October 16

2018 Emery A. Rovenstine Memorial Lecture: Mentorship is a critical part of what we do

In his inspirational presentation “Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders,” Dr. Zerwas, who is serving his sixth legislative term in the Texas House of Representatives, encouraged anesthesiologists to develop their leadership skills at a grassroots level by seeking opportunities to mentor the next generation and propel the field of anesthesiology forward within health care and their individual careers.

Celebration of Research honors outstanding contributors to the science of anesthesiology

Leading anesthesiologists who have dedicated their careers to scientific inquiry and the achievements they’ve brought to the specialty and practice of anesthesiology were acknowledged during Monday’s Celebration of Research.

When accidents happen

Health care remains far behind other domains and continues to embrace obsolete ideas about how accidents happen. Further, health care uses a conflicted method for investigating medical accidents, allows political forces to shape the narrative of what happened and the appropriate response, and has learned little from bad outcomes.

Workshop focuses on recommendations, devices for managing difficult airways

Careful assessment and planning can help anesthesiologists have strategies in place before the induction of anesthesia, which saves crucial time if an emergency occurs.

Question of the Day: What do you do to combat physician burnout?

More than half of all physicians report at least one major symptom of burnout, and anesthesiologists seem to be especially affected, with a rate of burnout higher than the mean rate for all physicians. These statistics prompted the ASA Daily News staff to ask the question:

What do you do to combat physician burnout?

PSH Scholarship Program participants celebrate first-ever ASA scholarships, share successes and challenges

The PSH Scholarship Event brought together representatives from the three inaugural scholarship winners along with industry sponsors. The scholarships are the first of their kind for ASA and speak to the level of support ASA and industry leaders have extended to the PSH model.

Surgeon champion key to ERAS, PHS adoption

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) and Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) models offer important advantages in patient outcomes, satisfaction, length of stay, cost and other measures in both adult and pediatric populations.

Decision-making for patients with coronary stents

An increasing number of patients with coronary stents have a noncardiac operation each year. Approximately 5 to 15 percent of patients will present for a surgical procedure within the first year after stent placement.

Update on anesthesia and stroke outcomes

Perioperative anesthetic management can have profound effects on patient outcomes for those who are either at risk for stroke during noncardiac surgery or who have had acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and are having endovascular thrombectomy (EVT).

The transition to perioperative medicine

Leading institutions have made the shift to perioperative medicine and are sharing the lessons they have learned along the way.

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