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MEETINGS / EVENTS

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November 08 - 09 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA Quality Meeting 2014

January 23 - 25 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

ASA PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2015

June 26 - 28 2015, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

October 16, 2014

FDA MedWatch - LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc.: Recall - Potential for Leakage

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FDA MedWatch LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira Inc

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators: Class 1 Recall - Power Connection Failure

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FDA MedWatch CareFusion EnVe and ReVel Ventilators

October 13, 2014

FDA MedWatch - ICU Medical ConMed Stat2 Flow Controller: Class 1 Recall - Delivers Higher Flow Rate than Intended

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FDA MedWatch ICU Medical ConMed Stat2 Flow Controller

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ASA Responds to Los Angeles Times Article on Shortage of Trained Physicians

Dear Editor,

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) read with great interest Michael J. Mishak’s February 9 article, “State lacks doctors to meet demand of national healthcare law.” The article brought critical attention to a growing concern in the medical field; a shortage of trained medical professionals to provide the best patient care.

We wholeheartedly agree with Dr. Phinney’s belief that “physician assistants and other mid-level professionals are best deployed in doctor-led teams.” As physicians dedicated to patient safety, anesthesiologists lead other mid-level providers on Anesthesia Care Teams to provide the highest quality of perioperative care. 

The two- to three-years training of mid-level medical professionals cannot compare to the at least eight years post-graduate education of physicians. This additional education and training provides physicians with the skills to fully diagnose, manage and respond to medical complications.

John M. Zerwas, M.D.
President
American Society of Anesthesiologists