Practice Recommendations on Neuraxial Anesthesia and Peripheral Nerve Blocks during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This joint statement by the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) and European Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) represents current recommendations based on the best available evidence and expert opinion. These are not guidelines. Recommendations may change as the situation continues to evolve. This document was last updated on March 31, 2020.
- The document assumes that anesthesia care will be needed only on urgent and emergent surgeries or surgeries that are lifesaving (such as cancer surgeries).
- All elective surgeries should be postponed to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and to conserve the capacity of the healthcare system, personnel, and resources for a possible increase in demand.
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Cite as: Uppal V, Sondekoppam RV, Lobo CA, Kolli S, Kalagara HKP. Practice recommendations on neuraxial anesthesia and peripheral blocks during the COVID-19 pandemic. ASRA News. 2020,Mar 27;45. Available at: www.asra.com/covid-19/raguidance.