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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

Doctor recruitment ongoing for Jeffreys Medical Clinic
Reporting to the Stephenville town council in her role of chair of the West Coast Health Care Action Committee last Thursday, Aylward said Western Health has been actively advertising for a doctor to serve the medical clinic in Jeffreys for some time. She said the doctor in St. George's has given notice he will be leaving at the end of the year and Aylward said advertising will soon be posted for a doctor there.
Shorter days can affect physical health as well as mental health
Special to The Star-Ledger Scores of articles have been written on the health effects of the shorter days of autumn on one's mental health. Many of us have read about Seasonal Affective Disorder , depression, and loss of interest in everyday activities, which can pose a serious problem for some.
I went to the Gardens to live deliberately Kyle Harvey
Well, it's here. I'm finally going through my quarter life crisis. Or hopefully it's my quintile life crisis.
KOLs Recognize Clinical and Economic Benefits of Noninvasive Fluid...
Cheetah Medical , a rapidly growing medical device company, announced today that key opinion leading physicians are recognizing the significant clinical and economic benefits of noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring during perioperative fluid management. Cheetah Medical hosted a non-CME educational symposium - "Clinical and Economic Considerations of Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in Perioperative Fluid Management" - on Sunday, Oct. 12 , during the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists .
IARS Announces New Affiliation with the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists
Newswise - October 28, 2014 - San Francisco, CA - The International Anesthesia Research Society and the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists announce the signing of an affiliation agreement between the two organizations. Both organizations have a mutual goal to improve patient care worldwide by making clinical information and the latest research available to anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and allied health care professionals throughout the globe.
'Do You Know Who I Am?'
Her anger was not prompted by the fact that she had already had the same surgery just six months earlier and now had to go through it again. She was mad because the anesthesiologists had not listened to her or respected her wishes.
Study shows anesthesia-related deaths decline; improvement needed to reduce injuries
The study, "Analysis of Patient Injury Based on Anesthesiology Closed Claims Data from a Major Malpractice Insurer," is based on 607 anesthesia-related claims reported by conducted the research. Some of the major findings from the study include: * Almost 80 percent of anesthesia technical performance claims resulted from complications that were explained to patients prior to the procedure.
Steps to Avoid Anesthesia's Complications
Donald Horton, right, has a condition known as malignant hyperthermia that can cause severe complications triggered by anesthesia. His son Christian, left, has a genetic mutation linked to the condition.
Market Report, "Temperature Management Market - Global Forecasts & Trends to 2019", published
Although mature markets such as the U.S., Germany, and U.K. hold larger shares in the temperature management market in 2014, the Asia-Pacific region is poised to grow at the highest CAGR of 3.4% in the next five years. Factors such as increasing government initiatives for modernization of healthcare infrastructure, growing number of hospitals and surgical centers, and rising focus of international and domestic players in the Asia-Pacific region are propelling growth in this market.
Radio Waves Knock Out Knee Pain -- In-Depth Interview
Zongfu Chen, MD, Clinic Associate Professor for the Department of Anesthesiology and Medical Director for the UPMC East Pain Service talks about a technique designed to relieve knee pain for up to a year. Tell me a little bit about the RF procedure.

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.