October 7, 2009
PASSION, PERSISTENCE, AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE YIELD A POSITIVE PARTNERSHIP IN PATIENT ADVOCACY: An unusual event will take place in New Orleans at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, October 17-23, where a lay person/patient advocate, Carol Weihrer, will be a lecturer in a two-hour refresher course titled Intraoperative Awareness Best Practices: It’s Not Just Science. After almost twelve years of work educating medical professionals and the public and conducting patient outreach and support, Weihrer will address some of the 15,000-18,000 attendees at the ASA annual meeting.
New Anesthesia Awareness Article
Under the Knife: Will You Wake Up? A new tool is meant to ensure patients don't gain consciousness during surgery. Is it working? Read the article here.
February 1, 2009
Anesthesia Awareness embarks on a second decade of bringing awareness to awareness. President/Founder Carol Weihrer says, "I continue to be both saddened and inspired by the people I’ve met through my 11 years working on this campaign and look forward to continuing this important effort until awareness is a thing of the past.” Read the release here.
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