APSF Newsletter Table of Contents


  • APSF Convenes Conference on Technology Training
  • Do You Really Know Your Technology?
  • APSF Survey Results:
    Drug-Induced Muscle Weakness in the Postoperative Period Safety Initiative
  • President's Report Highlights Accomplishments of 2013
  • APSF Executive Vice President Jefferey B. Cooper, PhD, Awarded the 2012 Distinguished Service Award by the ASA
  • Four APSF Grants Awarded for 2014
  • Dr. Alan F. Merry Delivers the ASA/APSF Ellison C. Pierce, Jr., MD, Memorial Lecture on Patient Safety
  • Many Abstracts Focus on Patient Safety at the 2013 ASA Annual Meeting
  • APSF Workshop Explores Whether Investigations into Anesthesia Incidents Should Be Conducted Similar to Mass Transportation or Nuclear Power Incidents
  • Patient Safety Theme at ASA Meeting Echoed in Exhibits
  • Exhibit Award

and more!



 Patient Safety DVDs Available

APSF is pleased to announce the availability of three patient safety videos based on the proceedings and concluding recommendations from the following two APSF-sponsored consensus conferences:
  • Opioid-induced Ventilatory Impairment (June 08, 2011)
  • Periopertive Visual Loss (September 12, 2012)
Please visit the links below to view the following patient safety videos
Using the above links, one may also request a complimentary one hour DVD of the OIVI and/or POLV proceedings that includes the Executive Summaries (click on “Request a complimentary DVD copy of the video”). A complimentary DVD copy of the Simulated Informed Consent Scenarios video also may be requested.

 Safety DVD Available


Medication Safety in the Operating Room: Time for a New Paradigm is now available for viewing on the APSF website. A complimentary copy may be obtained by completing the request form.



 APSF Print Subscription


The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) is pleased to offer hard copies of the APSF Newsletter to members of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for an annual (three issues) subscription rate of $25.00*
You may subscribe online using the mailing address you prefer for receiving the APSF Newsletter. The APSF office will recognize the $25.00 contribution as a subscription to the newsletter.
*Electronic copies of the APSF Newsletter will continue to be announced to AANA members and all newsletters are available online.