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Access to Anesthesia Care Is Not Improved When States Eliminate Physician Supervision, Study Finds

Patient access to anesthesia care for seven common surgical procedures is not increased when states “opt-out” of the Medicare rule that requires anesthesia to be administered with physician supervision, reports a study published in the Online...
19-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Commends President-elect Trump’s Nomination of David Shulkin, M.D. for Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) applauds President-elect Trump’s nomination of David Shulkin, M.D., to be the next Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and looks forward to working with him to ensure the...
13-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

SAVE THE DATE – PRACTICE MANAGEMENT Jan. 27 -29, 2017 “Critical Changes, Critical Strategies”

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2017, a three-day meeting for its members and practice management staff. The media are invited to attend.
12-Jan-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Physician Anesthesiologists Applaud VA Decision to Reverse Proposal to Replace Physician Anesthesiologists with Nurses for Anesthesia

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is extremely gratified by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to reverse its proposal to replace the department’s physician anesthesiologists with nurses in VA health care...
13-Dec-2016 2:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pretreating Red Blood Cells with Nitric Oxide May Reduce Severe Side Effect Linked to Blood Transfusions

A new treatment may diminish a dangerous side effect associated with transfusions of red blood cells (RBCs) known as pulmonary hypertension, an elevated blood pressure in the lungs and heart that can lead to heart failure, suggests a new study...
7-Nov-2016 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Patients Benefit From Tranexamic Acid During Heart Surgery, Withholding Blood Pressure Meds Before Surgery, Studies Show

Four innovative studies exploring ways to reduce complications related to heart surgery or minimize patient mortality due to risks associated with low blood pressure and surgery were highlighted during the Anesthesiology Major Trials Session held at...
27-Oct-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Names Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, M.D., New President

Jeffrey S. Plagenhoef, M.D., chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, Texas, was today named president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the nation’s largest...
18-Oct-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Linda J. Mason, M.D., Elected First Vice President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Linda J. Mason, M.D., director of pediatric anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California, today was named first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Dr. Mason was elected at the ANESTHESIOLOGY®...
18-Oct-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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