Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 6

Lessons Learned from Anesthesiology Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Vakhtang Shoshiashvili*, Levan Ratiani and Ketevan Machavariani

Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care and toxicology, Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia

*Corresponding Author: Vakhtang Shoshiashvili, Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care and toxicology, Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia.

Received: April 01, 2024; Published: May 08, 2024


Aims and objectives: Aim of this article was defining the problems related to anesthesia practice during Covid-19 pandemic and understanding the importance of this new experience. For these purposes we reviewed our previously published articles and existing literature which were helpful for comprehensive analysis of anesthesia related problems during Covid-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unprecedented challenges to the field of anesthesiology, impacting patient care, team collaboration, safety protocols, and healthcare provider well-being. This article, explores the lessons learned from navigating the complexities of anesthesia practice during the pandemic. Anesthesiologists have the critical role in caring for severely ill patients, emphasizing the necessity of stringent infection control measures and adaptive patient management protocols. Implementation of safety measures, including preoperative testing, personal protective measures and adapting anesthesia techniques to minimize the risk of viral transmission was critical. Pandemic impacted on surgical scheduling, emphasizing the need for careful risk assessment, delayed surgeries, and tracking postoperative outcomes in COVID-19 survivors. Uncommon complications and presentations, such as hematoma of rectus abdominis muscle, underscore the diagnostic and treatment challenges faced by anesthesiologists. Despite the adaptability and resilience demonstrated by anesthesiologists, the pandemic has taken a toll on their well-being, with a significant increase in burnout rates observed. Most authors underscore the importance of team collaboration, ongoing training, ethical decision-making, mental health support, global collaboration, and technology integration in navigating the challenges posed by the pandemic. In conclusion, the COVID-19 pandemic has not only tested the resilience of the anesthesiology profession but has also provided valuable insights into adapting practices, enhancing patient safety, and promoting provider well-being. These lessons are crucial for building a more resilient and responsive healthcare system in the face of future health crises.

 Keywords: COVID-19 Pandemic; Anesthesiology; Risk; Complications; Critical Role; Lessons


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Citation: Vakhtang Shoshiashvili., et al. “Lessons Learned from Anesthesiology Practice During the COVID-19 Pandemic”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 8.5 (2024): 25-31.


Copyright: © 2024 Vakhtang Shoshiashvili., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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