October 26

ACT session addresses ratio of anesthesiologists to cases supervised

Problems physician anesthesiologists encounter in implementing anesthesia care teams (ACT) came under scrutiny Tuesday when medical executives from several national and regional anesthesia practices joined 2017 ASA President Jeffrey Plagenhoef, M.D., and Past President John Zerwas, M.D. (2013), to address issues raised by anesthesiologists attending a session, “The Future of the Anesthesia Care Team in the Era of Increased Competition.”

Severinghaus Lecture: Anesthesiologists can help reduce postoperative mortality

Preventable mortality associated with anesthesia is almost nonexistent after efforts by anesthesiologists and others to reduce intraoperative mortality over the past 30 years, according to Daniel Sessler, M.D., who presented Tuesday’s John W. Severinghaus Lecture on Translational Science.

Announcing #ANES16 Social Media Stars

Nearly 2,000 ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 attendees tweeted and posted about the scientific program, featured sessions, special events and their overall #ANES16 experience.

Podcasts help improve teaching to millennials

Education has changed greatly since most anesthesiology faculty members were students, but many of them continue to use teaching methods from their youth that do not succeed with millennials studying medicine today. To their credit, faculty members are trying to adapt by using digital formats, such as videos and podcasts.

Controlling BP, glucose key in treating patients with SAH

A subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a life-threatening event that also can cause neurological damage, making quick, effective action vital. Anesthesiologists are at the center of these events in controlling blood pressure and glucose levels that can affect outcomes.

Planning is key in managing extubation failure

Extubation is an elective process that requires careful planning and preparation. Following safe airway extubation strategies that can help improve outcomes will be the focus of a Wednesday fundamentals of anesthesiology session.

‘What ASA member benefit is most valuable to you?’

From a hugely popular Rovenstine Lecture, to standing-room-only Medically Challenging Cases sessions, to routinely packed poster areas, ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 has again offered attendees the best science, education, entertainment and value available anywhere in the specialty.