Tag: COVID-19

Leadership figures ruminate on redeployment of vascular surgeons as COVID-19 surges

It's an issue increasingly knocking on the door of program directors and section chiefs in hospitals across the country as COVID-19 cases escalate in...

COVID-19: Socially distant yet never closer

We certainly live in interesting times—times in which social distancing has literally become the new normal. COVID-19 came to the United States quietly and...

Of moral distress, coronavirus and implications for burnout

Moral distress has been described as “as a phenomenon in which one knows the right action to take but is constrained from taking it.”1...

Vascular surgeons discuss COVID-19 impact on pregnancy, family, career

The devastating effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic are multifarious and far-reaching, touching both life and limb themselves as well as less tangible aspects...

CMSS urges strong action ‘to ensure safer working conditions’ for frontline...

In a new statement published on April 2, 2020, all 45 societies represented by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)—over 800,000 physicians—emphatically declared their...

ACS defends healthcare workers as PPE shortages lead to acrimony

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today leapt to the defense of healthcare workers who are heading to work in the face of increasing...

Update on VAM 2020 issued by SVS

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has placed members on notice that the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) slated for June 17–20 in Toronto looks...

Call for older physicians to be protected from COVID-19

Hospitals and government health departments should give careful consideration to the protection of older physicians and nurses in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

CMS announces temporary waivers that include expansion of telehealth coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a series of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules designed to help the U.S....

‘Desperate times require desperate measures,’ SVS Town Hall on COVID-19 hears

The imperatives of preserving personal protective equipment (PPE) in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic were given a robust airing during a Society for...

SVS builds COVID-19 resource page for members

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) understands this is a very trying time for its members and hopes to provide help through various resources....

COVID-19 special: How to be a doctor at the end of...

Vascular Specialist medical editor Malachi Sheahan III, MD, is no stranger to national and international emergencies—from New York City during both the 1990s AIDS...

Integrity of clinical trials should be ‘preserved’ in face of COVID-19

Efforts and resources should be directed toward continuing randomized clinical trials in spite of the specter of the coronavirus pandemic. This is because of...

Vascular surgeons will survive these ‘troubled waters,’ says SVS president

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is a "solidly built bridge" across the troubled waters of the coronavirus pandemic, president Kim Hodgson, MD, today...

Prominent Seattle hospital issues COVID-19 clinical practice guidelines for vascular surgery

A prominent hospital operating on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington state has released a set of clinical practice guidelines for vascular...

Physician-developed respirator device offers one possible solution to PPE shortages

Surgeons and other healthcare professionals aren’t hanging around waiting for depleted personal protective equipment (PPE) to be replenished. Amid COVID-19-related shortages, ingenuity, creativity and...

American College of Surgeons releases new clinical guidance document for elective...

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has issued guidance for surgeons to curtail recommendations for elective surgical procedures to preserve the necessary resources for...

National emergency loosens restrictions on use of telemedicine, says VESS secretary

Performance of telemedicine has been made easier and more accessible after regulations and limitations on its use were waived in the wake of the...

VESS: Vascular surgeons urged to avoid admissions not ‘immediate’ threat to...

Vascular surgeons have been urged to support the health of the entire U.S. population “by immediately reducing resource expenditure, avoiding all surgical admissions unless...

Letter from Seattle: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, time to act is long...

SEATTLE—We live in unprecedented times. On Jan. 19, patient zero arrived in the United States at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after returning from a visit...