Last updated on November 23, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. (view update log)

The health of our campus community, and of the public, is of paramount importance to Washington University School of Medicine. 

Our department, the School of Medicine, and the University are monitoring the situation and are working hard to develop and implement policies to protect our community. This page serves as a resource for anesthesiology department members regarding COVID-19. For university-wide guidance, visit coronavirus.wustl.edu.

Departmental Communications

The situation continues to rapidly change and we encourage all department members to carefully read our department communications and be prepared to follow specific guidance as it arises.

Grand Rounds Lecture, April 8, 2020 (WUSTL Key protected)
Topic: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): What can we do for front-line clinicians? Presented by:
Michael Avidan, MBBCh, FCASA, Dr. Seymour and Rose T. Brown Professor of Anesthesiology, Head of Department of Anesthesiology
Erik R. Dubberke, MD, MSPH, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

Message from the Chair, Michael S. Avidan, March 18, 2020 (PDF)
Password protected In the face of what could prove to be one of the defining health challenges of our generation, it is crucial that we unite as a community, and support one another. Only through our connectivity and care will we be able to confront successfully the difficulties ahead.

Message from Department Executive Leadership, March 17, 2020 (PDF)
Password protected — Additional details surrounding the announcement from Dean Perlmutter regarding vacation and travel restrictions for all of our faculty, staff, and trainees.

View archived messages (password protected).

Calling in Sick?

Complete the steps below if you have health concerns and are unable to come to work:

Health concerns related to acute illness?

All essential clinical personnel who are ill and/or unable to come to work must call and leave a voice message on our Sick Call Hotline at (314) 454-7954 before your shift start time.

Be sure to indicate the following:

  1. SPELL your name.
  2. Specify LOCATION and SHIFT you were supposed to work.
  3. Reason for calling off.
Health concerns related to COVID-19 symptoms?

If you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and you are experiencing symptoms:

Step 1: Call the COVID-19 Employee Exposure hotline
WashU and BJC HealthCare employees call (314) 362-5056 or (314) 362-5050.

Step 2: Notify your supervisor

Step 3: Call department Sick Hotline
All essential clinical personnel who are ill and/or unable to come to work must call and leave a voice message on our Sick Call Hotline at (314) 454-7954 before your shift start time. Be sure to indicate the following:

  1. SPELL your name.
  2. Specify LOCATION and SHIFT you were supposed to work.
  3. Reason for calling off.

Additional resources can be found at the Occupational Health contact information below:

  • WashU Employees: call (314) 362-3528
  • BJH Employees: call (314) 454-7002, or if after hours, call: (314) 503-2695
We're in this together

Take a moment to send support + appreciation to department members during this challenging time.


Educational & Clinical Protocols

Critical Care
Protocols 
Educational Resources

COVID Activated Emergency Scaling of Anesthesiology Responsibilities (CAESAR) ICU
An online resource for anesthesiologists doubling up as intensivists.

Playground Environment for ICU in EPIC
Instructions for those wanting to explore the EPIC playground setting for the ICU prior to starting their shadowing experience.

NIH Treatment Guidelines for COVID-19

SICU Resident Handbook

Society of Critical Care Medicine: Training Modules for Non-Critical Care Clinicians
Complimentary online training for healthcare professionals who could benefit from critical care training.

Obstetrics
Pediatrics
Perioperative
Research
Other

Airway Response

COVID-19 Patient Transport

COVID-19 Testing

HR & Payroll

Message from Executive Director in Anesthesiology, March 16, 2020 (PDF) 

Password protected — We have been getting a lot of questions from across the Department relating to a number of issues. We look to provide some answers, as best we know today, and could be subject to change as further announcements come out.

Key Resources
Childcare Resources
Housing Resources
  • Drury Hotels – The Drury Inn has reduced their rates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Room rates start at $59 for all of their hotels across the US. This can be used for employees and patients, or anyone needing a room. View flyer 

COVID-19 Educational Series

Throughout April, our education division will host COVID-19 educational sessions for clinicians. Check back every Thursday for the latest videos.

View available sessions
last updated April 16, 2020