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American Society of Anesthesiologists Launches CME Course to Reduce Opioid Misuse and Abuse

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced the launch of its new Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) continuing medical education (CME) course available online now or in person at ANESTHESIOLOGY...
5-Jun-2019 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Safety Initiative Decreases Opioid Use in VA Patients with Little Impact on Pain Scores

New research published in Anesthesiology reports that after an Opioid Safety Initiative was implemented at the Veterans Health Administration, patients undergoing knee replacement surgery were prescribed significantly less opioids with minimal...
30-May-2019 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In-Hospital Delirium Increases Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction Risk in Older Adults, But Only in the First Month

New research indicates that older patients who develop delirium— an acute attentional deficit that waxes and wanes —right after surgery are more likely to show signs of postoperative cognitive dysfunction one month later
28-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASA Endorses New Bipartisan Surprise Medical Bill Proposal

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) proudly endorses the comprehensive proposal the “Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act” released today that protects patients from surprise medical bills – unanticipated bills from...
23-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Older Age, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes Contribute to Growing U.S. Maternal Death Rate

Many people would be surprised to learn that among developed countries, the United States not only has the highest rate of maternal mortality (death during pregnancy or within one year of birth), but that it increased 56% between 1990 and 2015....
20-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Honors Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II with 2019 Excellence in Government Award

ASA yesterday presented Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II (MO-05) with the 2019 Excellence in Government award in recognition of his dedication to patient safety and expanding access to anesthesia care.
15-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Honors Joshua Chance, M.D., with 2019 Bertram W. Coffer, M.D., Excellence in Government Award

ASA today presented Joshua Chance, M.D., president of the Arkansas Society of Anesthesiologists, with the 2019 Bertram W. Coffer, M.D., Excellence in Government award, given in recognition of exemplary contributions to the medical specialty of...
14-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Measure for Childbirth Outcomes Could Provide Hospitals with Performance Feedback

Pregnancy-related deaths and serious maternal complications during and after childbirth continue to rise in the United States, with wide variation across hospitals. New research published in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the...
14-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.

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