Anesthesia Management: Top 5 mistakes employers make and how to avoid them

Failing to effectively communicate with your employees isn’t just bad for business. It also can create a work environment that’s ripe for legal trouble. If you take time to communicate, explain your actions, stay involved and make the workplace seem rational to employees, you will increase your chances of staying out of the courtroom. Below […]

Anesthesia Management: $1.43 of every $100 in America goes toward hospital administration

America spends a lot of money on the paperwork that makes hospitals run— $218 billion per year, to be exact. That works out to 1.43 percent of the entire American economy is spent on hospitals’ administrative costs. Of every $100 spent in America, that means $1.43 is going toward the billing specialists and schedulers that […]

Anesthesia Management: Improvements in Pain From Bone Metastases Similar With Single, Multiple Fraction Radiotherapy

Patients with painful bone metastases achieved similar relief of pain whether they were treated with a single fraction radiation therapy protocol or underwent a series of radiation treatment, according to a study presented here at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). While previous clinical trials have suggested that a […]

Anesthesia Management: New Measure Provides More Data on Oxygen Levels During Sedation

The area under the curve of oxygen desaturation (AUCDesat) may provide a more sophisticated approach to monitoring blood oxygen levels during procedures using sedation, according to a study published in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia. The AUCDesat provides information not only whether blood oxygenation has dropped too low, but also on the depth, duration, and […]

Anesthesia Management: Study Suggests Screening for Sleep Apnoea Before Surgery

Patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) who are diagnosed and treated for the condition prior to surgery are less likely to develop serious cardiovascular complications such as cardiac arrest or shock, according to a study published in the October issue of the journal Anesthesiology. “OSA is a common disorder that affects millions and is associated […]

Anesthesia Management: Hypersensitivity to Non-Painful Events May Be Part of Pathology in Fibromyalgia

New research shows that patients with fibromyalgia have hypersensitivity to non-painful events based on images of the patients’ brains, which show reduced activation in primary sensory regions and increased activation in sensory integration areas. The findings, published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, suggest that brain abnormalities in response to non-painful sensory stimulation may cause […]