SOAP is comprised of anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, and basic scientists who share an interest in the care of the pregnant patient and the newborn.
The mission of this Society is to improve the pregnancy-related outcomes of women and neonates through the support of obstetric anesthesiology research, the provision of education to its members, other providers, and pregnant women...
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The Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology is committed to providing both information and guidance to its trainee members regarding careers in obstetric anesthesiology.
SOAP has established a grant to allow individuals in the early stages of an academic career to obtain funding for a research project. More
This award is intended for initiating research that will advance the practice of obstetric anesthesia in a country where Kybele or another outreach program is conducted by a SOAP member. More
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childbirth, benefits and risks
of consensus documents,
on critical topics.
Descriptions of techniques
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during childbirth, benefits
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Here is where you will find official SOAP position statements, consensus documents, and advisories on critical topics.
May 23, 2019 – SOAP Enhanced Recovery After Cesarean Consensus Statement
May 9, 2019 – Monitoring Recommendations for Prevention and Detection of Respiratory Depression Associated With Administration of Neuraxial Morphine for Cesarean Delivery Analgesia
May, 2019 – SOAP Labor Epidural Billing Statement
April 22, 2019 – SOAP Sugammadex During Pregnancy and Lactation Statement
April 12, 2018 – SOAP advisory for current local anesthetic shortages
December 11, 2018 – SOAP Commentary on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval of Dsuvia™ for the Management of Acute Pain
March 2018 – The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Consensus Statement on the Anesthetic Management of Pregnant and Postpartum Women Receiving Thromboprophylaxis or Higher Dose Anticoagulants
June 10, 2017 – Response to ACOG/SMFM practice advisory on codeine and tramadol
May 2014 – Consensus statement on management of cardiac arrest in pregnancy
July 2014 – Every woman who delivers by cesarean deserves a preoperative huddle