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

(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


Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Donors

Corporate Donors

Founding Patron ($500,000 and higher)

American Society of Anesthesiologists (


Sustaining Professional Organization ($25,000 or higher)

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (


Sustaining Patron ($100,000 to $149,999)
Covidien Covidien (

Sponsoring Patron ($50,000 to $99,999)
MGI Pharma
Baxter Anesthesia and Critical Care (

Benefactor Patron ($25,000 to $49,999)

Carefusion (

Masimo Corporation (
Philips Medical Systems (
MGI Pharma
Eisai, Inc. (
pharmedium PharMEDium
somanetics Somanetics Corporation
GE Healthcare (

Supporting Patron ($15,000 to $24,999)

Abbott Laboratories (
Linde Healthcare (
Preferred Physicians Medical (

Patron ($10,000 to $14,999)

Cardinal Health, Alaris Products (
Casmed (

Oridion Capnography (
Spacelabs Medical (

Sustaining Donor ($5,000 to $9,999)

Anesthesiologists Professional Assurance Company (
B. Braun Medical Inc (
Becton Dickinson (
Cardiopulmonary Corporation
Dräger Medical (
LMA of North America (
Mindray, Inc. (

Nihon Kohden America, Inc. (
Pall Corporation (
Piramal Healthcare (
ResMed (
Smiths Medical (
Teleflex Medical
The Doctors Company Foundation (
The Medicines Company

Sponsoring Donor ($1,000 to $4,999)

Allied Healthcare (
Armstrong Medical (
Baxa Corporation (
Belmont Instrument Corporation
CareFusion Foundation
Codonics (
Cook Critical Care (

iMDsoft (
King Systems (
Medical Education Technologies, Inc. (
Nonin Medical (
TRIFID Medical Group LLC (
W.R. Grace (

Corporate Level Donor ($500 to $999)

DocuSys (
Paragon Service (

ProMed Strategies
Wolters Kluwer

Subscribing Societies

American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (

Community Donors

(includes Anesthesia Groups, Individuals, Specialty Organizations, and State Societies)

Grand Sponsor ($8,500 and higher)

American Academy of Anesthesiologists Assistants

Benefactor Sponsor ($5,000 and higher)

Alabama State Society of Anesthesiologists
Anesthesia Medical Group (Nashville, TN)
Asheville Anesthesia Associates
Florida Society of Anesthesiologists
Greater Houston Anesthesiology

Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists
Frank B. Moya, MD Charitable Foundation
North American Partners in Anesthesia
Robert K. Stoelting, MD
Valley Anesthesiology Foundation

Sustaining Sponsor ($2,000 to $4,999)

Anaesthesia Associates of Massachusetts
Anesthesia Consultants Medical Group
Anesthesia Resources Management
Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists
Nassib and Maureen Chamoun
Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists
Madison Anesthesiology Consultants
Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists
Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists
Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists

Old Pueblo Anesthesia Group
Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists
Physician Specialists in Anesthesia (Atlanta, GA)
Providence Anchorage Anesthesia Medical Group
Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists
Vance Wall Foundation
Drs. Mary Ellen and Mark Warner

Contributing Sponsor ($750 to $1,999)

Academy of Anesthesiology
Affiliated Anesthesiologists of Oklahoma City, OK
Alaska Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Anesthesia Associates of Columbus, GA
Anesthesia Associates of Northwest Dayton, Inc.
Anesthesiology Consultants of Virginia (Roanoke, VA)
Anesthesia Services of Birmingham
J. Jeffrey Andrews, MD
Associated Anesthesiologists of St. Paul, MN
Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Caplan
Frederick W. Cheney, MD
California Society of Anesthesiologists
Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD
Jeanne and Robert Cordes, MD
Steven F. Croy, MD
District of Columbia Society of Anesthesiologists

David M. Gaba, MD
John H. Eichhorn, MD
Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists
Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists
Kansas City Society of Anesthesiologists
Kentucky Society of Anesthesiologists
John W. Kinsinger, MD
Lorri A. Lee, MD
Paul G. Lee, MD
Rodney C. Lester, CRNA
Anne Marie Lynn, MD
Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists
Michiana Anesthesia Care
Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists
Nevada State Society of Anesthesiologists
Nurse Anesthesia of Maine
Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists
Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiologists
Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists
Physician Anesthesia Service
Laura M. Roland, MD
Santa Fe Anesthesia Specialists
JoAnn and George Schapiro Philanthropic Fund
Drs. Ximena and Daniel Sessler

Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia
Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Society for Airway Management

