Anesthesia Alert - Surgical Technician Arrested for Diverting and Tampering with Narcotics
Testing for Hepatitis B & C and HIV offered by Colorado and Arizona hospitals
Anesthesia Alert - FDA Safety Announcement
FDA requires additional warning for injectable corticosteriods.
|10/17/2012||Anesthesia Alert - Update on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Additional patient notification advised.
|10/05/2012||Anesthesia Alert - Meningitis Outbreak Update
Outbreak spreads, specific guidance provided.
|10/04/2012||Meningitis Outbreak Alert
CDC and the Massachusetts Department of Health announces non-contagious, fungal form of meningitis outbreak.
Coverage Alert - ETCO2 Monitoring Standard Update
ETCO2 Monitoring Standard Update, Coverage Extension and Recommendations
Anesthesia Alert - ASA Practice Parameters
Request for Comments
Coverage Alert - New ASA Standard for Basic Monitoring
New ASA Standard for Basic Anesthesia Monitoring Effective July 1, 2011.
|08/02/2010||ACOG Issues VBAC Practice Bulletin
Staffing recommendations remain in place.
|05/12/2010||Infusion Pump Recall
FDA orders Baxter to recall all Colleague infusion pumps.
|01/27/2010||PPM Policyholder Alert – New CMS Reporting Requirements
New CMS reporting requirements effective January 1, 2010.
|11/17/2009||Propofol Recall Alert
Drug manufacturer issues recall of certain lots of Propofol and Liposyn.
Clinicians advised to halt use of Propofol from tainted lots.
|06/23/2009||New York PPM Policyholder Alert
Deadline for accreditation of office-based surgery facilities nears.
Washington Enacts “Death with Dignity” Law
Washington law allows physicians to prescribe lethal doses of medication.
|08/04/2008||Spike in Medication Errors Noted: Neosynephrine vs. Reglan
Similar vials leads to errors.