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MEETINGS / EVENTS

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November 08 - 09 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA Quality Meeting 2014

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

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

October 20, 2014

Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP 10 MG Per ML, 30 ML Single-Dose, Preservative-Free, by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter

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FDA Medwatch Alert 10-20-14

October 16, 2014

FDA MedWatch - LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc.: Recall - Potential for Leakage

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FDA MedWatch LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira Inc

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators: Class 1 Recall - Power Connection Failure

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FDA MedWatch CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators

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Internal VA Audit Shows Medical Delays

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

An internal audit released by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on Monday detailed the extent of medical care delays within VA across the system.  According to the report, more than 57,000 patients have been waiting more than three months for medical appointments and an additional 64,000 patients requested medical care but never made it onto VA waiting lists.  Additionally, the audit of the 731 VA facilities concluded that there was at least one instance of manipulated wait times data in 76 percent of VA’s hospitals and clinics.

Interim VA Secretary Sloan Gibson has said he will spend $300 million to increase hours for VA medical staffers and contract with private clinics to increase veterans’ accessibility to care. Additionally, Secretary Gibson has said he will institute new patient satisfaction surveys and eliminate the 14-day scheduling goal for appointments. Separately, several bills are being considered in Congress to address access to medical care in VA.  The American Society of Anesthesiologists will continue to closely monitor this situation and related legislation.

You can find more information about this audit in this article by the Washington Post.

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