Revised Edition 2024
As recommended by the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society

full 2024 Guidelines to the Practice of Anesthesia

Appendix 1: Canadian Standards Association—Standards for Equipment

Appendix 2: American Society of Anesthesiologists' Classification of Physical Status

Appendix 3: Preanesthetic checklist

Appendix 4: Guidelines, Standards and Other Official Statements Available on the Internet

Appendix 5: Position Paper on Anesthesia Assistants: An Official Position Paper of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society

Appendix 6: Procedural Sedation: A Position Paper of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society

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Other documents

Peri-Operative Status of “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR)* Orders and Other Directives that Limit Interventions (November 2019)

Standards Queries document (compiled June 2015)

Commentary to Society position statement (CCS/CAS Pacemaker information request form can be found under Electronic Supplementary material) (January 2013)

Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society joint position statement on the perioperative management of patients with implanted pacemakers, defibrillators, and neurostimulating devices  (April 2012)

Guidelines on the Ethics of Clinical Research in Anesthesia (2011 Edition)

Guidlines to the Practice of Anesthesia (2006 Edition)
The 2006 Guidelines mark a pivotal moment in the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society's recognition and formalization of the role of anesthesia assistants, following years of deliberation and advocacy.

Peri-Operative Status of "Do Not Resuscitate" (DNR)* Orders and Other Directives Regarding Treatment (2002 Edition)