Navigation Links
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) - Myths About 'Never Ending Pursuit of Patient Safety and Satisfaction' Debunked

PK anesthesia denied Level I validation for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV)

CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulse oximeters became available in 1983, making each patient's oxygen status known on a beat-by-beat basis. Not until 1990, did the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) say that all patients should have this monitor. No articles on this critical safety subject appear in the ASA Newsletter on their web site between 1983 and 1990.

Action: In 1983, Dr. Barry Friedberg insisted his hospital administrator purchase pulse oximeters for every anesthesia location in his southern California hospital. Friedberg had no financial interest in the oximeter company.

The first of the new of brain activity monitors was FDA approved in 1996. Prior to this monitor, anesthesiologists were forced to give more anesthesia than necessary for fear of giving too little. With this monitor, anesthesiologists can avoid this practice and give only that amount which is necessary.

Action: In 1997, Friedberg was the first Orange County anesthesiologist to begin routinely monitoring his patients with a brain activity monitor. Again, Friedberg had no financial interest the brain monitor company.

As recently as 2006, evidence that the over-medicating style of practice elevated inflammatory markers and was associated with postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). Numbers-wise, POCD is a far bigger potential public health problem than that of anesthesia awareness. Yet, only primarily because of the potential public reaction to 'Awake' the movie, did the ASA move to create

Action: Missed the 'forest' for the 'trees.'

A 1999 scientifically validated, Stanford university study showed patient satisfaction was highest when postoperative vomiting did not happen.

Propofol ketamine (PK) anesthesia was developed in 1992 by Friedberg. PK was enhanced by the addition of a brain activity monitor in 1997. In 1999, the lowest PONV rate of 0.5% was published in a high-risk group of patients without the use of any anti-vomiting drugs. With 43,000 members, the ASA web site has no patient testimonial page.

Action: One doctor -

In 2004, a Level I study was designed by one of the foremost internationally recognized names in postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). When presented with the means (and funding) to validate PK anesthesia as a way to provide the 'never ending pursuit of patient ...satisfaction' by eliminating PONV, seven different universities (all ASA affiliates) declined the opportunity.

Let the public decide.

Do actions speak louder than words?

For more information about PK anesthesia:

SOURCE Dr. Barry Friedberg
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Limited resources, unlimited needs: Americans should ration health care, says MSU ethicist
2. American Dental Association Launches Evidence-Based Dentistry Web Site
3. Journal of American College of Surgeons finds lung transplantation should be used in older patients
4. American Kidney Fund Warns of Kidney Disease Risk Factors During Kidney Awareness Month
5. SecureWorks Partners With ETEK International to Provide Security Services to the South American and Latin American Markets
6. American Red Cross of Greater New York Launches New Effort to Recruit 10,000 Disaster Volunteers
7. American Association for Cancer Research hosts 100th Annual Meeting 2009
8. Supports the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
9. Americans United for Life: Obama Administration Stem Cell Policy an Anti-Life Waste of Tax Dollars
10. The American Heart Association and Macys Join Forces to Drive Diversity in Medicine
11. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- March 4, 2009
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... agency serving communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is organizing ... fighting to overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling since ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... While it’s ... poses a problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. , ... medication in darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to turn ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... of 7® Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum ... CBD dose required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a ... Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural ... views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) ... is now successfully helping those with the widespread pain ... Fibromyalgia diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... washing my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous ... spasm… I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... ALLENTOWN , Pa. and KALAMAZOO, Mich. ... Allentown, Penn. , and OptiMed Specialty Pharmacy ... a business partnership to offer a strategic hub service ... PMD Healthcare,s highly sought-after personal spirometer, Spiro PD 2.0, ... A spirometer is a medical device used ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for ... the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. ... by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: