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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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Letter From The President - October 2016

Dear colleagues, First of all, I am deeply honored and humbled to serve as the President of MSA. Despite my term starting prematurely, I will do my best to live up to the society’s expectations. I would like to thank the nomination committee and board of directors for electing me. I also would like to thank the committees’ chairs and their…
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