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WED, FEB 5, 2014

Quality Pain Management: What is it Exactly?

While reading through various anesthesia articles this week, I came across an abstract of a study that was conducted by Sigridur Zoëga MS, RN, CNS and company earlier this month. The purpose of the study was to “explore the concept of quality pain management (QPM) in adult hospitalized patients.” According to Zoëga,... Read More

FRI, JAN 24, 2014

ASA Releases Recommendations for Commercial Use of Sedasys

As a follow-up to our previous blog post, “2014: The Year of the Robot Anesthesiologist,” it is only fitting that we discuss the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ (ASA) guidelines and recommendations that it released Wednesday (Jan. 22, 2014) for Johnson and Johnson’s computer-assisted personalized-sedation (CAPS) system, Sedasys. Beginning this year, Sedasys... Read More

FRI, JAN 17, 2014

2014: The Year of the Robot Anesthesiologist

This past December, members of the Somnia Anesthesia staff attended the New York State Gastroenterologists’ 37th Annual Course in New York City at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square. Like many tradeshows and conferences, there were a plethora of booths, exhibitions, presentations and demonstrations, especially in the technological arena. From... Read More

WED, NOV 27, 2013

Somnia Chief Discusses Critical Steps in CLABSI Prevention in Recent AORN Publication

Dr. Robert Karpinos, Chief of Anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY, and a member of the Somnia Anesthesia family, collaborated with the Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN) in the latest edition of the “Periop Insider”, AORNs weekly publication. The article, “Preventing CLABSIs: 6 Critical Steps” thoroughly covered... Read More

FRI, NOV 15, 2013

Controversy Over CMS Readmission Reduction Program Heats Up – Anesthesia Prepares

In the last year or so there has been much discussion and debate over the Medicare payment penalties for hospital readmissions. In last month’s issue of Healthcare Financial Management Association Magazine (HFM), authors Richard F. Averill, Norbert Goldfield, and John S. Hughes of 3M Health Information Systems decided to sound-off... Read More