The purpose of these guidelines are to enhance the quality of anesthetic care for obstetric patients, improve patient safety by reducing the incidence and severity of anesthesia-related complications, and increase patient satisfaction.
These guidelines focus on the anesthetic management of pregnant patients during labour, non-operative delivery, operative delivery, and selected aspects of postpartum care and analgesia.
These guidelines are intended for us by anesthesiologists.
TASK FORCE MEMBERS & CONSULTANTS
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) appointed a task force of 11 members in the US.
Practice guidelines for obstetric anesthesia: An updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Obstetric Anesthesia. Anesthesiology 2007; 106:843–63.