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Study Reveals How Lifebox Pulse Oximeters Lead to Patient Safety Improvement

A new report published today in the journal Anaesthesia reveals the positive impact of the donation of Lifebox pulse oximeters and training to patient safety in Malawi.
25-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Methadone May Reduce Need for Opioids After Surgery

Patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery who are treated with methadone during the procedure require significantly less intravenous and oral opioids to manage postoperative pain, reports a new study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology.
24-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASA Urges the OHA to Resume Spinal Injection Coverage for Low-Income, Disabled Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain

ASA recommends the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) Health Evidence Review Committee (HERC) reconsider its initial ruling that eliminates coverage for epidural steroid spinal injections for patients suffering from chronic back pain in the state’s...
5-Apr-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ASA Announces Alex Hannenberg, M.D, New Chief Quality Officer

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced the selection of Alex Hannenberg, M.D., interim chief quality officer. Dr. Hannenberg’s dedication, service and passion for the specialty are recognized throughout anesthesiology and...
28-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Safe, Successful Surgery Starts with Anesthesia Care

If surgery is in your future, it’s never too early to prepare. Whether you’re having an outpatient procedure or a major operation involving a hospital stay, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) encourages you to take simple steps to...
13-Mar-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Neither Increased Access to Surgery Nor Reduced Costs Achieved in States That “Opt-Out” of Requiring Physician Supervision for Anesthesia

“Opting-out” of the Medicare rule that requires anesthesia to be administered with physician supervision has little or no impact on access to either inpatient or outpatient surgery, according to a study published in Health Economics Review.
1-Mar-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Mixing Opioids and Alcohol May Increase Likelihood of Dangerous Respiratory Complication, Especially in the Elderly, Study Finds

Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to become extremely shallow or stop altogether,...
7-Feb-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

App Helps C-Section Patients Reduce Length of Hospital Stay After Delivery

Women who used a smartphone app as part of a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) program were released from the hospital sooner after delivering their babies via cesarean section, according to a study presented at the American Society of...
26-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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