CSA News

Comprehensive Evidence-Based Guidelines for Facet Joint Interventions in the Management of Chronic Spinal Pain

CSA, along with 12 other medical societies including ASA, recently signed onto a joint statement requesting CMS to avoid reducing reimbursement for lumbar facet radiofrequency ablation procedures – the “backbone” of many pain practices. Thanks to Dr. Shalini Shah, chair of CSA’s Committee on pain Medicine, for leading this important effort for the CSA.

John Henryism and African American physicians during COVID-19

As an anesthesiologist, you are trained to not only perform but to thrive and act in emergency situations. Four years of residency builds psychological resilience, which is defined as the ability to mentally or emotionally cope or return to pre-crisis status quickly.

Amid Rush to Secure Ventilators, Doctors Warn of Shortage of Crucial Drugs

With federal and state officials rushing to secure ventilators for patients battling COVIID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, doctors and pharmacists are warning that the supply of drugs needed to place patients on those ventilators is also dwindling.

ABA Waives MOCA Requirements for 2020

The ABA has announced that it will waive the requirements for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology®, better known as MOCA®, in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

California Society of Anesthesiologists Issues Updated Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

The California Society of Anesthesiologists wants to ensure that our members, their patients, and their families remain safe during this pandemic crisis. In addition to the ASA recommendations*, due to regional conditions and given the significant number of cases here in California, we have the following recommendations.