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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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Monday, January 27, 2014

Registration is Now Open for ASA Quality Meeting - Early-Bird Deadline: March 12

ASA Members don't miss the ASA Quality Meeting, April 12-13, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt DFW in Dallas, Texas. Get the tools you need to create, implement and utilize a quality management plan at your practice. Leading national experts will share strategies for meeting quality mandates and how to use quality management data to improve patient outcomes and performance measurement. Earn up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Register now!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA®) releases Choosing Wisely® list for pain medicine

Not prescribing opioids first or as a long-term therapy for chronic, non-cancer pain and avoiding MRIs, CTs and X-rays for low-back pain are among the tests and treatments identified by ASA that are commonly ordered but not always necessary.   As part of the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign, ASA today released its second list of five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support conversations between patients and physician anesthesiologists about what care is really necessary.

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