The leading European Organisation for Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, Pain & Perioperative Medicine

The ESA is working together with our leadership, members, and community to get the most updated COVID-19 information available for anaesthesiologist, intensivists, and other healthcare professionals. Thank you for your commitment to the safety of patients and of healthcare professionals during this evolving pandemic. Together we stand in solidarity with all the people involved, across the globe, and send our deepest sympathies to the families of those who have suffered the greatest during this time.

Discover more resources, articles, and links – along with information on the ESA’s latest webinar on COVID-19 and how we can best treat our patients – on our dedicated resources page.

#WeAreAllPatients #ESAStrongerTogether


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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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28 Oct 2019 - 21 Nov 2020
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31 Oct 2019 - 3 Nov 2022
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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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