Welcome to the CSAThe California Society of Anesthesiologists is a physician organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of the profession of anesthesiology, to fostering excellence through continuing medical education, and to serving as an advocate for anesthesiologists and their patients.
Please Note: CSA will transfer operations to Advocacy & Management Group. CSA's new contact information starting June 29 is as follows:
Address: 1 Capitol Mall, Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814
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The 2015 Perioperative Surgical Home Summit
By Edward Mariano, MD
An interesting article I read recently confirmed previous studies' estimation that it takes an average of 17 years before research evidence becomes widely adopted in clinical practice—17 years!
In this article, Morris and colleagues differentiate "translational research" into two types: Type 1 which refers to experimental testing of basic science research findings in human subjects; and Type 2 which is the process of taking the results of clinical research and changing clinical practice based on them.
Changing clinical practice shouldn't take 17 years.
In 2001, the Institute of Medicine released "Crossing the Quality Chasm: a New Health System for the 21st Century." One of the ten rules for redesigning the system refers to evidence-based clinical decision-making. The report brief explicitly states: "Patients should receive care based on the best available scientific knowledge. Care should not vary illogically from clinician to clinician or from place to place."
Upcoming CME Meetings
Nov 2 - Nov 6, 2015
CSA 2015 Fall Anesthesia Conference
Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016
CSA 2016 Winter Anesthesia Conference
Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2016
CSA 2016 Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops