OBA (Office-Based Anesthesia)

SAMBA's Office Based Anesthesia Committee explores the particular issues related to administering anesthesia in a physician's office ouside of a hospital or surgery center. The content on this page is restricted to current members of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia. If you would like to access content on this page, please login to your membership account.

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Book List

Anesthesia Outside of the Operating Room, edited by Richard Urman, Wendy Gross and Beverly Philip
Office-Based Anesthesia: Considerations in Setting Up and Maintaining a Safe Office Anesthesia Environment, published by ASA
Manual of Office-Based Anesthesia Procedures, Fred Shapiro
Handbook of Ambulatory Anesthesia, 2nd Ed, edited by Rebecca Twersky and Beverly Philip

ASA Standards & Guidelines (can be downloaded from the ASA site)

Office-Based Anesthesia, Guidelines for (2009) 
Basic Anesthetic Monitoring, Standards for (Effective July 1, 2011)
Nonoperating Room Anesthetizing Locations, Statement on (2008)  

Regulatory Matters

Institute for Safety in Office-Based Surgery.  This organization is non-profit and its mission is to promote patient safety in office-based surgery and to encourage collaboration, scholarship, and physician and patient education.  Fred Shapiro is the founding president
State Legislative and Regulatory Issues (ASA)

National ASC and Office Credentialing Services

The Joint Commission
The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)

Accreditation Consultation


Crisis Management

Crisis Management Training in Office-Based Anesthesia


Becker's ASC Review