Past APSF Consensus Conferences and Recommendations

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2018 Perioperative Medication Safety: Advancing Best Practices


2017 Perioperative Handoffs: Achieving Consensus on How to Get it Right


2016 Distractions in the Anesthesia Work Environment: Impact on Patient Safety


2015 Implementing and Using Emergency Manuals and Checklists to Improve Patient Safety


2014 Patient Safety and the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH)


2013 Anesthesia Professionals and the Use of Advanced Medical Technologies: Recommendations for Education, Training, and Documentation


2012 Perioperative Visual Loss: Who is at risk, What should we tell patients preoperatively, and How should we manage their intraoperative care?


2011 Essential Monitoring Strategies to Detect Clinically Significant Drug-Induced Respiratory Depression in the Postoperative Period


2010 Medication Safety in the Operating Room: Time for a New Paradigm


2009 Cerebral Perfusion Pressure and the Beach Chair Position


2008 Medication Safety and Its Impact on Patient Safety


2007 Improving Training in Advanced Anesthesia Technology: Ensuring Patient Safety


2006 Patient-Controlled Analgesia and Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Depression: Recognition and Prevention


2005 Carbon Dioxide Desiccation


2004 The Long-Term Impact of Anesthesia on Patient Outcomes (and a second one) Ensuring Patient Safety By Requiring the Use of Audible Alarms


2003 Patient Safety and High Reliable Perioperative Medicine


2002 Advancing the Use of Anesthesia Information Systems to Improve Patient Safety


2001 The Impact of Production Pressure on Anesthesia Patient Safety