March 2012

THU, MAR 29, 2012

Anesthesiologists Should Supervise Cases At the Start of the Day

Anesthesia staffing models are a chief concern of many hospital executives, leading to a number of questions about how to best ensure maximum efficiency of the operating room. For example: How many hospital anesthesia clinicians does my facility need to employ? What is the most appropriate clinician mix of MDs and CRNAs... Read More

THU, MAR 15, 2012

Webinar Q&A About Anesthesia Care Team Model

Somnia Anesthesia’s first webinar of 2012, “How the Anesthesia Care Team Model Can Contribute to Clinical Quality Excellence in Your OR,” was extremely well attended and generated a large number of questions that could not be addressed during the 15-minute long Q&A session. If you missed the webinar, you can download... Read More

FRI, MAR 9, 2012

Lack of Debriefing Session After Adverse Event Potentially Harmful

A recent study released in the March issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia indicated that more than 80% of anesthesiologists have been involved in an adverse event – defined as causing death or injury – to a patient during surgery.  While that number may appear startling, it must be mentioned that translates... Read More

THU, MAR 8, 2012

Somnia Honored as Patient Safety Organization

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WED, MAR 7, 2012

Anesthesia in 2012 – What to Expect

With the first quarter of 2012 nearly complete, the key healthcare issues and trends that will impact anesthesiology this year are quite clear. And much like last year, the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be a marquee concern.    The implementation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) could possibly... Read More