TELEFLEX to host purpose driven trivia challenge at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting

San Francisco — (October 12, 2013) 

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced the Purpose Driven Trivia Challenge to be hosted at the Teleflex booth during the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting. The trivia challenge will benefit the Lifebox Foundation, a charity of the ASA Charitable Foundation.

The ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting, October 12-16 in San Francisco, draws members and physician anesthesiologists from around the world with the primary purpose of advancing the specialty of anesthesiology and improving patient safety. The Purpose Driven Trivia Challenge is designed to align with the theme of this year’s meeting, “Global Partners in Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety.” Two dollars will be donated to the ASA Charitable Foundation campaign for Lifebox for each correct answer in the trivia challenge. The challenge will complement other booth activities including a wine pouring and presentations by Teleflex executives.

“We are excited to return to the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ annual meeting,” said Cary Vance, president, Anesthesia & Respiratory Division, Teleflex. “The ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting is the culmination of our year’s programming. In addition to hosting the Purpose Driven Trivia Challenge, we look forward to sharing updates on our suite of medical devices and sharing our approach to purpose driven innovation with conference attendees.”

The Lifebox Foundation helps deliver the world’s foremost low-cost and high-quality pulse oximeter to thousands of people undergoing surgery in under-resourced countries. Pulse oximeters are used as a standard in many hospitals in countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States. More than 70,000 operating rooms providing about 31.5 million operations annually in underdeveloped countries do not have pulse oximeters.

“The ANESTHESOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting provides an important opportunity for leaders in anesthesiology to gather and share scientific knowledge to help provide the highest quality and safest care,” said ASA Charitable Foundation President Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D. “Through our campaign for Lifebox, and other initiatives being driven by the ASA Charitable Foundation, we are able to impact surgical safety around the globe. We are thrilled that Teleflex is supporting our Lifebox campaign and are grateful for their generous donation to surgical patients worldwide.”
 
About ASA Charitable Foundation

Founded in 2011, the Foundation supports the charitable endeavors of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The mission of the Foundation is to improve health and medical care in under-served communities by advancing the quality of anesthesia care; to increase access to quality anesthesia care; to support the anesthesiology profession’s response to disasters and health crises; and to promote educational opportunities in the anesthesiology field to educate and develop leaders of these efforts in the future.





 

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS

Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 50,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring that physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care that every patient deserves.

For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount. Join the ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2013 social conversation today. Like ASA on Facebook, follow ASALifeline on Twitter and use the hashtag #ANES2013.

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