COVID-19 Crisis: ASPS/PSF Living History
The COVID-19 pandemic poses an unprecedented health crisis worldwide, prompting several state and local governments in the United States to issue shelter-in-place and social distancing orders in mid-March that remain in effect today.
Although the pandemic has changed the way many ASPS members practice, it has also provided a call to action that the specialty, as it has during so many crises, continues to answer. From donating desperately needed medical and personal protective equipment to coordinating hospital logistics to handle surges of patients to finding new ways to consult and follow-up with patients, ASPS members continue to go above and beyond to help each other, their communities and countless others through this unique moment in history.
When we look back on this crisis, plastic surgery's response to COVID-19 will provide stories of leadership, inspiration and innovation that will continue to resonate in the decades to come. To memorialize these individual and institutional stories, ASPS is now actively collecting members' individual stories during the pandemic for a time-capsule project called "COVID-19 Crisis: ASPS/PSF Living History," which can be accessed via the ASPS website and additional media.