CSA News

3 solutions to combat rising drug overdoses during COVID-19

Recent data from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has shown a sharp increase in drug-related overdoses attributed to fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, deepening the tragedies of the already challenged opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic.

APSF Anesthesia Monitoring Statement Enhances Patient Safety

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) has issued four recommendations for patient monitoring during anesthesia that further bolster patient safety and help prevent postoperative complications

Major CURES updates will be released April 11

The California Department of Justice (DOJ) is making important changes to the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, known as CURES.

New toolkit available for CSA members – “Preventing Title Misappropriation and Inappropriate Scope Expansion”

CSA’s Practice Management Committee has created a new informational resource that can be used by anesthesiologists to help shape the policies and practices at your individual clinics/hospitals to ensure that labeling and scope for anesthesiologists is protected.

Medical Societies Have New Advice for Treating Surgery Pain in Patients Taking Opioids

The American Medical Association and 14 other medical societies have released new advice for physicians managing surgical pain in “complex patients” who have chronic pain, substance use disorders, or those taking opioid medication prior to surgery.