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Save money — register today for the FANA 2nd annual Sand & Surf Anesthesia Symposium
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Join us in beautiful Marco Island, Florida, while you earn up to 20 AANA prior-approved CE credits at this four-day, comprehensive educational program. Topics will cover:
  • Neurological Complications of the Parturient
  • Inherited and Acquired Cardiovascular Pathology During Pregnancy: Implications of the Anesthetist
  • Complications of DaVinci Robotic Laparoscopic Cases: Is It Worth It?
  • Lasers and Airway Surgery
  • Lung Isolation and Atelectasis
  • New Developments in Anesthesiology
  • Propofol Clinical Concerns
  • Sugammedex
  • Perioperative Care of the Super Morbid Obese Undergoing General Anesthesia
  • Implications of OSA in the Ambulatory Setting
  • Diabetic Management and Anesthesia
  • The Business of Anesthesia: What 90+ Percent of Practicing CRNAs Don't Know
  • Anesthesia Business and Practice Models: An Industry Overview
  • Facility Expectations of Contracted Anesthesia Services
  • Anesthesia Stipends and Supplementation: "Show Me the Money!"
Register for the comprehensive Difficult Airway Workshop, being held at four different times on Sunday, Feb. 22. The workshop is included in the price of full, student and weekend registrations. Preregistration is required and is offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Don't forget to make your hotel reservation at the beautiful Marco Island Marriott Resort & Spa! Call 239-394-2511 for reservations, and be sure to ask for the discounted FANA room rate of $299/night + tax. The block is expected to sell out — make your reservation today! You can also make your reservation online.

The deadline for early bird registration pricing is Wednesday, Dec. 31. After that, registration prices will increase. Register here.
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Techniques can push regional anesthesia risks still lower
Anesthesiology News
The risk for neurologic injury associated with regional anesthesia is very low, but there are steps that anesthesiologists can take to further reduce that risk, according to anesthesiologists who spoke at the International Symposium of Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia, Pain Medicine & Perioperative Applications.
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Elderly patients often receive too much anesthesia for endoscopy
Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News
Elderly patients undergoing ambulatory gastrointestinal procedures often receive inappropriately high doses of anesthesia at induction, researchers have found. The study, a review of the anesthetic management of patients undergoing upper endoscopy and colonoscopy at Yale School of Medicine, found that even with age-adjusted dosing, significant drops in mean arterial pressure occur.
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Florida updates healthcare comparison tool
Orlando Sentinel
The state has rolled out an updated version of its healthcare comparison tool, FloridaHealthFinder.gov, adding more data about hospitals, nursing homes, doctors and health plans. The site now offers data about the patient volume for hospitals and other healthcare providers, health outcomes and performance data through March 2014.
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Drug shortage crisis puts public health at risk
Medical Xpress
Hospitals and pharmacies around the country are facing severe shortages of essential drugs. These shortages can limit access to critical medications and compromise patient safety, resulting in serious illness and even death. In a 2011 survey, the American Hospital Association reported that 82 percent of hospitals had to delay therapy due to a drug shortage. And the consequences of drugs shortages go beyond delays.
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Music matters in the OR
Outpatient Surgery Magazine
What's on your OR's iPod? British researchers say "Fix You" by Coldplay is an excellent choice, but suggest you avoid Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust." The recommendations are part of an editorial published in the tongue-in-cheek holiday edition of The BMJ. According to the editorial's authors, who really did review the literature to see what benefit music has on patient care, tunes are played during 62 to 72 percent of cases, with surgeons most often playing the role of room DJ.
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Supporters hope 3rd time is the charm for Medicaid expansion in Florida
Health News Florida
A coalition of businesses groups, local officials and healthcare industry representatives has rolled out a plan to insure nearly one million low-income Floridians. But they're not calling it a Medicaid expansion. More than 800,000 Floridians are in health insurance limbo. They fall into what's called the Medicaid coverage gap.
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