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Anesthesia Industry News

The News portion of NWAnesthesia.com offers news, announcements, commentary and articles on anesthesia, technology and things unique to our profession. You’ll find the most recent entries on the home page, but this page will become an archive of our industry.

Current Anesthesia Articles from Topix.com

Editor, Clinical Medicine
Responsibilities Pursues an active and efficient acquisitions policy through strategy development, research, email and telephone correspondence, meetings/trips in the US, consultations with thought leaders, series editors, etc.Approximately 10% travel required as well as strong initiative and independent functioning. Acquires book projects in several categories, including anesthesiology, critical care, and emergency medicine .
Lives Lived: Roberto (Bert) Santos, 74
Husband, father, mentor. Born on Aug. 8, 1940, in Manila; died on March 5, 2015, in Toronto, of lung cancer, aged 74. When Roberto Santos emigrated from the Philippines in 1965, he paved the way for many to follow in his footsteps.
NAPA's Andrew T. Ng, MD Selected by Castle Connolly to Top Doctors(R) 2015 List
North American Partners in Anesthesia , the largest single specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company in the U.S., is proud to announce anesthesiologist Andrew T. Ng, MD, has been selected by Castle Connolly as one of the Top Doctors for 2015. Castle Connolly Top Doctors are selected based on peer recognition and an extensive research and review process.
Standardized glycemic management and perioperative glycemic outcomes...
To assess the safety and effectiveness of a standardized glycemic management protocol in patients with diabetes mellitus who undergo same-day surgery. The perioperative glycemic management protocol consisted of preoperative instructions and perioperative order sets for management of subcutaneous and intravenous insulin.
Postoperative fluid management.
Postoperative care units are run by an anesthesiologist or a surgeon, or a team formed of both. Management of postoperative fluid therapy should be done considering both patients' status and intraoperative events.
Photo Flash: Kretzer Piano Music Foundation Raises $60K at 4th Annual Physicians Talent Showcase
The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation presented the 4th annual PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE at The Harriet Himmel Theater on August 18. The event attracted more than 400 fans, raising $60,000 that will enable the nonprofit organization to expand its music education programs for children in need.
Risk Factors for Abnormal Developmental Trajectories in Young...
From Herma Heart Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee ; and Departments of Pediatrics , Anesthesiology , and Surgery , Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Correspondence to Kathleen Mussatto, PhD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Herma Heart Center, MS B550A, 9000 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226.
New Canadian-made device promises personalized anesthesia
There are autopilots to help fly airplanes, automatic cruise control in our cars, and soon, thanks to work from Canadian researchers, there could be automatic anesthesia delivery machines in surgical wards. Anesthesia is a tricky field of medicine.
Insurer, N.J. medical associations seek solution to surprise out-of-network medical bills
The state's largest health insurance company and organizations representing doctors and hospitals have held private discussions over the summer about legislation to protect consumers from surprise medical bills. They haven't hammered out a compromise yet over the toughest issue - how to determine how much to pay a provider who isn't part of an insurance network - but one participant expressed optimism.
Google Glass coming to a doctor near you
Dr. Patrick Hu, an anesthesiologist, glances around UCI Medical Center hands-free with Google Glass. Vital patient data from the operating room can be shared via the device.

Previous Anesthesia Articles and Entries

Doctor and Two Former Hospital Employees Plead Guilty to HIPAA Violations
Jane W. Duke, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, along with Thomas J. Browne, Special-Agent-in-Charge of the Little Rock Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today the guilty pleas of a Doctor and Two Former Hospital Employees. Each pled to a misdemeanor violation of the health information privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) based on their accessing a patient’s record without any legitimate purpose.
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine calling for a 60% increase in enrollment
The need for more doctors is so critical that Medical College of Georgia must expand immediately to produce physicians that will remain in GA — assuring both public health and economic opportunity for all citizens.
AAASC and FASA to Merge
The American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and FASA agreed to merge.
Aon study finds fewer medical malpractice claims against hospitals and physicians
Aon study finds fewer medical malpractice claims against hospitals and physicians.
Baxter Recalls Flawed Infusion Pump After Deaths
Baxter Healthcare Corp. recalled all models of its Colleague Volumetric Infusion Pumps because the pumps can shut down while delivering medication and fluids to patients, the Food and Drug Administration said.
Malpractice Premiums Far Outpaced Claims
The Center for Justice and Democracy, New York, said 15 of the nation’s biggest malpractice insurers “price–gouged” physicians from 2000 to 2004, increasing net premiums 120% while their net payments for claims rose 5.7% during that period.
Patient Safety Advocacy Decreases Malpractice Premiums
The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, June 21st examined how malpractice insurance premiums for anesthesiologists have decreased over the past 20 years because they have “focused on improving patient safety” rather than legislation that would “protect them against patient lawsuits.”
Medical Malpractice: Understanding Claims Made and Occurrence Coverage
Not all medical malpractice policies are the same. Understanding the difference between a “claims–made” policy and an “occurrence” policy may be difficult as there are significant differences in coverage.
Tennessee (TN) Licensure Changes
CRNA’s not holding a Masters Degree will not be “grandfathered in” after 07/01/2005.