Anesthesiology 2015 Archives

October 28, 2015

October 27, 2015

October 26, 2015

October 25, 2015

  • Physician anesthesiologists best-equipped to improve perioperative patient safetyAnesthesiologists have long taken the lead in improving intraoperative patient safety. However, now is the time to take the lead in improving patient safety throughout the perioperative period.Read More
  • Abrashoff: Focus your efforts on things you can influenceMichael Abrashoff was faced with taking one of the worst-performing ships in the U.S. Navy and completely changing its culture with the same crew and no power over the budget. It is easy to compare that situation to similar dilemmas health care professionals face at their institutions, and on Saturday morning, Abrashoff explained how to tackle such a tough job.Read More
  • Myth buster: Analysis shoots down economic notions in anesthesiaPhysician anesthesiologists are constantly battered by conventional economic wisdom. Focusing on turnover time will improve O.R. throughput. Anesthesia providers prefer longer surgeries because anesthesia revenue includes time. Moving from physician-only staffing to medical-direction staffing will reduce staffing costs. Per-provider benchmarks based on FTEs allow accurate comparisons of productivity.Read More
  • Learning resilience may help you cope with stressDealing with life-and-death situations in the O.R. can be stressful, taking their toll over the course of time. Counteracting that stress could be achieved by learning to be resilient, a theory that was the subject of a Problem-Based Learning Discussion (PBLD) Saturday.Read More
  • Question of the Day: ‘What brought you to the exhibits today?’The companies that exhibit at the ANESTHESIOLOGY annual meeting each year contribute greatly to its success. Their support is crucial to the vitality and viability of the meeting experience. The Daily News asked Connection Center attendees what brought them to the exhibit hall.Read More
  • Weight-loss drugs can complicate anesthesia in patients with obesityProviding anesthesia or treating pain in patients who are overweight or obese can be difficult, and it can be complicated if the patient is using weight-loss drugs, especially drugs that may contain opioid antagonists. These issues will be discussed today in “The Newest Weight Loss Miracle Drug — Coming Soon to an O.R. Near You.”Read More
  • Helrich Lecture: The struggle to measure quality, reduce costsIn its attempts to improve health care and reduce its cost, CMS is redesigning its reimbursement system to incentivize the quality of care instead of the volume of care. Monday’s FAER Helrich Research Lecture will address the limitations of quality measurement and whether payment reform will lead to better patient outcomes.Read More
  • Best of Abstracts: Interesting basic science research featuredNine abstracts chosen as the best basic science papers submitted for the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2015 annual meeting will be presented Sunday. They address pulmonary physiology, the molecular mechanisms of anesthetic function, neuroprotection, the consequences of pain and burn injuries. These presentations complement Saturday’s more clinically oriented “Best of Abstracts” session.Read More
  • Mentors Workshop to discuss how to become an independent investigatorThe path to becoming an independent scientific investigator will be explained for both mentors and trainees during the “FAER Academy of Research Mentors Workshop,” tomorrow from 2:10 to 4:10 p.m. in Hall H.Read More
  • Session to examine need for pediatric Perioperative Surgical HomesEstablishing Perioperative Surgical Homes (PSHs) under the direction of physician anesthesiologists has been discussed for a few years, but the focus has been on treating adults. A Sunday session will look at options to make sure children will not slip through the cracks by looking at the possibility of developing pediatric PSHs.Read More

October 24, 2015

October 23, 2015