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Americans Speak Out in Overwhelming Opposition to VA Policy Risking Veterans’ Lives

Veterans and the public have spoken in overwhelming opposition against a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed policy that would lower the standard of care in VA medical facilities and jeopardize Veterans’ lives by removing physician...
26-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Hosts #Surgery4Kids Twitter Chat

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) hosts a Twitter chat to discuss how parents can prepare their children for surgery on Monday, July 18 at 1 p.m. ET. Using the hashtag #Surgery4Kids, the chat will address questions parents should...
12-Jul-2016 9:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Preparing Your Child for Surgery: Questions to Ask the Physician Anesthesiologist

Millions of children have surgery every year and understandably parents are often anxious about their child’s safety and comfort. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) wants parents to know that anesthesia is extremely safe and effective...
11-Jul-2016 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Physician Anesthesiologists Urge Americans to Oppose VA Policy Abandoning Team-based Anesthesia Care in Surgery

Americans who care about the safety and welfare of our nation’s Veterans have two weeks to take action to stop a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed policy that would lower the standard of care in VA medical facilities and jeopardize...
11-Jul-2016 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Orthopaedic Surgeons Announce Involvement in ASA’s Perioperative Surgical Home Care Model

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the world’s largest association of musculoskeletal specialists, is participating in the development of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care together with the American Society of...
22-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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

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