Circulation 122,210 • Volume 32, No. 3 • February 2018   Issue PDF

2018 Corporate Giving Opportunities

Your company can support patient safety and education with a gift to the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. As a 501c3 charitable organization, APSF can serve your company’s corporate responsibility, charitable giving and research goals.

Companies support the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) in many ways. Pharmaceutical, medical device, related organizations, and anesthesia practice management companies make it possible for APSF to fulfill its mission to continually improve the safety of patients during anesthesia care by encouraging and conducting:

  • safety research and education;
  • patient safety programs and campaigns;
  • national and international exchange of information and ideas.

With your generous contributions, APSF can achieve its vision that no patient shall be harmed by anesthesia.

If your organization is interested in partnering with APSF to support patient safety, contact the APSF office at [email protected] or [email protected].

Participate in the 2018 APSF Corporate Advisory Council

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation invites you to become a member of our 2018 Corporate Advisory Council (CAC). When your company becomes a member of the CAC, in addition to the benefits of membership, your company will also be recognized as a supporter of the mission of APSF. Some of the benefits of membership, depending on your level of support and participation, include

  • Invitations to participate in the CAC meetings and conference calls, and to meet in person once a year to discuss topics pertinent to patient safety and industry
  • Recognition in APSF communications, online and in print
  • Invitation to APSF events and meetings with executive-level leadership
  • Research and collaboration opportunities
  • Networking opportunities allowing leaders from corporations and APSF to share ideas and information.

For specific information about the benefits of corporate membership, please contact Sara Moser at [email protected].

Opportunity to Sponsor APSF Stoelting Consensus Conference

The Stoelting Conference, formerly known as the Consensus Conference, brings a defined group of approximately 125 leaders from perioperative professional organizations such as the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN), the American Society of Peri-Anesthetic Nurses (ASPAN), and surgical societies together with representatives from anesthesia-related industries and colleagues from insurance, human factors, and legal fields. The recommendations from these conferences have led to significant practice and other changes and improved patient safety. Examples include perioperative fire safety, vision loss, residual neuromuscular blockade, and operating room distractions. The 2018 Stoelting Consensus Conference is September 5–6, 2018, at the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix, AZ and is entitled “Perioperative Medication Safety—Advancing Best Practices.”

Maximum Number of Stoelting Conference Supporters: Four
For more information about the benefits of sponsoring the Stoelting Conference, please contact Sara Moser at [email protected].

The Role of Computing Technology

The increasing use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Automated Anesthesia Information Systems (AIMS) may make it necessary to contact the local vendor via the hospital administration to explore options for integration of the handoff tool in the available EMR/AIMS (or at the very least, to ensure appropriate documentation of its use). Since several major vendors now already have their own handoff tools, the options for possible customization will have to be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Sponsorship of Translations of the APSF Newsletter

First Japanese edition of selected articles was published in November 2017.

One of APSF’s key initiatives is to improve the international exchange of patient safety information and ideas. To accomplish this in 2018, we are working with our colleagues and industry partners to make perioperative patient safety information, guidelines, and recommendations easy to obtain worldwide. The seven translated languages will include Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Russian, and Japanese. Data from the World Health Organizations suggest that 95% of the world’s anesthesia professionals will comprehend articles in English or in one of these languages.

For more information on sponsoring a newsletter translation, please contact Sara Moser at [email protected].

Opportunity to Partner with APSF on Patient Safety Research Grants

The APSF has distributed $12 million in funding for anesthesia patient safety research projects over its 30-year history, leading to important discoveries that have changed clinical practices, improved patient outcomes, and supported the career development of anesthesia patient safety scientists. The results of these research grants have made significant contributions to the specialty.

For more information on sponsoring a research grant, please contact Sara Moser at [email protected].