COVID-19 Webinar Series

Webinars

WEBINAR #7: Tips and Pitfalls to Resuming Care at your ASCs and OBA

Monday May 18, 2020

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MODERATOR 

Basem Abdelmalak, MD, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Director, Anesthesia for Bronchoscopy,
Cleveland Clinic

SPEAKER 

John George, III, MD
Regional Anesthesiology Medical Director
Marymount ASC, Anesthesiology Institute
Cleveland Clinic

SPEAKER

Gayle Carriero, BSN, RN, CNOR
Nurse Manager
Marymount ASC, Nursing Institute
Cleveland Clinic

SPEAKER

James Rosneck, MD
Staff, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Surgical Director
Marymount Surgical Center Orthopaedic & Rheumatology Institute Cleveland Clinic

SPEAKER 

Meghan Tadel, MD
Medical Director
Mobile Anesthesiologists
Chicago IL

WEBINAR #6: All Things COVID-19, SAMBA Town Hall

Monday May 11, 2020

SAMBA discussed all things COVID-19 and featured a special presentation on COVID-19 testing.

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MODERATOR 

Basem Abdelmalak, MD, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Director, Anesthesia for Bronchoscopy,
Cleveland Clinic

SPEAKER

Brian Rubin, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic

PANELIST

Leopoldo Rodriguez, MD, FAAP, FASA
SAMBA President Elect

PANELIST

Bobbie Jean Sweitzer, MD
SAMBA Vice President

WEBINAR #5: Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA) in the COVID-19 Era

Monday May 4, 2020

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Basem Abdelmalak, MD, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Director, Anesthesia for Bronchoscopy,
Cleveland Clinic

Niraja Rajan, M.D., F.A.A.P. 
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medical Director at Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Mark C. Phillips, MD, FASA
Associate Professor and Medical Director for GI Endoscopy Anesthesia
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Topic

COVID-19 and Anesthesia for IR

Hinda Abramoff, DO
Section Head of Anesthesia for IR at the Department of General Anesthesia at Cleveland Clinic

WEBINAR #4: Road Map to Re-opening Your Closed ASC and Resuming Elective Surgeries

Monday April 27, 2020

In the latest webinar – SAMBA heard from Dr. Michael Hicks and Dr. Steve Gayer as they discussed COVID-19 and the Road Map to Re-opening Your Closed ASC and Resuming Elective Surgeries.

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HOST

Basem Abdelmalak, MD, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Director, Anesthesia for Bronchoscopy,
Cleveland Clinic

SPEAKER 

Michael Hicks, MD, MBA, FACHE

Principal, and Consultant at The Leadership Frame

SPEAKER

Steve Gayer, MD

Medical Director of Surgical Services and Chief of Anesthesiology at Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital

MODERATOR

Leopoldo V. Rodriguez, MD, FAAP, FASA

SAMBA President Elect

WEBINAR #3: COVID-19 from A-Z: Including Post-Pandemic Anesthetic Consideration for Previously COVID Positive Patients

Monday April 20, 2020

Title: COVID-19 from A-Z: Including Post-Pandemic Anesthetic Consideration for Previously COVID Positive Patients

SAMBA leaders were brought together to discuss COVID-19 – more than just another common cold. Find out the different perspectives from an infectious diseases physician and a critical care anesthesiologist. This webinar discussed the virus, it’s pathogenesis, a comparison to other coronavirus outbreaks, Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis, Prevention, Treatment, the ICU course, outcomes, and post ICU discharge/recovery, with anesthetic consideration.

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MODERATOR

Basem Abdelmalak, MD, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Director, Anesthesia for Bronchoscopy,
Cleveland Clinic

SPEAKER 

George Williams, MD, FASA, FCCM, FCCP
Associate Professor & Vice Chair for Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology Medical Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit- Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital Chair, American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Critical Care Medicine

SPEAKER 

Sherif B. Mossad, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST
Professor of Medicine, CCLCM of CWRU
Section of Transplant Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic

WEBINAR #2: Navigating the Financial Implications of COVID-19 for the Ambulatory Anesthesiologist

Monday April 13, 2020

Title: Navigating the Financial Implications of COVID-19 for the Ambulatory Anesthesiologist

Listen to SAMBA’s  presentation about the CARES Act and the latest CMS emergency waiver. Experts discussed how the CARES Act and the latest CMS emergency waiver impact ambulatory anesthesiologists. The educational session ends with ample opportunity for Q&A by our presenters and a nationally renowned line up of experts.

