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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

Dr. Jeffrey Faaberg joins SageWest Health Care Riverton; One of six new physicians
SageWest Health Care is pleased to welcome Jeffrey Faaberg, M.D., to its medical staff. Dr. Faaberg offers anesthesia and interventional pain services to patients throughout Fremont County and is one of six new physicians to begin practice at SageWest Health Care this year.
Tedmed DC: The Companies We Met in The Hive
Edison recognizes that when students, physicians, or even small companies have a great idea to tackle a critical medical challenge, there are a number of hurdles between having the idea and getting it to market. Edison's mission is to bring medical innovations to life through financial support and opportunities, domain expertise, and strategic relationships.
Advances in same-day joint replacement and minimally invasive spine surgery
University Center for Ambulatory Surgery is a freestanding outpatient surgery center located in Somerset. UCAS specializes in orthopaedic surgery with a unique focus on same-day joint replacement and minimally invasive spine surgeries.
MTS Health Investors, LLC Completes Sale of Florida Gulf-to-Bay Anesthesiology Associates
TeamHealth is one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals MTS completed its majority investment in FGTBA in April of 2012. Through that transaction, MTS created a partnership with the company's physician owners with a goal of providing strategic resources to promote growth and enhance operational capabilities.
Joan Rivers' death: No texting and no selfies in the operating room
Jan 25, 2010: Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. One thing that I've learned in my surgical training over the years is that the surgeon is the captain of the operating room.
Axsome Therapeutics Announces Appointments To Its Board Of Directors
Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that Roger Jeffs, Ph.D., Mark Saad, and Mark Coleman, M.D. will join its Board of Directors. Dr. Jeffs is President and Chief Operating Officer of United Therapeutics Corporation , a leading biotechnology company.
Patients describe waking up during anesthesia
For many people, undergoing surgery and other procedures that require anesthesia can be fraught with anxiety. Some people fear they won't ever wake up after being "put under," a risk highlighted by the recent death of Joan Rivers after a seemingly routine procedure.
Troponin T and B-Type Natriuretic Peptide After On-Pump Cardiac...
From the Department for Anesthesia, Surgical Intensive Care, Prehospital Emergency Medicine and Pain Therapy and Cardiac Surgery Department , University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland ; and Anesthesiology Department, Kantonsspital St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland . Background- The independent predictive value of troponin T after on-pump cardiac surgery was established in several studies.
Here's Why Nurse Anesthetists Earn Over $150,000 A Year
Turns out doctors aren't the only medical professionals bringing home fat paychecks. Nurse anesthetists make a whopping $157,690 per year, on average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Eagle alumni reflection: Dr. Timothy Sowder
Dr. Timothy Sowder, son of Mike and Elizabeth Sowder, graduated from Vilonia High School in 2006. He graduated with honors from Ouachita Baptist University in 2010 with a BS in Biology and a minor in chemistry and business.

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.