Development of a Tool to Assess Adequacy of Anesthesia Services based on the International Standards for the Safe practice of Anesthesia

Investigator: Adrian Gelb, MD
Sponsor: World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

Location(s): United States


Updating the 2010  Standards developed by the International Task Force on Anaesthesia Safety that were adopted by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.

These standards are recommended for anaesthesia professionals throughout the world. They incorporate and elaborate upon the core components of the Safe Anaesthesia part of the 2008 World Health Organization's World Alliance for Patient Safety "Safe Surgery Saves Lives" global initiative. These WFSA standards are intended to provide guidance and assistance to anaesthesia professionals, their professional societies, hospital and facility administrators, and governments for improving and maintaining the quality and safety of anaesthesia care.