The wellbeing of our anaesthetic and critical care teams is of paramount importance during the current COVID-19 epidemic. There is a wealth of experience and expertise within our anaesthetic and critical care departments. The multidisciplinary pain clinic team, including pain medicine specialists, may be well positioned to deliver and set up a programme to support the wellbeing of these teams.
To this end, the FPM has published a set of practical steps to support team wellbeing during COVID-19, endorsed by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
The guidance is available here.
As mentioned in the guidance, valuable resources for staff can be found on the joint COVID hub icmanaesthesiacovid-19.org/ from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Association of Anaesthetists and Intensive Care Society.