Volume 9, No. 3 • Fall 1994


APSF Clipboard with FDA Checkout on it Again Is Available; Makes Great Gift

A convenient safety tool for anesthesiology practice will once again be available from the APSF. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted the currently approved pre-anesthetic apparatus checklist early this year. The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation is pleased to announce that the new APSF clipboard is now in production and available. As with the previous model, the front of the clipboard features an abbreviated list highlighting the main categories of the checklist. The back of the clipboard will display the complete checklist. In the past, the user was asked to refer to the unexpurgated copy (which hopefully was in the drawer of the backstand). Now, both the shorter and long versions will be immediately available.

The clipboard will be available for inspection at the ASA/APSF Safety Booth at the Annual Meeting of ASA in San Francisco. The cost, prepaid, will be $15.00 each, postage included, for orders of 10 or fewer and $12.00 each for orders of eleven or more. To order, write to E.S. Siker, MD, 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-5166. Include your name, address, number ordered and a check made payable to the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter is the official publication of the nonprofit Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and is published quarterly at Overland Park, Kansas. Annual membership: Individual $25.00, Corporate $500.00. This and any additional contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. @Copyright, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, 1994

The opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation or its members or board of directors. Validity of opinions presented, drug dosages, accuracy and completeness of content are not guaranteed by the APSF.

APSF Executive Committee:

Ellison C. Pierce Jr., M.D., President; Burton A. Dole, Jr., Vice-President; David M. Gaba, M.D., Secretary; Casey D. Blitt, M.D., Treasurer; E.S Siker, M.D.; Executive Director; Robert C. Black, Robert A. Caplan, M.D.; Jeffrey B. Cooper, Ph.D.; Joachim S. Gravenstein, M.D.; W. Dekle Rountree, Jr,

Newsletter Editorial Board:

John H. Eichhorn, M.D., Editor; David E. Lees, M.D. and Gerald L. Zeitlin, M.D., Associate Editors; Stanley J. Aukburg, M.D., Jan Ehrenwerth, M.D., Nancy Gondringer, C.R.N.A.; Jeffrey S. Vender, M. D., Ralph A. Epstein, M.D., Mr. Mark D. Wood.

Editorial Assistant: Nola Gibson, Ph.D.

Address all general, membership, and subscription correspondence to:


Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

c/o Mercy Hospital 1400 Locust Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Address Newsletter editorial comments, questions, letters, and suggestions to:

John H. Eichhom, M.D.

Editor, APSF Newsletter

Department of Anesthesiology

University of Mississippi Medical Center

2500 North State Street

Jackson, MS 392164505