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Press Briefing Denouncing Dangerous VA Policy Change to Replace Physician Anesthesiologists with Nurses in Surgery

Physician anesthesiologists and Veterans announce opposition to a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed policy that removes physician anesthesiologists from surgery and replaces them with nurses, and urge the public to protect safe VA...
27-May-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Physician Anesthesiologists, Veterans and VA Anesthesia Chiefs Oppose VA Policy Replacing Physicians with Nurses for Anesthesia Care in Surgery

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) urges Americans to protect our nation’s Veterans by opposing a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed policy that removes physician anesthesiologists from surgery and replaces them with...
24-May-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel Non-Invasive Monitor Accurately Assesses Patients’ Response to Painful Stimulation During Surgery, Study Finds

A novel measure for assessing the body’s response to surgery may allow for better anesthesia management in the O.R., less pain when regaining consciousness from anesthesia and better postoperative outcomes.
13-May-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Announces a Committee to Address Opioid Abuse and Encourages Co-Prescribing of Naloxone

Today, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced the creation of its Ad Hoc Committee on Prescription Opioid Abuse, which will focus on identifying common-sense ways to reduce prescription opioid abuse and promote safe and effective...
31-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Washington Health Technology Clinical Committee’s Decision to Preserve Coverage for Spinal Injections - a Win for Back Pain Patients

The Multi-society Pain Workgroup (MPW), representing more than 100,000 physicians and 15 medical societies, applauds the Washington State Health Care Authority’s Health Technology Clinical Committee (HTCC) for preserving access to spinal injection...
23-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Five Tips for Pain Management with Opioids:

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Prescription opioid abuse and misuse have become epidemic, with more than 2 million Americans addicted to the pain relievers. During Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 13-19), ASA developed five tips for patients regarding opioids for pain control.
14-Mar-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists and CAE Healthcare Announce Collaborative Agreement to Create Screen-Based Simulation Product

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and CAE Healthcare today announced a collaborative agreement to design and develop an interactive screen-based simulation product that will allow ASA members and other interested learners to supplement...
7-Mar-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Surgery, Anesthesia Not Linked to Long-Term Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

New research suggests older patients should not feel reluctant to have quality of life enhancing surgeries due to concerns that undergoing anesthesia may boost their risk of developing cognitive issues.
1-Mar-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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