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Cuts in intensive care beds and lack of coordination between governments has left Europe woefully underprepared to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

Major anaesthesia congress postponed to keep specialists on the frontline For immediate release *Note: ESAIC President Professor Kai Zacharowski can be contacted for interviews, see contact details at the end of this press release. A link to a BBC interview he has done is also below* A lack of coordination between European countries regarding strategy and containment measures, as well as a shortage of intensive care beds across most European countries, has left Europe woefully underprepared to f...

Europe and the world battle the surging SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Europe and the world battle the surging SARS-CoV-2 pandemic It is difficult to remember any disease or situation that has transformed the world as rapidly as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is causing COVID-19 disease across all European countries and wreaking havoc across daily life. Across all of ESAIC’s member states, cases are increasing, in some cases rapidly. WHO has said that Europe is now the centre of the global pandemic. It most cases, it is anaesthesiologists that are on the front...

Euroanaesthesia 2020 in Barcelona will be postponed (COVID-19)

  On behalf of the ESAIC Leadership, we would like to inform our community that due to the continual spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the ESAIC has taken the decision to postpone Euroanaesthesia 2020 in Barcelona, originally scheduled for 30 May – 1 June. We are looking into two possible alternative dates: Either 21-24 August or 28-31 August and we are in discussion with the congress venue in Barcelona to see how they can best accommodate our needs. Many of their events have been...

Airway Management in patients suffering from COVID-19

SIAARTI COVID19 Airway management protocol This is the proposed algorithm for airway management in COVID19 patients as from Società Italiana di Anestesia Analgesia e Rianimazione e Terapia Intensiva (SIAARTI), developed by the Italian scientific society on the base of data and experience from the ongoing COVID19 outbreak. With 10149 infected patients, 631 deaths and 877 patients in ICU (data for march 9, 2020), Italy is now the second country in the world after China for casualties and number o...

Air, Surface Environmental, and Personal Protective Equipment Contamination by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) From a Symptomatic Patient

JAMA Published online March 4, 2020 Sean Wei Xiang Ong, MBBS Yian Kim Tan, PhD Po Ying Chia, MBBS Tau Hong Lee, MBBS Oon Tek Ng, MBBS, MPH Michelle Su Yen Wong, PhD Kalisvar Marimuthu, MBBS JAMA proposes a short research letter from a Singapore group on 3 COVID19 patients, which is of some interest because of careful study of infection and transmission of the virus, with particular reference to environmental contamination. Understanding the way the virus spreads is of utmost importance in terms...

Practical recommendations for critical care and anesthesiology teams caring for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) patients

Randy S. Wax, Michael D. Christian. Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12630-020-01591-x An excellent paper providing practical advices and updated overview for clinical management of COVID19 patients. The paper covers either organizational, epidemiological and practical aspects, and any healthcare professional involved in management of COVID19 patient might benefit from this reading. The Canadian group matured a great expertise with the SARS-CoV outbreak in T...

ESAIC initiative by occasion of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 or novel coronavirus) outbreak

Marcelo Gama de Abreu* and Paolo Pelosi**, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the ESAIC *ESAIC Board Member; **Past ESAIC President Dear colleagues, Dear care givers working in the operating room, emergency room, intensive care unit and anaesthesia ambulatory services. We are witnessing the rapid spreading of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (also known as COVID-19, or novel coronavirus) across Europe and the rest of the world. It is the ESAIC’s duty to provide you with information on how to deal wi...

Message from the ESAIC Presidents

Dear highly respected colleagues and members of ESAIC! We all monitor the COVID-19 outbreak.  Useful information is found on the WHO official webpage (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019). Current numbers of infection can be monitored on  https://www.worldometers.info/ Our discipline of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care is vital for patients suffering from corona virus induced lung and organ failure.  Therefore, we will update you on our webpage with useful infor...

CORONAVIRUS: Update from the ESAIC

The ESAIC is presently continuing to hold all scheduled meetings and events, including Euroanaesthesia 2020, unless otherwise indicated. We are continuously monitoring the situation and the developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and security of all participants and staff at ESAIC events are of utmost importance to us. To those who have already registered and are still able to attend Euroanaesthesia 2020, we would like to remind you that according to information and guida...

COVID19: Latest updates

Europe and the world battle the surging SARS-CoV-2 pandemic CORONAVIRUS: Update from the ESAIC Coronavirus & Euroanaesthesia Message from the ESAIC Presidents ESAIC initiative by occasion of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 or novel coronavirus) outbreak Practical recommendations for critical care and anesthesiology teams caring for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) patients