Volume 1, No. 3 • Fall 1986

Patient Safety at the ASA

Several presentations at the October 17-21 annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists will be related to anesthesia patient safety. There will also be the Patient Safety Booth display sponsored by the ASA Committee on Patient Safety and Risk Management among the exhibits.

“Lessons learned from malpractice review” will be covered in a Refresher Course lecture by Ronald Katz, M.D. on October 17.

“Deciding on gas monitoring” is the topic of a workshop organized by Nikolaus Gravenstein, M.D. October 19.

“Anesthetic standards and risk management” is the subject of a panel organized by Ellison Pierce, M.D. for October 20. Discussants will be John Eichhorn, M.D.; David Swedlow, M.D.; Attorney Edward Brennan; Burton Epstein, M.D.; and St. Paul Insurance Medical Services Manager Mark Wood.

Finally, “Safety issues in pediatric anesthesia” will be presented in a workshop directed by Anne Lynn, M.D. also on October 20.