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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
Johns Hopkins rewrites obsolete blood-ordering rules
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed new guidelines - the first in more than 35 years - to govern the amount of blood ordered for surgical patients.
Source: EurekAlert! - Posted: Wed, 22 May 2013 17:55:29 GMT
WPAHS names Badr anesthesiology chair
Dr. Ahmed Badr has been named chair of the department of anesthesiology at West Penn Allegheny Health System and he will join the system June 1. Badr comes to WPAHS from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, where he has held numerous positions over the past five years and established an anesthesiology residency program.
Source: Business Journal - Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013 19:57:51 GMT
Mushroom hunting in the Eastern Sierra
Sporting a mushroom t-shirt that he later explained was a Bolete, Dr. Jonathan Bourne, who many may know as an anesthesiologist at Mammoth Hospital, took the pulpit on May 7 at the Green Church off of U.S. 395.
Source: Examiner.com - Posted: Tue, 21 May 2013 02:09:33 GMT
Robo-Anesthesia: ASA Reacts to FDA's Sedasys Approval
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is lobbying for greater input into the use of Sedasys, Ethicon's computer-assisted personalized sedation system, following the FDA's recent pre-market approval of the technology.
Source: Outpatient Surgery Magazine - Posted: Mon, 20 May 2013 21:04:56 GMT
ASA: Doctors and nurses are simply not one and the same
Recently, discussion about health care has reached a fever pitch, between changes in policy, adjustments to scope of practice and a multitude of other medical issues.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Posted: Fri, 17 May 2013 11:23:26 GMT
Mission trip has short-term and long-term benefits
"Dr. Paul" gave generously of his time to help physicians in Peru provide better health care.
Source: The Inter-Mountain - Posted: Thu, 16 May 2013 07:06:02 GMT
FDA Approves Sedasys; AANA Expresses Concern
Park Ridge, Ill.-Responding to a decision by the Food and Drug Administration to approve a new machine that allows healthcare providers who are not anesthesia experts to give the powerful drug propofol to patients undergoing colonoscopies and other gastrointestinal procedures, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists stated that the safest ... (more)
Source: AANA Journal - Posted: Tue, 14 May 2013 20:14:40 GMT
Post-Mastectomy Pain Persists For Many Women
A sizable percentage of women who undergo mastectomies for breast cancer continue to suffer bothersome pain from the surgery for at least 10 years, researchers said here.
Source: Surgical Products - Posted: Tue, 14 May 2013 16:10:17 GMT
The Best- And Worst-Paying Jobs In America
Though C-level executives are infamous for what many consider to be their excessive pay, it turns out those sporting scrubs in the operating room bring in a bigger paycheck, on average, than those wearing suits in the corner office.
Source: Forbes.com - Posted: Tue, 14 May 2013 02:21:35 GMT
Divergent Mitochondrial Biogenesis Responses in Human Cardiomyopathy [Heart Failure]
From the Cardiovascular Research Laboratories, Department of Medicine , Division of Geriatrics , Department of Anesthesiology , and Department of Physiology , David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; the Division of Biology; California Institute of Technology; Pasadena, CA ; and the Department of Medicine, University of ... (more)
Source: Circulation - Posted: Mon, 13 May 2013 22:16:45 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