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The official podcast of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) is hosted by host Alli Bechtel MD, featuring the latest information and news in perioperative and anesthesia patient safety. The APSF podcast is intended for anesthesiologists, anesthetists, clinicians and other professionals with an interest in anesthesiology, and patient safety advocates around the world. The Anesthesia Patient Safety Podcast delivers the best of the APSF Newsletter and website directly to you, so you can listen on the go! This includes some of the most important COVID-19 information on airway management, ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE), drug information, and elective surgery recommendations. Don't forget to check out APSF.org for the show notes that accompany each episode, and email us at podcast@APSF.org with your suggestions for future episodes. Visit us at APSF.org/podcast and at @APSForg on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast will be an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today on the show, I discuss the APSF Grant Recipient for 2020, Scott Segal, MD, for his winning project  “Development of Machine Learning Algorithms to Predict Difficult Airway Management.” This is an APSF/Medtronic Research Award. Segal’s project seeks to develop a facial recognition machine learning program to replace bedside tests and physical exam findings for difficult airway prediction. Tune in to learn about this project and another exciting study about a difficult airway early warning system.© 2020, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/12-difficult-airways-and-the-apsf-research-program/ 
Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.This is an APSF Newsletter archives show. Today on the show, we discuss the role of the Preoperative Assessment Clinic in terms of improving patient safety as well as operating room efficiency and surgeon and patient satisfaction. In addition, we explore the importance of preoperative anesthesia education to improve patient safety.  We hope that you will tune in!!© 2020, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/11-preoperative-optimization-and-patient-safety/ 
Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today on the show, we return to the APSF’s Novel Coronavirus Resource Center and review 11 Frequently Asked Questions related to clinical care. These questions and answers are so important as we strive to keep patients, anesthesia professionals and healthcare providers safe while providing anesthesia care during the Covid-19 pandemic.© 2020, The Anesthesia Patient Safety FoundationFor show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/10-covid-19-and-anesthesia-clinical-care-faq/
Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today on the show, we review perioperative considerations for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) include the following: pacemakers indicated for bradyarrhythmia treatment, implantable cardioverter defibrillators or ICDs for tachyarrhythmia management, and cardiac resynchronization therapy or CRT for patients with decreased systolic function combined with conduction delays. Tune in to learn more. Communication is the key for safe anesthesia care for patients with these devices.For show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/9-perioperative-considerations-for-patients-with-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices/
Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today on the show, we explore the Rapid Response to questions from our readers section. We take a closer look at the question of non-invasive blood pressure monitoring gaps during anesthesia patient care. What is the ideal monitor to alert the clinician to a monitoring gap without adding to nuisance alarms and alarm fatigue in the operating room? Tune in to learn about monitoring configuration, alert options, and future solutions.For show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/8-introducing-rapid-response-to-questions-from-our-readers/
Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by me, Alli Bechtel.  This podcast is an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today on the show, I discuss the APSF Research Program and the 2020 APSF Investigator Initiated Grant Recipient, Sheila Riazi, MD, for her project titled “A Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Test for Malignant Hyperthermia.” I round out the show with a review of the APSF article, “Malignant Hyperthermia Preparedness: Stocking, Drilling, and Offsite Considerations.” Tune in to learn about how you can be prepared for an MH crisis and work to improve patient safety at your institution.For show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/7-mh-preparedness-and-the-apsf-research-program/
Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by me, Alli Bechtel.  This podcast will be an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety. Today on the show, I discuss the article, “Healthy Relationships Between Anesthesia Professionals and Surgeons are Vital to Patient Safety” by Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD. Tune in learn about why this dyad is so important for patient safety and how to help strengthen this relationship.For show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/6-healthy-relationships-between-surgeons-and-anesthesiologists/
Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast will be an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.Today on the show I return to the Novel Coronavirus Resource Center and talk about, “An Update on the Perioperative Considerations for COVID-19 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)” by Zucco and colleagues. I cover viral transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and safety considerations for healthcare providers in the operating room and during airway manipulation as well as preoperative testing options depending on local or regional disease presence.For show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/5-perioperative-considerations-for-covid-19/
During the show today, I talk about the 2020 President’s Report by Mark Warner, MD, president of the APSF. This was published in the February 2020 APSF Newsletter. I also review the role of effective leadership on creating and improving a culture of safety for patients and healthcare professionals as well as provide information about creating a successful intraoperative handoff communication tool.For show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/4-the-2020-apsf-presidents-report/
During this episode, I introduce the famous APSF Newsletter.  I also dive into the June 2020 Newsletter and review the 3 featured articles. Finally, I discuss the Letter to the Editor and the case of the misfilled vaporizer.For show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/3-highlights-from-the-june-2020-apsf-newsletter/
Welcome to the next installment of the Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast will be an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.On today’s episode, I talk about the APSF Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) resource center.  Here is the link and be sure to check it out.https://www.apsf.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-resource-center/Here is the disclaimer about the material presented on the APSF Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resource Center:Disclaimer: Viewers of this material should review the information contained within it with appropriate medical and legal counsel and make their own determinations as to relevance to their particular practice setting and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. The APSF has used its best efforts to provide accurate information. However, this material is provided only for informational purposes and does not constitute medical or legal advice. This response also should not be construed as representing APSF endorsement or policy (unless otherwise stated), making clinical recommendations, or substituting for the judgment of a physician and consultation with independent legal counsel.I review the registry for intubateCovid which you can submit information to here https://intubatecovid.knack.com/registry#project-details/if you have intubated a Covid-19 positive patient or a presumed positive patient. Based on information from the registry, a recent study was performed to evaluate risk for healthcare workers who intubated patients with confirmed or suspected Covid-19 that was supported by the APSF. Check out the article here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.15170. Be sure to look at your drug vials carefully when drawing up medications to administer to patients receiving anesthesia since there is a temporary shortage of the safety caps for neuromuscular blocking drugs.  Here is the link to the ISMP June 4th, 2020 Newsletter: https://www.ismp.org/acute-care/medication-safety-alert-june-4-2020. The FDA also released an announcement of the lack of safety warning caps on neuromuscular blocking drugs vial caps that you can check out here: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-alerts-health-care-professionals-temporary-absence-warning-statement-vial-caps-two-neuromuscular.Check out the Perioperative Covid Testing: Examples from around the U.S. https://www.apsf.org/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-resource-center/preoperative-covid-testing-examples-from-around-the-u-s/Please consider donating to the APSF by clicking here https://www.apsf.org/product/crowdfunding-donation/ so that we can continue to provide the most updated Covid-19 information and resources to help keep our patients and healthcare professionals safe during this evolving pandemic and going forward.  Be sure to check out the APSF website at https://www.apsf.org/Make sure that you subscribe to our newsletter at https://www.apsf.org/subscribe/Follow us on Twitter @APSForgQuestions or Comments? Email me at podcast@apsf.org.
Welcome to the first episode of the new Anesthesia Patient Safety podcast hosted by Alli Bechtel.  This podcast will be an exciting journey towards improved anesthesia patient safety.  On today’s episode, I introduce the new podcast and review the mission statement and vision statement of the APSF. https://www.apsf.org/about-apsf/mission-and-vision-statements/I also review the 12 Patient Safety Priorities of the APSF. https://www.apsf.org/patient-safety-initiatives/Before we jump into all of the exciting things that the APSF is currently doing for patient safety, I travel back in time and review the history of the APSF.https://www.apsf.org/about-apsf/foundation-history/Finally, I introduce some of the APSF Board Members and Committee Chairs. https://www.apsf.org/about-apsf/board-committees/Be sure to check out the APSF website at https://www.apsf.org/Make sure that you subscribe to our newsletter at https://www.apsf.org/subscribe/Follow us on Twitter @APSForgQuestions or Comments? Email me at podcast@apsf.org.For show notes & transcript, visit our episode page at apsf.org: https://www.apsf.org/podcast/1-welcome-to-the-apsf-podcast/
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