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SPEAKER 

Bill Prentice
CEO of Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA)

SPEAKER 

Julio Davila
CPA at Davila Advisory, LLC

PANELIST

Sharon Merrick, M.S., CCS-P
Director of Payment and Practice Management. American Society of Anesthesiologists

PANELIST

Nora Matus
Director of Congressional and Political Affairs, American Society of Anesthesiologists

PANELIST

Tim Ruse, MBA, FACHE, CMPE
VP of Client Business Services, Abeo Corporation

WEBINAR #1: Ambulatory Anesthesia and the COVID-19 Era

Monday April 6, 2020

Title: COVID-19 Discussion

SAMBA’s leadership and membership were brought together to discuss COVID-19 and the impact it is making on ambulatory anesthesia.

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PRESENTER

Basem Abdelmalak, MD, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology and Director, Anesthesia for Bronchoscopy,
Cleveland Clinic

MODERATOR

Leopoldo V. Rodriguez, MD, FAAP, FASA

SAMBA President Elect

SAMBA is providing the information on this site as a public service to assist anesthesiologists and other personnel working in ambulatory settings to deal with COVID-19-related issues. The information is not intended as medical or legal advice. Readers and viewers of the material available on this site should review this information with appropriate medical and legal counsel to assess the applicability of the information to their individual practice settings, as well as compliance with state and federal law. While SAMBA has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate information, SAMBA does not guarantee the accuracy of all information presented on this site. SAMBA shall not be liable for omissions, typographical errors, or out-of-date information that may appear on the SAMBA website. This information does not represent SAMBA policy.

Updated: 4/6/2020

Recommendations for Ambulatory Elective Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated: 4/6/2020

SAMBA continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic is evolving and recommendations and restrictions change frequently. In response to inquiries, SAMBA is providing guidance which we hope our members will find helpful. We have evaluated the current information about COVID-19 at the time this statement was issued. Each facility should use extreme caution in making the decision whether to continue or to postpone elective surgeries based on their local situation, staffing and resources.

Resources

The following links provide insights to different aspects of COVID-19.

General Resources 

  • CDC 
    • CDC strategies for optimizing supply of N95 respirators; conventional capacity strategies as well as crisis alternate strategies; strategies to optimize the supply of PPE and equipment; links to optimizing strategies for eye protection, isolation gowns, facemasks, a PPE burn rate calculator and ventilators; the FAQs; and answers to questions that will be helpful to families of health care providers who have questions.
  • FEMA 
    • Corona virus rumor control; and help distinguishing fact from fiction regarding the pandemic.
  • FDA
    • FDA recommendations for mask and gown conservation.
  • OIG
  • USA.gov
  • WHO

When you can’t go to the gym 

  • Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is a member of parliament in Uganda representing Kyadondo East constituency in Wakiso District, in Uganda’s Central Region. He is also a Ugandan musician and actor and is also known by his stage name Bobi Wine. He released this song about the Coronavirus.
  • There are many websites and organizations that now provide free workouts. Just make sure that you don’t congregate with friends or neighbors. Remember also that you can walk or run outside, as long as you practice social distancing.
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Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA

Basem B. Abdelmalak, MD, FASA is a professor of anesthesiology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He has served in the Department of General Anesthesiology as a Staff Anesthesiologist since 2001. Currently he leads Anesthesia Services for Bronchoscopic Surgery as a NORA service and is the Director of the Center for Sedation implementing the anesthesiology oversight for procedural sedation. He frequently performs the Therapeutic Whole Lung Lavage procedure to treat pulmonary alveolar proteinosis patients.

Dr. Abdelmalak is board-certified in Anesthesiology and fellowship trained in Critical Care medicine. His many clinical interests include anesthesia for ENT and bronchoscopic surgery, difficult airway management.

He served the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists as its president in 2015 and currently serves the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as the Vice-chair of the educational track subcommittee on Ambulatory Anesthesia, the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia (SHANA), as a founding member, and its president

At the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia (SAMBA) he served in many roles and capacities; as a member of the committees on the Annual meeting, NORA, and Finance, and chair of the Development committee for the past 7 years leading SAMBA’s relationships with corporate sponsors, and pharmaceutical and industrial supporters. He then served on the Board of Directors, as a director, Vice President, President –elect, and now as its President.

He is also a part of the Anesthesiology Outcomes Research Department. His research interest is focused on the study of perioperative glycemic management, and he has been the primary investigator of many research projects investigating this and other topics.

He has received numerous honors and awards, including being named one of America’s Top Anesthesiologists according to the Consumers’ Research Council of America and Safety Champion by the Cleveland Clinic Quality Institute. A frequently invited lecturer at national and international conferences, Dr. Abdelmalak authored many scientific articles and book chapters in his field, and recently co-edited two textbooks titled Anesthesia for Otolaryngologic Surgery and Clinical Airway Management; An Illustrated Case Based Approach by Cambridge University Press.  He continues to be heavily involved with the education and training of medical students and residents and recently received the Scholarship in Teaching Award from Case Western Reserve University.

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