News Archive

CAS news and announcements archives. Stories are as they are published, in English/French. 

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CAS position statement - Freedom of Choice in Abortion Health Care

The Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society is committed to and strongly supports patient access to safe equitable healthcare. We oppose any restrictions to freedom of choice in healthcare decisions, including access to safe abortion, essential to protect the health & lives of women worldwide.

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Global shortage of epidural catheters

Supply chain issues are leading to a global shortage of epidural catheters according to Alberta Health Services and the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society is warning doctors to be prepared.

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CMA and CNA call for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers

With mounting concerns over highly contagious COVID-19 variants and leveling-off vaccination rates across Canada, the mandatory vaccination of health care workers is an additional measure to protect patients, the health workforce and health care system capacity. Higher rates of vaccination will reduce the burden of COVID-19 in our communities and bolster ongoing pandemic management efforts.

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Statement on Access to COVID-19 Vaccination for Anesthesia Professionals

CAS strongly advocates for anesthesiologists to be considered early in physician prioritization to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Anesthesiologists are the most experienced airway managers and as such, often lead COVID airway teams in acute care settings in performing intubations in severely ill COVID-19 patients who require breathing support.

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Coronavirus Tips and Guidelines

CAS is actively monitoring the coronavirus 2019-nCoV situation as it spreads globally and within Canada. In partnership with Health Canada and our members, we continue to examine its impact on members, patients, our organization and our staff.

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