Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Anesthesia & Analgesia Spotlights the FOCUS Initiative

January 26, 2010

John Melleky, SCA Foundation Executive Director

Anesthesia & Analgesia Spotlights the FOCUS Initiative

An introduction and update on the FOCUS initiative appears in two special articles, “Bring Your Life Into FOCUS “and “The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists' FOCUS Initiative: Locating Errors Through Networked Surveillance (LENS) Project Vision” in the February 2010 issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, the official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) and the SCA.

"Preventing humans from making mistakes may be nearly impossible, but the SCA FOCUS initiative is predicated on the strong belief that making an error-free medical environment can be achieved," comments Dr. Steven L. Shafer of Columbia University, Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Read the full article in Anesthesia & Analgesia.