- US-based non profits The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
(APSF) have jointly agreed to support the Patient Safety Movement Foundation's (PSMF) mission to eliminate preventable patient deaths by the year 2020, the organisations said.
And, although the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
(APSF) guidelines include oxygenation and ventilation monitoring in all patients receiving opioids, current methods for respiration rate monitoring can be limited by reliability or patient compliance.
Yet despite preoccupation with intense political activity, the Society continued to introduce many worthy educational and professional activities, notably the introduction of guidelines, refresher courses as part of the ASA annual congress, support for activities such as the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
, research in anaesthesia and the promotion of risk management in quality and safety of anaesthesia practice.
The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
, an organization dedicated to improving safety during anesthesia, has drafted a position paper modeled after ASRS (D.