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Annual Perioperative Surgical Home Summit

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November 21, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Respironics California, Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators: Class I Recall - Power Failure May Occur

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FDA MedWatch Respironics California Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators Class I Recall

November 07, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Nellcor Puritan Bennett, 980 Ventilator System: Class I Recall - Software Issue May Stop Ventilator

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FDA MedWatch Nellcor Puritan Bennett 980 Ventilator System Class I Recall

October 25, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Intravia Containers by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter

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FDA MedWatch Intravia Containers by Baxter Recall

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Advocacy

Medicare Access to Rural Anesthesiology Act introduced in House
Last week, Reps. Lynn Jenkins (KS-05) and Emanuel Cleaver (MO-01) introduced bipartisan legislation that addresses Medicare’s rural incentive payment for all types of anesthesia providers and extends rural hospitals’ access to physician anesthesiologists. Learn more.

VA Secretary Shinseki resigns
The resignation of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki comes amid investigations into allegations of misconduct at VA medical facilities. ASA® looks forward to continuing its work with the VA to ensure patient safety and quality care in the surgical setting.

ASA Joins Supreme Court amicus brief seeking to halt FTC actions
ASA has joined other health care groups in a friend of the court brief concerning a federal appellate court's decision to uphold a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) order that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners violated federal antitrust laws when it issued cease-and-desist letters to non-dentist teeth-whitening providers. Read more.

ASA News

ASA teams with AHA for innovative models of care leadership summit
ASA and the American Hospital Association (AHA) will sponsor “Innovative Models of Care Delivery” on July 22 in San Diego. Led by health care experts, this half-day, free program addresses the ASA’s Perioperative Surgical Home and the Hospital at Home® models. Register and learn more.

Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) featured on KevinMD.com
ASA President Jane C.K. Fitch, M.D. discussed PSH on KevinMD.com, citing it is as a patient-centered delivery system that aims to improve health, improve the delivery of health care and reduce the cost of care. ASA is developing a first-of-its-kind learning collaborative for the PSH model, which will pursue care redesign strategies to enhance the surgical patient’s experience and improve quality and outcomes.

Tips for traveling safely with chronic pain on Healthline.com
Healthline.com interviewed John Dombrowski, M.D. about managing pain while traveling, including alternatives to packing narcotics, such as long-lasting injections. “Just like you make sure you have your airline tickets and travel insurance, you need to plan ahead for your medical care,” said Dr. Dombrowski.

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