The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation will conduct a survey of anesthesia residents concerning specific patient safety issues and residency training in patient safety. The survey will be directed by APSF Resident Representative James Healzer, M.D., and faculty members David Gaba, M.D., and Steven Howard, M.D., all of Stanford University and the Palo Alto V.A. Medical Center.
Within the next few months, survey forms will be sent to all anesthesia program directors for distribution to their program’s residents. Residents are strongly encouraged to complete the survey form and return it in the envelope provided. Anesthesia residents will have this opportunity to report on their experiences with patient safety issues during residency.