APSF News & Updates
Response to APSF Updated Monitoring Recommendations – EEG to Assess Anesthetic Depth
March 12, 2023
The APSF recently published recommendations for preventing awareness during general anesthesia. The recommendations include…
APSF Newsletter – February 2023
February 1, 2023
The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the February 2023 APSF Newsletter.
ISMP Alert: Isoflurane Labeled “For Animal Use Only” in Cartons of Isoflurane Intended for Human Use
January 9, 2023
ISMP has received reports from several healthcare institutions that recently received cardboard cases labeled “Isoflurane USP 100 mL” by Piramal Critical Care (NDC 66794-017-10) that actually contained bottles of Isoflurane, USP 100 mL labeled “for animal use only”…
ASA and APSF Updated Statement on Perioperative Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in the Asymptomatic Patient
December 21, 2022
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) continue to review available data and updated information concerning the transmissibility and risk of SARS-CoV-2 in the…
Global Warming—Blame Anesthesia?
November 21, 2022
The environmental impacts of greenhouse gases (GHG) are well known and include planetary warming causing rising sea levels and extreme weather events. Morbidity and mortality are associated with the resulting…