Volume 2, No. 2 • Summer 1987


Post-Anesthesia Nursing Standards Available

The ASPAN (American Society of Post Anesthesia Nurses) Standards of Nursing Practice have been revised and are available for purchase through the ASPAN office.

These updated Standards now include the following areas

Pre Anesthesia


Ambulatory Surgery Unit

The Standards are based on the concept of the Nursing Diagnosis and the Nursing Process and include Management Standards as well as Clinical. The American Society of Anesthesiologists has recently endorsed these Standards, available in a convenient handbook size.


NON-MEMBERS ………. $7.00

Available through the ASPAN administrative office. P.O. Box 1 1083, Richmond, VA 23230.

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

The opinions expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation or its members or board of directors.

APSF Executive Committee:

Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., M.D., President; W Dekle Rountree, Jr., Vice-President; E.S. Siker, M.[)., Secretary; Burton A. Dole, Jr., Treasurer; Jeffrey B. Cooper, Ph.D.; Joachim S. Gavenstein, M.D.; James E Holzer, J.D.

Newsletter Editorial Board:

John H. Eichhorn, M.D., Stanley J. Aukburg, M.D., Jeffrey M. Beutler, C-R.N.A., M.S., Ralph A. Epstein, M.D., David E. Lees, M.D., E.S. Siker, M.D., Bernard V. Wetchler, M.D., Mr. Mark D. Wood

Address general correspondence to: Administrator

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation 515 Busse Highway

Park Ridge, IL 60068

Address Newsletter comments, questions, letters, and suggestions to: John H. Eichhorn, M.D. Editor, APSF Newsletter Anesthesia, DA-717 Beth Israel Hospital Boston, MA 02215