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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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Herbal and Dietary Supplement Use and Anesthesia

Herbal and Dietary Supplement Use and Anesthesia

Americans spend more than $27 billion a year on herbal supplements and other “alternative medicines,” often without realizing how potent they can be. Unlike prescription medications, herbal remedies are not subject to government regulations, and their manufacturers do not have to prove efficacy or track side effects. The American Society of Anesthesiologists urges patients to tell their anesthesiologist about any medications they are taking, including all vitamins, herbal supplements and other alternative substances. These products can interfere with anesthesia and potentially cause complications during surgery. Be sure to bring all substances with you, prescription or over-the-counter, when you meet with your anesthesiologist before surgery and on the day of your procedure.

This video explains in detail the potential effects of herbal remedies on surgical patients. The ASA urges all patients to watch the video and discuss it with your primary physician and the anesthesiologist who will be responsible for your safety during surgery

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THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS

Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 50,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring that physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care that every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount. Join the ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2013 social conversation today. Like ASA on Facebook, follow ASALifeline on Twitter and use the hashtag #ANES2013.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists
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847-825-5586