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Physician Anesthesiologists, Veterans and VA Anesthesia Chiefs Urge VA to Uphold Physician-Led Anesthesia Care to Protect Veterans’ Lives

In response to a recently released rule by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) wants Americans to protect Veterans by asking VA to uphold the national standard of anesthesia care that ensures...
12-Nov-2020 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

GAO’s Anesthesia Services Report Inaccurate and Misleading, says American Society of Anesthesiologists

The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on anesthesia services missed the mark, according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Instead of a full and comprehensive review of a longstanding problem of unusually low...
30-Oct-2020 1:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gov. Ducey Ignores Nearly Two Thousand Letters from Physicians and the Public Demanding He Protect Patient Safety

Gov. Doug Ducey has ignored more than 1700 letters from the medical community and the public strongly urging he protect Arizona patients by making his decision to “opt-out” of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ physician supervision...
26-Oct-2020 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Named a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® in the Nation, Fourth Year in a Row

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced it has been selected as a 2020 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Society has received the designation. The honor...
13-Oct-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Labor epidurals do not cause autism; Safe for mothers and infants, say anesthesiology, obstetrics, and pediatric medical societies

The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP),the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for...
12-Oct-2020 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists names Beverly K. Philip, M.D., FACA, FASA, new president

Beverly K. Philip, M.D., FACA, FASA, founding director of the Day Surgery Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School in Boston, was today named president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists...
7-Oct-2020 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Michael W. Champeau, M.D., FASA, elected first vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced Michael W. Champeau, M.D., FASA, has been named first vice president of ASA. Dr. Champeau was elected at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting and will serve for one year.
7-Oct-2020 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Acupuncture before surgery means less pain, significantly fewer opioids for Veterans

Veterans who have acupuncture before surgery report less pain and need far fewer opioids to manage their discomfort, according to a randomized, controlled study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting.
28-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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