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May 05 - 07 2014, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

2014 ASA Legislative Conference

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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

March 28, 2014

FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

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FDA Update on the Shortage of Normal Saline

March 18, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Merit Medical Systems, Custom Procedural Trays/Kits Containing 1 percent Lidocaine HCl Injection, 10mg/mL: Recall - Particulates Found in Hospira supplied Lidocaine

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Merit Medical Systems Custom Procedural Trays Kits Recall Particulates Found in Hospira Lidocaine

March 18, 2014

McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care: Recall - Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data

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McKesson Technologies Anesthesia Care Recall Patient Case Data May Not Match Patient Data

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Self Education and Evaluation (SEE) Program

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FDA Recognizes ASA for Surgical Fire Prevention Efforts

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) selected ASA to receive the "Group Recognition Award for superior achievement of the Agency’s mission through teamwork, partnership, shared responsibility or collaboration to achieve FDA goals." 

The FDA pointed out ASA’s leadership in launching the "Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative" as part of the FDA’s Safe Use Initiative. ASA’s efforts were instrumental in "increasing surgical personnel awareness of factors that contribute to surgical fires, disseminating surgical fire prevention tools and promoting the adoption of risk reduction practices throughout the healthcare community."

The award is a testament to ASA’s continued strive to improve patient safety.  ASA thanks members participating in this important initiative.      

Review the award letter.

Learn more about the Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative.

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