Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation


Volume 16, No. 4, Circulation 36,825

Winter 2001-02

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APSF President Welcomes AAAA

On behalf of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), I am pleased to welcome the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants (AAAA), founded in 1975, as a Subscribing Society of the APSF. As a Subscribing Society, each of the more than 350 members of the AAAA will receive the quarterly APSF Newsletter beginning with this 2002 winter issue. Roger K. Stoelting, MD Professor and Chair Department of Anesthesiology Indiana University

Dr. Robert Stoelting, Dr. Joan Christie, and Dr. Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., staff the APSF booth at the 2001 Annual ASA Meeting.

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter is the official publication of the nonprofit Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and is published quarterly at Wilmington, Delaware. Annual membership: Individual - $25.00, Corporate - $500.00. This and any additional contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. © Copyright, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, 2002.

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: Robert K. Stoelting, MD, President; Burton A. Dole, Jr., Vice-President; David M. Gaba, MD, Secretary; Casey D. Blitt, MD, Treasurer; Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD, Executive Director; Robert A. Caplan, MD; Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD; Lori Cross; John H. Eichhorn, MD.

Newsletter Editorial Board: Robert C. Morell, MD, Editor; Sorin Brull, MD; Joan Christie, MD; Jan Ehrenwerth, MD; John H. Eichhorn, MD; Denise O'Brien, BSN, RN; Karen Posner, PhD; Keith Ruskin, MD; Wilson Somerville, PhD; Jeffery Vender, MD.

Address all general, membership, and subscription correspondence to:

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
4246 Colonial Park Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15227-2621
e-mail address:

Address Newsletter editorial comments, questions, letters, and suggestions to:
Robert C. Morell, MD
Editor, APSF Newsletter
Department of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
9th Floor CSB
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1009