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
Spectrum Medical Group
Stockham-Hill Foundation
Tejas Anesthesia
Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
The Saint Paul Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Donald C. Tyler
Bradley R. Umbarger, MD
Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists
Wisconsin Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists

Sponsor ($200 to $749)

Sean S. Adams, MD
Robert L. Barth, MD
William C. Berger, MD
Berkshire Medical Center (National Nurse Anesthetists Week)
Vincent C. Bogan, CRNA
Michael Caldwell, MD
Lillian K. Chen, MD
Joan M. Christie, MD
Melvin Cohen, MD
Colorado Society of Anesthesiologists
Lebron Cooper, MD
David S. Currier, MD
Glenn E. DeBoer, MD
David R. Demask, CRNA
Jan Ehrenwerth, MD
Bruce W. Evans, MD
Cynthia A. Ferris, MD
Jane C. K. Fitch, MD/Carol E. Rose, MD
Barry L. Friedberg, MD
Mark P. Fritz, MD
Wayne Fuller, MD
Georgia Association of Nurse Anesthetists
James J. Gibbons
Ian J. Gilmour, MD
Richard Gnaedinger, MD
Goldilocks Anesthesia Foundation
James D. Grant, MD
Joel G. Greenspan, MD
William L. Greer, MD
Griffin Anesthesia Associates
Alexander A. Hannenberg, MD (in honor of Kansas City Society of Anesthesiologists)

Daniel E. Headrick, MD
Simon C. Hillier, MD
Howard E. Hudson, Jr., MD
Eric M. Humphreys
Robert E. Johnstone, MD
Kansas Society of Anesthesiologists
Michael G, Kral, MD
Kevin P. Lodge, MD
David P. Maguire, MD
Maine Society of Anesthesiologists
Gregory B. McComas, MD
Tricia A. Meyer, PharmD
E. Kay McDivitt, MD
Michael D. Miller, MD
Mississippi Society of Anesthesiologists
Robert C. Morell, MD
New Hampshire Society of Anesthesiologists
New Jersey State Society of Anesthesiologists
New Mexico Society of Anesthesiologists
Sara M. Norvell, MD
L. Charles Novak, MD
Ducu Onisei, MD
Frank J. Overdyk, MD
Michael A. Olympio, MD
Srikanth S. Patankar, MD
Mukesh K. Patel, MD
Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Mukesh K. Patel, MD
Gaylon K. Peterson, MD
Drs. Beverly and James Philip

Richard C. Prielipp, MD
Maunak Rana, MD
Rhode Island Society of Anesthesiologists
Howard Schapiro and Jan Carroll
Sanford Schaps, MD
Sentry Anesthesia Management
Larry D. Shirley, MD
Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology
South County Anesthesia Association
South Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists
Shepard B. Stone, PA
University of Maryland Anesthesiology Associates
Vermont Society of Anesthesiologists
Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists
Martin D. Wagner, MD
Matthew B. Weinger, MD
Donald L. Weninger, MD (in honor of Willard Albrecht, MD)
Andrew Weisinger, MD
West Virginia State Society of Anesthesiologists
Wichita Anesthesiology, Chartered
Janet Wilczak, MD
G. Edwin Wilson, MD
Wisconsin Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants

In Memoriam

In memory of Robert Barth, MD (Colorado Anesthesia Consultants)
In memory of William J. Beightler, MD (Texas Society of Anesthesiologists)
In memory of E. H. Boyle, MD (Philip F. Boyle, MD)
In memory of Hank Davis, MD (Sharon Rose Johnson, MD)
In memory of Robert D. Dripps, MD (Tamas Kallos, MD)
In memory of Steve Edstrom, MD (Larry D. Shirley, MD)
In memory of Margie Frola, CRNA (Sharon Rose Johnson, MD)
In memory of Andrew Glickman, MD (Sharon Rose Johnson, MD)
In memory of J. S. Gravenstein, MD (Robert R. Kirby, MD)
In memory of John Grow, Jr, MD (Colorado Anesthesia Consultants)
In memory of David Heisterkamp, MD (Colorado Anesthesia Consultants)
In memory of Dr. Ann-Bardeen Henschel (Eugene P. Sinclair, MD)
In memory of Stevon S. Kebabjian, DO (Texas Society of Anesthesiologists)
In memory of Louis Lopez, MD (Colorado Anesthesia Consultants)
In memory of Sylvan E. Stool, MD (Lawrence M. Borland, MD)
In memory of David L. Tomlinson, MD (Mark L. D’Agostino, MD)
In memory of Leroy D. Vandam, MD (Dr. and Mrs. George Carter Bell)



Note: Donations are always welcome. Send to APSF; c/o 520 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068-2573

(Donor list current through August 20, 2010)