Navigation Links
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) - Myths About 'Never Ending Pursuit of Patient Safety and Satisfaction' Debunked
Date:3/11/2009

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 www.awaredb.org.

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.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Dr. Barry Friedberg
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

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. EMRConsultant.com 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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/28/2015)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 ... announced the release of a new overlay plugin for Final ... Pixel Film Studios. , “FCPX Overlay Chromatic gives users total ... X,” said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “FCPX ... while maintaining an easy to use interface.” , FCPX Overlay ...
(Date:2/28/2015)... The World Scout League Commission (WSLC), an organization ... and firefighters, recently announced its decision to host an ... charitable donations for age-related research. The five-kilometer race, which ... on March 29, 2015; registration will start at 2 ... , To participate in the race, runners have ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 27, 2015 OnChip Devices , ... introduced miniature, wire bondable, silicon ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) protection ... The ESD88NP and ESD88PN ... sensitive LED and IC products. These Zeners exhibit ... All devices meet the requirements of IEC61000 and ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 27, 2015 On March 2-4, ... the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will co-host the ... National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland. ... dedicated to medical professionals and scientists who specialize ... the general public, including patients, their families, and ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 27, 2015 In honor of American Heart Month ... (CPC) South office, is offering tips on how to improve heart ... but that doesn't mean people have to accept it as their ... factors — such as family history, sex or age — there ... Dr. Scott has six helpful tips to improve heart health and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pixel Film Studios released a new overlay plugin entitled FCPX Overlay Chromatic Grunge 6K exclusively for Final Cut Pro X users 2Health News:Bitcoin Run Is The World Scout League Commission’s Newest Project for Charity 2Health News:OnChip Introduces New Series of Space Saving Bare-die Zener Diodes for Transient Voltage Suppression 2Health News:OnChip Introduces New Series of Space Saving Bare-die Zener Diodes for Transient Voltage Suppression 3Health News:Conference on Mesothelioma Co-Hosted with National Cancer Institute 2Health News:Conference on Mesothelioma Co-Hosted with National Cancer Institute 3Health News:Center for Primary Care Celebrates American Heart Month 2Health News:Center for Primary Care Celebrates American Heart Month 3Health News:Center for Primary Care Celebrates American Heart Month 4
... Community College is striking back - preemptively - against ... National Wear Red Day - Friday, February 6th - to ... death in women. Stickers with the red-dress motif - national ... the entire College community, many of whom also sported red ...
... WEIFANG, Shandong, China, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Shengtai,Pharmaceutical, ... Company"),a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, pharmaceutical ... will issue financial,results for the three months ended ... Friday, February 13, 2009. Management will conduct ...
... Millionaire show the challenges facing the polio eradication initiative ... are getting a short course in polio eradication this ... the status of this paralyzing disease in India and ... has not been stopped. The Final Inch, nominated ...
... University of Houston Center for Drug and Social Policy Research ... National Institutes of Health to study the long-term consequences of ... be awarded over the next four years. , "This ... ago with 160 gang members in west San Antonio," said ...
... and Products to Pamper Tired TootsiesBETHESDA, Md., Feb. 12 ... pampering for countless men and women. While the old adage ... may still hold true, another body part is gaining affection ... Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) survey revealed 84 percent of women ...
... utilize natural surroundings to find peace, rediscover trust ... Feb. 12 Wounded Warrior Project and the ... 16 wounded warriors as part of WWP,s Project ... (PTSD). Project Odyssey brings together veterans with ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Bunker Hill Community College Celebrates 'Wear Red Day' 2Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical Schedules 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results and Conference Call 2Health News:Shengtai Pharmaceutical Schedules 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results and Conference Call 3Health News:Oscar Nominated Films Raise Polio Awareness 2Health News:Gang researchers at UH examine health, consequences of long-term gang 2Health News:American Podiatric Medical Association Helps Americans 'Love' Their Feet This Valentine's Day 2Health News:American Podiatric Medical Association Helps Americans 'Love' Their Feet This Valentine's Day 3Health News:Wounded Warrior Project's Project Odyssey Aims to Teach Coping Skills for Combating Post-Traumatic Stress in Wounded Warriors 2Health News:Wounded Warrior Project's Project Odyssey Aims to Teach Coping Skills for Combating Post-Traumatic Stress in Wounded Warriors 3
(Date:2/27/2015)... Israel , February 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... baut sein bahnbrechendes Überwachungssystem für kongestive Herzinsuffizienz ... aus -     ... Technologies, die ein neuartiges Herzüberwachungssystem für Patienten ... heute bekannt, dass sie ein Finanzierungsvorhaben über ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Mass. and JERUSALEM , ... biopharma company developing octreotide capsules, its lead product for ... a $70 million Series E financing round. Participants in ... Sofinnova Ventures, and an undisclosed blue chip public investment ... Capital, 7 Med Health Ventures, Abingworth and ARCH Venture ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... RnRMarketResearch.com adds Corneal Ulcers ... to its store. This report p provides an ... The report "Corneal Ulcers - Pipeline Review, H2 2014" ... Corneal Ulcers. Corneal Ulcers are primarily result of ... infections & fungal infections. The symptoms of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vectorious Medical Technologies schließt Finanzierungsvorhaben über 5 Mio. USD ab 2Chiasma Announces Completion of $70 Million Series E Financing 2Chiasma Announces Completion of $70 Million Series E Financing 3Corneal Ulcers Therapeutics Companies and Drugs Pipeline H2 2014 Review Research Report 2Corneal Ulcers Therapeutics Companies and Drugs Pipeline H2 2014 Review Research Report 3Corneal Ulcers Therapeutics Companies and Drugs Pipeline H2 2014 Review Research Report 4Corneal Ulcers Therapeutics Companies and Drugs Pipeline H2 2014 Review Research Report 5
... Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDIX ), announced today ... Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference on June 9, 2011 at ... live and archived webcast of the company presentation can be ... at www.idenix.com . Please log in approximately 5-10 minutes ...
... CLEVELAND, May 26, 2011 Within3, a leading provider ... organizations, today announced it will participate in five industry ... Program Management, Social Media Regulations and Compliance, Digital Pharma ... Summit. Said Mr. Hill, "As a consequence ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Within3 To Participate in Key Industry Events 2Within3 To Participate in Key Industry Events 3
This table has a rectangular top, adjustable height, integral leg, and rail clamp.,Standard 2" (5 cm) pad included....
This table has adjustable height, square post and adjustable leg. Includes clamps, and standard 1" (2.5 cm) pad....
... The onboard rail clamps ... O.R. tables and stretchers. ... any need for lifting. ... a stable surface combined ...
The DHS Basic Set is available with either self-tapping or non-self-tapping screws. Either instrument set provides complete instrumentation in one graphic case for use with the Universal Implant Set,...
Medicine Products: