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American Society of Anesthesiologists Launches Web Site Focused on Educating and Empowering the Public about Anesthesiology
Date:6/22/2009

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    About Anesthesiologists

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who make modern medicine possible. Everyday, their practice enables life-saving care across a broad range of specialties when patients need it most. Anesthesiologists are responsible for the total care of the patient prior to, during and after surgery by keeping patients stable and safe through the administration of anesthesia, the monitoring of vital signs and body functions, and intervention during an emergency. Anesthesiologists have developed leading medical advances that have allowed modern medicine to become what it is today. Without advances in anesthesia many surgical procedures, such as transplants, cardiac surgery and brain surgery, would not be as advanced as they are currently.

    About the ASA

    Anesthesiologists: Physicians providing the lifeline of modern medicine. Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association with 43,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.

    For more information visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists Web site at

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