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Coronavirus - guidance for anaesthesia and perioperative care providers

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Access curated COVID-19 resources on:

Anaesthesia & COVID19

Low resource settings

Airway management

Obstetrics

WFSA Member Society guidelines

Ressources en français

Recursos en español

Recursos em Português

WFSA is working with its global membership to curate, share and disseminate up-to-date and practical COVID-19 guidance for anaesthesia and perioperative care providers.  For ease of access this information is grouped by speciality, availability of resources and language.  

If there are other information resources which should be included in this section please contact Francis Peel .

Clinician wellbeing

Anaesthesiologists and other perioperative care providers are particularly at risk when providing respiratory care and tracheal intubation of patients with COVID-19. WFSA would like to draw anesthesia team attention to the importance of appropriate precautions when providing respiratory care and intubation for these patients. 

WFSA Statement on health care providers safety and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic (pdf)

Guidance on anaesthesia and COVID-19

Guidance on Airway Management

Guidance on Obstetric Anaesthesia

Guidance for Low Resource Settings

WFSA have curated a wide range of information and guidance specificially for anesthesia providers working in a limited-resource setting. The page is a growing resource so please let us know if you have resources that we should be including on this page. Click here to access the Guidance for Low Resource Settings page. 

WFSA Member Society advisories / guidelines

 frenchRessources en français

Recursos en español

  • Sociedad Española de Anestesiología, Reanimación y Terapéutica del Dolor (SEDAR) - Portal de información sobre coronavirus
  • Ministerio de Salud Español - Documentos técnicos para profesionales
  • Asociación de anestesiólogos - Información esencialespanol
  • CLASA - Guías para manejo de pacientes con COVID-19.
  • SCARE - Página de recursos de COVID-19
  • Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Anestesiología - Check list de seguridad para el manejo perioperatorio covid positivo
  • FUS & UIS - Aproximacion practica via aerea en pacientes pandemia COVID19
  • WFSA - Declaración de la WFSA sobre la seguridad y el bienestar de los proveedores de atención médica durante la pandemia de COVID-19

  • Recursos em Português

    Coronavirus - General Information