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This Issue's Top Story

The April 2013 ASA NEWSLETTER focuses on trauma care and the vital role anesthesiologists play in this important field of medicine. Article topics include airway management, our impact on traumatic brain injury outcomes, regional anesthesia for trauma patients and more. Also make sure to read the inaugural "Policy Matters" from ASA's new Health Policy Research Unit.

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PharMEDium addresses the issue of compounding pharmacies offering their perspective on recent articles in the mainstream press, and the recent blog post "FDA Must Have New Authorities to Regulate Compounding Pharmacies" by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read the complete statement from PharMEDium.

Come hear Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange provide insight on health care regulation and more at the 2013 ASA Legislative Conference - "Focus on the Future"! Find out more about the 2013 Legislative Conference, including registration and hotel accommodations.

Econometrica is working under a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on a project that will include providing feedback to CMS on the physician experience with the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the e-Prescribing (eRX) programs. Econometrica is offering a $100 Amazon gift card for participation. Read more.

ASA issued an official response to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information to inform the development of a standardized Hospital Outpatient Surgical Department/Ambulatory Surgical Center (HOSD/ASC) Experience of Care Survey. Read more.

ASA member Nina Radcliff-Singh, M.D., recently appeared on Fox News to provide medical commentary on a variety of topics for the show "Happening Now." View her interview.

In response to an article about anesthesia awareness in The Atlantic, ASA submitted a letter to the editor on behalf of John M. Zerwas, M.D., president of ASA. He stressed the ongoing efforts of researchers to prevent any cases of awareness under anesthesia and encouraged readers to learn more about anesthesia at ASA's website. Copies of the April issue of The Atlantic are on newsstands now, and you can read the full text of his letter on the ASA website.

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As a physician, your advanced education and training has never played a more critical role than when your medical care saved the life of your patient. ASA is encouraging members to share your most powerful stories - stories that show the true impact of your expertise. These stories will reinforce the importance of physician-led care to both policymakers and patients. Send your stories to ASA at today.

The Anesthesiology Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs is a four-week rotation in the ASA Advocacy Division in Washington, D.C., which allows resident physicians to experience the political, legislative and regulatory factors that affect the delivery of patient care. Learn more.

The ASA Committee on Professional Diversity announced its annual call for proposals for the ASA Mentoring Program. The program is meant to foster diversity within ASA through mentorship, providing funding up to $5,000. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2013. Learn more and apply today.

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Reserve your copies of the ASA 2014 Relative Value Guide® and CROSSWALK® , the latest coding resources developed by the authority in anesthesia to accurately report and obtain proper payment. Pre-order yours now.

ASA's newly updated Sedation and Analgesia by Non-Anesthesiologists video provides basic knowledge on the safe administration of sedative and analgesic drugs used to establish a moderate level of sedation. CO2 basic monitoring and advanced life support information is also covered. Order now.

Purchase the popular Refresher Course Lectures presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting. The course outlines, provided in PDF format, are searchable by learning track, author name and lecture title. Order the downloadable link or flash drive.


































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