COVID-19 Database

Published: 13 March 2020

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In coming months we may be contacted by hospitals and health services in Australia seeking appropriately trained and experienced anaesthetists to assist in anaesthesia care provision during our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a health service seeking anaesthesia assistance, please contact us on asa@asa.org.au.

Volunteering database

We have created a database of specialist anaesthetists from Australia who are interested in assisting other health services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is used to provide anaesthetists with both work opportunities and to provide organisations with the names of anaesthetists interested in assisting.

When contacted by an organisation the ASA will provide contact details for anaesthetists who have registered with the database. Organisations will not have direct access to the database.

Situations requiring anaesthetists may include short- or long-term cover for operating theatres, emergency departments or other critical care areas.  We encourage organisations to expedite credentialing and address liability cover if you are being asked to work outside of your usual scope of practice.

Submitting your details to the database does not in any way represent a commitment to accept a position that might be offered. Anaesthetists in the database are encouraged to make their own enquiries as to whether a particular position is suitable for their skills and professional and personal aspirations. Similarly, organisations seeking anaesthetists will need to verify that anaesthetists meet the organisations operational requirements.

Our database is an ‘introduction service’ between positions available and anaesthetists available. The ASA can take no responsibility for the terms, conditions or consequences of any position offered or accepted by anaesthetists on the database.

By submitting your details to the ASA COVID-19 database through this form you agree to have your professional and contact details provided to third party non-governmental and governmental organisations when the ASA is contacted by these groups seeking anaesthetists. The ASA makes no claim or guarantee that such humanitarian work will be suited to your level of experience, skill or risk profile. It is recommended that anaesthetists independently verify the local situation, safety and medical conditions before accepting any such work.

Our third-party data storage providers are required to protect personal information in accordance with applicable laws and take appropriate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised or unlawful use of personal information or its accidental loss, destruction or damage.