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Educational Resources

The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact orthopaedic surgeons—domestically and abroad—as well as the global healthcare system for the foreseeable future. To help meet members’ new and evolving needs, the Academy will create and identify relevant and timely educational content throughout the course of this crisis.

JAAOS Unplugged Podcast: COVID-19 Special Edition

In this episode, host Cory Smith, MD, interviews guest editors William N. Levine, MD, FAAOS, and Peter Rose, MD, FAAOS about the June 1 COVID-19 special edition of JAAOS. Dr. Smith also interviews James R. Ficke, MD, FAAOS, FACS, and Adam S. Levin, MD, FAAOS about their article “Departmental Experience and Lessons Learned With Accelerated Introduction of Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Crisis.”

JAAOS Unplugged: COVID-19 Special Edition

COVID-19 Educational Resources

New! JAAOS Plus Webinar: Practice Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presented live on August 10, 2020, this one-hour recorded event features surgeons from large musculoskeletal multispecialty groups who share their recommendations for navigating these challenging circumstances. Content is focused on how surgeons and their teams can return to an infrastructure that can effectively and efficiently adjust to the built-up demand following the COVID-19 pandemic.

This JAAOS Plus Webinar is free for AAOS members and offers 1 CME credit. Log in with your AAOS credentials to access.

JAAOS Special COVID-19 Edition
A special COVID-19 edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS®), highlights important topics including transitioning to telehealth, restructuring of educational curricula, changes in clinical practice, financial impacts, and ethics. Free access to the special COVID-19 edition.

AAOS COVID-19 Literature Search Results
AAOS is conducting continuous literature searches and collating the most relevant studies for orthopaedic surgeons based on surgical implications: Research and Peer-Reviewed Publications

AAOS COVID-19 Response Updates
AAOS leadership regularly present webinars to discuss the Academy's ongoing efforts to support members during the coronavirus pandemic. Recent topics include advocacy, coding, safe return to surgery, and virtual education: AAOS COVID-19 Response Updates Webinar Collection

AOFAS Public Health Ethics Webinar
Find detailed information and practical suggestions for difficult patient care decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic with this recorded webinar "Public Health Ethics During a Pandemic: What Every Orthopaedic Surgeon Needs to Know" sponsored by the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society and hosted by Casey J. Humbyrd, MD, FAAOS, Chief of the Foot and Ankle Division and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Critical Care Training
The Society of Critical Care Medicine's free resource "Critical Care for the Non-ICU Clinician" provides online education to healthcare professionals who may benefit from critical care training.

ACEP Lecture Collection
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is offering a free collection of lectures to help frontline physicians manage COVID-19 patients. The collection includes five lectures designed to help participants manage patients in the ED who present with symptoms related to COVID-19. Access the collection here. 

ACEP Resources
Orthopaedic surgeons are being called into action during this health emergency. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers a wide range of resources to assist with patient care: ACEP COVID-19 Clinical Alert Repository

American Medical Association Guide
Find information on preparing your practice, what to do if exposed to patients with COVID-19, and communicating with patients: AMA Physician Guide to COVID-19

Wolters Kluwer Resources
Wolters Kluwer has curated a range of helpful information including topics from UpToDate, free resources on Ovid, 5MinuteConsult references, and an AudioDigest lecture “What is coronavirus (COVID-19) and what do doctors need to know” from Michael Cohen, MD, MS, Infectious Disease Specialist, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California: Wolters Kluwer Coronavirus Resources & Tools