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U.S. Navy Physician Anesthesiologists in Afghanistan

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jesse M. Ehrenfeld describes the role of physician anesthesiologists at the NATO ROLE 3 Multinational Medical Unit on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.


The New York City Health Department has developed an interactive online learning module entitled, Treating Tobacco Use to enhance provider knowledge on how to effectively assess, counsel and treat tobacco use. As the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., we as health care professionals are in a prime position to help our patient’s successfully quit tobacco, while simultaneously lowering their risk of heart disease, stroke, COPD and other diseases. A detailed description of the course is located here, highlights of the module include:
    • The “5 A’s” model of treating tobacco use
    • Provider/Patient communication techniques
    • Treatment options and guidance, including combination therapy
    • New York State Medicaid Benefits
    • Billing information for smoking cessation counseling

      The New York State Department of Health in association with the Centers for Disease Control and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition has created an online campaign to inform patients and healthcare providers. The slogan is “One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time”. In addition, this campaign provides a Safe Injection Practice Provider Training Video that explains the importance of preventing healthcare acquired infections and demonstrates acceptable practices for healthcare providers. The following is a link to the campaign:
https://www.youtube.com/user/OneandOnlyCampaign
Link to the public radio broadcast “Medical Monday” (WAMC out of Albany, New York) hosted by Alan Chartock with anesthesiologist guests Dr. Scott B. Groudine (Albany Medical College) and Dr. Allen Hyman (Retired, Columbia University Medical Center) on Monday, August 24, 2009. © Copyright 2009, WAMC. Link to radio broadcast
New York Medicaid is pleased to announce the adoption of CPT-4 Anesthesia administration procedure codes.
Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (WLM):

The WLM’s premises in Park Ridge, Illinois in the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) headquarters contains the largest and most comprehensive archive of anesthesiology-related publications and artifacts in the world, which offers a unique opportunity to study the history of anesthesiology on-site.

The WLM is continually digitizing a vast amount of the collection, which is made freely available on the website. Digitized sections include:

    • Virtual Museum
    • Rare Book Collection
    • Living History Videos (Interviews with Anesthesiologists)
    • Video Presentations (topics include anesthesia apparatus and historical events)
    • Famous Anesthesia Patients
    • Anesthesia Artwork, and much more

      Department of Health – Office-Based Surgery home page:
http://www.health.state.ny.us/professionals/office-based_surgery/ Department of Health – Office-Based Surgery: Frequently Asked Questions for Practitioners: http://www.health.state.ny.us/professionals/office-based_surgery/obs_faq.htm
Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) is the largest anesthesia registry in the country. AQI’s vision is “to become the primary source of information for quality improvement in the clinical practice of anesthesiology.  Through education and quality data feedback AQI will help to improve the quality care of patients, lower anesthesia mortality, and lower anesthesia rates.”  The AQI also has a Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (AIRS) registry for reporting serious adverse events and near misses.  A mobile app was just recently released for Apple and Android devices to report these events.  The app can be downloaded from the app marketplace by searching “AQI AIRS”.  For more information on visit http://www.aqihq.org. For more information on AIRS or to submit an event go to www.aqiairs.org.

Link to the public radio broadcast “Medical Monday” (WAMC out of Albany, New York) hosted by Alan Chartock with anesthesiologist guests Dr. Scott B. Groudine (Albany Medical College) and Dr. Allen Hyman (Retired, Columbia University Medical Center) on Monday, August 24, 2009. © Copyright 2009, WAMC http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.newsmain?action=article ARTICLE_ID=1546342