22 April 2020
- The COVID-19 pandemic is growing around the world. In order to allow paediatric anaesthetists around the globe to get better information, SPA, SPANZA, APA, ESPA and Pediatric Anesthesia are working together to get streamlined information readily available for everyone.Since information is changing very fast, we have decided to use weblinks rather than papers which are out of date in a matter of days.This is hosted on the SPA website here which will be the focus of any updates: https://www.pedsanesthesia.org/covid-19-resources/
- Further useful information can be found on Lit COVID, a curated literature hub for tracking up-to date scientific information about COVID 19. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/research/coronavirus/
- APAGBI have a Twitter feed with information being shared: CLICK HERE to view the Twitter feed.
- UK: The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, the Intensive Care Society, the Association of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Anaesthetists have provide a single-stop hub for information on COVID-19, this may be found here: https://icmanaesthesiacovid-19.org
- The Association of Anaesthetists has provided Open Access to the COVID-19 Webinar they hosted last weekend: https://anaesthetists.org
- Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). © European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Society of Critical Care Medicine 2020
- Pediatric Anesthesiology Guide to COVID-19, Compiled by Jennifer Lau, MD, Fellowship Program Director at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
- This flyer was developed by members of the APAGBI to support children in the current hospital environment to help remove the fear of seeing Dr’s in their PPE outfits. CLICK HERE to download the page
Country specific Information: Australia
- Coronavirus in Australia – case numbers: https://www.covid19data.com.au/
- ANZCA daily updates http://www.anzca.edu.au/front-page-news/covid-19-impact-on-anzca
- Department of Health Australia https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert
- Department of Health NZ https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
- ANZICS (College of Intensivists) https://www.anzics.com.au/coronavirus/
- The Education Hub: Mindfulness for health care workers by health care workers, developed and narrated by Dr Amanda Stock and Dr Anna Englin.Healthcare workers are experiencing new and significant challenges every day they come to work. The environment is constantly changing. We are expected to rapidly adapt to new information and protocols. We look and feel different due to the requirement for PPE. There is a new perception of risk for healthcare workers and our families.So what can we do to help ourselves and fellow staff to cope and thrive during this time?
There is a large and growing body of evidence that mindfulness practice enhances performance and decreases stress. It’s not just for hippies. Many departments have already noticed the benefits from regular mindfulness practice, alone or in a group setting.
Here is a set of practical exercises to help your day to day work. There are some to prepare you for a shift, to help you remain cool whilst wearing PPE and to keep you calm when you’re feeling overwhelmed.The more you practice, the more powerful the effects will become.
Dr Amanda Stock and Dr Anna Englin
Please send any feedback to Amanda Stock firstname.lastname@example.org
- LEAP – Listen, Empower, Adapt, Perform.
- Preparing for a Shift: Option 1
- Preparing for a Shift: Option 2
- When you’re feeling overwhelmed
- Keep cool whilst wearing PPE
- For clear thinking in a crisis
- At the end of a shift: preparing for home
- For keeping hands safe: An exercise in keeping hands away from the face
- 5 senses
Please take care of yourselves and stay safe!
Britta Regli-von Ungern on behalf of the SPANZA Community
As further information and resources are developed and available, this page will be updated.