicine. NY: L. Livingstone Churchill.
[23]  McDonough, J. (1989). Personality and Addiction Tendency: An Initial Comparison of graduate students of Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia. In Ann Arbor (Ed)
[24]  McDonough, J. (1986). Letter to the editor. Hawkeye Osteopathic Journal. 4(2), 3-4.
[25]  McDonough, J.P. (1985). Anesthesia and infection control in the AIDS patient. In T. Stanley (Ed), Epidemiology of AIDS. Carbondale, IL: Educational Research Corp.(1985). Spinal Opioids: A new approach to pain relief Hawkeye Osteopathic Journal. 3(3), 11-16.
[26]  McDonough, J.P.(1985). Anesthesia and infection control in the AIDS patient. In T. Stanley (Ed), Epidemiology of AIDS. Carbondale, IL: Educational Research Corp.
[27]  McDonough, J. (1976). Blood pressure changes in response to sodium indigotin disulphonate. AANA Journal. 44, 211-214.