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MEETINGS / EVENTS

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

ASA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2015

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

ASA Certificate in Business Administration 2015

June 26 - 28 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

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 07, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Nellcor Puritan Bennett, 980 Ventilator System: Class I Recall - Software Issue May Stop Ventilator

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FDA MedWatch Nellcor Puritan Bennett 980 Ventilator System Class I Recall

October 25, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Intravia Containers by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter

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FDA MedWatch Intravia Containers by Baxter Recall

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ASA Encourages Members to Speak About Protecting Patient Safety in VA Town Halls

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald has directed all VA facilities to hold at least one town hall event by the end of September in an effort to better engage with Veterans. These town halls come amid continued investigations into misconduct and medical care delays, including secret wait lists. In response, Congress passed VA reform legislation that provided additional funding for VA and aimed to increase access to care. 

Every VA medical center and regional office will be holding at least one town hall meeting with Veterans, family members, and other community partners. This is a great opportunity for members of ASA to express their concerns about the proposed VHA Nursing Handbook, which threatens patient safety by removing physicians from Veterans’ anesthesia care. ASA strongly encourages members to monitor local facilities for town hall announcements and to share their grave concerns with VA officials about the handbook.

ASA has also compiled helpful information on the proposed Handbook including:

This includes talking points and supporting documents about how protecting physician-led anesthesia care offers our Veteran’s the best medical care. Please contact Amanda Ott at (202) 289-2222 or a.ott@asahq.org with any questions about these materials or the VA town halls.

 

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