CSA News

Women in Medicine Month

It is Women in Medicine Month, and CSA would like to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of the unique challenges of being a female physician anesthesiologist, and also to honor a few of the extraordinary women who have had a positive impact on our association and our specialty over the years.

The Etherist Podcast, Season 2: Physician Demand and Supply

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has reported that projects show a potential shortage of up to 42,000 physicians for a group of medical specialties, including anesthesiology, by 2033.

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.