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Anesthesia Drug Shortages Negatively Affecting Patient Care, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Survey Finds

A national drug shortage crisis is potentially affecting the care received every day for thousands of patients undergoing anesthesia. In an informal ASA member survey, more than 98 percent of respondents noted that they now regularly experience drug...
25-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Having Fully Stocked Cart to Treat Malignant Hyperthermia During Labor and Delivery Not Cost-Beneficial

Maintaining a stocked cart, with a full supply of the life-saving drug dantrolene, to treat malignant hyperthermia, a rare but potentially fatal adverse reaction to general anesthesia, may not be cost-beneficial in hospital maternity units where the...
18-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

The American Society of Anesthesiologists today announced that it has joined the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™. Under the Portfolio Program, physicians can now earn MOC Improvement in Medical...
9-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Novel Use for Drug Reduces Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting

An innovative use for a known drug is showing promise as an effective treatment for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), suggests a study published today in the Online First edition of Anesthesiology, the peer-reviewed medical...
14-Mar-2018 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Six Tips to Reduce Confusion in Older Patients After Surgery

During Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 11 – 17) ASA offers six tips for seniors to help limit confusion after surgery.
12-Mar-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Multimodal Approach to Pain Management Reduces Opioid Use, Prescriptions After Joint Replacement

A multimodal approach to pain management (using two or more different methods or medications to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone was associated with a decrease in opioid use, opioid prescriptions and common opioid-related complications...
1-Mar-2018 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Offers Recommendations for U.S. Congress to Address Opioid Epidemic

As leaders in pain medicine and patient safety, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has proposed several ways for Congress to address the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
28-Feb-2018 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists and ASA Industry Supporters Announce Scholarship Program for its Perioperative Surgical Home Learning Collaborative

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is pleased to announce grant funding for institutions interested in participating in the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Learning Collaborative 2020 from ASA Industry Supporters Mallinckrodt...
27-Feb-2018 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites


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