COVID-19 OR Management Series: NORA in the COVID Crisis: Challenges, Pitfalls and Opportunities

Internet Enduring Material sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab at the Stanford University School of Medicine. 

This webinar is focused on the following topics: Evaluate your pre-COVID way of scheduling. Discussed the administrative issue of staffing and scheduling. Very important to communicate effectively as there are many key collaborations, including pre-post procedure staff, NORA services, anesthesia, and scheduling. Another important factor to consider is prioritizing patients. COVID testing. Determine when and who to test. Determine what to do with results. What staffing resources are available and determine what levels of PPE are available?  Discussed staffing re-opening, clinical management, drug shortages, procedures for sterile and non-sterile sites. Other topics include: TEE, MRI, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, NEURO IR, ECT, Pediatric patients and Standard of care.

Target Audience

Specialties - Anesthesiology

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize challenges in scheduling and staffing elective non-operating room anesthetics in the setting of COVID-19
  • Identify clinical challenges to the administration of anesthetics during the COVID-19 pandemic in anesthetizing locations outside of the operating room
  • Discuss updates in patient safety algorithms, such as ACLS and airway management, as they pertain to non-operating room anesthetics

Additional Information

Stanford University School of Medicine
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Participation
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The Stanford University School of Medicine adheres to ACCME Criteria, Standards and Policies regarding industry support of continuing medical education. There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

Rebecca Evans, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
University of Vermont


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (0.50 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (0.50 hours)


The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 Participation
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