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American Society of Anesthesiologists Announces a Committee to Address Opioid Abuse and Encourages Co-Prescribing of Naloxone

Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced the creation of its Ad Hoc Committee on Prescription Opioid Abuse, which will focus on identifying common-sense ways to reduce prescription opioid abuse and promote safe and effective...
31-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Washington Health Technology Clinical Committee’s Decision to Preserve Coverage for Spinal Injections - a Win for Back Pain Patients

The Multi-society Pain Workgroup (MPW), representing more than 100,000 physicians and 15 medical societies, applauds the Washington State Health Care Authority’s Health Technology Clinical Committee (HTCC) for preserving access to spinal injection...
23-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Five Tips for Pain Management with Opioids:

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Prescription opioid abuse and misuse have become epidemic, with more than 2 million Americans addicted to the pain relievers. During Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 13-19), ASA developed five tips for patients regarding opioids for pain control.
14-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists and CAE Healthcare Announce Collaborative Agreement to Create Screen-Based Simulation Product

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and CAE Healthcare today announced a collaborative agreement to design and develop an interactive screen-based simulation product that will allow ASA members and other interested learners to supplement...
7-Mar-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Surgery, Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

New research suggests older patients should not feel reluctant to have quality of life enhancing surgeries due to concerns that undergoing anesthesia may boost their risk of developing cognitive issues.
1-Mar-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Opting Out of the Federal Rule Requiring Physician Supervision Does Not Increase Access to Anesthesia Care, Study Finds

The Medicare “opt-out” rule that allows anesthesia to be administered without physician supervision does not increase patient access to anesthesia care, according to a study recently published online in Anesthesia and Analgesia.
29-Feb-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Easing Women’s Pain: Exercise, Identifying Triggers Are Key, Research Shows

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Women often suffer silently when in pain, whether it’s caused by pregnancy discomfort or creaky knees. Yet there are a variety of solutions that can help relieve women of chronic pain, from exercise to identifying triggers, suggests a new review...
24-Feb-2016 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

First-of-Its-Kind Perioperative Surgical Home Initiative Demonstrates Measurable Impact on Quality and Costs

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading health care improvement company, have announced the results of the first iteration of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) learning collaborative.
9-Feb-2016 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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