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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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ASAP for May 1, 2013

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This Issue's Top Story

Electronic version of May ASA NEWSLETTER now available
The May ASA NEWSLETTER is devoted to the most valuable member of the care team - the patient. Check out articles on cognitive errors and aids, environmental sustainability, safety in office-based surgery, drug shortages and much more.


ASA News

Anesthesiology study on anesthesia in orthopedic patients makes headlines
A study from the May issue of Anesthesiology found anesthesia type affects perioperative outcomes in orthopedic surgery patients. The study, from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, was highlighted as part of the Journal Press Release Program and was featured in Outpatient Surgery Magazine.

ASA breaks ground on new Schaumburg, Ill. headquarters
On April 27, ASA broke ground on its new headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. The ceremony marked the start of construction on a three-story, 70,000-square-foot, highly efficient building. More than 75 individuals attended the event, including ASA leadership and staff as well as Al Larson, Schaumburg Village president, and Sendy Soto, district director at the office of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.).

ASA member Kenneth Elmassian, D.O. installed as Michigan State Medical Society president
Kenneth Elmassian, D.O., an Ingham County, Mich., anesthesiologist, was installed as the 148th president of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) on April 27 during the MSMS annual House of Delegates meeting. Read the MSMS press release on Dr. Elmassian's honor.


ASA Events and Products

Just Released - 2013 ACE 10A
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Anesthesia Advanced Cardiac Life Support (A-ACLS): First Response to Cardiac Crisis in the O.R. course now available
Explore and resolve operating room scenarios that improve awareness, knowledge and skills in identifying signs and symptoms, and outlining appropriate measures for managing cardiac situations in the operating room. Learn more and order now.

Lectures you won't want to miss from the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting
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 today.

Stay on top of the field with ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology
Learn about cutting-edge developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology by reading the featured May CME article in the journal Anesthesiology, "Perioperative Comparative Effectiveness of Anesthetic Technique in Orthopedic Patients" and answer six questions to earn up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Subscribe now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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