SIR has created this COVID-19 page to keep members apprised of IR-specific resources and information to help you, your practice and your patients.
Members are also encouraged to participate in the SIR Connect Open Forum for real-time sharing of knowledge, information and ideas among the IR community.
SIR COVID-19 clinical notifications
COVID-19 Clinical Notification from the Society of Interventional Radiology (March 19, 2020; updated April 6, 2020)
COVID-19 Toolkit for Interventional Radiologists
IR has a critical role in the management of patients within the healthcare system, and could conceivably be called to assist in the management of a COVID-19 positive patient. IR suites may also be located near radiology services where COVID-19 patients may undergo imaging. Proper, and early, preparation is, therefore, crucial to reduce exposure to health care workers and other patients in IR.
SIR’s Quality and Performance Improvement Division has developed the COVID-19 Toolkit for Interventional Radiologists is now available with resources for planning, staffing, and personal protective equipment.
Webinars and education
SIR has developed and sourced training materials to help guide your practice through the COVID-19 pandemic. Find our webinars and other tutorials on here.
COVID-19 recovery resources
SIR has curated tools and information aimed at helping practices recover and restart care.
Government and other guidance
SIR has curated a digest of guidance and resources from the U.S. government and allied medical associations that pertain directly to the practice of interventional radiology during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to the global pandemic, SIR Foundation has issued a request for letters of intent (LOIs) for multidisciplinary, minimally invasive/locoregional therapies for treating critically ill COVID-19 patients. Collaboration outside the specialty of IR is required. Grant awards will be in the $50,000 range but higher budgets will also be considered. Budget funding is for up to one year.Learn more and apply
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