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Arizonans Overwhelmingly Want Physicians to Supervise Nurse Anesthetists and Respond to Anesthesia Emergencies

The Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists (AzSA) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) strongly oppose Governor Doug Ducey’s decision to “opt-out” of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ physician supervision...
3-Aug-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Perioperative Surgical Home Programs Can Improve Patient Outcomes, Decrease Hospital Stays, Review Finds

New research shows hospitals that use of a Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care may be more likely to achieve good clinical outcomes and lower costs of care for their surgical patients, than hospitals without a PSH program.
28-Jul-2020 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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American Society of Anesthesiologists Receives Prestigious ‘Accreditation with Commendation’ for Continuing Medical Education Program

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has received the prestigious “Accreditation with Commendation” designation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) in recognition of ASA’s high quality continuing...
27-Jul-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Hampshire Anesthesiologists Lead Tele-Intensive Care Unit Innovation for COVID-19 Patients in Rural Areas during Public Health Crisis

Physician anesthesiologists have been on the frontlines caring for COVID-19 patients throughout the country, but in New Hampshire physicians have innovated with a Tele-Intensive Care Unit (TeleICU) hub to collaborate with physicians in rural...
27-Jul-2020 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Society of Anesthesiologists Honors David Siegel, M.D., FASA, with 2020 Bertram W. Coffer, M.D., Excellence in Government Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announced David Siegel, M.D., FASA, director and past president of the New Mexico Society of Anesthesiologists (NMSA), received the 2020 Bertram W. Coffer, M.D., Excellence in Government award, given...
20-Jul-2020 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Use of Ketamine for a Non-medical Purpose: Statement from the American Society of Anesthesiologists

The American Society of Anesthesiologists firmly opposes the use of ketamine or any other sedative/hypnotic agent to chemically incapacitate someone for a law enforcement purpose and not for a legitimate medical reason. Ketamine is a potent...
15-Jul-2020 6:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AQI Receives Support from Edwards Lifesciences to Improve Data Collection and Analysis of Low Blood Pressure

The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI), a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), announced today a quality-driven initiative dedicated to further developing the National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry...
13-Jul-2020 5:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nurses’ Use of Physician Term Anesthesiologist Misleading to Patients

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) yesterday urged the New Hampshire Supreme Court to uphold the New Hampshire Medical Board’s decision that health care professionals using the term “anesthesiologist” must be licensed physicians...
8-Jul-2020 6:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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