CSA News

Health Heroes Launch #ThisIsOurShot Campaign to Promote COVID Vaccines, Fight Misinformation

Advocates across the country look to inspire their own communities to get vaccinated

Pediatric patients need appropriate pain management after surgery

While opioid-free recovery is ideal, it is frequently not feasible especially for extremely painful surgeries. For example, as pediatric anesthesiologist and pain management specialists, we may try to incorporate non-opioid recovery techniques for a child or adolescent that had burn debridement surgery to remove unhealthy tissue from a wound.

Doctors really want to vaccinate Black people against COVID-19. Unequal access to shots fuels mistrust

Though the novel coronavirus has claimed more than 2 million lives around the world, Nailah Thompson has no plans to take the vaccine touted as the key to climbing out of a deadly pandemic and battered economy. Thompson listens as public health officials implore Black peopleto move beyond their skepticism and have faith in medical ingenuity. Thompson sees Black doctors, like John Wesley Patton III, enthusiastically publicize the moment they get vaccinated and stress the importance of inoculation.

Asm. Evan Low Introduces AB 562 to Address Burnout among California’s Frontline Health Care Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic

Frontline health care workers are experiencing unprecedented levels of burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic, but little action has been taken to address the devastating toll on these heroes, who are experiencing mental breakdowns, broken relationships, alcohol and substance abuse, and even committing suicide.

California Legislature Recognizes Importance of Physician Anesthesiologists

Annual Physician Anesthesiologist Week Marked by Legislative Resolution Honoring the Specialty as it Plays a Particularly Critical Role Saving Lives During the Pandemic