CSA News

AB 2157 Passed Unanimously by California Senate

The California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA) is pleased to announce that AB 2157 (Wood) was passed unanimously by the California Senate on August 24th, and now heads to Governor Gavin Newsom for his consideration. The Governor has until the end of September to sign or veto the bills passed by the state Legislature at the end of this 2019/2020 legislative session.

Low-cost measurement of facemask efficacy for filtering expelled droplets during speech

The global spread of COVID-19 in early 2020 has significantly increased the demand for face masks around the world, while stimulating research about their efficacy. Here we adapt a recently demonstrated optical imaging approach and highlight stark differences in the effectiveness of different masks and mask alternatives to suppress the spread of respiratory droplets during regular speech.

How calling CRNAs “nurse anesthesiologists” misleads patients

Patients and boards of medicine across the nation recognize that physicians—not nurses with specialized training in anesthesia—are health professionals properly referred to as anesthesiologists, the Litigation Center of the American Medical Association and State Medical Societies and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) say in an amicus brief.

Some Good Comes Out of COVID-19

Despite all of the despair brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been extraordinary to see an unprecedented level of collaboration among healthcare providers as we unite to treat patients and protect others from contracting the disease.

ASA urges New Hampshire Supreme Court to uphold Medical Board’s decision to stop confusing 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 and meet all the requirements to practice medicine in the state, according to an amicus curiae brief filed on behalf of ASA and the American Medical Association (AMA).