Anesthesia E-ssential

Anesthesia E-ssential is the biweekly email newsletter of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Keep up with the latest in anesthesia news!
Current Issue: August 14, 2015 - AANA News about Practice, #AANA2015, Legislation, and more

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

APSF Newsletter
See the latest issue as well as back issues from the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.
APSF-Sponsored ​Conference
September 9, 2015
Implementing Emergency Manuals and Checklists to Improve Patient Safety, Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
There is a need for anesthesia professionals and other members of the perioperative care team to move toward the acceptance of cognitive aids (emergency manuals, checklists) and away from the traditional reliance on memory and the cultural perception of individual perfection. The reality is no one can function as the lone expert recalling every procedure and drug dose from memory. Successful patient care in the perioperative period that has previously been considered to be the exclusive responsibility of an individual’s knowledge and skill is no longer optimal because human memory is limited and fallible, especially under stress.
If you are interested in attending this conference, please contact Dr. Stoelting ( for registration details.