In this issue:

The APSF at 25

A Blast From the Past! Selected Articles in the APSF Newsletter Archives

Adverse Events Associated with Neonatal Laparoscopy:
Are They Truly Rare Events or the Tip of the Iceberg?

Successful Implementation of the New Paradigm for Medication Safety: Standardization, Technology, Pharmacy, and Culture (STPC)

Dear SIRS— Measurement of Expiratory Limb Circuit Pressure:
A Potential Anesthesia Machine Safety Issue

No More Difficult Airway, Again! Time for Consistent
Standardized Written Patient Notification of a Difficult Airway

Fospropofol
(Lusedra®) May Be An Alternative
to Propofol for Monitored Anesthesia Care

 

Letters to the Editor:

Technological Intensification Revisited

Reader Questions “Triple Low” Conclusions

Depression and Medical Errors: Study in Surgeons Notes Strong Relationship

 

A Blast From the Past!

Selected Articles in the APSF Newsletter Archives

March 1986
Closed Claims Study Seeks Data
Robert J. Ward, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/1986/spring/#article%208

March 1986
Is There Minimal Essential Monitoring??
I.S. Gravenstein, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/1986/spring/#article%202

March 1987
Outpatient Anesthesia: No Double Standard
Bernard V. Wetchler, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/1987/spring/#article%203

March 1989
FDA Applauds APSF Efforts
Joseph S. Arcarese and Peter B. Carstensen
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/1989/spring/#art%201

Spring 1991
ASA Standards Amended: CO2 Seen After Intubation Now the
‘Standard of Care’

John H. Eichhorn, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/1991/spring/#art1

Fall 1995
Simulator Training in Anesthesia Growing Rapidly
David Gaba, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/1995/fall/simulator.html

Spring 1998
Lancet Article Addresses a Different Type of Safety Question:
Elderly Suffer Prolonged Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction

J.S. Gravenstein, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/1998/spring/07lancet.html

Winter 2000
Landmark Report Published on Patient Safety
David Gaba, MD, and Jeffrey Cooper, PhD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/1999/winter/01Safety.htm

Winter 2001
APSF Endorses Use of Automated Record Keepers
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/2001/winter/02ARK.htm

Winter 2003
Virtual Anesthesia Machine Has Worldwide Impact
Sem Lamptang, PhD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/2003/winter/14virtual.htm

Winter 2003
Cannister Fires Become a Hot Safety Concern
Michael A. Olympio, MD and Robert C. Morell, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/2003/winter/01fires.htm

Spring 2004
Dear Safety Information Response System (SIRS) Debut Column
Michael A. Olympio, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/2004/spring/05dear_sirs.htm

Summer 2007
Beach Chair Position May Decrease Cerebral Perfusion
David J.Cullen, MD & Robert R Kirby, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/2007/summer/01_beach_chair.htm

Summer 2007
Cardiology Experts Share Perspective on Stents
Lisa Newsome, MD, Roger Royster, MD, and Richard Prielipp, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/2007/summer/05_cardiology_stents.htm

Winter 2007
Dangers of Postoperative Opioids
Matthew B. Weinger, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/2007/winter/01_opioids.htm

Spring 2008
Lipid Emulsion: The Time Has Come for Treating Systemic Local Anesthetic
Toxicity
(Letter to the Editor)
Guy L. Weinberg, MD, David Mayer, MD
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/2008/spring/12_lipid_emulsion.htm

Spring 2010
APSF Hosts Medication Safety Conference
http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/2010/spring/01_conference.htm