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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

April 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - ARKON Anesthesia Delivery System with Version 2.0 Software by Spacelabs Healthcare: Class I Recall

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FDA MedWatch Class I Recall 4 18 14

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

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ASA Offers Recommendations for HHS National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention

Friday, October 04, 2013

On October 4, ASA offered official recommendations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for further development and refinement of the Draft National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention.  ASA’s recommendations centered on pain medicine and opioid use, development of quality measures related to adverse drug events (ADEs) and the use of the Perioperative Surgical Home to coordinate care.

The Action Plan is an effort by the federal government to seek stakeholder engagement about ADEs. The plan lists two key objectives:  to "identify common, clinically significant, preventable, and measureable" ADEs and to "align the efforts of federal health agencies to reduce patient harms from those specific ADEs nationally."

Review ASA's recommendations.
Learn more about the HHS Draft National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention.

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