CSA News

Statement by the California Society of Anesthesiologists to Avoid Politicization of the Covid-19 Pandemic

The California Society of Anesthesiologists encourages all elected officials and candidates to refrain from politicizing the COVID-19 pandemic or the response of healthcare practitioners, whose primary interest is and always will be the safety and care of our patients. Anesthesiologists have been proud to be on the front lines saving lives during this crisis, leading highly specialized airway intubation teams and flexing into critical care roles.

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.