Neuroanesthesia Practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations from Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC)

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  • Alana M. Flexman, University of British Columbia
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  • Arnoley S. Abcejo, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN
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  • Rafi Avitsian, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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  • Veerle De Sloovere, KU Leuven
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  • David Highton, University of Queensland
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  • Niels Juul
  • Shu Li, Capital Medical University
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  • Lingzhong Meng, Yale University
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  • Chanannait Paisansathan, University of Illinois at Chicago
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  • Girija P. Rath, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
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  • Irene Rozet, University of Washington

The pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has several implications relevant to neuroanesthesiologists, including neurological manifestations of the disease, impact of anesthesia provision for specific neurosurgical procedures and electroconvulsive therapy, and health care provider wellness. The Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care appointed a task force to provide timely, consensus-based expert guidance for neuroanesthesiologists during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this document is to provide a focused overview of COVID-19 disease relevant to neuroanesthesia practice. This consensus statement provides information on the neurological manifestations of COVID-19, advice for neuroanesthesia clinical practice during emergent neurosurgery, interventional radiology (excluding endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke), transnasal neurosurgery, awake craniotomy and electroconvulsive therapy, as well as information about health care provider wellness. Institutions and health care providers are encouraged to adapt these recommendations to best suit local needs, considering existing practice standards and resource availability to ensure safety of patients and providers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Volume32
Issue3
Pages (from-to)202-209
Number of pages8
ISSN0898-4921
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

    Research areas

  • COVID-19, neuroanesthesia, pandemic

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