Category: Anesthesiology

Telephone Therapies Helped Elderly Veterans in Pain

Telephone Therapies Helped Elderly Veterans in Pain SAN FRANCISCO โ€” Telephone-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and education (EDU) were helpful in management of chronic pain in older military veterans, according to a new study which calls for further study of… Read More

Life-or-Death Situation VA Seeks Continued Improvement of Non-OR Airway Management

By Brenda L. Mooney On average, more than 30 times a day across the VHA, patients outside the operating room require emergency-airway management. It is literally a life-or-death situation, as failure to establish an airway can result in brain damage… Read More

National Drug Shortages Plague VA – Pharmacy Officials Detail Response at Public Hearing

SILVER SPRING, MD โ€” VA is not immune to the effects of drug shortages, and even small problems in the drug pipeline can have serious effects on the departmentโ€™s ability to get the right pharmaceutical to the right patient, VA… Read More

Drug Shortages Tripled in Last Five Years; Critical Medications Unavailable

WASHINGTON โ€” The number of drug shortages reported annually has nearly tripled over the last five years, with much-needed drugs such as chemotherapy, anesthetics and electrolytes disproportionately affected. FDA sometimes can mitigate or even prevent a shortage, but this… Read More