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The Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA) is a physician organization committed to patient safety, educational advancement, and best possible anesthesia care. As a statewide organization of anesthesiologists, it serves patients, the public, lawmakers, physicians and other professionals by defining and advancing the standard of anesthesia care and supporting the practice of anesthesiology in the state of Minnesota.


Recent Updates

Ventilator Resource Prediction Model by State

The ASA has shared the University of Washington's database which predicts ventilator peak need by state. It doesn’t have vent supply, but does have number available of hospital beds and ICU beds. Ventilator availability can be estimated using #ICU beds, AGM availability can also be estimated by state. Look at the different projections by state, and…
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APSF/ASA Guidance on Purposing Anesthesia Machines as ICU Ventilators

Anesthesia machines are equipped with ventilators that in many cases are capable of providing life-sustaining mechanical ventilation to patients with respiratory failure. They are used for this purpose every day in the operating room. FDA approved labeling does not provide for using anesthesia ventilators for long term ventilatory support.…
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ASA-APSF Joint Statement on Non-Urgent Care During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) sets standards of practice for the more than 55,000 physician anesthesiologists in the United States. The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) promotes the safety of all patients who receive anesthesia care and the professionals who deliver that care. ASA and APSF make the following…
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ASA Physician Anesthesiologists Week

Are you prepared for Physician Anesthesiologists Week coming up Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2019?The fifth annual Physician Anesthesiologists Week is your chance to alert policymakers, the media and the public that when seconds count, physician anesthesiologists save lives.We need all physician anesthesiologists to help make our voices heard on critical…
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Legislative Session Wrap-up - May 2018

Legislative updates are intended only for members of the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA). To view the information below, please login to your MSA member profile and click on "read more". If you are a member and are having trouble viewing the content, please contact the MSA administrative office at 414-389-8612 or email…
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