Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

The Official Journal of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

Volume 20, No. 4, Circulation 76,548

Winter 2005-2006

Table of Contents


Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Officers, Directors, and Committees, 2006



The APSF continues to accept and appreciate contributions for the E.C. Pierce, Jr., MD, Research Award.
Please make checks payable to the APSF and mail donations to:

c/o Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD, Research Award
520 N. Northwest Highway

Parkridge, IL 60068-2573


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 contributor status: Individual - $100.00, Corporate - $500.00. This and any additional contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible.
© Copyright, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, 2006.

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; Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD, Executive Vice President; George A. Schapiro, Executive Vice President; David M. Gaba, MD, Secretary; Casey D. Blitt, MD, Treasurer; Sorin J. Brull, MD; Robert A. Caplan, MD; Nassib G. Chamoun; Robert C. Morell, MD; Michael A. Olympio, MD; Richard C. Prielipp, MD.

Newsletter Editorial Board:
Robert C. Morell, MD, Editor; Sorin J. Brull, MD; Joan Christie, MD; Jan Ehrenwerth, MD; John H. Eichhorn, MD; Regina King; Lorri A. Lee, MD ; Rodney C. Lester, PhD, CRNA; Glenn S. Murphy, MD; Denise O’Brien, BSN, RN; Karen Posner, PhD; Keith Ruskin, MD; Wilson Somerville, PhD; Jeffery Vender, MD.

Address all general, contributor, and subscription correspondence to:

Administrator, Deanna Walker
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
Building One, Suite Two
8007 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217-2922
FAX: (317) 888-1482

Address Newsletter editorial comments, questions, letters, and suggestions to:
Robert C. Morell, MD
Editor, APSF Newsletter
c/o Addie Larimore, Editorial Assistant

Department of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
9th Floor CSB
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1009


In this issue:

Patient Perspectives
Personalize Patient Safety

  • Personal accounts of how patients and families are affected by anesthesia complications

photo of patients and docs

From left to right (front row): Sue Stratman,
Dr. Julianne Chase, Linda Kenney, and (back row) Dr. Jeffrey Cooper and Dr. Frederick van Pelt shared stories of patient and family perspectives on adverse events at the 2005 APSF Board of Directors Workshop (see this issue’s lead article).


Application Submission Date:
June 19, 2006




photo of award

APSF Education committee members Ken Abrams, Tricia Meyer, Susan Polk, Alan Harvey, and Richard Prielipp reviewed all 51 Scientific Exhibits and arrived at a consensus opinion for the Ellison C. “Jeep” Pierce, Jr., MD, Best Scientific Exhibit in Patient Safety Award. This year’s winner is “MacIntosh and IBM-compatible Laptop-based Vidoegraphy of Airway Management for Teaching Airway Management and Record Keeping” from Brett L. Arron, MD, Richard Gillerman, MD, and James E. Peacock, RN of Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI. Dr. Stoelting (left) presents the award while Committee Members Richard Prielipp and Tricia Meyer look on.

The APSF wishes to express
their sincere appreciation to
Abbott LaboratoriesAbbott logo
for Abbott's continued commitment
to anesthesia patient safety and
their generous support of this issue
of the APSF Newsletter.