Anesthesia Toolbox Policy and Procedures
Use of the Anesthesia Toolbox is governed by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully before using the Anesthesia Toolbox. By using the Anesthesia Toolbox, you signify your assent to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, do not use the Anesthesia Toolbox!
The Anesthesia Toolbox may revise and update these Terms and Conditions at any time.
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The Content on the Anesthesia Toolbox is not Medical Advice
The information, videos, data and any other materials on this website (collectively, "Material") describes basic principles of diagnosis and treatment options and is no substitute for individual patient assessment based upon the healthcare provider's examination of each patient and consideration of laboratory data and other factors unique to the patient. The Material may be used as one tool to help you reach diagnostic and treatment decisions, bearing in mind that individual and unique circumstances may lead you to reach decisions other than those presented in the Materials. The Materials are for informational purposes only. The Material is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The use of the Anesthesia Toolbox and its Material is voluntary and at your own risk.
The Anesthesia Toolbox DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, TIMELINESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY MATERIAL PROVIDED THROUGH the Anesthesia Toolbox.
Use of the Anesthesia Toolbox is intended for Anesthesia Healthcare Professionals 18 years or age or older.
Use of Content
The information provided in the Anesthesia Toolbox is intended to educate, entertain or stimulate conversation about certain issues related to health care. You are not being granted a license under any copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property right in the material or the products, services, processes or technology described therein.
During the registration process you attested that you have been trained in and will comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the confidentiality of any medical records including the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") as amended. In no event whatsoever shall you post or disclose on the Anesthesia Toolbox any Protected Health Information or other personal health or other information (PHI) that can be linked to an individual.
PHI includes any of the following identifiers -
- All geographical identifiers smaller than a state
- Dates (other than year) directly related to an individual
- Phone numbers
- Fax numbers
- Email addresses
- Social Security numbers
- Medical record numbers
- Health insurance beneficiary numbers
- Account numbers
- Certificate/license numbers
- Vehicle identifiers and serial numbers, including license plate numbers
- Device identifiers and serial numbers
- Web Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)
- Internet Protocol (IP) address numbers
- Biometric identifiers, including finger, retinal and voice prints
- Full face photographic images and any comparable images
- Any other unique identifying number, characteristic, or code except the unique code assigned by the investigator to code the data.
Posting on blogs, discussions, comments, etc. in the Anesthesia Toolbox
Do not post on the Anesthesia Toolbox any confidential or proprietary information. Any feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or the like which you send to the Anesthesia Toolbox, with the exception of those items specifically identified as proprietary, will be treated as being non-confidential and nonproprietary, and you agree that any such information you choose to provide may be reproduced, used, and distributed by the Anesthesia Toolbox for any purpose without restriction.
One of the goals of Anesthesia Toolbox is to promote open conversation and collaboration on projects. Many of these projects involve the development of proprietary information (e.g. a research project, grant proposal, manuscript, etc.). The author must specifically identify that as specific project involves the development of proprietary information and the author retains all copyright and usage rights to the work under development. By providing a designation as proprietary that author is not assigning or otherwise providing any rights to any other parties. Any community members posting comments, edits, information, or other contributions are providing that information free of charge and unencumbered to the author of the proprietary project.
You are solely responsible for your own communications, the consequences of posting those communications, and your reliance on any communications found in the Anesthesia Toolbox. You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type to the Anesthesia Toolbox that infringe or violate any rights of any party.
The Anesthesia Toolbox is committed to using social media to build durable, authentic online relationships. These guidelines help community members achieve that goal. As a member of the Anesthesia Toolbox Community your engagement with online conversations should be thoughtful and transparent (the system does not allow anonymous postings). The guidelines below ensure the privacy of community members, patients and the institution at large are respected.
- Follow HIPAA Guidelines. All policies apply in the online sphere. Do not offer medical advice on these platforms.
- Be transparent, honest and respectful. When discussing your institution or its competitors always disclose your affiliation. Be sure to note that your views are your own. Ex: “Opinions shared here are my own and not those of my employer.”
- Be mindful of privacy settings on all social media presences. Take care to learn who has access to your online postings. Review privacy settings regularly.
- Avoid inflammatory or inappropriate discussions about individuals, your institution or its competitors. If you feel these discussions need an Anesthesia Toolbox response, please notify the Anesthesia Toolbox Administrator.
- Maintain the confidentiality of internal information. Do not publicly post or share information posted on the intranet.
The Anesthesia Toolbox may provide links to web sites operated by other parties. The links are provided for your convenience only. The presence of a link does not imply any endorsement of the material on the web sites or any association with the web site’s operators. The Anesthesia Toolbox does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services provided by third parties through the Internet. The Anesthesia Toolbox is not responsible for the content and performance of these sites. Use of linked sites is strictly at your own risk including any risks associated with destructive viruses.
Liability of the Anesthesia Toolbox and Its Licensors
The use of the Anesthesia Toolbox and its Content is at your own risk.
When using the Anesthesia Toolbox, information will be transmitted over a medium that may be beyond the control and jurisdiction of OHSU and its suppliers. Accordingly, the Anesthesia Toolbox assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption, or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Anesthesia Toolbox.
The Anesthesia Toolbox and its Content are provided on an "as-is, as-available" basis and the Anesthesia Toolbox does not guarantee access to the Anesthesia Toolbox at any particular time. ALL INFORMATION IN THE ANESTHESIA TOOLBOX IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE ANESTHESIA TOOLBOX SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE, ACCURACY, NON-INFRINDGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND WARRANTY AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR OPERATION OR ENJOYMENT OF THE BLOGS. THE ANESTHESIA TOOLBOX DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING THE SECURITY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE BLOGS OR SOCIAL MEDIA OR TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE BLOGS OR TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THESE CHANNELS.
In no event shall the Anesthesia Toolbox or any third parties mentioned on the Anesthesia Toolbox be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use of or inability to use the Anesthesia Toolbox and the Content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the Anesthesia Toolbox or any third parties mentioned on the Anesthesia Toolbox are advised of the possibility of such damages. the Anesthesia Toolbox or any third parties mentioned on the Anesthesia Toolbox are not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by your use or misuse of the AE Connect Content. Any claims arising in connection with your use of the Anesthesia Toolbox Content must be brought within one (1) year of the date of the event the Anesthesia Toolbox Giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.
Access for posting primary Content on the Anesthesia Toolbox requires a secure password.
Individuals are responsible for taking all reasonable steps to ensure that no unauthorized person shall have access to your Anesthesia Toolbox passwords or accounts. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of activation codes and passwords; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your Anesthesia Toolbox account and password; (3) promptly inform the Anesthesia Toolbox of any need to deactivate a password. You grant the Anesthesia Toolbox and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Anesthesia Toolbox the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of the Anesthesia Toolbox. the Anesthesia Toolbox cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using the Anesthesia Toolbox.
In consideration of being allowed to use the Anesthesia Toolbox, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions and that you may lose your password and ability to comment if you do any of the following:
- Using the Anesthesia Toolbox for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;
- Posting material that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
- Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by the Anesthesia Toolbox in its sole discretion;
- Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
- After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form);
- Posting chain letters or pyramid schemes;
- Impersonating another person;
- Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;
As a registered Anesthesia Toolbox user, you will only be asked to read the Terms and Conditions once during the registration process.