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 includes:

Please utilize and share these materials as you see fit. The package can also be found on the WSSA website.


The American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists have collaborated to provide the Basic Perioperative TEE Program, which fulfills the education component of the Extended CME Pathway for the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) certification in Basic Perioperative TEE.

The course is offered as a computer-based program allowing physicians to participate in the course conveniently at their own pace. Throughout the course, participants will be exposed to interactive tutorials and 100 video cases demonstrating use of perioperative TEE to assist in hemodynamic management of patients with many types of cardiac pathology.

Start participating today! Order the Basic Perioperative TEE Education Program at or to learn more visit,


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists recently partnered to implement an anesthesiology data module for the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD) component of the STS National Database. This web-based anesthesiology module will be used to collect and benchmark data for anesthesiology participants. Participation is optional for ACSD participants and will be operational on July 1, 2013. To review the data elements, please see the data collection form below.

Anesthesiology Module Data Collection Form (Updated June 5, 2013)

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Gerard Tarafa at



The WSSA is a component society of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

The WSSA provides funds to Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) and to the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. It also applauds the work of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS). The WSSA strongly urges all its members to become members of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA).

American Board of Anesthesiology
Other News: ABA Releases Online Tutorial on MOCA® Progam

American Pain Society

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

Anesthesia Quality Institute | Handout
The Anesthesia Quality Institute has an Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (AIRS) first launched in 2011.  AIRS is a national registry for reporting untoward events.  Visit for more information.

Food and Drug Administration
To report a drug shortage, please send an email using the following address:
Please take a moment now and report the shortages you and your practice are experiencing.

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States

Washington State Medical Association:
WSMA Health Benefit Exchange