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
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We have never experienced anything like this in our lifetimes. This pandemic is changing how we care for patients, how we operate our businesses, how we live our lives. ASPS encourages you to share your experience during this unprecedented time, through posting videos, stories and periodically provide survey data responses. By collecting this data you will help tell plastic surgery's story about this COVID-19 pandemic. We want to hear how your life has changed.
Are you back in the ER for the first time since residency? Are you able to spend more time with your family? Have you been diagnosed? How are you keeping well? Help us tell your story!