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This Issue's Top Story

ASA submitted formal comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Request for Information regarding the use of clinical quality measures in federal reporting programs. Noting anesthesiologists' record as Institute of Medicine (IOM)-recognized leaders in patient safety, ASA's formal comments highlighted efforts at the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI). Read more.

 

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ASA provided feedback on a CMS proposed rule regarding regulatory efficiency, transparency and burden reduction. ASA commended CMS for maintaining the physician supervision safety standard and expressed concern over a proposed change to hospital governing bodies. Read more about ASA's feedback.

Come hear CMS Chief Medical Officer Patrick Conway, M.D. and Senior FDA Official Captain Valerie Jensen R.Ph. provide insight on health care regulation, the status of drug shortages and more at the 2013 ASA Legislative Conference: "Focus on the Future." Find out more about the 2013 Legislative Conference, including information about registration and hotel accommodations.

In this month's ASA feature for KevinMD.com, Nina Singh-Radcliff, M.D. explores a topic often sensationalized in the media: intraoperative awareness. She better explains the circumstances and frequency of this phenomenon as well as provides pertinent questions patients should ask their physicians.

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This Issues Special Feature
Anesthesiology calendar note from the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology

Frost-free: S.S. White's non-freezing gas cylinder
Just 89 years ago this month, Philadelphia's S.S. White Dental Manufacturing Company was assigned a U.S. patent for a process "by which the excess moisture may be extracted from the nitrous oxid [sic] gas to produce a non-freezing, freeflowing product." By preventing frosty buildup, patients were less likely to awaken mid-procedure as the nitrous oxide-to-oxygen ratio plummeted.

- George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H.
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(Courtesy of the Anesthesiology 2013 Calendar ; copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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