Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
NEWSLETTER

The Official Journal of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

Volume 19, No. 3, Circulation 37,100

 
Summer 2004

Table of Contents

Highlights:

  • Clinical Alarms Initiative
  • Pulse Oximeter Tone Conveys Vital Information
  • Dear SIRS: O2 Blender Causes Concern
  • HRO is Key Concept for Health Care


APSF Corporate Advisory Council


APSF Contact Information

Donors

ARTICLES


Audible alarms will help keep our complex, high tech operating room a safe environment.

The APSF continues to accept and appreciate contributions for the E.C. Pierce, Jr., MD, Research Award.
Please make checks payable to the APSF and mail donations to:

APSF
c/o Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD, Research Award
520 N. Northwest Highway

Parkridge, IL 60068-2573

The APSF wishes to thank
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (www.AstraZeneca.com) for their continued support of this newsletter.

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter is the official publication of the nonprofit Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and is published quarterly at Wilmington, Delaware. Annual membership: Individual - $25.00, Corporate - $500.00. This and any additional contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. ©Copyright, Anesthesia PAatient Safety Foundation, 2004.

The opinions expressed in this Newsletter are not necessarily those of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation or its members or board of directors. Validity of opinions presented, drug dosages, accuracy, and completeness of content are not guaranteed by the APSF.

APSF Executive Committee:
Robert K. Stoelting, MD, President; Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD, Executive Vice President; George A. Schapiro, Executive Vice President; David M. Gaba, MD, Secretary; Casey D. Blitt, MD, Treasurer; Robert A. Caplan, MD; Nassib G. Chamoun; John H. Eichhorn, MD.

Newsletter Editorial Board:
Robert C. Morell, MD, Editor; Sorin J. Brull, MD; Joan Christie, MD; Jan Ehrenwerth, MD; John H. Eichhorn, MD; Regina King; Lorri A. Lee, MD ; Rodney C. Lester, PhD, CRNA; Glenn S. Murphy, MD; Denise O’Brien, BSN, RN; Karen Posner, PhD; Keith Ruskin, MD; Wilson Somerville, PhD; Jeffery Vender, MD.

Address all general, membership, and subscription correspondence to:

Administrator
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
Building One, Suite Two
8007 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217-2922
e-mail address:apsfoffice@aol.com

Address Newsletter editorial comments, questions, letters, and suggestions to:
Robert C. Morell, MD
Editor, APSF Newsletter
c/o Addie Larimore, Editorial Assistant

Department of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
9th Floor CSB
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1009
e-mail address:apsfeditor@yahoo.com