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APSF Workshop and EC Pierce Lecture Address Importance of Cognitive Aids


On Saturday, October 11, 2014, the APSF/ASA sponsored the Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD, Patient Safety Memorial Lecture at this year’s Annual ASA Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Dr. David M. Gaba presented the timely topic, Competence and Teamwork Are Not Enough: The Value of Cognitive Aids. Dr. Gaba is associate dean for Immersive and Simulation-Based Learning and professor of Anesthesia at Stanford University School of Medicine and co-director of the Simulation Center of Innovation at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. It was particularly poignant that Dr. Gaba gave the EC Pierce Memorial Lecture as Jeep Pierce was a mentor and close friend of Dr. Gaba’s for many years. ... [more]

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APSF Announces 2015 Grant Awardees

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Best Scientific Exhibit at Anesthesiology 2014 Annual Meeting

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APSF Announces Availability of Recently Released Educational DVDs

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An APSF-Sponsored Conference:

Emergency Manuals: The Time Has Come

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Implementing and Using Emergency Manuals and Checklists to Improve Patient Safety
If you are interested in attending, please contact
Dr. Stoelting (stoelting@apsf.org) for registration details.


The Official Journal of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter is the official publication of the nonprofit Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and is published three times per year in Wilmington, Delaware. Individual subscription–$100, Cor­por­ate–$500. Contri­butions to the Foundation are tax deduct­ible. ©Copy­right, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, 2015.

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Robert K. Stoelting, MD, President; Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD, Executive Vice President; George A. Schapiro, Executive Vice President; Robert J. White, Vice President; Matthew B. Weinger, MD, Secretary; Casey D. Blitt, MD, Treasurer; Sorin J. Brull, MD; Robert A. Caplan, MD; David M. Gaba, MD; Steven K. Howard, MD; Lorri A. Lee, MD; Robert C. Morell, MD; A. William Paulsen, PhD; Richard C. Prielipp, MD; Steven R. Sanford, JD; Maria A. van Pelt, CRNA; Mark A. Warner, MD. Consultants to the Executive Committee: John H. Eichhorn, MD; Bruce P. Hallbert, PhD.

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