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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
Market Report, "Temperature Management Market - Global Forecasts & Trends to 2019", published
Although mature markets such as the U.S., Germany, and U.K. hold larger shares in the temperature management market in 2014, the Asia-Pacific region is poised to grow at the highest CAGR of 3.4% in the next five years. Factors such as increasing government initiatives for modernization of healthcare infrastructure, growing number of hospitals and surgical centers, and rising focus of international and domestic players in the Asia-Pacific region are propelling growth in this market.
Source: PR-inside.com - Posted: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:38:30 GMT
Listening to jazz may ease post-surgery recovery
Patients who listen to jazz after undergoing surgery could lower their heart rates and consequently experience less anxiety, says study. For post-operative pain management, researchers say at the Anesthesiology 2014 annual meeting in New Orleans, noise cancellation headphones can help.
Source: The Star Online - Posted: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:56:58 GMT
Jazzing it up after surgery for some healing goodness
Patients who listen to jazz after undergoing surgery could lower their heart rates and consequently experience less anxiety, according to a study presented at the Anesthesiology 2014 annual meeting, from Oct 11 to 15, in New Orleans. For post-operative pain management, researchers say noise cancellation headphones can help.
Source: The Star Online - Posted: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:20:03 GMT
New Technique Helps Diagnose Consciousness in Locked-in Patients
Previously we've seen researchers use fMRI to recognize someone imagining playing tennis by detecting activity in the part of the brain responsible for controlling physical motion. The new research takes advantage of high-density EEG coupled with mathematical techniques from graph theory.
Source: Medgadget - Posted: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:57:59 GMT
Company Profile for iProcedures
This AIMS supports fast, accurate clinical documentation and helps reduce medication errors resulting in a complete, compliant and legible anesthesia record.
Source: Business Wire - Posted: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:02:05 GMT
Anesthesia drug shortages are a reality: 5 options for ASCs
Over the last decade or so, anesthesia drug shortage issues appear to have been compounding. While the passage of the 2012 Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act - which included a provision to mitigate national drug shortages - was a good move toward tackling this issue, it is still one that anesthesiologists across the country are grappling with.
Source: Beckers ASC Review - Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:54:05 GMT
Two New Clinical Studies Show Masimo Noninvasive Hemoglobin (SpHb(R)) ...
The first study was presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in New Orleans, the largest gathering of anesthesiologists in the world, in patients undergoing potential high blood-loss surgery. Masimo SpHb showed similar absolute and trending accuracy as hemoglobin values determined by a laboratory blood gas analyzer, when both the SpHb and the hemoglobin from the blood gas analyzer were compared to hemoglobin from a laboratory hematology analyzer.
Source: Freshnews - Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:54:49 GMT
Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, M.D. Elected First Vice President, American...
Oct. 15, 2014 - The American Society of Anesthesiologists announced today the election of Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, M.D., to first vice president of the ASA Executive Committee during the ANESTHESIOLOGYa 2014 annual meeting. "It's an honor to be elected to ASA's Executive Committee as first vice president," said Dr. Plagenhoef.
Source: Newswise - Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:03:19 GMT
The American Society of Anesthesiologists(r) Installs J.P. Abenstein, ...
Oct. 15, 2014 - The American Society of Anesthesiologists today installed J.P. Abenstein, M.S.E.E., M.D., as its president during the ANESTHESIOLOGYa 2014 annual meeting. "It is with pleasure that I accept this position during such a critical time in the history of the medical specialty of anesthesiology," said Dr. Abenstein.
Source: Newswise - Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:14:11 GMT
BioUtah Announces Winners of 2014 Utah Life Science Awards
BioUtah, the industry association for Utah's life science community, today announced the winners for the 2014 Utah Life Science Awards. The Awards will be presented November 5 at a special luncheon at the Grand America Hotel, in concert with the 2014 Utah Life Science Summit.
Source: Customer Interaction Solutions - Posted: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:33:59 GMT
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.
July 20, 2009
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.
January 22, 2008
AAASC and FASA to Merge
The American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and FASA agreed to merge.
October 13, 2007
Aon study finds fewer medical malpractice claims against hospitals and physicians
Aon study finds fewer medical malpractice claims against hospitals and physicians.
October 20, 2005
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.
July 22, 2005
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.
July 7, 2005
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.”
July 1, 2005
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.
June 30, 2005
Tennessee (TN) Licensure Changes
CRNA’s not holding a Masters Degree will not be “grandfathered in” after 07/01/2005.
June 15, 2005