COVID-19 Frontline Stories
Share your story of battling COVID-19 on the front lines
Physician anesthesiologists are leading the charge to battle COVID-19 on the front lines. Allow ASA to share your stories to highlight all that you do. How are you facing this pandemic and what impact has it had on your daily life? We want to share your perspective – whether it is how you are dealing with PPE shortages, collaborating with critical care physicians and other health care professionals, having difficult conversations with patients and family members, or what you are doing to keep your family safe. We want to thank and recognize our members for all the lifesaving work you are doing as leaders in the field during this pandemic.
Here is what we are asking
Use one of the prompts below to share your story:
- “The thing keeping me going through the COVID-19 crisis is …”
- “The thing that’s changed most about the day-to-day of being a physician anesthesiologist is …”
- “The important thing that physician anesthesiologists are contributing to the medical community during COVID-19 is …”
- “The thing that hasn’t changed about being a physician anesthesiologist during COVID-19 is …”
- “The things I’m doing to keep myself safe are …”
After selecting one of these scenarios, fill in the rest. You can do so in writing below and with video and pictures. For example, film yourself answering the statement to bring your story and situation to the forefront. (Tips: wear plain clothes and avoid patterns; film horizontally; frame yourself in the center of the shot with space above your head and include your chest; use a quiet and well-lit room with the main light source on your face; prop your phone on a stable surface.) If you prefer not to submit a video, feel free to share your responses in writing and include photos from the field.
Submitted stories, along with your name, videos and photos, may be shared and reused by ASA on digital channels and with the media. Before sharing, please consider if this is information that your facility and others affected would agree should be made available publicly. Please include your contact information so that we can be in touch. No stories will be shared with the media without us contacting you first.
Thank you so much for all you do and for sharing your stories. Questions? Email [email protected].