2. What can I do to support the Anesthesia Care Team during the COVID-19 pandemic?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of the well-established Anesthesia Care Team (ACT) should be expanded to provide services to patients in the critical care setting. Patients are best served when traditional care team modes of practice are fully utilized both during this public health crisis and upon the resumption of non-emergent surgeries and other procedures.
3. What is ASA’s position on vaccinations for anesthesiologists?
7. What ASA publications have featured articles related to COVID-19?
Anesthesiology has published and continues to publish a number of articles on COVID-19. In addition, the ASA Monitor has published dozens of articles and updates on COVID-19 since April 2020.
8. How can I volunteer my services to a facility that is in need of additional anesthesiologists and other healthcare workers?
We have joined a national clearing house created by the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) to match qualified volunteers with hospitals in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person and telehealth opportunities are available.
9. Where can I find information on upcoming ASA meetings during COVID-19?
For ASA Committee Meetings, please contact your committee chair, ASA staff liaison, or email email@example.com with specific questions or concerns.
ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 will be held live in San Diego, CA from October 8-12, 2021. If you cannot meet us in San Diego, be sure to register for the stand-alone Virtual Track.
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