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MEETINGS / EVENTS

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May 05 - 07 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2014 ASA Legislative Conference

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

March 28, 2014

FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

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FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

March 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Merit Medical Systems, Custom Procedural Trays/Kits Containing 1 percent Lidocaine HCl Injection, 10mg/mL: Recall - Particulates Found in Hospira supplied Lidocaine

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Merit Medical Systems Custom Procedural Trays Kits Recall Particulates Found in Hospira Lidocaine

March 18, 2014

McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care: Recall - Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data

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McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care Recall Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data

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ASA Commends CMS for Maintaining Physician Supervision Safety Standard and Expresses Concern Regarding Proposed Changes to Hospital Governing Bodies

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

ASA provided feedback to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to a proposed rule "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Part II—Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction."  ASA thanked CMS for maintaining the physician supervision safety standard for anesthesia care and noted that "substituting nurses for doctors would significantly decrease patient safety and quality of care."

ASA has concern about a provision that would remove the requirement that a medical staff member be on a hospital's governing body.  ASA stated that "in order to properly address patient safety and health concerns at the hospital level, it is essential to have a medical staff member who understands clinical concerns within the hospital’s governing body."    

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Review the proposed rule.

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