October 2017 APSF Newsletter, The Official Journal of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

Articles:

2017 Marks 30 Years of APSF Research Grants

Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment: An Ongoing APSF Initiative

We Should Focus On “When” As Well As “Whom” to Monitor for Postoperative
Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment

HCA-Infections: Can the Anesthesia Provider be at Fault?

President’s Annual Report: “That No Patient Shall Be Harmed By Anesthesia...”.

2017 APSF/ASA Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD, Patient Safety Memorial Lecture:
Anesthesia Patient Safety: Closing the Gap Between Perception and Reality

Presentation of the APSF Collaborative Panel on Neuromuscular Blockade and Patient Safety at the 2017 ASA Annual Meeting

Monitoring for Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression

Dear SIRS: Ball-Bearings From MRI Anesthesia Machine Writing Tray Slide Found Near MRI Scanner

Dear SIRS: Airway Topicalization Atomizer Parts Break Off in Patient’s Airway

APSF Sponsors the Resident Quality Improvement Program for 3rd Straight Year

2017 Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD, Award for Best Abstract in Patient Safety

Use of Methadone in the Perioperative Period

Medication Safety Alerts for Anesthesiologists

First Stoelting Conference Reaches Consensus on Many Perioperative Handover Recommendations

Pioneer in Patient Safety and Simulation Speaks at the International Forum on Perioperative Quality and Safety

Letters to the Editor:

Flip-Flops and Spinal Catheters

Carbon Dioxide Used as Insufflating Gas May Raise ETCO2 During GI Endoscopy

Concern About the Use of Very Low Flow Sevoflurane Anesthesia

Announcements:

Medtronic Acknowledgement

Save the Date— 2018 Stoelting Conference

In Memory of Richard J. Kitz, MD

Deadline for Letter of Intent for APSF Grant Applications

2018 Corporate Giving Opportunities

2018 APSF Grant Recipients

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—Featured Article—

2017 Marks 30 Years of APSF Research Grants

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) has awarded nearly $12 million in funding for anesthesia patient safety research projects over its 30-year history. There were very few funding opportunities for patient safety research in any specialty, let alone anesthesia, when the research program began in 1985. The term “patient safety” was relatively new, with the specialty of anesthesiology recognized as a health care leader in the adoption of patient safety as an explicit goal of patient care. [more]

 

Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment: An Ongoing APSF Initiative

A substantial number of preventable deaths and other adverse events are associated with opioid-induced ventilatory impairment (OIVI). In fact, opioids are the most common category of drugs prescribed in U.S. hospitals today and the second most common category (hormone and synthetic substitutes being the first) associated with serious patient adverse outcomes. [more]

Also see the following articles on OIVI in this issue:

We Should Focus On “When” As Well As “Whom” to Monitor for Postoperative Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment

Monitoring for Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression



ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAVE THE DATE

Stoelting Conference
Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix, AZ
Weds-Thurs, Sept. 5–6, 2018

1) What do we know now?
2) What should we do?
3) How should we do it?

Mark A. Warner, MD,
APSF President and moderator of the 2018 workshop

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APSF NEWSLETTER

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, 2018.

The opinions expressed in this Newsletter are not necessarily those of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. The APSF neither writes nor promulgates standards, and the opinions expressed herein should not be construed to constitute practice standards or practice parameters. Validity of opinions presented, drug dosages, accuracy, and completeness of content are not guaranteed by the APSF.

APSF Executive Committee 2018:
Mark A. Warner, President, Rochester, MN; Daniel J. Cole, MD, APSF Vice President, Los Angeles, CA; Matthew B. Weinger, Secretary, Nashville, TN; Douglas A. Bartlett, APSF Treasurer, Boulder, CO; Maria van Pelt, CRNA, PhD, Director At-Large, Boston, MA.

Newsletter Editorial Board 2018:

Steven B. Greenberg, MD, Editor-in-chief, Chicago, IL; Edward A. Bittner, MD, PhD, Associate Editor, Boston, MA; Jennifer M. Banayan, MD, Assistant Editor, Chicago, IL; Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, Assistant Editor (2018), Philadelphia, PA; Lorri Lee, MD, Richland, WA; Nikolaus Gravenstein, MD, Gainesville, FL; Joan M. Christie, MD, St. Petersberg, FL; Jan Ehrenwerth, MD, New Haven, CT; John H. Eichhorn, MD, Lexington, KY; Glenn S. Murphy, MD, Chicago, IL; Jeffrey S. Vender, MD, Winnetka, IL; Tricia A. Meyer, Pharm.D, Temple, TX; Brian Thomas, JD, Kansas City, MO; Bommy Hong Mershon, MD, Baltimore, MD; Wilson Somerville, PhD, Editorial Assistant, Winston-Salem, NC. Japanese Editorial Board Members: Hiroki Iida, MD, PhD, Gifu, Japan; Tomohiro Sawa, MD, PhD, Tokyo, Japan; Katsuyuki Miyasaka, MD, PhD, Tokyo, Japan.

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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
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