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?
Anesthesiologyhas 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 ASA meetings during COVID-19?
Committees and Editorial Boards
Meetings scheduled through June 30, 2021 will be held as virtual meetings. Please contact your committee chair, ASA staff liaison or email firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions or concerns.
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2021 Conference
Practice Management 2021 will be virtual! Please review the agenda and register for the Practice Management 2021 Conference on the ASA website.
10. Are ASA staff working from home or the Schaumburg and Washington offices?
In accordance with CDC guidance for businesses and employers to slow transmission and to prioritize the health and well-being of ASA staff, ASA employees are working remotely and abiding by state and local guidelines.
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