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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

50 Years of Head Start
New Haven, Conn.- When Edward Zigler - widely known as the "Father of Head Start" and founder of the Yale Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy - celebrates Head Start's 50thanniversary in Washington, D.C. on March 31, he will see many "Head Start Babies," among them one he entrusted with his own life. Two years ago, while Zigler was on the operating table preparing to undergo hip surgery, he learned that his Yale anesthesiologist, John Paul Kim, M.D., was a Head Start graduate.
Kickendal - Leverson
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kickendahl of Schroeder, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Susan Kickendahl, to Trevor Clayton Leverson, son of Leonard and Susan Leverson of Elm Grove, Wisconsin.
New market study, "Kantonsspital Bruderholz - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review", has been published
Kantonsspital Bruderholz is a healthcare company. The company provides medical treatment, intensive care and acute medical rehabilitation and maintenance services.
Indiana religious freedom act: Does it protect faithful or legalize prejudice?
Patience Alexander, 5, was recruited by Freedom Indiana to deliver two wagonloads of letters from opponents of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to the office of Indiana House of Representatives Speaker Brian Bosma. The letters were accepted by Tory Flynn, director of communications for the Indiana House Republicans, on Monday.
Arlington Hts. charity helps with free cleft palate surgeries in India
The Foundation for Children in Need, a not-for-profit organization based in Arlington Heights, has coordinated provision of free cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries in India. Smile Network, based in Minneapolis, provided a medical team of 17 volunteers headed by Dr. Rajbir Sarpal, an anesthesiologist.
St. George's University Medical Grads Shine On Match Day
University graduates continue to enter U.S. medicine in large numbers. At this date, 800 have received first-year training spots in U.S. residencies - many in their top choice.
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SoulTwisters is a classic rock and blues band comprised of local physicians who play professionally to raise funds and awareness for charities. The band has been together with variations in members for over 15 years.
Anesthesiologists implementing practice improvements
Most anesthesiologists participating in a Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program simulation course are implementing practice improvements, according to research published in online March 12 in Anesthesiology . Randolph H. Steadman, M.D., from the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues describe anesthesiologists' practice improvements undertaken during the first three years of simulation activities for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program.
Aridis Pharmaceuticals Appoints Paul-Andre de Lame, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer
Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company applying proprietary technologies to produce novel anti-infectives and immunotherapies for infectious diseases, announced today the appointment of Paul-Andre de Lame, M.D., as the Company's Chief Medical Officer. Dr. de Lame is an intensive care medical physician with strong experience in cardiovascular medicine and infectious diseases.
WebTIPS Helps Make Surgery Less Scary for Children--and Their Parents
Newswise - March 23, 2015 - A newly developed website provides parents and children with individualized information and support-based on factors like coping style and levels of worry and fear-to help lower anxiety before outpatient surgery in children, according to a pair of articles in the April issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia . The papers report on the development of the "Web-based Tailored Intervention Preparation for Surgery" project, which provides information and strategies to help children and parents prepare for surgery and anesthesia.

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.