Past APSF Consensus Conferences and Recommendations

Click the links below to view APSF Consensus Conference Recommendations.

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