About the WSSA
Founded in 1948, the WSSA was formed to advance the science and art of anesthesiology, and to stimulate interest and promote progress in that specialty. It is a Washington State Non-profit Corporation, and is a component society of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Read more...
Save the Date!
The WSSA's Spring Scientific Meeting will be held Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at the
WSSA AT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES
Front Row (from left to right): Dr. M. Sean Kincaid, Executive Director Louise Miller, Dr. Vita Pliskow, Dr. Daniela Alexianu, Dr. Aparna Ananth
Back Row: Dr. John Bramhall, Dr. Mark Flanery, Dr. James Berkman, Dr. James Stangle, Dr. Robert Hsiung
EBOLA EDUCATION PACKAGE
In response to the Ebola public health emergency, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has prepared an Ebola education package. This package contains information that the American Hospital Association believes would be useful to healthcare providers and institutions right now.
This package can be found on the WSSA Resources page.
Nurse anesthetist care not equal to physician anesthesiologist-led care, comprehensive evidence-based review finds, American Society of Anesthesiologists® calls for further examination. Chicago - (August 19, 2014)
ER is for EMERGENCIES: REDUCING PREVENTABLE EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS
The WSMA, the Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA), and the Washington State Chapter of the American College of Emergency Room Physicians (WA-ACEP) were successful recently in getting the state to abandon its “zero tolerance” policy that would have denied Medicaid emergency visits and cut hospital and physician payments. The coalition instead proposed an alternative plan that protects patient safety while addressing the root of the inappropriate use problem—inadequate access to primary care, chronic medical conditions, and substance abuse issues.
Visit the Legislative/Regulatory page for more information.