Join ASA and advocate for patient-centered, physician-led care. Physician Anesthesiologists Week 2020 is an action-packed, week-long event to alert policymakers, the media and the public that when seconds count, physician anesthesiologists save lives. Throughout the week, ASA members will meet with policymakers, engage with local media and on social media, and connect with colleagues, patient advocates, and the community. There has never been a more important time to advocate for the specialty of anesthesiology and your patients.
This year’s event will spotlight how physician anesthesiologists deliver high-quality care in more ways than meet the eye and include materials that highlight the depth and breadth of the specialty by exploring the subspecialties within anesthesiology.
Check out the Physician Anesthesiologists Week support materials, including:
Recorded Webinar (mp4) – Note: webinar starts at 1:00
Wednesday, December 18, ASA hosted a webinar to provide an overview of Physician Anesthesiologists Week tools and activities available for use to ensure a successful week of public outreach.
Toolkit (doc) The Toolkit provides instructions and templates for members who are meeting with policymakers, engaging with local and social media, as well as connecting with colleagues, patients and the community.
“Preparing for Surgery Community Outreach” Slide Deck (pptx)
The slide deck provides a surgery and anesthesia checklist for patients and other information to help ensure a safe, successful procedure and good recovery. ASA members can use the deck in a variety of settings including at health fairs and community presentations.
When Seconds Count® Policymaker Brochure (pdf)
The brochure explains the importance of patient-centered, physician-led care and provides facts on the difference this makes in the quality of care. It compares the education and training of physician anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists and gives brief stories that some ASA members have shared on lives saved.
Customizable Web Banner ASA members can download, customize, and post the Physician Anesthesiologists Week 2020 web banner on websites and social media. Use the following instructions:
InDesign Package (zip) – For State Component Societies or ASA members who have access to a webmaster or a graphic designer, use the InDesign file to insert your logo. Save your updated web banner as a new PNG file and post it on your website and social media accounts until February 1.
PNG – For State Component Societies or ASA members who do not have a design software license, use the web banner in the PNG format. This can be posted directly to your website and social media accounts.
State Proclamation Submission Guide & Template
A proclamation commends individuals or announces upcoming events or celebrations through a formal public announcement or declaration made by government officials. Physician Anesthesiologists Week is the perfect opportunity to ask for a proclamation to honor and recognize the critical role physician anesthesiologists play in keeping patients safe in your state or community.