A real-life example of a preoperative assessment avoiding catastrophe

The preoperative exam is the foundation of the relationship for every anesthesia provider, no matter the profession.While the procedure was a routine one with a low risk of complication, Mr. Ferrie's commitment to safety was on display when he noted an abnormal neurological assessment potentially indicating a cerebral vascular accident or "stroke".

AzAS Offers Education to Dentists on Airway Management

AzAS Offers Education to Dentists on Airway Management

Arizona Anesthesia Solutions (AzAS), Arizona's leader in outpatient anesthesia services, partnered with Dr. Ralph Price, DDS of Price Periodontics and Implants, and Wiand Dental Lab to offer dental professionals continuing education in airway management.

IV Sedation: Implications for the Modern Dentist’s Practice

IV Sedation: Implications for the Modern Dentist’s Practice

Anesthesia requires constant attention for safe administration, because anesthesia is a “spectrum” that is unique for each patient.  Even using straight-forward intravenous medications such as midazolam and fentanyl, can easily put a patient into deep sedation – or even general anesthesia -  where airway reflexes are obtunded or lost.   Even with advanced monitoring and extensive education – administering anesthesia requires constant vigilance. 

The Transport of Scheduled Medications

The Transport of Scheduled Medications

....It is illegal for any person or organizations to transport or share controlled medications between registered facilities without a Drug Enforcement Administration DEA distributor’s license.  This license is distinct from the more common prescribing license.