The Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists is a statewide association for practicing anesthesiologists, providing membership information, links, legislative issues, newsletters and more. ISA is dedicated to the safety of Iowa's surgical patients.
ISA is a component society of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. ISA was incorporated in 1965 as a voluntary, non-profit association of physicians interested in the practice of anesthesiology.


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Covid-19 Resources

ASA Covid-19 Information

CDC - Effectiveness of Cloth Masks for Protection Against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

ASA-APSF Joint Statement on the Necessity of Wearing Face Masks in Public

Strategies for daily operating room management of
ambulatory surgery centers following resolution of the
acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic 

ASA Statement on Facility Requirement for
Personal Protective Equipment

Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic

The ASA, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Hospital Association (AHA) and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) have developed a “Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic.

CMS has also issued recommendations regarding - Re-opening Facilities to Provide Non-emergent Non-COVID-19 Healthcare: Phase I

CMS Statement - April 19, 2020

Statements and Guidelines on Elective Surgery

CMS has recently announced new recommendations, "Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendations: Limit all non-essential planned surgeries and procedures, including dental, until further notice."

Below are links to current statements and guidlelines on Elective Surgery. The Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists supports these statements cancelling all non-essential surgical cases.

ACS/ASA/AORN Joint Statement - March 24, 2020

CMS Statement - March 18, 2020

CMS Recommendations

ASA - ASPF Statement

ASCA Statement

COVID-19 Resources

Below are some resources to keep you up to date on the Coronavirus.




What is Anesthesiology?

Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery.

The education of today's anesthesiologists has kept pace with their expanding role in offering the highest quality health care available anywhere in the world. After completing a four-year college program and four years of medical school, they enter a four-year anesthesiology residency training program. Fellowships in an anesthesia subspecialty and in education or research may also be taken for an additional year.
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