CSA News

House Committees Introduce ACA Repeal and Replace Legislation

Please find an update from the ASA concerning legislation introduced by the House GOP leadership to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

The OB Patient Experience – A New Paradigm

Patient experience is the new Holy Grail. Just as patient satisfaction became king, scores are no longer sufficient. Like any business, a positive customer experience leads to brand loyalty, repeat business, referrals and social proof. Long ago, I incorporated the “business” aspects of running a busy obstetric anesthesiology service into my curriculum for obstetric anesthesiology fellowship. To thrive in 2017, you need to know, too!

Anesthesia and Developing Brains — Implications of the FDA Warning

For more than 15 years, the potential for lasting neurotoxic effects of agents used to induce general anesthesia and sedation when administered to young children — and indirectly through pregnant women to fetuses with developing brains — has been a subject of concern and considerable research interest.

Podcast - CSA President Karen Sibert MD…in her own words

In tribute to National Women Physician’s Day, I spoke with California Society of Anesthesiologist’s President-elect, Karen Sibert.

America’s veterans deserve the best, and safest, pain treatment

Pain is usually considered a symptom, not a life-threatening medical problem. But for Army veteran Richard Dejarnette, 52, constant excruciating pain in his right leg made his life intolerable, and he believes he wouldn’t be alive today if a physician anesthesiologist at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center hadn’t been there to help him.