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ESA 2020 General Assembly – Message from the Presidents

The European Society of Anaesthesiology strives to maintain the highest standards of practice and patient safety and fosters an exchange of information between our global community. Intensive Care (IC) is a significant part of this community – a recent survey conducted by the ESA showed almost 70% of the beds in ICU’s are run by anaesthesiologists and more than 60% of European National Societies involved in Anaesthesiology and IC have already or would agree to add IC in their name. However, Intensive Care is not reflected in our society name.

The proposal to introduce an addition to the name (Intensive Care) was unanimously supported by the ESA Council members, further reinforcing this need.

The ESA should, and will continue to, accurately represent our full community of health care professionals who are working together to not only raise the standards of the profession and patient safety but to end a global pandemic.


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COVID19: Latest updates

Here you will find the latest updates on the COVID-19 outbreak.

1. Europe and the world battle the surging SARS-CoV-2 pandemic
2. CORONAVIRUS: Update from the ESA
3. Message from the ESA Presidents
4. ESA initiative by occasion of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 or novel coronavirus) outbreak
5. Practical recommendations for critical care and anesthesiology teams caring for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) patients

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Patient safety is global health concern.

It is one of the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world. Together with healthcare leaders and practitioners, the ESA is dedicated to leading the way in patient safety and ensuring the best care for every patient because #WeAreAllPatients.


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