A Message to Our Members and Colleagues Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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The health and safety of our professional community and Society members is of paramount importance to ASATT.
Concerns over the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are expected to grow and we would like to take this opportunity to encourage caution while avoiding panic. We believe it is important to stay abreast of current, relevant and accurate information from reputable sources, as well as maintaining common sense hygiene practices…both of which we as trained allied health professionals routinely follow in our professional and personal lives.
As the impact of coronavirus evolves, we at ASATT will continue to share updates and resources related to the current situation. While we as an organization are committed to keeping the information on our website, in our email communications and in other Society publications as up to date as possible, we encourage you to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization websites, and other reputable resources, for more detailed information. To this end, we have included a list of reliable resources below.
As a result of continuous monitoring of the evolving situation with the coronavirus, ASATT made the decision to cancel one upcoming event on March 29th, 2020, the Region 7 Meeting that was to have taken place in Bellevue, Washington. We are currently looking into options for rescheduling it in the near future. At this time, ASATT has no plans to cancel or postpone any other upcoming activity. However, the ASATT leadership will continue to closely monitor and assess the situation based on what new developments occur and make decisions regarding future events based on all information available. In all instances, ASATT is committed to taking the necessary steps to the extent possible to provide a safe experience for participants of our events.
ASATT Board of Directors
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Recommendations for Mass Gatherings/Other Large Communities
CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings
CDC Public Health Responses to COVID-19 Outbreaks on Cruise Ships
FDA Ventilator Supply Mitigation Strategies: Letter to Health Care Providers
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - Information for Health Care Professionals: ASA RECOMMENDATIONS
APSF Recommendation for the OR
APSF FAQ on Anesthesia Machine Use, Protection and Decontamination During the COVID-19 Pandemic
CoA-ATE Initial Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
University of Nebraska N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirator Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) Process for Decontamination and Reuse
University of Nebraska N95 Respirator Decontamination and Re-Use Process
Individual ASATT members’ organizations/institutions/facilities, that are also sharing regular updates and guidance with their employees, patients and clients