IARS has partnered with DocMatter to create a member community for high-quality, clinical discussions, especially to help in sharing your COVID-19 experience, ideas, and questions. DocMatter is a networking platform tailored to the specific needs and requirements of the medical community. This partnership will be particularly relevant to connect with members at other institutions during this pandemic.
With so much changing information and so few ways for widespread collaboration, DocMatter will be able to assist in your preparation for the influx of COVID-19 cases likely heading to you (and those already there). You will also be able to participate in a broader 30,000 member Global COVID-19 Community that is full of information from the frontlines, should you wish to do so. DocMatter will be able to connect you to strategize, not only with fellow IARS members, but with members of other anesthesiology groups from 8,000 institutions across the country and the world. All of this is available to you as a benefit of your IARS membership.
- Gain access to full information from the frontlines
- Collaborate and strategize on how best to prepare and meet the demands of this global health crisis
- Plus, participate in a broader 30,000 member Global COVID-19 Community, should you wish to do so, and connect with members of other anesthesiology groups from 8,000 institutions across the country and the world.
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Interest in decontamination and re-use of N95 and similarly rated particle filtering masks designed for single use has skyrocketed due to extraordinary demand that cannot be met during the current COVID-19 pandemic. For a decontamination technique to be considered worthy it must satisfy at least 4 criteria.
- Effective in inactivating the targeted pathogen
- Preserve desired particle filtration after decontamination
- Preserve mask fit
- Be safe for reuse
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IARS has agreed to endorse and help fund the US component of intubateCOVID.org, a global registry to track occupational exposures and health outcomes for anesthesiologists and other clinicians involved in airway management for COVID-19 patients. To learn more about participating, please visit intubatecovid.org or contact the project team at [email protected].
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