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January 23 - 25 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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February 07 - 08 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

December 18, 2014

0.9 Percent Sodium Chloride Injection USP in 100 mL MINI-BAG PLUS Container by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter

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FDA MedWatch Recall - Particulate Matter

November 21, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Respironics California, Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators: Class I Recall - Power Failure May Occur

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FDA MedWatch Respironics California Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators Class I Recall

November 21, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection, 10 mEq per 100 mL by Baxter: Recall - Mislabeled

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Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection 10 mEq per 100 mL by Baxter Recall Mislabeled

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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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