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 are the current listings of anesthesia research investigations related to the COVID-19 pandemic?
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Where can I find information on ASA meetings during COVID-19?
Committees and Editorial Boards
Meetings scheduled through the end of 2020 will be held as virtual meetings or postponed. ASA will reimburse you for any cancellation penalties you incur related to scheduled ASA travel. Please contact your committee chair, ASA staff liaison or email email@example.com with specific questions or concerns.
ANESTHESIOLOGY Annual Meeting Anesthesiology 2020 is going virtual! We will host a robust virtual meeting in October that delivers the high-quality educational experiences and opportunities for scientific discovery, networking, and professional development that you expect.
ASA Component Executive Director Summit
Scheduled for June 26-27 in Schaumburg, IL, this meeting has been postponed to November 6-7, 2020. Please contact Brittney Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
9. 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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