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Children and adults should wear masks in public to reduce COVID-19 spread, anesthesia professionals urge

Anesthesia professionals urge the public to wear masks to stop spread of COVID-19
1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ASA Monitor Relaunched to Reflect More Global, Timely Issues in Perioperative Health Care News

To bring a full range of perioperative health care news and information to physician anesthesiologists, surgical care team members and health care executives, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced its expanded partnership...
28-Jun-2020 7:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Anesthesia Practices See Major Financial Hit as Physician Anesthesiologists Pivot During COVID-19 to Treat Patients in Critical Care and ICUs, ASA Survey Highlights

A recent survey of anesthesia administrators and executive members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) finds a majority of physician anesthesiologists pivoted from working in the operating room to treating COVID-19 patients in...
28-May-2020 2:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

ASA Urges Secretary Azar to Implement a Moratorium on Health Insurer Contract Cancellations and Reinstatement of Cancelled Physician Contracts

Health insurance companies around the country are using aggressive negotiating tactics to terminate physician contracts, forcing physicians out of network with little or no notice and increasing the likelihood that patients will receive surprise...
14-May-2020 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Physician Anesthesiologists Urge VA to Reverse Directive Jeopardizing Veterans’ Lives

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) urges Americans to protect our nation’s Veterans by asking the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reverse its memorandum that dismantles the successful anesthesia care team, removes...
6-May-2020 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Anesthesiologists Provide Elective Surgery Checklist for Patients During COVID-19

Your knee replacement, cataract removal, hernia repair or other elective surgery was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and now your doctor is calling to reschedule, but you are unsure. As the curve of new COVID-19 cases begins to flatten in...
5-May-2020 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Restarting and Expanding Elective Surgery After COVID-19: Special Webinar Panel Hosted by American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

A multidisciplinary panel of experts including a surgeon, hospital executive, nurse executive and physician anesthesiologist will address attendees during a special webinar titled, “Challenges and Strategies in Restarting and Expanding Elective...
4-May-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Safely resuming elective surgery as COVID-19 curve flattens: ACS, ASA, AORN and AHA develop roadmap for readiness

As the COVID-19 surge wanes in different parts of the country, patients’ pent up demand to resume their elective surgeries will be immense. To ensure patients can have elective surgeries as soon as safely possible, a roadmap to guide readiness,...
17-Apr-2020 10:15 AM 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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