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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...

 

WSSA/BCAS Winter Scientific Meeting
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Scientific Program and Special Workshops
Event Details
December 5-7, 2014


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Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, Vancouver, BC.

Discounted Rates available until November 5th.

 

AFFILIATE EVENT

2014 ASA Quality Meeting
November 8-9, 2014
Schaumberg, IL

 

What's New

WSSA AT THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES

WSSA's delegation to the October 2014 ASA House of Delegates in New Orleans!
2014 WSSA Delegates to the ASA 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.

 

ASA STUDY

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.  
 
Information can be found on all three coalition member websites; learn more about the alternative plan and how you can help make it successful:

WSMA
WSHA
WA-ACEP

Read the following articles for more information:

7 Keys to Reducing Preventable Emergency Room Visits
4 Key Ways Primary Care and Community Physicians Can Help Reduce Unnecessary ER Visits

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WSMA Health Benefit Exchange

 

Visit the Legislative/Regulatory page for more information.