COVID-19: Preparedness and Response
Resources to help radiology departments prepare for patient surges
RSNA hosted the first of two RSNA webinars on COVID-19 surge preparedness in radiology departments. Entitled, “Radiology Surge and Second Surge Preparedness (Part 1),” the first webinar focused on strategies and tactics hospitals in the U.S. and internationally can implement to prepare for and handle the surge of COVID-19 patients.
3D printing is a stop-gap solution to ease supply shortage on the front lines.
The international effort to develop a consensus statement on when and how thoracic imaging should be used by radiologists during the current pandemic.
As members of the front-line team battling the coronavirus pandemic, radiologists and radiologic technologists need personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep their patients and themselves safe. But since the pandemic began, PPE has been in short supply for many health care professionals.
Bruce G. Haffty, MD, Chair of the Board writes, "This is a stressful and uncertain time for all of us. As COVID-19 began to spread around the world, and in the midst of increased burdens on your institutions and practices, our members responded in the way you do best, collaborating to ensure dissemination of the latest research, provide education, and connect radiologists. Since the beginning of this crisis, your Society has created several initiatives and resources."
Paper and recorded webinar encourage long-range planning for radiology operations in preparation for COVID-19.
Radiology Editorial Board leads effort to fast-track free COVID-19 resources.
Groups will work on focused projects to provide needed resources for radiologists.
To help radiology trainees keep learning and take advantage of any downtime during the COVID-19 pandemic, RSNA is highlighting some of its available online learning activities.