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: February 27, 2015 - News about the CPC Program, VHA 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.
APSF Research Grant Awards -
The procedure for submitting Research Grant applications
Deadline to Submit the Letter of Intent (LOI) for an APSF Grant Award to begin January 1, 2016 is:
March 2, 2015, 5 p.m. EST
  • LOI will be accepted electronically beginning January 21, 2015.
  • The maximum award is $150,000 for a study conducted over a maximum of two years to begin January 1, 2016.
  • Based on the APSF’s Scientific Evaluation Committee’s evaluation of these LOIs, a limited number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
  • Investigators will be notified of the status of their LOI electronically on Thursday, May 15, 2015.