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24-year-old dies after wisdom teeth surgery

Thursday, April 4th, 2013
24-year-old dies after wisdom teeth surgery
By Melissa Pamer and Tony Shin,
Updated 3 days ago

A family is asking questions after a 24-year-old man died following an oral surgeon’s operation to remove his wisdom teeth late last month.

Marek Lapinski, of Murrieta, Calif., went into cardiac arrest during the common surgery, according to medical records provided by a friend of the family.

Lapinski died three days after the March 21 surgery at a clinic run by Dr. Steven Paul in Temecula, Calif.

Thomas Keiser, the friend of Lapinski’s family, called the death a “senseless tragedy.”  more to this article at NBCNews

ISOBS and AORN announce partnership, collaboration to improve office safety

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

ISOBS is excited to announce its partnership with and endorsement of the Safety Checklist for Office-Based Surgery and the Patient’s Checklist for Office-Based Procedures from the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN). The mission of AORN, “is to promote safety and optimal outcomes for patients undergoing operative and other invasive procedures by providing practice support and professional development opportunities to perioperative nurses. AORN will collaborate with professional and regulatory organizations, industry leaders, and other health care partners.” Their mission dovetails perfectly with that of ISOBS. Deborah Spratt, RN has graciously accepted our invitation to join the ISOBS Board of Directors. Stay tuned for our first ISOBS/AORN projects: an office based nursing survey and an introductory article in the Patient Safety Column in the Journal of AORN.


ISOBS Winter 2013 Newsletter

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Winter 2013 newsletter ISOBS update available here and as a pdf for download

ISOBS featured in the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

click here to access the newsletter (ISOBS featured on pages 3, 4 & 9)

FDA Denies ACG Propofol Petition

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Propofol-FDA denial (pdf format)

reference: Office-Based Surgery Regulation Overview By State

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

pdf format here

news: Kanye’s Tragic Loss: Death After Plastic Surgery

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Donda West Was Well-Off, Accomplished and Connected. Jan Adams Was A High-Profile Surgeon with His Own TV Show. As Loved Ones Celebrate West’s Life, Many Are Left Wondering Why It Ended 24 Hours After Adams Operated on Her. more