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The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and American Society of Anesthesiologists have produced educational information that all anesthesia professionals can use to prepare for caring for critically ill COVID patients, both in and out of regular operating room settings. This information, the COVID Activated Emergency Scaling of Anesthesiology Responsibilities (CAESAR), may be found at https://www.asahq.org/CAESAR
APSF encourages all anesthesia professionals to review this important information and consider opportunities to apply it in your facilities or assist others in applying it in their facilities.