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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
Anesthetic technique improves quality of recovery for women having breast cancer surgery
Anesthesiologists using a technique similar to a dental freeze can improve the quality of recovery and decrease recovery time for breast cancer surgery patients, according to a new study.
Source: EurekAlert! - Posted: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:17:43 GMT
Advocates unhappy with autism bill rewrite
Mike Wasmer, an Olathe resident who represents the group Autism Speaks, talks to other autism coverage advocates after Monday's hearing.
Source: The Capital-Journal - Posted: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:03:42 GMT
New Frost & Sullivan Analysis Shows ON-Q* Pain Pump as...
The full paper is The whitepaper analyzes the literature and clinical experience behind the ON-Q Pain Relief System and Pacira's Exparel , and illuminates the most important criteria for clinicians to consider when evaluating post-operative pain management alternatives.
Source: Sys-Con Media - Posted: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:39:28 GMT
Google Glass: Geeky tech toy aims to save lives
Walk around this tech capital and you'll spot someone wearing Google Glass, a device that spawns everything from envy to eye-rolling as debates rage over the wearable computer's pros and cons .
Source: The Baxter Bulletin - Posted: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:15:22 GMT
Viewpoint: Anesthesia proposal in state House goes too far
Here's a statement that should concern anyone who is serious about patient safety in our state: "Florida House of Representatives proposal PCB 14-01 would allow nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia - in all cases - independently and without any supervision of a physician."
Source: Pensacola News Journal - Posted: Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:22:33 GMT
Aviation and anesthesiology: The importance of training
Comparisons between the airline industry and anesthesia care are common. One of the most commonly heard analogies is that the takeoff and landing of a jetliner are similar to induction and emergence during a general anesthetic.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Posted: Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:03:53 GMT
CaldolorA Pediatric Pain Study Results To Be Presented At The...
Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that data from a recent study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Caldolor Injection will be presented at the Pediatric Anesthesiology 2014 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Source: Freshnews - Posted: Sat, 08 Mar 2014 04:15:34 GMT
Caregiving in America: Helping families cope with a loved one's fading memory
Memory loss can have a profound impact on patients, leading to an erosion of independence, a sense of helplessness and depression.
Source: Home - Posted: Sat, 08 Mar 2014 00:11:03 GMT
DR Systemsa eHR is 2014 Meaningful Use Certified as a Complete Ambulatory EHR
The DR Systems EHR incorporates the Health CompanionA patient communication platform as relied upon software for secure patient messaging and other consumer-centric features.
Source: Business Wire - Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:01:45 GMT
Web-based resources for critical care education.
To identify, catalog, and critically evaluate Web-based resources for critical care education.
Source: CiteULike - Posted: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:41:58 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