Past APSF Consensus Conferences and Recommendations

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2023 – Emerging Medical Technologies – A Patient Safety Perspective on Wearables, Big Data and Remote Care

2022 – Crucial Patient Safety Issues in Office-Based and Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA)

2021 – Clinician Safety: To Care is Human

2019 – Perioperative Deterioration: Early Recognition, Rapid Intervention, and the End of Failure to Rescue

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