American Society of Anesthesiologists


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A·mer·i·can So·ci·e·ty of An·es·the·si·ol·o·gists (ASA) Pa·tient Clas·si·fi·ca·tion Sta·tus

(ă-mer'i-kăn sŏ-sī'ĕ-tē an'ĕs-thē'zē-ol'ŏ-jists pā'shĕnt klas'i-fi-kā'shŭn stat'ŭs)
A five-level thumbnail assessment of patients' condition: I, healthy; II, mild systemic disorder; III, severe systemic disorder; IV, severe systemic disorder with threat to life; and V, state of illness sufficiently dire so as to indicate death within 24 hours without surgical intervention.
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For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.
The National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) program uses a risk adjustment system for surgical site infection that includes three equally weighted variables: wound class, procedure duration, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score (8).
The American Society of Anesthesiologists recommends that we take the time to review our own health history and that of family members by taking the following health quiz, entering and dating the information on a wallet-sized card, and always carrying it with us:
Due to the clinical application of the new American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) guidelines, business analysts predict the market will double by 2017 and exceed $4 billion dollars.
About The American Society of Anesthesiologists Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology.
This is the reason why organizations, such as the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)(2) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)(3) recommend ventilatory monitoring when administering opiates and during procedural sedation.
Funded by grants from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, the randomized, blinded, controlled studies will look separately at a broad group of 30,000 patients undergoing surgery and a more select group of 6,000 surgical patients at higher risk of "anesthesia awareness.
The patients who underwent emergency procedures tended to have significantly worse American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) status.
This book is another great addition to this wonderful series from the Wood Library-Museum at the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
A drug derived from the poison of a Philippine sea snail and fiberoptic technology for viewing the spine are providing powerful new tools with which to relieve the suffering of patients with persistent, excruciating pain, the American Society of Anesthesiologists reports.
NovaSom launched AccuSom Safe Recovery[TM] this month at the annual conferences of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM), both in Washington, D.
19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The highest award bestowed upon an individual by the American Society of Anesthesiologists -- the Distinguished Service Award -- will be presented to Henry Rosenberg, M.

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