The Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists is comprised of physicians who are working to uphold the highest standards of anesthesia care and patient advocacy by promoting research, education, and innovation in anesthesia care.  We have an obligation to our members and, more importantly, our patients to play an active role in achieving these goals. Patient safety is our primary concern.

Call to Action
Keep physician anesthesiologists in Veterans' operating rooms

The VA has released its new Advanced Practice Registered Nurse handbook that would mandate the elimination of Physician Anesthesiologist supervision of Nurse Anesthetists in the operating room.  The 60 day comment period has ended, and we are awaiting further word from the VA as to how they will proceed.  The majority of comments received were in favor of maintaining physician involvement in the delivery of anestheisa.

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