As we are all closely monitoring the developments regarding COVID-19, below are resources which may be helpful to review and assist you further during this time. This page will update frequently so check back often.

Case Tracking

VHA Cases (updated daily)

Case Tracking from Johns Hopkins University School of Engineering

CDC Tracking in the United States

Worldometer U.S. Coronavirus Cases

Modeling by University of Washington

COVID-19 Med App (Available for Apple and Android Users)

Don’t forget to check your individual public health department’s webpage

Teleworking Resources

VA National Teleconferencing System – only while on VA systems. To call to schedule, VANTS VIDEO/AUDIO Scheduling: 3042627600.

To schedule VA Video Connect Meetings (while logged into Vista), use the Care Manager. By using a fake patient (i.e. zzztest, patient) you can schedule a video conference under that fake patient that staff can utilize (up to 30 people) from any web-enabled computer or smart device.

Secure Message Your Patients. Don’t forget – by click on their name in the demographics tab, you often can get cell phone, home phone, and emails.

Be Prepared – Be Ready – These are things that VA employees can do to prepare to work remotely.

Links from Professional Organizations

AVANA COVID-19 CRNA Utilization Recommendations (updated 4/24)

CRNA Practice During the COVID-19 National Emergency Memorandum (4/21)

AANA Covid-19 Resources

ASA Covid-19 Resources

World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists

American Medical Association COVID 19 Resources

Center for Disease Control COVID 19

Society of Critical Care Medicine COVID-19 Emergency Resources

Training Materials Available

Quick Reference Topics

Some Home-Brewed Tricks

MAC Anesthesia

Do not connect the nasal cannula or similar device to the CO2 analyzer to minimize contamination. Alternative: Precordial stethoscope.

Scholarly Articles

Google scholar has reputable organization links at the bottom of the search bar

A rampage through the body – Science Magazine

RSS feed (news sources from all over)