American Society of Anesthesiologists - QMDA Toolkit

The Quality Management & Departmental Administration (QMDA) Toolkit is offered by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as a service to members who hold the responsibility for ensuring practice compliance with various regulations, policies, guidelines and standards.

The toolkit includes materials developed and reviewed by ASA members, links to ASA Standards, Guidelines and Statements and links to non-ASA websites such as accrediting organizations. By providing access to "non-official" information through this toolkit, ASA is not endorsing the material or its authors. All information linked to or reproduced on this site remains the intellectual property of its owners. 

Manual for Anesthesia Department Organization and Management (MADOM) (For Members) 

Hospital Interpretive Guidelines: 2014 Policy Templates and Resources (For Members)

ASA Standards, Guidelines and Statements

Sedation Resources for Non-Anesthesiologists 

QMDA Quality Checklist 

Quality and Regulatory Affairs Common Questions 

Sample Policy and Procedure Statements (For Members) 

Distractions Resources (For Members)

Sentinel Event Alert (SEA) 32 and Unintended Awareness During Anesthesia (For Members)

Please contact Quality and Regulatory Affairs (QRA) at if you have materials that you have found helpful in complying with regulatory aspects of practicing anesthesia and wish to submit for consideration in the QMDA Toolkit.