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What does APSF stand for?

APSF stands for Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

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Both the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (apsf) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) encourage enhanced ventilation assessment to deal with adverse respiratory events; with the ASA formally adding to its practice standards the continual observation of ventilation in any patient after anesthesia.
However, recommendations by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation provide that these "spot checks" are not sufficient: Intermittent "spot checks" of oxygenation (pulse oximetry) and ventilation (nursing assessment) are not adequate for reliably recognizing clinically significant evolving drug-induced respiratory depression in the postoperative period.
The MSM system, a wireless technology for continuous central station monitoring, is the only fully integrated ventilation and oxygenation remote patient monitoring system that directly responded to the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) recommendation for improved Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) recommendation for improved ventilation and oxygenation monitoring for patients receiving patient controlled analgesia.
The Joint Commission's guidelines align with recommendations issued by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) calling for continuous monitoring of ventilation of hospitalized patients receiving opioids postoperatively.
Michael Wong, Executive Director for the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety (PPAHS), explains, "To make sure that there are no other Amandas, whether that be someone's sister, father, grandmother, friend, or neighbor, it is essential to include continuous electronic monitoring for the adequacy of ventilation with capnography and oxygenation with pulse oximetry, as recommended by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.