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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

Postdoctoral Position in Migraine and Chronic Pain Research
For more information please see: http://elysium.wustl.edu/cao_lab/ Candidates must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience and a strong record of research accomplishment.
IARS Announces New Affiliation with Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine
Newswise - July 31, 2014 - The International Anesthesia Research Society and the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine announce the signing of an affiliation agreement between the two organizations.
Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
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MEDNAX Announces Acquisition of Illinois-based Anesthesiology Practices
This marks the division's entry into these two states. Associated Anesthesiologists of Joliet was established in 1971 and later formed three related entities that together provide anesthesia services across a wide spectrum of subspecialty areas including general surgery, cardiac, neurosurgery , orthopedic, obstetrics and acute and chronic pain ... (more)
Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Anesthesiology...
Corey E. Collins, DO, Instructor, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, presented on Pediatric Anesthesia for Ophthalmic Surgery.
Weill Cornell Medical College Selects OpenTempo Workforce Optimization Solution
OpenTempo, a leader in workforce optimization and staff scheduling solutions for healthcare, has announced that Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital has recently implemented OpenTempo to facilitate staff and case scheduling in their Department of Anesthesiology.
Hip replacement anesthesia alternatives
Q. I'm having a hip replacement in the fall , and I'm a bit worried about the surgery itself and about "going under."
Surgical site infections for heart operations reduced by surgical safety program CLEAN
Study presented at the ACS NSQIP National Conference reports that evidence-based measures plus an interdisciplinary team approach reduces surgical site infection rates in a high-risk patient population A common postoperative complication after open heart operations - infection at the surgical site - has been reduced by 77 percent at a Canadian ... (more)
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Off-Duty Florida Medics Treat Hangovers with IV "Cocktails"
A new bar in South Tampa mixes cocktails called Hair of the Dog, Chicken Soup and Fountain of Youth.

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.